Soccer House — as the mansion housing the U. Soccer Federation is known — looks more like a fortress than the headquarters of a major sports organization. It is fitting: The federation is on the defensive. Over the past three years, the percentage of 6- to year-olds playing soccer regularly has dropped nearly 14 percent, to 2.
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Youth soccer injuries are common and of increasing concern, with sport specialization occurring at younger ages. Limited research is available regarding overuse injuries and risk factors in young female athletes. To identify the number and rate of overuse injuries in female soccer players ages years , describe the anatomic location and type of injury, and evaluate contributing risk factors. A total of female youth soccer players, ages 12 to 15 years, from Washington State were evaluated from to Players with lower extremity overuse injuries were identified through weekly emails and were interviewed by telephone to obtain data on injury type and body region.
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If you need a GotSoccer account, please contact your member League or Club to have one established on your behalf. Your account must be created by your club or league. What to expect: Once you've established a GotSoccer account, log in and on the grey toolbar at the top, select "Background Checks" in white text.
All Washington Youth Soccer WYS sanctioned events and activities; including but not limited to practices, league games, tournaments and all State Cups are required to have organizational members, staff and employees SafeSport certified and an approved national background check in Affinity. Any one in regular contact with amateur athletes who are a minor are required to have a SafeSport Certificate and approved RMA, prior to participation in any and all Washington Youth Soccer event or activity, per U. Managing risk ranges from making sure all players wear shin guards to providing background checks for all of our volunteers, coaches and staff. DARM reports are an effective and efficient tool for all membership, to assist all in defining and communicating expected behavior under the RMA program.