As a new policy starting for the 2016 season, a coach will not receive his/her roster after team drawings until both areas of PYSA's Risk Management policy is completed and verified by the coach's league director.
To protect the safety of our players, PYSA requires all coaches and referees to pass a background check. Please click here to begin the background check process. PYSA covers all costs associated with this process. All information provided is kept confidential. The PYSA board is given a "pass"/"fail" results with no additional details.
Piqua Youth Soccer will require all head coaches, assistant coaches, referees, assistant referees, etc, to follow the PYSA concussion policy. These procedures are designed to comply with recently passed Ohio legislation concerning concussion in youth sports. It will be necessary to complete a concussion training course every three (3) years.
The training is free, and can be found here.
This online course will require you to click on the "order here” button to begin the training. It will ask you to complete a brief registration form prior to beginning the course, which is solely for the purpose of registering you in their data base as having successfully completed the online material. After you have completed this course you will be given the option to print out a personalized certificate of completion (It is suggested that this certificate by printed out in pdf format, otherwise your name may not appear on this certificate). Your certificate can also be stored on the site for future use.
You must provide proof to PYSA that you have been certified.
The second portion of the PYSA Concussion policy is the Removal-From and Return-to-Play procedure. Any athlete exhibiting signs and symptoms of concussion either during a practice or during a game MUST be immediately removed. This athlete MAY NOT return to play nor participate in any PYSA activity on the same day that he or she has been removed (even if a written medical clearance is provided).
In addition, the athlete is not permitted to return to play or participate in any PYSA activity until he or she has been assessed and received written clearance by a physician or by another licensed health care provider. A Return-to-Play form must be submitted to the coach prior to allowing the athlete to participate in any activity with the athlete’s team, whether it be a practice or a game situation.
The State of Ohio has enacted a new law entitled Lindsay's Law in an effort to reduce sudden cardiac arrest in youth. This law requires that all parents view this video, read this handout. Those wishing to coach must view this video and read this handout. Acceptance of waiver stating that you will do this before the season begins will be included in our registration process.