HEALTH & SAFETY
Cal South is committed to the health and safety of all amateur athletes, referees, and participants in its programs. To this end Cal South has developed and implemented the Cal South Athlete and Participant Protection Policy (APPP) and is adhering to California applicable state law found in the California Health and Safety Code, along with applicable Federal law, agencies and governing body for soccer, U.S. Soccer. We hope you find these resources helpful.
NOTE: Cal South Background Checks will remain unchanged for the coming year, therefore we will not be conducting a National Background check.
Below are several resources to assist our Clubs, Leagues and all of our member types/roles to identify what is required of them to participate in Cal South.
MAKE SURE TO DOWNLOAD ALL DOCUMENTS IN THIS SECTION FOR REVIEW AND COMPLIANCE
- Concussion & Head Injury Training and Requirements (PDF)
- Cal South Concussion Policy: Any player showing signs or symptoms characteristic with concussion will be removed from participation/competition. If an athlete who is 17 years of age or younger has been removed from athletic activity due to a suspected concussion, the youth sports organization shall notify a parent or guardian of that athlete of the time and date of the injury, the symptoms observed, and any treatment provided to that athlete for the injury.The player ID card will be held and the player will not be allowed to return to play in any Cal South sanctioned event until he/she has a full unconditional medical clearance from a licensed health provider or physician who is trained in the evaluation and management of concussions and is acting within the scope of his or her practice.
The clearance must be on the physician’s letterhead and include his/hers wet and/or original signature and display the address of the office location. It is important to note that conditional clearances will NOT be accepted.
If the licensed health care provider determines that the athlete sustained a concussion or other head injury, the athlete shall also complete a graduated return-to-play protocol of no less than seven days in duration under the supervision of a licensed health care provider.
- Concussion, Head Injury, Sudden Cardiac Arrest and Opioids Information Sheet (PDF)
- Hoja de información sobre conmoción cerebral, lesiónes de cabeza, paro cardíaco súbito y opioides (PDF)
- Information Sheets Acknowledgement Form (Use this form to keep track of compliance within your team)
- Download Cal South’s Athlete and Participant Protection Policy (PDF)
- Background Screening of Program Administrators will include:
A. California Department of Justice (CA DOJ) criminal history check requiring Livescan fingerprinting
B. The following “checks” will be performed by Cal South Staff
- A check against U.S. Youth Soccer’s suspension database
- A check against U.S. Soccer’s disqualification list
- A check against SafeSport disciplinary records available at www.safesport.org
Click the links below for the Online Courses from the National Federation of State High School Associations and from the US Center for SafeSport.