We would like to officially welcome Batavia Community Recreation League, Blanchester Youth Basketball, BTW Bulldogs, Cincinnati Country Day School, Goshen Youth Basketball, KIngs 7th-12th, Little Miami Basketball, Mayerson JCC, Miami Valley Christian Academy, Milford Basketball Association, Rockwern Academy, West Clermont Youth Basketball Association, and Williamsburg to the CPYBL. Other organizations are finalizing plans to join us. We look forward to working with you during the 2017-2018 season.
Thank you to those communities that were able to attend our August meeting that was held on the 9th at the Evendale Recreation Center. It was nice meeting some of our new members and getting the ball rolling on the upcoming season. We will be sending out an email to all coordinators this weekend with the meeting minutes. Milford will be hosting a New Member Meeting sometime in the next few weeks (all new members will receive an email ifrom us) so we can familiarze everyone with the mechanics of the web site, timelines, and processes of the CPYBL.
Next member meeting will be in mid-September to get the season kicked off and we will not meet again after that until the January tournament planning meeting. Please be aware of the timelines for the upcoming season and plan your internal organization activites around them.
Please read the following information from the Ohio Department of Health regarding Lindsay's Law which addresses Sudden Cardiac Arrest in youth athletes. The law went into effect on August 1, 2017. We are still gathering information on how this should be implemented by our member organizations for their coaches, athletes, and parents and will provide further guidance to everyone as we receive it from the Ohio Department of Health. In the meantime, we suggest that each of our member organizations becomes familiar with Lindsay's Law and determines how best to implement compliance with the law for their own organization.
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.
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."
The following resources were developed to implement Lindsay’s Law:
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:
In anticipation of a large expansion in the off-season, we are putting together informational pages for Parents, Coaches, and Coordinators. These pages will be refined over the course of the summer. Please note that coaches and coordinators are also given access to portals which contain information about their own teams and organizations that is not visible to the public.
If you have suggestions ...
The CPYBL offers both an optional pre-season round robin tournament and a single elimination post season tournament for all members. The Preseason Shootout is an optional 3 game running clock tournament that allows coaches to evaluate their players in a game situation and start working on in-game strategies. We offer this for 3rd-6th grade athletic and recreational teams.
Our February Madness post-season tournament gives all of our teams a chance to compete in a season-ending winner take all tournament. In order to level the playing field a bit, we create more tournament brackets than we do in the regular season to group more like teams together. In our recreational divisions, we combine teams across geographic pods and split that age group into as many as 5 different playing divisions. This year we had a single bracket that only had teams with a 1-9 or 0-10 record so even if your team didn't have a great season, they have a shot to finish the season with some success.