Player Health & Safety

Updated Monday October 30, 2017 by Scott Childs.

Player health and safety continues to be a priority of our league.  Legislation has provided further information and guidance for parents, coaches, participates and officials on how to prevent and manage concussions as well as sudden cardiac arrest.  The below information is provided by the Ohio Department of Health (ODH).

Concussion Certification – As REQUIRED by the Ohio Department of Health (ODH).

Per ORC 3707.52 as enacted by Ohio HB 143 of the 129th General Assembly, ODH is required to post free training programs that train coaches and referees in recognizing the signs and symptoms of concussions and head injuries.

  • All coaches – assistant and head coaches – must have a current concussion certificate that must be provided to the league on coaches night or sent via email prior to the first practice.  If not completed, the Board reserves the right to remove the individual from their coaching duties. 
  1. State of Ohio Information: http://www.healthy.ohio.gov/concussion.aspx
  2. Online Certification Program: https://nfhslearn.com/courses

Parents/Players must be provided a Concussion Information Sheet as well as their consent to their understanding in SiPlay when registering.
 
Lindsay’s Law – Sudden Cardiac Arrest - As REQUIRED by the Ohio Department of Health (ODH)
 
Lindsay’s Law, Ohio Revised Code 3313.5310, 3707.58 and 3707.59 went into effect in 2017. In accordance with this law, the Ohio Department of Health, the Ohio Department of Education, the Ohio High School Athletic Association, the Ohio Chapter of the American College of Cardiology and other stakeholders jointly developed guidelines and other relevant materials to inform and educate students and youth athletes participating in or desiring to participate in an athletic activity, their parents, and their coaches about the nature and warning signs of sudden cardiac arrest.

  • All coaches – assistant and head coaches – must have knowledge of Lindsay’s Law by completing the requirements necessary of Lindsay’s Law as determined by Ohio Department of Health, et. al. 
  1. State of Ohio Information: http://www.odh.ohio.gov/landing/Lindsays-Law.aspx

Parents/Players must be provided a Lindsay’s Law information sheet as well as their consent to their understanding in SiPlay when registering.

 

Linsay's Law Information.pdf
Parent-Athlete Linsay's Law Form.pdf