Team declarations for the spring season has closed through the web site. Clubs can still adjust their teams (add/drop) up until the March 5th league meeting. Please notify the appropriate VP (Girls-Heather Houston/ firstname.lastname@example.org or Greg Lamey/ email@example.com) with any changes. If adding a team be sure to provide all the specifics (team name/age-division/home field/coach w-contact info) to the VP.
The GAASA Board of Directors would like to welcome back all returning members and especially welcome the new players, coaches, clubs and families that will be joining us for the Spring 2019 soccer season. GAASA is proud to announce that Tri-County Soccer League has chosen to have their clubs register their teams with us this spring. GAASA will be adding approximately 30 new teams as a part of this exciting opportunity as we continue to grow larger.
We are always looking to expand our membership so we can offer competitive play at multiple divisions and ages, making GAASA one of the largest Ohio North Youth Soccer member leagues for the Greater Akron and surrounding areas with approximately 50 participating clubs.
Once again, we will be hosting multiple spring HS boys and girl divisions.
Remember all returning players for GAASA will age up for the calendar year.
The GAASA Board would especially like to thank the coaches and parents who give so much of their time so the players are able to get the maximum enjoyment from this great sport. We hope you had a wonderful holiday season with family and friends.
The Fall season results are still posted and will be archived soon as we prepare for Spring.
· March 5th-Spring Division Review 6:30-8:00pm
· March 5th-League Meeting /8pm
· March 9th-Spring Preliminary Schedule
· March 22nd & 23rd-GAASA/Ohio North Grassroots Courses (Pinnacle)
· March 25th-Spring Player Registration Close
· March 25th-N/C Schedule Change Deadline
· April 2nd-1st Late Player Reg Ends
· April 13th-Spring Season Starts
· April 21st-Easter Sunday Weekend
· April 30th-Late Player Reg Ends
· May 5th-League Meeting /8pm
· May 27th-Memorial Day Weekend
· June 2nd-Spring Season Ends
· June 8/9th-Spring Play-Offs
Ohio North Risk Management Policy
U.S. Center for SafeSport
Return to Play Law 143
To protect youth athletes, the State of Ohio has passed a concussion law, Bill 143, effective April 26,
2013. This bill is also known as the “Return to Play” law. If a coach, referee, or official is knowingly not compliant with the Return to Play law, including training requirements and removal from play requirements, he or she could face civil liability (see O.R.C. 3707.511 (F)(1)) should a child become injured due to his failure to follow the law. Additionally, coaches, referees and officials who fail to follow the law may be rendered ineligible to participate in Ohio North member league events and Ohio North-sponsored events.
***Referee Concussion Reporting Policy***
Referees are required to notify the proper tournament or league officials for players removed from games for possible concussions as follows: 1) at Ohio North sanctioned tournament games, referees are to keep passes of players removed from games for possible concussions and turn those passes into the proper authorized personnel, to be held until the end of the tournament or until signed written medical authorization forms clearing the players have been received; 2) at league games, referees are to keep passes of players removed from games for possible concussions and return the player passes at the completion of the games; and 3) at recreational games, referees are to notify the proper tournament or league authorities of players removed from games for possible concussions.