Lindsay's Law

UpdatedMonday February 25, 2019 byKen Leighton.

Ohio law (Revised Code 3707.58) for youth sports organizations states: “No individual shall coach an athletic activity organized by a youth sports organization unless the individual has completed, on an annual basis, the sudden cardiac arrest training course approved by the department of health.”  The approved training includes (1) viewing the coach video and (2) reading the coach handout found at  Training must be completed annually.  While the handouts and training videos for parents/youth athletes and coaches are similar, they are not identical.  The resources for the coaches include the information shared with the parents/youth athletes and also include responsibilities of the coaches. A completed form shall be submitted each calendar year to each youth sports organization that organizes an athletic activity in which the youth athlete participates.