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At AYSO, we believe that no child should be left unsupervised before or after a game or practice, which is why parents must not “drop” players off at the soccer fields without contact with the coach. Instead, AYSO encourages a “hand off” to occur between the parent and the coach so that the child is always under the supervision of an adult.
Contact with the coach is defined as face-to-face contact, verbal contact. This does not include dropping off a child and letting the coach know via media, i.e. by email, text or phone.
In the event that parents are unable to pick up their child or need to leave a game early, they should complete the Player General Release Form and give it to the coach in advance. If in the case of an emergency or a last minute situation, parents should write an email or text message to inform the …


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