The official online e-Newsletter of Ohio North Youth Soccer Association
Volume 2 Issue 2  2/1/2013

Refereeing Boys and Girls
Oxymoron: Organized Street Soccer? Maybe...
National League adds automatic Regional League qualification
Boys vs Girls (Part 4)
JOB POSTING: OYSAN Executive Director
Chris Wondolowski: The Making of a Star
Milan Players Abandon Friendly After Racist Chants
Qatar Would Consider Winter World Cup in 2022
Ogle Invited to U18 National camp
US Youth Soccer Bounce
OYSAN Players Prominent at ODP Girls National Camp
US Soccer Summer National Schools
U.S. Soccer Symopia Series
NOSO Awarded US Soccer Foundation Grant
Edison HS seeks coach
USA vs Belgium in Cleveland?
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OYSAN Workshop, Awards Luncheon & Coaching Clinics

Saturday, February 9th, is the OYSAN Workshop, Awards Luncheon & Coaching Clinics.
This is event will be jammed packed full of information and guest speakers, across the board!
Guest speakers include Pat & Dan Pullen from Pullen Insurance, Jim Robson, the USYS Region II TOPSoccer Chariman, Vernon Croft, the Women's soccer Head Coach, and many more!

The workshop and coaching sessions are competely FREE to our members and parents. For more information, click here. 
Please RSVP for the workshops and coaching clinics by Friday since we predict it will be a largely attended event!


To help make the "play or not play" decision easier, last month, the State of Ohio passed a bill aimed at keeping athletes safer to hopefully prevent serious injuries. House Bill 143 requires that youth athletes who exhibits concussion symptoms immediately be pulled from a game. That player then can't return until receiving a "Return to Play" note from a doctor. In addition, the bill requires that steps be taken to educate parents, youth coaches and referees about symptoms and treatment.

Training programs posted online by the Ohio Department of Heath, must be taken every 3 years by coaches and referees. More information on these classes and deadline for these classes will be posted when they become available.

Bill 143:

At our February 9th OYSAN Workshop and Awards banquet, we will have a representative from University Hospitals, who worked closely in lobbying for this Bill, talking about Concussions and can answer any of your questions about what you will need to do in the near future once it becomes active. Remember to RSVP to this event at as we predict, this being a heavily attended session.

Executive Director Resigns
OYSAN is sad to announce the departure of Ms. Pam Menick as Executive Director. Pam had previously served Ohio North as the state registrar and had been with the organization since 1996. In announcing the resignation, OYSAN President Paul Emhoff praised Ms. Menick’s loyalty and dedication and noted that Ohio North had lost a significant part of its history. He added, “We thank Pam for her contribution to our organization and wish her well as she moves into a new phase of her life.”

A national search for Ms. Menick’s successor is underway. The job posting is found with the side articles.

Congratulations to the following TEN OYSAN Girls who were named to the Region II team to attend ODP National Camp. 
1997's.. Caroline Dreher (Westlake, Ohio Premier) and Olivia Sency (Medina, Ambassadors); 1998's... Sarah L'Hommedieu (Hudson, Everest), Josie Fowler (Perrysburg, Perrysburg Impact), Celia Oatis (Maumee, GTFC) and Alexandra Wright (Hudson, Ambassadors); 1999's... Reagan Clark (Oregon, Pacesetter), Kimberly Ito (Hudson, Cleveland FC), Sophia Rossi (Akron, Clevekland FC) and Hannah Arison (Medina, Excalibur)   
Ogle named to U-18 WN Camp Roster
Congatulations to Emily Ogle (Strongsville, Internationals) who was named to the U18 WNT roster for a February training camp at the Home Depot Center. 

OYSAN-Sanctioned tournaments!

Please visit for more tournament sanctioning information contact
Caitlin Sutter at 330-659-0989 ext. 224 or

About Ohio North Youth Soccer Association – Ohio North Youth Soccer Association is the official representative of US Youth Soccer and the United States Soccer Federation in northern Ohio. Affiliates of Ohio North Youth Soccer Assoc. provide more than 55,000 youngsters in northern Ohio with the opportunity to play soccer, making Ohio North, one of Ohio's largest youth sport organizations. For more information about Ohio North, go to

About US Youth Soccer - US Youth Soccer-The Game for ALL Kids!® is the largest member of the United States Soccer Federation, the governing body of soccer in the United States. US Youth Soccer registers more than 3.2 million players annually, ages 5 to 19, in 55 member state associations. US Youth Soccer programs provide a fun, safe and healthy environment for players at every level of the game.

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