Information for coaches

It is a GSE requirement that all coaches take the time to complete the mandated video's, registration documents and application forms below. This is ultimately to ensure the safety of our players and to comply with Ohio Law in accordance to Senate Bill 252. We appreciate your understanding in the matter and thank you for volunteering your time to coach within GSE.

Documents and information

Mandated Forms and Education

Lindsay's Law

Lindsay’s Law, Ohio Revised Code 3313.5310, 3707.58 and 3707.59 went into effect on August 1, 2017.  In accordance with this law, the Ohio Department of Health, the Ohio Department of Education, the Ohio High School Athletic Association, the Ohio Chapter of the American College of Cardiology and other stakeholders jointly developed guidelines and other relevant materials to inform and educate students and youth athletes participating in or desiring to participate in an athletic activity, their parents, and their coaches about the nature and warning signs of sudden cardiac arrest.

The following resources were developed to assist with the compliance of Lindsay’s Law:

Lindsay's Law

Risk Management

Once you complete the OSYSA risk management qualifications  they will be valid for 3 years. Once completed please forward a copy of your certificate to Jon Pickup at: You will be required to repeat the certificate every 3 years.

Concussion Training

In order to protect young athletes, the State of Ohio has passed a concussion law, commonly called the "Return to Play" law. This law, similar to laws enacted in most other states, imposes training, safety, and awareness requirements on youth sports organizations, like OSYSA, and its leagues, tournaments, coaches, referees, officials, and athletes and their families.

A concussion is a brain injury and all brain injuries are serious. They may be caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head, or by a blow to another part of the body with the force transmitted to the head. They can range from mild to severe and can disrupt the way the brain normally works. Even though most concussions are mild, all concussions are potentially serious and may result in complications including prolonged brain damage and death if not recognized and managed properly.