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PLEASE REMEMBER, WE PLAY IN THE RAIN
ALSO, IF A  GAME MAKES IT TO HALFTIME, ITS A OFFICIAL GAME IF REFEREE CALLS AT HALFTIME OR LATTER
U7 has NO BUILD OUT LINE. as of 9/21/2020
Heidi can accept adds and changes through Wednesday, October 7, 2020
If you do not have a referee for a weekday game, do NOT contact Joe Blackham directly. Instead, please email Bryan Chambers at bchambers2462@live.com

COACHES ARE ASKED TO WEAR MASKS SOME TIMES WHILE COACHING.
THIS MEANS DURING PRACTICES WHILE ON SIDE LINES TALKING TO KIDS AND BEFORE AND AFTER GAMES.
WHEN ON FIELD, 6 FEET APART. WHISTLE IN HAND. NO MASKS UNLESS  COACH WANTS TOO
PLEASE USE COMMON SENSE. 

STATE OF OHIO MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS:
Ohio North Return to Competition Phase III Memo 8/31/20
REVISED - Ohio North Return to Competition Guidelines 8/31/20
Clarification of Regulations 9/9/2020
Ohio Dept of Health Order

IMPORTANT CHANGES AND SAFETY MEASURES FOR FALL 2020

Communities that have opted out of LCSL for fall 2020      

  1. Columbia, Edison, Lorain, Vermilion
  2.  Oberlin

 

LCSL feels if we practice the below safety measures, that we can get as much of a season as possible. Please lead by example and encourage your volunteers and coaches to do so as well.

 

The following was presented by Paul and all in attendance agreed with the following. Votes were taken on certain items and are noted as such below.

  1. Referees –
    1. Ref will not be paid for cancellations if we give an hour or more notice
    2. LCSL recommends/will allow refs to break up a group of players that are battling for a ball if it goes on for a while. Ref would then break up the players battling for the ball and do a drop ball.
    3.  REF no mask on field, just before and after and when talking anybody.
  2. Spectators –
    1. Self-exam and temp check before coming to a game. If you have any symptoms or a fever do not attend the game.
    2. Required to wear a mask unless 6 feet distancing from other households is possible.
    3. Spectators must be 10 feet from the sidelines of the field (some communities are painting an extra line parallel to the sideline)
    4. Spectators may sit on the spectator side and around the corner of the field to the goal to allow additional room for spectators
    5. HOME TEAM PARENTS SIT ON SAME SIDE OF FIELDS WITH THE HOME PLAYERS
    6. AWAY TEAM PARENTS SIT ON OTHER SIDE OF FIELDS WITH THE AWAY PLAYERS
    7. WE WANT TO KEEP BOTH COMMUNITIES/ PLAYERS APART
      1. Players –
    1. Self-exam and temp check before coming to a game. If you have any symptoms or a fever do not attend the game.
    2. Advise your coach right away if you cannot make the game. Coaches will need to know attendance early enough to cancel a game timely if they won’t have enough players for a game.
    3. Players are required to wear a mask when they are not on the field unless they are able to social distance of at least 6 feet
    4. Players must be distanced on the sideline or a mask must be worn
    5. Player are discouraged from using permanent benches which are at some locations. LCSL encourages the players to space out along their side of the field. Individual chairs are allowed to keep distanced on the sidelines. This may aid in everyone having their own spot and not grouping up on the sidelines. Chairs cannot be shared with other players they will be for one player's use only. 
    6. Pre-game warmups must be done with players distanced.
    7. Must have your own drink, no sharing. We encourage players to label their drinks clearly to avoid accidental sharing
    8. We encourage players to distance your items on the sideline to avoid grouping up on the sideline
    9. Masks are not required on the field; however, players can wear a mask on the field if they so chose to.
  1. Coaches –
    1. Self-exam and temp check before coming to a game. If you have any symptoms or a fever do not attend the game.
    2. Know before arriving to a game who is not coming so that if there are not enough players, you can cancel the ref timely to avoid having to pay the ref.                                                                       Contact Paul or Bryan Chambers if you must cancel the game so they can contact Joe
    3. Required to wear a mask SOME TIMES
    4. Will provide hand sanitizer or wipes upon request
    5. No portable benches or chairs are allowed on the player sideline
    6. Must have your own drink, no sharing. We encourage all players and coaches to label your drink to avoid accidental sharing. No sharing is allowed.
    7. Take attendance at every practice and game to track contact in case contact tracing is ever needed.
  2. Game – Items 5a and 5e were voted on. Motion by Paul, 2nd by Rachel, all agreed.
    1. Eliminate coin toss. Home team will kick off. Away team coach will notify the ref which side they will defend.
    2. NO hand shaking at the end of a game
    3. Game balls – Should have 3 game balls wiped down and sanitized prior to the start of the game. Keep next to each goal and one in center of the field.
    4. Shirts are not required to be tucked in anymore. This is a rule that we adopted based on HS rules
    5. Half time must be socially distanced. Please move away form the bench and sideline to accommodate.                                                                                                                                                        All teams including U7 will only have 2 halves to each game ( voted on: motioned by Paul, 2nd by Chris of Lagrange, all agreed)
    6. Spectators and players must leave as soon as the game is over and should wear masks when you are unable to keep 6 feet between yourself and anyone outside of your household.

