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Outdoor Soccer Safety Guidelines

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Outdoor Soccer Safety Guidelines

Safety includes the protection of our outdoor surroundings, as well as the participants. All coaches, referees and soccer staff are responsible for insuring the safety of field playing conditions at all times during scheduled play.

Storm Policy

  • In the event of lightning or thunder (treat thunder as lightning), all games and practices must be delayed until safe conditions are apparent.
  • No player, parent or coach is to remain on the field or grass.
  • Wait 30 minutes for audible thunder or visible lightning before resuming the game. Each time new thunder or lightning is observed; the clock starts again for 30 minutes.
  • On game days, site supervisors will notify you of cancelled games. At your practices follow the guidelines above.
  • Please take immediate action and direct spectators, participants and volunteers to safety. Do not play at all on any grass – go to safety!
  • Do not allow minors to go home without parents or guardians.

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Contact Us

Athletic Department
Wheaton Park District
1777 S Blanchard St
Wheaton, IL 60189
Ph: 630-668-3371

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Become a Volunteer

Volunteers must complete the following:

Visit the CDC website for the free online course: HEADS UP Online Training Upon completion of the course and quiz, a certificate will be issued. Certificates should be printed and emailed to dmitchell@wheatonparks.org.

Heads Up Concussion Training Flyer - Printer-friendly (PDF)
If you need an accommodation to complete the Volunteer Application, please call the Administrative Office at 630-665-4710.

Volunteer Application & Background Check Waiver (PDF)
In accordance with the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act [325 ILCS 5/4], volunteers are required to report or cause a report to be made to the Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline at 1-800-25-ABUSE (1-800-252-2873) whenever there is reasonable cause to believe that a child known to that volunteer in their professional or official capacity may be abused or neglected.

Mandated Reporter Acknowledgement Form (PDF)

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