FALL 2019 Update:
Congratulations to all the Spring 2019 teams who participated in our recent Playoffs.
Fall Team Declaration is now open. Your club registrar/president should declare teams in both the legacy GAASA website as well as in Stack.
A reminder that all players will be aging up this Fall season. Please refer to the US Soccer Birth Year Season Matrix which is included in the appendix (pg.49) of our League/Coaches Manual for the upcoming 2019-2020 season.
June 8/9th - Spring Play-Offs
June 10th - Fall Team declaration opens
July 8th - Fall Teams Declarations Close 10:00pm
July 11th - Fall Preliminary Divisions posted 9:00pm
July 16th - Team Registration Meeting* 6:30pm 8pm
July 16th - League Meeting* 8pm 9:30pm
July 20th - Fall Preliminary Schedule posted 9:00pm
July 25th Player Registration Deadline 9:00pm
August 7th N/C Schedule Change Deadline 10:00pm
August 9th Late Player Registration
August 17th FALL SEASON STARTS
September 3rd Late Player Registration Deadline 10:00pm
October 1st - League Meeting* 8pm 9pm
October 6th Fall Season ends
October 12/13th - FALL PLAY-OFFS
* League meetings are held at Pinnacle Sports - Fairlawn/Medina, 313 Medina Rd, Medina, OH 44256.
GAASA Season information:
Note: effective Fall 2019 season, all reports must be returned electronically via email. Paper copies will only be utilized at playoffs. A copy of the referee report & gameday rosters needs emailed to:
Notify the appropriate VP (Girls-Mike Gaugler or Boys - Greg Lamey) with accidental score reporting errors that need disputed and fixed, as well as President Nic Olechnowicz.
When reporting your game scores, please remember that the referees should list the actual score on the referee report, but we only report a 6 goal differential. You should report your scores within 48hrs on the GAASA STACK link at the bottom left of your gameday roster, the scores are listed here by division:
Notify Dennis Simons, Executive VP and Nic Olechnowicz, President, immediately should there be any disciplinary issues that involve game ejections / red cards.
When emailing the GAASA Board it is always helpful provide all the specifics (date/game number/team name/age-division/home field/coach w-contact info, etc).
Ohio North Risk Management Policy
U.S. Center for SafeSport
Return to Play Law 143
To protect youth athletes, the State of Ohio has passed a concussion law, Bill 143, effective April 26,
2013. This bill is also known as the Return to Play law. If a coach, referee, or official is knowingly not compliant with the Return to Play law, including training requirements and removal from play requirements, he or she could face civil liability (see O.R.C. 3707.511 (F)(1)) should a child become injured due to his failure to follow the law. Additionally, coaches, referees and officials who fail to follow the law may be rendered ineligible to participate in Ohio North member league events and Ohio North-sponsored events.
***Referee Concussion Reporting Policy***
Referees are required to notify the proper tournament or league officials for players removed from games for possible concussions as follows: 1) at Ohio North sanctioned tournament games, referees are to keep passes of players removed from games for possible concussions and turn those passes into the proper authorized personnel, to be held until the end of the tournament or until signed written medical authorization forms clearing the players have been received; 2) at league games, referees are to keep passes of players removed from games for possible concussions and return the player passes at the completion of the games; and 3) at recreational games, referees are to notify the proper tournament or league authorities of players removed from games for possible concussions.