SafeSoccer Required Policies

Safe Soccer for All: Required Annual Policy Review

As we seek to provide the best possible soccer experience, the health, safety, and wellbeing of the young athletes who take part in Westwood Youth Soccer are our primary concerns.

Working under the aegis of Mass Youth Soccer, a set of policies and procedures has been developed and is collectively known as MA Safe Soccer. We encourage all participants, coaches, and parents to read and review them. Adherence is required.

Full text versions of the required policies can be found on the Mass Youth Soccer website and then scrolling down to Safety Policies: 

Brief summaries are provided below.

Athlete and Participant Safety Policy and Abuse Prevention Policy

Basic tenet: Safety Above All and Report any observed or suspected abuse/misconduct

Codes of Conduct and Zero Tolerance Policy

Basic tenet: Sportsmanship, fair play, and respect are expected from all participants

Concussion Policy

Basic tenet: When in doubt, sit them out!

Weather Policy

Basic tenet: If you can see it or hear it, clear it! 


Goal Safety Policy

Basic tenet: Avoid using unsafe goals or using goals in an unsafe manner.