A concussion is an injury to the brain that may be caused by a blow, bump, or jolt to the head. Concussions may also happen after a fall or hit that jars the brain. A blow elsewhere on the body can cause a concussion even if an athlete does not hit his/her head directly. Concussions can range from mild to severe, and athletes can get a concussion even if they are wearing a helmet. 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.
To protect youth athletes, the State of Ohio has passed a concussion law, Bill 143. This bill is also 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, PTYSC, and its leagues, tournaments, coaches, referees, officials, and athletes and their families
All of PTYSC parents/guardians are requested to review the Concussion Information Sheet for Youth Sports, supplied by the Ohio Department of Health.
Effective for the 2019/2020 seasonal year, PTYSC has included the Concussion Information Sheet for Youth Sports and for Parents/Guardians and Athletes as part of the online player registration process for those who register their athletes with PTYSC.
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.
During the registration process, you will sign-off on the waiver
In consideration of being permitted to participate in any Perry Township Youth Soccer Club or Perry United (“Perry Soccer”) event or activity, including, but not limited to, practices, games, programs and related events and activities, the undersigned understands, acknowledges and agrees that:
1. Participation in such events or activities by my child and myself involves the possible exposure to and illness from infectious and/or communicable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19, MRSA, influenza, and other infectious or communicable diseases. While adherence to particular rules and requirements may reduce the risk of possible exposure, the risk of serious illness and death remains; and
2. On behalf of my child and myself, I knowingly and freely ASSUME ALL SUCH RISKS, both known and unknown, even if arising from the negligence of the Releasees or others, and assume full responsibility for my participation; and
3. On behalf of my child and myself, I agree to comply with all rules, regulations or conditions established by Perry Soccer, US Youth Soccer, US Club Soccer, Ohio North, Ohio Travel, the State of Ohio for participation in such events or activities. If, however, I observe any violation of the rules, regulation or conditions established by Perry Soccer, US Youth Soccer, US Club, Ohio North, Ohio Travel, or the State of Ohio during my presence or participation, I shall remove myself from participation and immediately bring such matter to the attention of Perry Soccer; and
4. On behalf of my child and myself, I, for myself and on behalf of my heirs, assigns, personal representatives and next of kin, HEREBY RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS Perry Soccer, its officers, officials, agents, employees, Members, Leagues and Associations, clubs, other participants, sponsoring agencies, sponsors, advertisers, and if applicable, owners and lessors of premises used to conduct the event or activity in which I participate (“RELEASEES”), from and against any and all claims of whatever type or kind including any illness, disability, death, or other loss or damage to person or property, whether arising from the negligence of Releasees or otherwise to the fullest extent permitted by law. Further, I expressly agree that this release is intended to be as broad and inclusive as permitted by the laws of the State of Ohio or any other state in which my/our child may participate in any event or activity described herein, and that if any portion of this release is determined to be invalid, it is agreed that the remaining provisions of this release shall continue in full force and effect. Finally, I further state that I have fully and carefully read the above release, understand the contents of the same and sign this release voluntarily and as my own free act and deed.