Registration will open for the spring season in January; games will begin in mid-April. All boys who want to play rec soccer must register. The league fee you will pay covers field rental and referee fees. Your coach might need to charge additional fees for things such as renting a practice field or buying goalie supplies.
Before you register, you must agree to BE NICE and BE SAFE. Playing nicely means players and fans will show respect for all players, coaches and referees. Do not criticize the ref’s calls. You can read all about this in our Rules and Guidelines.
PLAYING SAFELY means you understand that soccer is a risky sport. You have learned the signs of concussion and you’ll at a minimum follow guidelines in Ohio’s concussion info.
PLAYING SAFELY also means you have learned about sudden cardiac arrest. First, watch this video with your son and read this Ohio Department of Health handout. Then read and electronically sign this permission slip.
|Ohio Dept of Health Sudden Cardiac Arrest Information|
What is SCA? SCA is when the heart stops beating suddenly and unexpectedly. This cuts off blood flow to the brain and other vital organs. People with SCA will die if not treated immediately. SCA can be caused by 1) a structural issue with the heart, OR 2) a heart electrical problem which controls the heartbeat, OR 3) a situation such as a person who is hit in the chest or gets a heart infection.
What is a warning sign for SCA? If a family member died suddenly before age 50, or a family member has cardiomyopathy, long QT syndrome, Marfan syndrome or other rhythm problems of the heart.
What symptoms are a warning sign of SCA? A young athlete may have these things with exercise: • Chest pain/discomfort • Unexplained fainting/near fainting or dizziness • Unexplained tiredness, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing • Unusually fast or racing heart beats
What happens if an athlete experiences syncope or fainting before, during or after a practice, scrimmage, or competitive play? The coach MUST remove the youth athlete from activity immediately. The youth athlete MUST be seen and cleared by a health care provider before returning to activity. This written clearance must be shared with a school or sports official.
What happens if an athlete experiences any other warning signs of SCA? The youth athlete should be seen by a health care professional.
Who can evaluate and clear youth athletes? A physician (MD or DO), a certified nurse practitioner, a clinical nurse specialist, certified nurse midwife. For school athletes, a physician’s assistant or licensed athletic trainer may also clear a student. That person may refer the youth to another health care provider for further evaluation.
What is needed for the youth athlete to return to the activity? There must be clearance from the health care provider in writing. This must be given to the coach and school or sports official before return to activity.
By signing my name below, I declare that I am the parent or legal guardian of the player(s) I will register, or that I am registering myself and I am 18 or older. I further understand
- The risk of concussions and I have read Ohio’s concussion info.
- The dangers of sudden cardiac arrest and I have read Ohio’s SCA information and video.
- all players and parents are expected to behave respectfully at the games.
- I authorize SCSA to act for me in an emergency medical situation. SCSA, staff, and volunteers are not responsible for accidents resulting in medical, dental and other expenses.