Refs: Please review the recently released concussion policy from US Soccer and CA North.
CAL NORTH CONCUSSION POLICY
If you see any of these sign, talk with the coach and request the player to be removed.
Cal North, in accordance with U.S. Soccer guidelines and intent, is implementing the following rules for heading:
- No heading for players 12 years old and younger in games.
- When a player deliberately heads the ball in a game, an indirect free kick should be awarded to the opposing team from the spot of the offense. However,
if a player deliberately heads a ball within their goal area, the indirect free kick by the attacking team should be taken on the goal area line parallel to the
goal line at the point nearest to where the infringement occurred.