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Emergency Action Plans

What Is an Emergency Action Plan?


An Emergency Action Plan is an established process and system to address medical, environmental and security emergencies related to sporting activities. An EAP should address situations including cardiac arrest, head and neck injuries, asthma, heat and cold related issues, allergic reactions and environmental and security risks as they impact the safety of their athletes and personnel.

Every coach and team should have a process and system in place to manage medical emergencies or threats to health and safety. Following are the steps to understand and develop an Emergency Action Plan (EAP).

Follow the link below to learn more about the U.S. Soccer’s Recognize to Recover guidance on Emergency Action Plans.