This is MANDATORY for all Players and at least one Parent / Guardian. If this is not complete, your child cannot participate in Findlay Youth Baseball.
What is Sudden Cardiac Arrest?
A Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) occurs when the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating, cutting off blood flow to the brain and other vital organs. Sudden cardiac arrest is fatal if not treated immediately, most often by a defibrillator.
Who is Lindsay?
Senate Bill 252 is named for national heart health advocate and former Miss Ohio Lindsay Davis who suffers from a heart condition and has since dedicated her career to raising awareness of this potentially fatal condition.
"Sudden cardiac arrest is the number one killer of student athletes," said Davis. "At any moment I could have died because coaches and teachers had no idea this was even a possibility for someone who looked as healthy as I did at that age."
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 implement Lindsay’s Law:
For frequently asked questions and answers, click here.
For parents/guardians and youth athletes:
If you are a coach for an interscholastic sport and are licensed by the Ohio Department of Education, please visit their website for information about their training requirements around Lindsay’s Law.
If you are a coach in a community program, please use the following resources:
Ohio Department of Health
Are you interested in becoming an umpire for Findlay Youth Baseball? If so, you must attend our Umpire Clinic. The clinic will be held on a Sunday, May 20th from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM at Findlay High School.
For more information, please contact Brandon Polutnik at firstname.lastname@example.org or 419-306-9251.
A few changes are being implemented this season.
We have pushed the start date for our 2018 season back a few weeks. This will allow for fewer conflicts with school functions that take place in late spring. In addition, the weather will be a little warmer for pre-season practices and early season games.
Key dates for the 2018 season:
There will be a one week break after the regular season ends to allow everyone to enjoy the 4th of July Holiday week. The double elimination city tournament will take place the week of July 9th.
What League will you child be in for the 2018 season?
If your child will be 5, 6 or 7 on May 1st, 2018, they will be placed on a team in our coach pitch league. The placement of the players is usually complete by April 30th.
If you child will be 8 or 9 on May 1, 2018 and they did not play, or they were in coach pitch last year, they must attend the evaluation draft for our Jr. League on April 19th at the University of Findlay Koehler Center at 6:00 PM. If they are 8 or 9 and played in Jr. League last year, they will return to the same team.
If your child will be 10 on May 1, 2018 and they did not play, or they were in Jr. League last year, they must attend the evaluation draft for Sr. League on April 18th at the University of Findlay Koehler Center at 6:00 PM. If they are 10,11 or 12 and played in Sr. League last year, they will return to the same team.
No changes were made to the Major Youth League, as it remains 13-15. The Major Youth evaluation will be held on April 17th at the University of Findlay Koehler Center at 6:00 PM.
Please call with any questions.