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AYSO Incident Report Form


Coaches are the primary point of contact with players and parents when it comes to working with AYSO Region 54. When a player is injured to the point where he/she can not continue to participate and the injury is deemed severe enough to see a doctor then the coach needs to complete an Incident Report Form  and send it to our Safety Director and the Regional Commissioner within 24 hours of the incident.  The form must be submitted within one week of the incident.

Incident Report Form

If a player misses practices and/or games due to major injury he/she will need to provide a doctor's note showing that the player is fit to play.

For concussion injuries, a signed Participation Release Form is required. This is for the player's overall safety as well as to protect the coach's and AYSO's liability.

Participation Release form

Soccer Insurance

AYSO offers Soccer Accident Insurance (SAI) that can be used in addition to a player's existing insurance coverage. The claim must be submitted within 90 days of the injury.

More information on this program can be obtained at the website - AYSO Insurance Information.


Incidents includes those events that are outside of normal behavior. Although very rare in Cerritos, an incident might include threatening or violent behavior, fighting, damage to property, calls to the police, and similar situations. Such events must be reported using an Incident report form.

Heading rule change and limitation

Heading Rule Change and Limitations!

by Bruce Conze (Area 11E Coach Administrator)

Effective immediately, due to a recent class action lawsuit USSF and AYSO (as a member) has changed the restrictions on heading/headers for youth players as follows:


  1. Consistent with the US Soccer mandates on heading the ball, heading is banned for ALL division players U11 (including U12 divisions without a single age division) and below in both PRACTICES and GAMES.
    1. An indirect free kick is to be awarded to the opposing team if a player deliberately touches the ball with his/her head.
    2. The indirect free kick is to be taken from the place where the player touched the ball with his/her head.
    3. An indirect free kick awarded to the attacking team inside the opposing teams goal area, must be taken on the goal area line parallel to the goal line at the point nearest to where the player touched the ball with his/her head.
    4. Neither Cautions nor Send Offs shall be issued for persistent infringement or denying an obvious goal scoring opportunity related to the heading infraction.

  2. Heading for players in the U14 age division is limited to a maximum of thirty (30) minutes per week with no more than 15-20 headers per player.  There is no restriction on heading in matches in the U14 division.

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