Coaches’ Corner

Check here throughout each soccer season for information on meetings, events and general information you need to know as a coach.

U11+ INJURY PREVENTION

The “11+” is an injury prevention programme that was developed by an international group of experts based on their practical experience with different injury prevention programmes for amateur players aged 14 or older.
It is a complete warm-up package and should replace the usual warm-up prior to training.

Teams that performed the “11+” regularly at least twice a week had 37% fewer training injuries and 29% fewer match injuries. Severe injuries were reduced by almost 50%. This study was published in the British Medical Journal in 2008.  We encourage all teams in our zone to adopt the U11+ program.

11+ Warm Up Exercises

11+ Warm Up Program

CONCUSSION INFORMATION

A concussion is an injury to the brain and this injury can be quite serious.  Any blow to the head, face, neck or body, which causes a sudden jarring of the head, can cause a concussion. As an example a ball to the head or face, being checked into the boards in hockey.   A concussion affects a person in the way they may think and their ability to remember things, for a short time. These are not the only symptoms of a concussion. There are others.

Concussions occur in soccer. MWSA is concerned and would like to protect the safety of our soccer players. The first step in this process is education. Coaches and parents and players should review the information below. Here are some pdf files for immediate reference as well as some in depth reading. Thank you for being concerned enough to look into this matter.  

Medical clearance documentation must be submitted to MWSA (ed.mwsa@millwoodssoccer.com) before a player is allowed to return to practices or games.  It should reflect the player has successfully returned to school/work full time & successfully exercised to exhaustion without symptoms reoccurring.  Full details can be found below on the Alberta Soccer Concussion Protocol & Policy link below.

 

Alberta Soccer Concussion Protocol & Policy (Approved Januaury 2016)

Concussion Response Tool – Parents, Guaradians, Coaches

Concussion Handbook For Parents

Pocket Concussion Recognition Tool

Facts About Concussion & Brain Injuries

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INJURY REPORT FORM

If one of your players has an injury that actually takes them out of the game such as concussion, broken limb or serious injury of any nature, please fill out the Injury Report Form below and email it to Angie at execdir@millwoodssoccer.com

Injury Report Form

Team Equipment Return for all Community teams – TBA – Times – 6pm – 9pm

The equipment warehouse is located on the west side of 99 St between 71 and 72 Ave. It faces 99 St. and has a mural/painting of Joey Moss on it, flags will be posted outside the entrance door.

 

Coach Login

Security Clearance Forms

Coaches Information Handouts