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Player Safety & Concussions

Player Safety
Player safety is of utmost importance to the Eden Prairie Soccer Association.  All of our coaches must go through a third party Background Check and pass a Concussion Certification Course.  The Association also participates in the Safekids Program, a nationally recognized program focusing on ensuring children, parents, guardians, referees, and coaches treat each other with respect and to watch for bullying, intimidation and unsportspersonlike conduct.  

Below are links to some of the policies and procedures we 
GAME CANCELLATION POLICY
PARENT/DESIGNATED ADULT SUPERVISION POLICY
SAFEKIDS PROGRAM
PLAYER PICK-UP AND DROP-OFF POLICY
PARENT'S CODE OF CONDUCT
PLAYER CODE OF CONDUCT
REGISTRATION AND PHOTO POLICIES
COACHES CODE OF CONDUCT
COACH PLEDGE AND CODE OF CONDUCT (PDF document)

Concussions
Concussion Training is required for ALL coaches.  They must complete a course once every three years.  Parents and players are also encouraged to complete the concussion training or at a minimum review the Concussion Awareness Document below.  The Concussion Quiz below is the same quiz that Coaches must take to earn their certificate.  To learn more and for the link to the course, click HERE.  There is no cost to take this course.

If Your Child Is Suspected Of Having A Concussion:
If your child is suspected of having a concussion, the player should be pulled from the game immediately and not return.  The action plan for Coaches is to review the Signs the child is showing and the Symptoms the child is indicating they feel.  All children suspected of having a concussion are highly encouraged to take their child to a health care professional for assessment.  In addition, the below form must be read and signed by both the parent and player BEFORE the player can return to play soccer.
CONCUSSION AWARENESS DOCUMENT 

Emergency Action Plan
Should there be an emergency requiring evacuation of the fields or some other event, the EPSA has an Emergency Action Plan that will be put into place.  This plan is detailed in the link below.
EMERGENCY ACTION PLAN

Board and Volunteer Descriptions

EPSA Board and Volunteer Positions

Each position is a one-year term (January 1 – December 31)

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

President – General management of Association, preside at monthly board meetings, and appoint committees as needed.  

Past President – Assist EPSA Board as needed.

Vice President – Oversee Fields Manager, Awards Coordinator and Cleat Donations Coordinator.  Act in the absence of the President and assist President as needed.

Secretary – Keep all non-financial business records of Association, record minutes at meetings, send minutes and notices to board members, organize board banquet, file renewal with Secretary of State and manage board vote ballot each year.

Treasurer – Keep financial records of Association, bank deposits, bank reconciliations, annual budget report, accounts payable, player refunds, assist in filing of tax statements, and pick up mail at post office. Must have knowledge of QuickBooks accounting software.

Board Director – Assist in management of Association and vote on new resolutions and orders. 

 

 

VOLUNTEER COORDINATORS

Awards Coordinator – Choose player and coach participation awards each season and distribute awards to Commissioners.

 

Coaching Director – Organize coach presentations, coaching clinics, coach roundtable discussions, oversee coaches and coach mentors, and manage all coach issues during season.

 

Cleat Donations Coordinator  – Organize cleat donation program and distribute cleats to those in need.

Commissioners  – Organize division teams, assign players, coaches and team managers, and manage division throughout season.

Commissioner Trainer  – Train new Commissioners and send updates to Commissioners throughout season.

Equipment Manager – Organize all team equipment, distribute coach bags to coaches and restock coach bags at end of season.

Fields Manager – Organize field layout each season with EP Parks & Rec representative, attend yearly Turf Meeting with City of EP representatives, maintain goal nets, and handle any issues with fields throughout season.

Marketing/Publicity – Design and manage registration mailings and notices, community events and assist with website.

Pictures Coordinator – Work with photo vendor on pricing and scheduling of players’ photos, assist photographers on player photo days and distribute photo packets to Commissioners.

Purchasing  – Purchase player jerseys and coach shirts, organize player uniforms by team, work with jersey lettering vendor to have players’ names put on jerseys, organize distribution of jerseys to Commissioners, and manage all player jersey adjustments as needed during the season.

Referee Director – Manage and schedule all referees during season and referee training.

Registrar – Set up online registration for each season on the EPSA registration site, manage all registration processes and work with parents/guardians on any issues concerning registration.  

Risk Management – Obtain and verify coach background checks, maintain coach concussion training certificates, review on-field policies and procedures concerning players/parents/guardians, and review all player/parent/guardian waivers, and review insurance annually. 

Social Media - Maintains EPSA information on Facebook and Twitter. Posts upcoming events.  Assists with marketing and publicity.

Webmaster  – Manage website and update as necessary. Work with Marketing, Coaching and Board of Directors to review website design when needed.

All board members and volunteer coordinators should attend monthly meetings on the second Tuesday of each month.


CLICK HERE for a list of our current board members.  You may send an email to a current board member to learn more about a specific position or email [email protected]


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Field Status

Open Open

Flying Cloud (10:45 PM | 08/19/22)

Open Open

Franlo Fields (10:45 PM | 08/19/22)

Open Open

Miller Park (10:45 PM | 08/19/22)

Closed Closed

Prairie View (01:06 PM | 01/11/20)