The championship and consolation games are posted on the schedule, not on brackets. Here's what needs to happen between now and then:1) I need each coach who has a team that is playing next weekend to verify their posted rosters are correct. Text, call or email me by Monday night. I don't expect to have to call any of you, please. If you want cheerleaders in the program be sure to email me those as well. I'll send this to 'our printer' on Tuesday morning.2) We are on a tight schedule, so be ready to take the field prior to your games start time.3) Weigh-ins will be conducted as normal, they will be done 30 minutes before the start of your game. At the same time you can address anything relevant to the game: rules, etc.4) Upon completion of each game there will be a brief awards ceremony. 5) MAKE SURE YOU TELL YOUR PARENTS, FANS OR ANYONE ELSE WHO PLANS TO ATTEND THAT THERE IS AN ADMISSION OF $2.00 PER PERSON. EVERY YEAR SOMEONE COMPLAINS AND THAT GETS OLD. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO INFORM THEM IN ADVANCE PLEASE. THAT'S HOW WE FUND OUR $1,000 SCHOLARSHIP THAT WE GIVE EACH YEAR Don't forget to come to LCLYF Night at Denison on Saturday (10/25 at 7:00) to see the Big red take on the Wooster Scots. FINALLY, GOOD LUCK TO ALL TEAMS. I HOPE YOU'VE ENJOYED THE SEASON, EVERYONE IS LOOKING FORWARD TO WATCHING YOU PLAY. The championship games are at Denison University, on October 26th. Denison has been gracious enough to make Saturday, October 25th Licking County League Youth Football night. All players in the LCLYF will get in free all they ask is that you wear your jerseys. Come see Denison Big Red play host to the Wooster Scots, kickoff for the Denison game is 7:00. B-Flight games will be played at Licking Heights, where they play all of there games, not at the high school.
Ohio University and LCLYF partnership information!!
We have partnered with Ohio University for our players and family members to be guests of the OU football team. Click on the Ohio U. tab on the menu for ticket information. It's a great value ($7.00/tickets) and your team can form the tunnel that the OU players run through before the game. Take advantage of this; it's a short trip, a great value and the kids will remember it for a long, long time.
RULES NOTE: I amended the rules (p.4, Section 1.7.3, Playoffs) to clarify the 8-team bracket playoff system. Every year somebody makes an argument that the teams are re-seeded after every round. The LCLYF has never done that so I just clarified that it's an 8-team bracket that plays itself out with NO re-seeding.
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.
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