IN 2017, OHIO PASSED A NEW LAW CALLED LINDSAY'S LAW.
IT WAS PASSED TO MAKE SURE THAT PARENTS, PLAYERS, COACHES AND OFFICIALS ARE AWARE OF THE SIGNS OF SUDDEN CARDIAC ARREST AND WHAT TO DO.
OHIO LAW REQUIRES ALL PARENTS, PLAYERS, OFFICIALS AND ANYONE INVOLVED IN A YOUTH SPORTS ORGANIZATION TO TAKE THE ONLINE TRAINING, ANSWERS THE QUESTIONS AND SIGN THE FORM THAT STATES YOU HAVE DONE THESE THINGS.
THESE FORMS ARE THEN TO BE TURNED INTO YOUR AGE GROUP DIRECTOR AS A TEAM.
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:
ALL YOUTH SPORTS COACHES AND OFFICIALS MUST TAKE THE ONLINE COURSE, TAKE THE QUIZ AND PRINT OFF OR SAVE THE CONCUSSION CERTIFICATE TO SHOW YOU ARE COMPLIANT WITH THE LAW.
THE CONCUSSION TRAINING IS VALID FOR 3 YEARS AS OF 2018. THERE HAS BEEN RUMORS THAT THIS WILL CHANGE TO A YEARLY REQUIREMENT.
IN 2019, COYBL WILL REQUIRE YOU SUBMIT YOUR CERTIFICATE TO THE LEAGUE TO SHOW PROOF YOU ARE IN COMPLIANCE.
OHIO CONCUSSION LAW
BY OHIO LAW, ALL COACHES MUST TAKE AND PASS THE OHIO CONCUSSION LAW EVERY 3 YEARS. CLICK ON THE LOGO TO GO TO THE TEST SITE
FAILURE TO TAKE THIS TEST WILL RESULT IN YOU BE LIABLE FOR ANY LAWSUITS REGARDING THIS LAW
THIS LINK WILL TAKE YOU TO THE FREE TRAINING COURSE FOR CONCUSSIONS FOR COACHES - IT IS GOOD FOR 3 YEARS AND THEN MUST BE RENEWED
We no longer have an umpire registration on this site.
We have a list of OHSAA umpires that we send to the coaches to use now.
If you wish to post your availability or check to see if coaches are looking for umpires, go to the link below. You will have to login to view this page.
USA bat rules will not be mandatory for COYBL games in 2018 or 2019 and we will follow the same USSSA bat rules from 2017.
This is done to lessen the financial impact on families.
Please note that USSSA Baseball Tournaments and Nations Baseball Tournament Associations have decided not to follow the new USA bat rules for 2018 as well.
2019 is still not decided on the National tournament level for our current affiliations.
If you have a new USA approved bat, you can use it in League play for COYBL.
COYBL will NOT be implementing this rule change to the bats. So if you are 14 years old or younger and you play on a travel ball team in COYBL, or are playing in a tournament governed by USSSA or Nations Baseball, you can continue to use the bats marked with the 1.15BPF stamp indefinitely. All current model Easton bats marked with the 1.15BPF stamp will be allowed in COYBL play extending beyond January 1, 2018.
You may have heard about a new USA Baseball Bat Standard (USABat) that will take effect January 1, 2018. As the #1 brand in youth baseball, we want to help answer any questions you may have about this new rule change.
Here's what you need to know:
For starters, the rule change does NOT go into effect until January 1, 2018, so all current youth baseball bats, which are marked with a 1.15BPF stamp, will continue to be legal in Little League®, Babe Ruth & Cal Ripken, PONY, Dixie and AABC through December 31st, 2017.
On January 1, 2018 USA Baseball will be implementing a rule change to the bats. If you are 14 years old or younger and play Little League®, Babe Ruth & Cal Ripken, PONY, Dixie or AABC, you will need to use a new bat marked with a new USA Baseball stamp: The bats currently on the market, which are marked with a 1.15BPF stamp, will no longer be legal for play in these leagues.
Contact Ares: M-F 8:30am -7:30pm 614-767-1950 to get uniform info
Use code “COYBL17” to get a league discount.
*note this discount cannot be combined with other discounted pricing or other offers
Welcome to COYBL.
We have the mental and physical well being of your children in mind when making policy and rules.
Thank you for trusting us with your child
League President and Founder