The participation (which includes but is not limited to playing, watching, coaching and/or officiating) in any game, scrimmage, practice, clinic, training session and/or other soccer-related activity (collectively “Soccer Activities”) involves inherent risks of injury, including but not limited to concussions and/or possible concussions. By participating and/or allowing your child to participate in Soccer Activities, you/your child acknowledge and knowingly assume full responsibility for these risks of injury. 

Ultimately, any decision as to whether you/your child shall participate in and/or resume participation in any Soccer Activities is left to the discretion of you/your child, not MASA.

However, if a coach or referee removes you/your child from Soccer Activities because, following trauma to the head, you/your child has/have exhibited signs, symptoms and/or behaviors consistent with a concussion (such as loss of consciousness, headache, dizziness, confusion, and/or balance problems), MASA, in its sole and unreviewable discretion, reserves the right, but undertakes no duty, to prevent you/your child from returning to participation in any Soccer Activities unless and until you/your child is cleared to do so in writing by a licensed physician of medicine or osteopathic medicine who is authorized to diagnose and treat concussions.

It is the sole and exclusive responsibility of you/your child to seek appropriate medical attention for any injury, including but not limited to concussions and/or possible concussions, whether or not said injury occurs prior to, during and/or after Soccer Activities.  

By enacting this policy, MASA in no way undertakes, and specifically disclaims, any duty to recognize, investigate, treat, diagnose, prevent and/or manage any injury, including but not limited to concussions and/or possible concussions.