The following Ohio state laws are annual requirements of the (online) player registration process.
Ohio North Return to Play Law: Concussions
Players 18+ years of age must sign
To protect young athletes, the State of Ohio has passed a concussion law, Bill 143. The bill is known as the "Return to Play" law. This law, similar to the laws enacted in most other states, enforces training, safety and awareness requirements on youth sports organizations, such as Ohio North, and its leagues, tournaments, coaches, referees, officials and athletes and their families.
Sudden Cardiac Arrest and Lindsay's Law
Required Video and Informational Handout
Lindsay's Law is an Ohio law that requires all youth athletes, parents/guardians and coaches to annually complete a set of requirements prior to participating in any organized sports activity. In accordance to Senate Bill 252, all members must follow and adhere to the Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Youth Athletes (Lindsay's Law).
For more information and FAQs visit Ohio Department of Health.
Parents/Guardians and Athletes
Ohio North offers its members an online awareness/prevention training at no cost for the SafeSport federal law.
SafeSport Authorization Act
Youth Athlete Training
The U.S. Center for SafeSport has released give (5) free training modules focused on Youth Athlete Training. The modules are age-based: Preschool, Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Middle School and High School, and are anywhere from 10-20 minutes in length. A parent/guardian must first create an account at www.athletesafety.org in order to give consent for their child to access the training as well as select the appropriate module for their child's age.
Parent's Guide to Misconduct in Sport
If you are a parent looking for resources on keeping your athlete safe, you can access the Parent Training at no cost. Simply create an account at www.athletesafety.org, add the parent training to your bag, and you'll be able to access the training.
The Parent Training helps you to recognize if an athlete is being abused. More importantly, you will learn how to prevent this from happening or how to respond and help if the abuse has already happened. By taking this training, you are a part of our daily effort to make athlete well-being the centerpiece of our nation's sports programs. Thank you for helping us champion respect and end abuse in sport.