Heading and Concussion Rules

Late last year, US Soccer Federation (USSF) introduced various initiatives designed to address the issue of head injuries, including concussions. Many of these initiatives were included in the US Soccer Recognize 2 Recover Concussion Initiative Guidelines (US Soccer Guidelines); certain of these initiatives were adopted as requirements by the WYSL’s umbrella organization, US Club Soccer, earlier this year, effective January 1, 2016. The WYSL adopted new concussion rules for the spring 2016 season and revised them for the fall 2016 season.  These rules can be found at Appendix E (pages 52 through 54) of the WYSL rules.