Reporting Positive COVID-19 Test Results:

  1. Guardian/Player is to notify the coach immediately
  2. Coach is to notify the county Rep
  3. The county Rep will report to Paul Grabo and Bryan Chambers via email.
  4. If games have been played, Paul/Bryan will contact Joe Blackham if a ref was in contact

If a player or someone in their household tests positive they must quarantine for 2 weeks and can return once they can provide a negative COVID-19 lab result.


Keep in mind – If LCSL communities are playing games against other communities, it is possible that if someone tests positive that other players, coaches, and refs may have to quarantine. The health department would do contact tracing to determine that. Therefore, it is important to keep attendance to know who is at which practices or games.

 

SEASON INFO:

  • Season will start Wednesday September 9, 2020. (motioned by Paul, 2nd by Chris of Lagrange, all agreed)
  • 8 game season
  • No classic
  • Final Team commitments due to Paul no later than 8/22/2020
    • If LCSL only plays 1-3 games, communities will get a prorated team commitment fee refund
    • If LCSL plays 4 or more games, no refund will be issued

 

Updates:

President – Paul

  • Paul will start schedule Sunday August 23
  • If High School conference LCA cancels their season we will schedule a meeting to discuss how to proceed.
  • All age groups will have 1 division except U8 will have an A and B division. 
  • Total Teams - U7=9, U8=12, U9=8, U10=10, U11=8, U12=8, U13/14/15=10

 

Vice President – Bryan

  • Advises we need to communicate with our coaches to work hard to keep safe and lead by example so the season can continue. Our first defenses is our coaches and we will depend on them to clean equipment and enforce health and safety rules.

Registrar – Heidi

  • Starting this season and moving forward birth certificates are now needed for all age groups, not just U9 and up.
  • Ohio North will be verifying birth certificates, not Heidi. This will create delays and slowdowns in getting teams approved and activated in the system.
  • System update done in July and it deleted any pictures that were 2 years old or older. Could have affected other uploads as well. Registrars need to upload new pictures if this update affected players.
  • Coaches show approved in the system however on Heidi’s end, shows all coaches need concussion cert which is not the case. She is working with Ohio North to get this resolved. Until this is resolved Heidi cannot activate any teams.
  • Heidi is about halfway through all the teams that have been submitted so far.
  • Coaches will get an email from Ohio North and need to do a safe sport refresher.
  • If you cannot add a coach or do not have a coach yet submit teams with any coach and update coach later when possible

Waiver Requirements for RestartOhio - Safe Return
Infectious Disease Waiver Memo from OYSAN
Infectious Disease Waiver Form

FALL 2020 DATES
Team Commitments 8/22/2020
Registration 8/1/2020
First Game 9/9/2020
Fall Classic cancelled for 2020

New Laws (posted 3.4.2020)

Click on the blue links below for rules:

RULES  FALL 2020
Ball size:
U7 size 3 ball only
U8  size 3 or 4 home teams pick 
U9 and U10 has OFFSIDES
1) U9/U10/ U11/U12/U13/ FOULS CAN BE DIRECT OR INDIRECT
1a) U7/U8 ALL FOULS ARE INDIRECT NO PK"S
2) NO SUBS on fouls called by referees
3) U7/U8 ONLY--- UNLIMITED SUBS, ON ANY THROW IN, CORNER KICK,
GOAL KICK , BUT REFEREE MUST ALLOW THEM TO ENTER FIRST
u9 and above     SUBS  per FIFA 
PLEASE BE RESPECTFUL TO THE REFEREES!
ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE EMAIL PAUL GRABO, PRESIDENT
 BUILD OUT LINE IS FOR U7, U8, U9,U10

COACHES-LCSL IS A REC LEAGUE, AND ALL PLAYERS HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY 50% OF THE GAME BEING PLAYED
NO PLAYER WILL BE SINGLED OUT
PER OUR BY LAWS AND OHIO NORTH

 Age Group Max Roster Size # of players on the field Referee Fees
U7-U8 10 6v6 $30
U9-U10 12 7v7 $30
U11-U12 14 9v9 $35
U13/14/15 18 11v11 $40
*In certain situations the president can over-roster up to 2 players. Registrars must email pgrabo@gmail.com to ask.
**Number of players on field include 1 goalie

Board Members
LCSL President Paul Grabo

pgrabo1212@aol.com

LCSL Vice President Bryan Chambers bchambers2462@live.com
LCSL Scheduler

Paul Grabo

pgrabo1212@aol.com
LCSL Registrar Heidi Chambers

lcslregistrar@gmail.com

LCSL Secretary Rachel Rush lcslsecretary20@gmail.com 
LCSL Treasurer Debbie Radar

loraincountysoccer2017@gmail.com


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