Lindsay’s Law QUICK GUIDE
What is Lindsay's Law?
Lindsay’s Law is an Ohio law that requires all youth athletes, parents/guardians and coaches to annually complete a set of requirements prior to participating in any organized sports activity. In accordance to Senate Bill 252, all members must follow and adhere to the Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Youth Athletes (Lindsay’s Law).
For more information and FAQs visit Ohio Department of Health.
Ohio Soccer Association takes the legal responsibility of our membership for Lindsay’s Law and provides the mechanism for its member leagues and clubs to be compliant via our player registration management partner Demosphere and our adult Safe Soccer partner Player’s Health.
Our member leagues and clubs no longer need to collect the physical paperwork otherwise necessary for this law, unless they are not using Demosphere to collect player registrations – an option only available to recreational leagues. All coaches must complete the Safe Soccer (risk) requirements in Player’s Health.
Coaches (via Player’s Health)
- Watch the Required Coach Video
- Download and/or be handed the SCA Information Handout specifically for coaches
Sanctioned Tournament Responsibility
- Verify participating teams have valid Ohio Soccer Association coach and player cards. Tournaments may collect Signature Forms if they wish, but if an in-state team has valid cards they are in compliance with OSA and Lindsay’s Law.
- Out of state teams need to be in compliance. This will generally require the collection of Signature Forms.