Westside Timbers Soccer Club
Westside Timbers Soccer Club follows the Washington State House Bill 1824, also known as the "Zackery Lystedt Law". The Lystedt Law directly affects youth sports and Traumatic Brain Injuries and requires that:
- An informed consent must be signed annually by parents and youth athletes acknowledging the risk of head injury prior to practice or competition - this is done when the player joins the club.
- A youth athlete who is suspected of sustaining a concussion must be removed from play - "when in doubt, sit them out"
Additionally the Westide Timbers Soccer Club requires:
- If the player is removed from play the Coach is required to relinquish the Player Card for the player to the Westside Timbers office - until the player has been cleared.
- A youth athlete who has been removed from play must receive written clearance from a licensed health care provider prior to returning to play. This Written Clearance must be submitted to the Westide Timbers Office:
- Once the office receives the letter the players card will be returned to the Coach and the player may resume practice and games.