Ohio's House Bill 143-Law on Sports Related Concussions
Ohio's Return-To-Play law for young athletes was formed to ensure the safety of young athletes. To increase awareness and education and make sure athletes are safely guided back to play after suffering a concussion. With this new law all coaches and officials of youth athletes of the Van Wert Parks Department and any youth sports programs utilizing park facilities are required to go through an online concussion training. Coaches and Officials must have their certificate of completion on file in the Park Office prior to the season.
Fee: $35 The Van Wert Parks Department partners with NFL Flag Football to give young players a fun and exciting opportunity to engage in non-contact, continuous action while learning lessons in team work.
Age Groups: 5-7 yrs old (age as Sept 1, 2017) 8-10 yrs old (age as Sept 1, 2017) Games: 5-7 Tuesday Evenings Lower Division 8-10 Thursday Evenings Upper Division (Two age division may be combined to Tuesday Evenings depending on number of teams) Location: Smiley Park Registration: July 3rd - July 31st
Registration & Refund Policy: All Fees must be paid at time of registration. If Multiple children register within a family a $10 discount will be given to the sibling with a Maximum of $75 per Family. NO REFUNDS will be given once the program begins or team jerseys have been ordered.
Coaches: The Parks Department is always looking for coaches that are willing to teach the kids the fundamental skills of the game and good sportsmanship. Give each and every player the opportunity to participate and to encourage them to do the best to their abilities. If you are interested in coaching please fill out the form below.