Last Updated: February 5, 2016
Thank you doesn't quite to justice to the hosts, volunteers, players and coaches that made the 2015 championships a spectacle to behold for fans, families and spectators. Thank you Newark (Tony Oiler) and Johnstown (OJ McCloud) for all the work and extra effort you put forth to host the events. Thank you to our executive board members for the countless hours you put in to make the event, and the season, successful. Thank you coaches for all the time you put in to make the season memorable to the teams. Most of all, thank you to the players who put on displays of talent, competitive spirit and sportsmanship during the championship weekend. With continued hard work and commitment, you have ensured the future of football is indeed bright in Licking County!!
If the team on offense declares they are taking a knee, which should be done pre-snap, there will be NO CONTACT initiated from either side of the ball (offensive or defensive interior lines). That is to say that both the offensive and defensive lines will not 'fire out' on the snap of the ball. They will simply stay on their side of the ball for the duration of time that the offensive team declares that it is taking a knee.
Equipment requirements include having all pads in the pants. A girdle pad set is okay but knee pads must be part of the equipment worn.
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:
The tie-breaker system will work as follows: