The Indian Hill Recreational Soccer program is a community based, volunteer run SAY soccer program open to children who live in the Indian Hill School District.

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IH Soccer Academy "Rec Select" pilot program
by posted 10/18/2018

Based on the results of the IHRC soccer survey done in the Spring of 2018, there is substantial interest in the possibility of a more advanced soccer program in our local community.  To advance this concept, the IHRC has formed a committee of volunteers and we are holding an informational meeting on October 24, 2018 at 7:30 pm in Indian Hill Council Chambers.  

In addition, we are planning to hold tryouts in the first half of November; these tryouts will be limited to a small number of “pilot” teams for the Spring 2019 season, where, based on census data in the IHRC soccer program, a sufficient number of kids/families are available to form teams.  The Spring pilot program will help determine the feasibility and scope of the long-term program.

The preliminary goal of a competitive program within the IHRC is to create a balanced athletic development experience, with support for kids and families in our communitywho have competing priorities with other sports, kids, jobs, hobbies, etc. 

  • Advanced coaching for player development
  • Higher level of competition 
  • Local (Indian Hill area) practices and nearby (Cincinnati area) league games and tournament

 

The informational meeting is being held to share details of the survey results, the program vision and objectives, and the specifics ages and format of tryouts.   In the meantime, if you are interested in registering for tryouts, please do so at the IH Soccer Website registration link: https://leagueathletics.com/Registration/Default.asp?n=65015&org=IHRECSOCCER .   

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Concussion Legislation & what it means to IHRC Soccer
by posted 05/28/2014


In various parts of the country, states are introducing laws regarding concussion and youth sports; Ohio passed its concussion bill on December 20th, 2012.  The bill defines the responsibility of players, parents, coaches, referees and league officials when a player is believed to be exhibiting the signs, symptoms or behavior of a person who may have sustained a concussion.
 
A concussion is a brain injury and all brain injuries are SERIOUS. A concussion may be caused by a bump, blow, jolt to the head, face, neck or elsewhere on the body with an impulsive force transmitted to the head. The injury can range from mild to severe and disrupt the way the brain normally works. Although many concussions are mild, concussions of any type are serious and can result in severe complications if not managed properly. This can include prolonged brain damage and even death.
 
Laws such as the one passed in Ohio, contain four main provisions, these are as follows.
 
  • SAY Soccer Districts and Areas are responsible and must make available to every player and their parents an informational sheet, that has been developed by their State Department of Health. This informational sheet is available to you on your player's team website from the Documents option of the team menu.  Please take the time to review it. You can also locate the informational sheet here:
  • SAY Soccer will provide an informational page on their website of recommendations for all coaches and referees advising them of their individual responsibilities. This has been communicated to IHRC coaches and referees.
  • Many states are now asking that all coaches and referees to take an online training certification before they are allowed to work with youth soccer players. IHRC has asked its coaches and referees to become certified prior to coaching this spring 2014 season.
 
The final part of the law involves the removal of the player and the return to play. Key points in this are as follows:
 
  • Coaches, referees, or officials must remove from play an athlete exhibiting the signs and symptoms of a concussionduring practice or a game.
  • The athlete cannot return to play on the same day that he she is removed after exhibiting signs of a concussion.
  • The athlete is not permitted to return to play until he/she has been assessed by a physician or licensed health care provider approved by the Youth sports organization and received written clearance.
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