Coaches: keep it locked here for the latest info, policies, and happenings with our coaches! If you are already a coach, welcome. If you are not yet a coach, please keep in mind that there are policies and rules that must be followed by each and every coaching candidate. Below you will find links to necessary paperwork and info for all our coaches. Remember: No background check = no coaching! All EYSA/AFFC Coaches are required to have a background check completed!
Where do we turn in the release forms?
– As the coach you will keep the medical releases in case you have a child that needs medical assistance and the parent is not at the field.
When are we going to get our uniforms?
– Before the season starts. Your AGC will contact you when they come in.
Games begin the weekend of September 7 and will end November 3. PLEASE be advised that this is a very condensed season due to the fact we are trying to avoid as many games as possible during break, so there may be weekends that you will have more than one game. Especially those of you who are playing our surrounding community leagues.
U6 & U8 will play on Friday, and Saturdays . There might be a game or two on a Thursday and/or Sunday nights. Make up games from Rain outs will automatically be rescheduled during the week during practice times.
U10 and above will play on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. There could be games on Monday, Tuesday & Thursday with our outside leagues, so if you are not wanting to play any games through the week you must block those dates. Make up games from rain outs will not be rescheduled with the outside leagues. Make up games from rain out for inter-league games will be scheduled during the week during practice times.
Make sure your first and last name is on the calendar along with your team number (NOT THE TEAM NAME) for example if you are U8M8 then put U8M8 and not U8 Dragons.
Mark any dates you can not play with an X. If there is a specific time on a date that you can not play then write that time in the square only don’t X it out. In the body of the email when sending the calendars back if you are coaching another team please put that in there again by team numbers not names, if you want a specific number of games please put that in there as well. Last season I was able to schedule more games than we have had in the past, some liked it some did not and some wanted more. If I don’t know these things ahead of time the schedule will remain as is and the only changes made will be for rain outs and emergencies.
EYSA Slide Tackle Rule for U6/U8 players
Slide Tackles in U6 and U8 are NOT ALLOWED. Referees have been informed that if a player executes a slide tackle or attempts to execute a slide tackle, then award the referee shall award the other team a direct kick at the point of the infraction. If a player repeatedly (three or more times), continues to slide tackle or attempt to slide tackle, the referee will instruct the coach to remove the player from the game.
Wound Management and Prevention of Infection
Skin cuts, abrasions and/or wounds are common in contact sports. Players, coaches, referees, managers, parents/guardians should be vigilant in protecting players from infection, as many bacteria replicate fast once they enter a wound. In fact, they can replicate several times over a few hours. Accordingly, whenever a player, coach, referee, or manager becomes aware of an abrasion in the skin due to player-player contact or player-field contact (turf, goal, benches, etc.) the following procedure is recommended.
•As soon as possible (within minutes of the injury) the wound should be tended to.
•Whenever possible, play should be stopped and the player administered by a person trained in first aid.
•If necessary, the player should be moved from the playing field for treatment.
•The wound should be washed with soap and water thoroughly. If soap and water are not available, antiseptic washes or towelettes should be used.
•Sterile gauzes should be used to remove debris and dirt.
•After thoroughly cleansing the wound, an antibacterial disinfectant or sanitizing solution should be applied.
•Once bleeding is controlled, an antibacterial ointment and bandage should be applied.
•The player can re-enter the game if the wound is appropriately bandaged, bleeding has stopped and visible blood is covered.
•After the athletic event (game or practice), the player and parent/guardian should be notified of the need for proper wound care and what to look for regarding signs and symptoms of a developing infection.
•If the wound is not healing properly*, appropriate medical attention should be sought without delay.
•Signs and symptoms of infection include the development of: redness, swelling (i.e., small red bumps that resemble pimples, boils or spider bites), drainage, fever, area is warm to the touch, and possibly foul odor.
This information was compiled by Craig S. Miller DMD, MS, Lisa Combs R.N. and Dr. Richard Greenberg (Infectious Disease Specialist at UK)