Effective April 26th, 2013 individuals are not allowed to serve as coach or referee for a youth sports organization, either volunteer or paid, without successfully completing, every three years, an online training program in recognizing the signs and symptoms of concussions and head injuries provided by the Ohio Department of Health or without holding a Pupil Activity Permit from the Ohio Department of Education. This law was recently enacted by several states, including Ohio. There are severe fines for violations.
We have below the links for concussion awareness training through the National Federation of High School Associations (NFHS) and Center For Disease Control (CDC). Either of these are proof of the online training, as both allow you to print a certificate of completion at the end of the session. Both of these are FREE to an individual to complete.
All coaches, referee's, and volunteer's associated with any District within the Kittyhawk S.A.Y. Area needs to take this online training.
ALL COACHES AND REFEREE'S ARE TO ALWAYS CARRY A COPY OF THE CONCUSSION AWARENESS TRAINING CERTIFICATE AT ALL TIMES.
OHIO'S LINDSAY LAW
NO GAMES WILL BE CANCELED DUE TO RAIN !
A 30 MINUTE WAIT TIME AFTER THE LAST LIGHTNING SIGHT OR THUNDER IS HEARD. NO EXCEPTIONS.
GAMES WILL BE CANCELED AT THE FIELDS BY THE REFS IF LIGHTNING OR THUNDER CONTINUE TO OCCUR.
RESCHEDULING OF GAMES ARE DONE BY THE TEAMS DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVES, ONLY !!!!
COVID-19The SAY Return to Play Recommendations
MAY 18, 2020
Dear SAY Soccer Members,
SAY Soccer has lifted its suspension of play and has returned the decision to local leagues who must abide by their specific state's return to play laws, requirements and recommendations. SAY Soccer has prepared recommendations for its members to adhere to when your state’s return-to-play parameters have been established. While SAY Soccer takes pride in our organization’s approach to the spirit of ‘reasonable flexibility’, any protocols should be applied in conjunction with all relevant guidance from USOPC, U.S. Soccer, federal and state authorities, health professionals, and information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The SAY Return to Play Recommendations can be found here SAY Soccer has also developed a COVID-19 resource page on our website that contains helpful links and documents to assist your communities.