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MSA Has adopted OHTSL's policy Eliminating heading for

1) All players age 10 years old and younger, regardless of what age group program they are playing in.
2) All players in U11 programs and younger.
3) Limiting the amount of heading in practice for all players in U12 and U13 programs, no limit on heading in games.

US Soccer also recommends Health Care Professionals (HCP) be on site for major tournaments.

Effective immediately, MSA has eliminated heading for players and all games and practices at the U-11 program level and below. This directive is to protect players 10 years old and younger regardless of what age group they are playing in. A purposeful header by these players shall result in an indirect free kick awarded to the opponent at the spot of the infraction. If the header is in the box, it will result in an indirect free kick just outside of the box. This mandate is for all OHTSL affiliated activities, including but not limited to, OHTSL affiliated member organization league play and practices. OHTSL's rules and regulations relative to coaches and players current Concussion Protocol remains in effect.


 CDC Concussion Information Page
CDC Coaches Concussion Fact Sheet
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Dear Ohio North Member,

As you may have heard, there has been a new law passed, Lindsay’s Law, that require all youth athletes, parents/guardians, and coaches to complete a set of requirements prior to participating in any sports activity annually.

Effective immediately, in accordance to Senate Bill 252, all members must follow and adhere to the Lindsay’s Law: Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Youth Athletes and its requirements.

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.

Lindsay’s Law

Lindsay’s Law, Ohio Revised Code3313.5310,3707.58and3707.59went into effect on August 1, 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:

Forparents/guardiansandyouth athletes:

Required video

Required SCA Informational Handout

Required Signature Form


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