What a great championship weekend!!!We saw some great football and thanks goes out to the players for their superb efforts and sportsmanship. It was a great source of pride to see teams perform so hard and do so well.Congratulations to all the teams in the LCLYF in 2013. Congratulations to those teams that reached the pinnacle, championship weekend. You were great!!!You know what this weekend did affirm for me personally??That we live in a great place with so many great people. There mey be differences, there may be issues from time to time and we are all competitive.But, if we take a moment to count our blessings and realize what we have, I think we would all agree that we are all fortunate to live in a community (Licking County) that has so many great people, talented young athletes and the opportunity to come together to celebrate their accomplishments. In the end, Heath and Licking Valley were PERFECT places to spend a beautiful fall weekend. Thank you to both communities for the incredible jobs you did in hosting the championship games. You were expemplary and set the bar high for 2014.Thank you to all the volunteers, officials and parents for your commitment to the kids and the LCLYF. Without that we would have nothing.The joy of being your commissioner is that I've done this long enough to know that we will enjoy watching these players mature, grow and give us many more exciting moments as they go further in their respective football careers.Count your blessings folks, the LCLYF isn't perfect, but for the 11th year we all enjoyed one heck of a great time.
House Bill 143: Concussions in youth sports
To all parents, coaches and league directors:
With the passage of HB143 it is incumbent on all of us to become familiar with and educated about concussions. Under the handouts tab is information that comes from the CDC (Center for Disease Control) that all of you should take the time to read. It is all of our responsibilities to protect our children from harm, whether during a practice or game.
Parents: You need to read this information. I will also have a form for all of you to sign before your player can participate in the 2013 season. You should also ask your coaches (all of them) to see their certificate of completion for taking the "Heads-up Concussion in Youth Sports" on-line class. Any that don't have the certificate or didn't take the class (to its completion is not allowed to coach a practice or game in the LCLYF). I should have copies of all certificates of coaches before the July 29th or the first day of practice.
Coaches: You'd better take this seriously, it's a law. Beyond that I will suspend you for a full year if you fail at any point to follow this law entirely. This is a serious issue and we are responsible for protecting our children and you're at forefront. You see the players every day. I will support you completely if you get certified. I took the class and have my certification, it takes about 30 minutes.
Directors: You should also get certified and be aware that parents, coaches, referees and YOU can remove a player of the game. Once the player is removed he may not return to participation (game or practice) until he is cleared by a licensed health care provider. You should absolutely become educated re: HB143 as it is our responsibilities to enforce and uphold it.
Thanks to you all!
Tie breaker system:
The system will work like this:
Level I points: 5 points for every game a team wins.
Level II points: 1 point for every game that your opponents win.
Level III points: .5 points for every win by your opponents opponents.
The tie-breaker system will work as follows:
1) Total points (as tallied from above formula)
2) Head-to-head (if tied in total points)
3) Overall record (if no head-to head exists and are tied in total pts)
4) Level II ponits (if tied after above)
5) Level III ponts (if tied after above)
6) Points allowed (if tied after above)
7) Points scored (if tied after above)
8) Coin flip.
Licking County League