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Links for our Coaches:
Concussion Training testing: http://www.ohionorthsoccer.org/concussion_training/
Background Check:
http://www.ohionorthsoccer.org/background_checks/

Game Rules:
Current general rules for Rootstown Soccer Club: general rules.txt
Recreational League:
Updated 6U and 8U rules; 2015 versions**: u6 rules revised 2015.txt; u8 rules revised 2016.txt
    **Starting Fall 2016, we are playing under the recommended guidelines for 8U (based on the update from US Soccer in 2015) that 8U will play 4v4 without
       goalkeepers.  
See the US Soccer 2015 Player Development Initiatives below for details.
Travel (GAASA) League:
GAASA League Manual; updated March 2017: 2017 league manual.pdf
Updates from GAASA, 2016_06-14: 2016-06-14 gaasa soccer update.docx
US Soccer 2015 Player Development Initiatives: player development initiatives faqs final.pdf

Risk Management
Risk Management guidelines and resources from Ohio North Youth Soccer Association: http://www.ohionorthsoccer.org/risk_management/
US Youth Soccer Recommendations for Thunder/Lightning Safety: http://www.usyouthsoccer.org/news/lightning_safety_outdoors/
National Weather Service Recommendations for Recreational Activities: http://www.lightningsafety.noaa.gov/sports.shtml
Heat Illness in Children: https://usys-assets.ae-admin.com/assets/966/15/nata_heat.pdf

Concussion Information:
In accordance with the Ohio Department of Health and Ohio's Return-To-Play Law established April 2013, the Rootstown soccer coaches successfully complete an online concussion course every three years.
Here are additional links for our coaches, players and families:

Ohio High School Athletic Association return to play guidelines: http://ohsaa.org/medicine/Concussions/ConcussionProtocol0111.pdf
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention HEADS UP program: http://www.cdc.gov/HeadsUp/index.html
Ohio Department of Health return to play guidelines: http://www.healthy.ohio.gov/vipp/concussion

Soccer Drills/Training:
FIFA 11+ warm-up programme home website: http://f-marc.com/11plus/home/

"The 11+: A complete warm-up program" cards: http://www.f-marc.com/downloads/cards/11pluscards_e.pdf
Soccer Drills, Skills and Tips: http://www.active.com/soccer/articles/
U6 Soccer Skill Games for Practices: http://www.ayso.org/For_Volunteers/coaches/coach_training_games/u6_training_games.htm#.V3uc2GZTEdU
U8 Soccer Skill Games for Practices: http://www.ayso.org/For_Volunteers/coaches/coach_training_games/u8_training_games.htm#.V3uclWZTEdU

Youth Soccer Coaching Tips:
Guide to Coaching Youth Soccer: http://www.active.com/soccer/articles/guide-to-coaching-youth-soccer

Social Media and Sideline Etiquette:

From GAASA:
    Parent Tips Sidelying Etiquette: 2017_07 gaasa parent tips-sideline etiquette.docx
    Verbal Abuse from Parents/Coaches Leading to Referee Shortage: 2017_07 gaasa verbal abuse from parents.docx
The 10 Commandments for Soccer Parents: 10 commandments soccer parent.pdf
Social Media Guidelines: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/chris-fore/9-social-media-guidelines_b_10010184.html
Sideline Etiquette: http://www.usyouthsoccer.org/sideline_etiquette_6_tips_to_make_youth_soccer_better_for_parents_and_players/

Links for Referees:
Spring 2017 GAASA referee class instruction
: gaasa referee class instruction sheet.doc

Links for Scholarship Opportunities:
The Rootstown Soccer Club will offer 2 scholarships for graduating seniors which will award $500 to each winner.  The Rootstown Soccer Club Scholarship is being offered to qualifying Rootstown High School seniors, and the Farkash Friends and Family Soccer Scholarship is being offered to qualifying seniors who do not necessarily have to be graduating from Rootstown High school.  Information about applying for the 2 scholarships can be found through these links: rootstown soccer club scholarship 2017.docx and friends family soccer scholarship 2017.docx 
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