ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL!!!!
With the 2014 season about to start here is some information that will be relevant to all:
Parents - do not call Chris Weber re: registrations! Look on the contacts tab for the person that is the director in your school district and direct all registration questions to that person. The LCLYF DOES NOT have anything to do with registrations/sign-ups. If you're new to the area and don't know who to call you can call and get some help.
Practice: -first day of practice is August 4th. If you live in the Northridge, Utica or Johnstown school districts you get four practices starting July 28th to minimize the effect of your kids participating at the Hartford Fair.
You will be in helmets only on Aug. 4th, 5th and 6th. August 7th is pads with no contact. First practice with contact will be August 11th.
Coaches Meeting - The annual coaches meeting (head coaches only) will be August 17th at Granville Intermediate School. We will have schedules to pass out at that time, they will not be made available before that.
Concussion Baseline Testing - August 8th at Watkins Memorial High School library from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Opening Day - League play will start the weekend of August 23rd and 24th. Championship weekend will be October 25th and 26th.
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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