Heading and Concussion Rules

In 2015, 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 effective January 1, 2016. The WYSL adopted new concussion rules for the spring 2016 season and revised them for the fall 2016 season, with some minor modifications for the fall 2017 season relating to the U8 4v4 divisions.  These rules, as revised, can be found at Appendix E (last three pages) of the WYSL rules.

Contact WYSL:
Phone: (914) 235-5110
Fax: (914) 235-5323
Office Location:
32 Elm Place, Suite 1S
Rye, New York 10580