Emergency Procedures

FFYS Emergency Procedures


A map of the field is available on our website and is to be posted inside the field shack. Please become familiar with the names of the fields to ensure that proper directions are given to 911.

For general injuries (sprains/strains, open wounds where bleeding can be stopped, non-violent collisions, and other injuries that have been assessed by someone with first aid or medical training in conjunction with a parent/guardian and coach to be non life threatening) on both full field and mini fields play is to be stopped on the field, players are to be directed to the side lines, and the injured player(s) are to be attended to. There will be a first aid kit in the field shack. One player or parent should be delegated to go and get the first aid kit at the field shack. Please follow the directions below if it is determined that an ambulance needs to be called.


In the case of an emergency on a Full Field and Mini Field #6:

  1. 911 is to be called and the ambulance is to be directed to enter the field via the parking lot off of McKenzie Ave N (St. Francis Sport Fields) and the Field Letter is to be given (A,B, or C).
  2. All full field games as well as mini field #6 are to be stopped and players are to be directed to their bench and are to remain there until the ambulance has left the Sports Field and the emergency is completely over. This is to ensure that the ambulance attendants can clearly see where the incident is and their path is clear. You should never try to leave this could cause congestion in the parking lot – preventing the ambulance from reaching the emergency in time. We ask that you remain seated also to ensure a clear path to the emergency.
  3. Only the coach, the parents/guardians, and anyone who has first aid/medical training should remain on the field with the injured player(s). Please do not allow this area to become congested. Respect the player(s) and their families involved in the emergency. It does no good to anyone to be overcrowded or surrounded with panic and chaos. Please only respond to the directions given to you by these people and remain seated with your own children.
  4. Once the emergency is over it will be determined by the field general and any director available whether to proceed with the games. The coach is to come to the field shack to receive the decision.
  5. For full field games that are called the game result will be determined by the score at the time the game was stopped.

In the case of an emergency on a Mini Field:

  1. 911 is to be called and the ambulance is to be directed to enter the field via the parking lot of St. Francis School (St. Francis Sport Fields) and the Field Number is to be given (1, 2,3,4,or 5).
  2. All mini field games are to be stopped and players are to be directed to their side line and seated. They are to remain there until the ambulance has left the Sports Field and the emergency is completely over. This is to ensure that the ambulance attendants can clearly see where the incident is and their path is clear. You should never try to leave this could cause congestion in the parking lot – preventing the ambulance from reaching the emergency in time. We ask that you remain seated also to ensure a clear path to the emergency.
  3. Only the coach, the parents/guardians, and anyone who has first aid/medical training should remain on the field with the injured player(s). Please do not allow this area to become congested. Respect the player(s) and their families involved in the emergency. It does no good to anyone to be overcrowded or surrounded with panic and chaos. Please only respond to the directions given to you by these people and remain seated with your own children.
  4. Once the emergency is over it will be determined by the field general and any director available whether to proceed with the games. The coach is to come to the field shack to receive the discussion.

FFYS Evacuation Procedure


In the situation that you are asked to evacuate the St. Francis Sports Fields /Struchan Gilson Soccer Pitches, we would like to have everyone remain calm and collected but understand that it is extremely important to leave the area immediately for your own safety.

A director of FFYS will be on hand at the games every night. This person will be the person responsible to monitor the lightning detector machine that will be turned on rain or shine. All games will be stopped at the first sign of danger. An air horn will be sounded. This will indicate that you are to gather your child(ren) and belongings and are to go to your vehicle immediately and leave the sports fields. All games will be stopped and will not resume.

Every player/person will be warned and told to leave. If you do not leave you are risking serious harm to yourself.  Child(ren) under the age of 12 are not to be left at the sports field alone/unattended. It is the parent(s) or guardians responsibility to make alternative arrangements if you are unable to stay for the full duration of the game.