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Important Meeting Reminder for Coaches

MANDATORY Coaches meeting and Draft

When:April 6 2024 Girls 10:00am  Boys 12:30am
Where: Brunswick Recreation Center - Multipurpose Room

Coaching Opportunities

Each year - the organization needs help with coaching; especially with the younger players. Whether you might be interested in being a head coach, or simply a base coach, we invite you to fill out a coaching application. We perform a background check on all potential coaches for the safety of the children. In addition, the State of Ohio requires that all coaches on the field be certified in concussion training. The coaching application and a link to the Concussion Certification Training is provided in the "COACHES" section of the BYS website. Concussion Certification is free online training that takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. Once applications complete the background check process, they then undergo BYS Board Review. So, the sooner you submit a coaching application with your Concussion Training Certificate, the faster we can accommodate teams with the appropriate number of coaches. No one will be permitted on the field unless a coaching application and Concussion Certificate have been submitted and approved by the BYS Board.

Coach applications are due by March 2, 2024.  There will also be a MANDATORY Head Coach meeting that coaches will be required to attend. Head Coaches must attend to be able to draft for their team. We will complete the blind draft of players at this meeting. Head Coaches should make arrangements now to attend this mandatory date. If you are not able to do so you will have to notify your commissioner directly.

All BYS coaching applications MUST be accompanied by a Concussion Certification certificate or they will not be accepted.
If an application is submitted without a Concussion Certificate it will not be processed.

Concussion Class


The State of Ohio passed a new Concussion Bill that goes into effect April 26th 2013.  It requires all coaches of youth and scholastic sports to take a free on-line course on how to recognize a concussion.  BYS is encouraging all parents to take this 20 – 30 minute course.  However, it is only mandatory for coaches and assistant coaches.

Concussion certificates are good for 3 years
you can find the date of the last time you completed the course here -


Concussion Bill (Ohio HB 143)

National Federation of State High School Associations Concussion in Sports – What you Need to Know:

(This free on-line course is available through the NFHS. You will need to click the “order here” button and complete a brief registration form to take the course.) Follow these steps to complete the course:

1.   Click on the button that says, please login to order.  In the window that appears, click Register Now.

2.   When your registration is complete you may “order” the free concussion course offered along the left hand side of the page.  Continue following prompts. 
      Although it may look like you’ll be charged for the course, there is no cost.

3.   Once you’ve completed “checkout,” you’ll be able to take the free online course.

4.   When you’ve completed and passed the course, you have the option of printing a certificate of completion.

5.   Once you have completed the course, please print and attach copy of the certificate to your Coaching application.


Lindsay’s Law: Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Youth Athletes


What is Sudden Cardiac Arrest?

A Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) occurs when the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating, cutting off blood flow to the brain and other vital organs.  Sudden cardiac arrest is fatal if not treated immediately, most often by a defibrillator.

Who is Lindsay?

Senate Bill 252 is named for national heart health advocate and former Miss Ohio Lindsay Davis who suffers from a heart condition and has since dedicated her career to raising awareness of this potentially fatal condition.

"Sudden cardiac arrest is the number one killer of student athletes," said Davis. "At any moment I could have died because coaches and teachers had no idea this was even a possibility for someone who looked as healthy as I did at that age."

Lindsay’s Law, Ohio Revised Code 3313.5310, 3707.58 and 3707.59 went into effect in 2017.

In accordance with this law, the Ohio Department of Health, the Ohio Department of Education, the Ohio High School Athletic Association, the Ohio Chapter of the American College of Cardiology and other stakeholders jointly developed guidelines and other relevant materials to inform and educate students and youth athletes participating in or desiring to participate in an athletic activity, their parents, and their coaches about the nature and warning signs of sudden cardiac arrest.

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