State of Ohio Mandated Concussion Training
In order to protect young athletes, the State of Ohio has passed a concussion law, commonly called the “Return to Play” law. This law, similar to laws enacted in most other states, imposes training, safety, and awareness requirements on youth sports organizations, like OSYSA, and its leagues, tournaments, coaches, referees, officials, and athletes and their families.
A concussion is a brain injury and all brain injuries are serious. They may be caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head, or by a blow to another part of the body with the force transmitted to the head. They can range from mild to severe and can disrupt the way the brain normally works. Even though most concussions are mild, all concussions are potentially serious and may result in complications including prolonged brain damage and death if not recognized and managed properly.
Because of the significant health concern posed by the risk of concussions, and because of the Return to Play laws enacted by the State of Ohio, OSYSA is instituting the following expectations of its leagues, coaches, referees, officials, and athletes and their families.
Each coach must receive concussion training prior to April 26, 2013, and that training must be renewed every three years. (SeeO.R.C. 3707.511 (C)(1).) Leagues and tournaments must collect and maintain certificates of compliance from the coaches and may ask for evidence of compliance. Upon OSYSA’s request, Leagues/Clubs must be able to produce for each coach evidence of compliance with the training requirement.
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Youth Player Academy
Middletown Select Soccer Club
Youth Player Academy Training Program
For players interested in taking soccer to another level!
Middletown Select Soccer Club is pleased to present our youth Player Academy Training Program! This 6 week program is for ages 6-10 and will take place on Saturday Afternoon at the Kingdom Sports Center in Franklin beginning January 11, 2014
The hour long sessions will give your child the opportunity to train with Middletown Select Director of Coaching, Kelly Kalberer.
Kelly holds USSF and NSCAA licenses and is an “Olympic Development Program” state staff coach.
The academy will direct its focus on the early development of soccer players ranging in age, 6-10 years old for both girls and Boys.
Players that have an early introduction to proper soccer technique generally do very well upon moving into the competitive soccer. This fall I was honored to train the 2001 age group for the ODP program. It was very obvious which players had been involved in Academy play. As DOC for MSSC I feel this program will further our goal in producing some of the best players in southern Ohio, from our community.
Yours in the Great game,
Kelly Kalberer MSSC, Director
For further information contact: Kelly Kalberer email@example.com 513-884-4214
Kathy Stites firstname.lastname@example.org 513-539-9673
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** PLEASE REGISTER BY Jan 10th **
Cost: $45.00 for 6 week session. Make checks payable to Middletown Select Soccer
(Payment due at first training session)
WHEN: Saturday afternoon starting January 11, 2014
6-7 years 2:00 – 3:00 PM
8-9 years 3:00 – 4:00 PM
10 years 4:00 – 5:00 PM
WHERE: Kingdom Sports Center, Franklin, Ohio
440 Watkins Glen Dr
Franklin, Oh 45005