South Delta United Soccer Club believes the safety and well being of our players is of the utmost importance. Our club practices are meant to ensure the physical and emotional safety of our players is the top priority.
Concussions and Head Injuries
BC Soccer has recently published its Concussion Policy, which states that “All active members of BC Soccer shall have a Concussion Management Plan for registered players and their families.” The full policy and additional concussion related resources can be found through the links below.
BC Soccer recommends that all coaches take the “Making Headway” E-learning course, which can be found HERE.
SDU No Heading Policy
Related to the above from BC Soccer, SDU has implemented a new policy for our U5-U10 players – Heading will be discouraged in training and be prohibited from game play. This will be accomplished by prohibiting passes head height or above. In the event that a pass exceeds this level an indirect free kick will be awarded to the opposing team. This will have the dual benefit of protecting children’s brain health while at the same time improving passing skills. This rule was introduced Fall 2016.