A revision to the JO Code on page 38. Page 37 is included also if you want to print it out double-side and then three-hole punch it as a replacement page.
October 26, 2019
Here are the results from the Ohio state administrative committee elections which ended Wednesday night. I truly appreciate everyone who was willing to run. I think it is very admirable to be willing to take on a volunteer position and attempt to help your fellow gymnastics professionals in our state. Congratulations to those of you who won and I would like to encourage everyone who didn’t win to be willing to step up again when we hold the next election.
|Michelle Crane||Xcel Chair|
|Jill Skulich||Judge Liaison/Database Coordinator|
|Pam Halker||Competition Chair|
|Jasmine Musick||Club Liaison/Apparel Coordinator|
|Kristy Fries||Special Events Director|
|Sue Kane||Education Director|
|Jared Nun||Media Director|
You probably know, Ohio law requires you to have liability insurance if you drive a motorized vehicle. However, do you know in 2013 the state of Ohio passed a law requiring coaches/officials of Ohio youth sports to have training on concussion management? This is not a one-time requirement. Every three years coaches/officials need to renew their training and have evidence of completion. This is the responsibility of each person to monitor and maintain, just like liability insurance. Please make sure you have taken a concussion training and have physical record of completion.
*Note: USA Gymnastics Safety Certification DOES NOT fulfill this requirement. Please see link below for details on what you need to know and complete.
Concussion Law: Ohio’s Return-to-Play – Youth Concussion Law (ORC 3313.539 or ORC 3314.03)
In 2017, Ohio put into effect “Lindsay’s Law”. Lindsay’s Law applies to coaches, club owners, parents, and youth athletes in being knowledgeable and trained about sudden cardiac arrest. There are online trainings and forms required to comply with this state law. To learn about Lindsay’s Law, and how it applies to you, please see the link below for more information.
National, Regional, and State Chairs,
As you may have seen, the U.S. Center for Safe Sport has created a new requirement that all athletes, age 18 or older, must complete the U110 to be in the field of play. The course is free and must be completed prior to March 23, 2019. This is a mandate from the USOC for all National Governing Bodies, not just USA Gymnastics.
Please see below the message that was sent to the membership Monday.
USA Gymnastics will not begin auditing athlete membership records for compliance until April 23, 2019. This is after L9/10 Regionals but before E/W and JO Nationals. I DO NOT want to tell an athlete who qualifies to any post season Championship meets that she cannot compete in that competition. Please help me remind these athletes that this needs to be completed asap. I certainly don’t expect them to do this before this weekend’s competitions but definitely before the championship meets roll around.
Please share this messaging to any clubs, coaches or athlete that may reach out to you with any question or concerns or direct them to contact the Member Services Department directly at 800.345.4719 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have not set an official weekend for 2020 and 2021 yet, but we do expect them to be held in Illinois.
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Review meet procedures, requirements and responsibilities.