Congratulations to Nic Olechnowicz & Heather Mazey on being elected to the board positions of President & Girls Vice-President. Nic is replacing Jim Bauschlinger who has served this league since the late 90’s as a board member and the last nine as president. Jim’s support of this league and advocacy for the youth who participate is what set him apart from his peers and will be missed.
· July 25th-Schedule posted
· July 29th-Player registration deadline
· August 7th-Schedule change deadline
· August 8th-1st Late player registration deadline
· August 19th-Fall season starts
· September 5th-2nd Late player registration deadline
· October 8th-Fall season ends
· October 14th/15th-Fall playoffs
The International Football Association Board (IFAB) has recently completed a complete overhaul of the Laws Of The Game. The only law of the 17 which was not modified in some fashion is the one dealing with the ball. It is vitally important for all coaches to become familiar with these changes and they can be found by clicking on this link: http://www.theifab.com/#!/laws. You will then be able to review each law individually or download the document Latest Changes found at the bottom of the front page.
A phone app for Android smartphone access to several schedule and score features for the GAASA website is now available. View dynamic Team Schedules, Division Standings, and latest Scores. Coaches can enter the Score at game’s end.
In the Android Play Store use search term: skitsoftware. Install the Skit app to your Android phone. Cost is $1.99.
Return to Play Law 143
Ohio Law 143 or the Return-To-Play Law will go into effect on April 26, 2013. Ohio Gov. John R. Kasich signed the state’s new youth concussion rules into law after passage by legislators. The law requires youth coaches, officials and referees to complete free, basic online training about concussions. All coaches (including assistants) and referees are required to take the online concussion course before April 26, 2013. At the present time only the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) certificate will be accepted by GAASA until faults in the Center for Disease Control system are fixed. NFHS online training course requires the applicant to view the entire training video before obtaining a certificate. NFHS course (http://www.nfhslearn.com/electiveDetail.aspx?courseID=38000) will give the GAASA and OYSAN the ability to verify the certificate when necessary. The NFHS online training video is free and requires very little time to complete.
All clubs are required to have their “Concussion Compliance” form on file with the league no later than April 26th.
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