Immediate Action Required:
As a reminder, damages from soccer goals continue to be the number one claim payout in our Top 20 list of claims. Some have exceeded 7 to 9 million in damages.
If a club stores or keeps club-owned equipment on city-owned property, it poses a potential threat to Eastern NY and its leagues' liability coverage.
Our insurance company highly recommends any club or league with owned goals on public property donate via written agreement to the municipality or school. Unfortunately, leagues and clubs have little or no control over the goals on public property when left unattended, but are responsible for injuries nevertheless. By donating the goals to the school or the municipality you will be reducing your liability, the leagues and the state’s overall liability. By keeping our insurance claims down, we can continue to keep our player fees manageable.
USYS Risk Management Committee
ENY Risk Management Director and Treasurer