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