FAQs-Risk Management


Why do I have to fill out a Risk Management application to coach youth soccer? 

Ohio North has adopted the Ohio North Risk Management Program which is designed to create a safe environment for all players associated with Ohio North and supports and adopts strong measures to improve the (fiscal and safety) security of Ohio North and all of its members.

PTYSC is affiliated with Ohio North.

Why do I have to fill out a new Risk Management application yearly?

In order to comply with the Risk Management Policy, the Ohio North Board of Director’s has established this rule so that an annual background check be conducted on anyone over the age of 18 who will serve as a coach, referee, manager or board member.

When do I have to fill it out?

We require all (Coaches, Referees, Managers and Board Members) to fill out a new Risk Management application after June 1 annually. All applications completed after June 1 will not expire until June 30 of the following seasonal year. For example: an application filled out on June 3, 2014 will not expire until June 30, 2015.

How much does it cost?

There is a $5 annual fee but this is waived for our PTYSC Coaches.

Can minors coach?

Minors can help coach but must have a letter from their local police department stating that they have no criminal history. A minor can only be an assistant coach and will need to be entered into the registration and risk management system so that their name can appear on a roster. Minors cannot be any younger than 15.

Ohio Senate Bill 252 “Lindsay’s Law” SCA (Sudden Cardiac Arrest)

  • Who is Lindsay?
  • Lindsay’s Law
    • 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.
    • The following resources were developed to implement Lindsay’s Law:

For parents/guardians and youth athletes:

For coaches:

  • If you are a coach for an interscholastic sport and are licensed by the Ohio Department of Education, please visit their website: http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Teaching/Licensure/Audiences/Coaching-Permits ( for information about their training requirements around Lindsay’s Law.
  • If you are a coach in a community program, please use the following resources:

ODH Contact Information

Ohio Department of Health School Nursing Program 246 North High Street, 7th Floor Columbus, OH 43215 Telephone: 614-466-1930

Ohio Bill 143-“Return to Play” Law

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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, and its leagues, tournaments, coaches, referees, officials, and athletes and their families.

Ohio North is giving the following expectations to its leagues, coaches, referees, officials, and athletes and their parents.

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All of Ohio North’s member leagues and tournaments are responsible to monitor and track their coaches’ compliance with the concussion training requirements of the Return to Play law. The training must be renewed every three years. Leagues and tournaments must collect and maintain certificates of compliance from the coaches and may ask for evidence of compliance. At any time, Ohio North may request evidence of compliance with the training requirements and leagues must be able to produce confirmation for each coach.

All referees for Ohio North member league events and Ohio North-sponsored events must also be able to demonstrate that they have complied with the training requirements of Bill 143. Upon Ohio North’s request, referees must be able to produce evidence of compliance with the training requirement.


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