For Coaches
For Coaches

Ohio's Return-to-Play Law
All Chagrin Athletic Association coaches are required to complete training In Recognizing the Signs and Symptoms of a Concussion. 
Starting April 26th, 2013, individuals are not allowed to serve as a coach or referee for a youth sports organization, whether volunteer or paid, without: 
1) successfully completing, every three years, an online training program in recognizing the signs and 
symptoms of concussions and head injuries provided by the Ohio Department of Health

***Take the Online Concussion Training for Coaches & Umpires***

Additionally, beginning April 26th, 2013, Ohio law (ORC 3707.511) requires a youth sports organization to provide this sheet to the parent or guardian of an individual who wishes to practice for or compete in an athletic activity organized by the organization.

Ohio Department of Health Concussion Information Sheet For Youth Sports Organizations - 
Coaches please provide to the parents of your players!

Pull-out Teams
It is the goal of CAA to ensure that all Chagrin Falls school district residents participate in sports, which are sponsored by CAA, including Travel and Tournament teams. CAA has guidelines to ensure fairness in the selection of Travel, Rec and Tournament teams. Teams that are formed outside of CAA, otherwise known as “Pull-out Teams” are not serving the best interests of CAA nor those participants that remain within the association. It is therefore CAA’s policy to discourage “Pull-out Teams” from forming by enforcing the following rule:
“Any parent who organizes or participates in the organization of a “Pull-out Team” will be prohibited to coach any CAA sport for a period of 1 (one) year, whether it be a Travel, Tournament, or Recreation team. The only exception to this rule is if the child on the team was not selected for the equivalent CAA sponsored team, after trying out for the team. As an example, if CAA offers to sponsor a Travel team for a specific grade, and a separate team is formed as a non-sponsored CAA team, then any parent of a child on that team will be ineligible to coach a CAA sponsored team for 1 (one) year.”

CAA is a non-profit organization and is run by a group of dedicated residents. CAA is funded solely by registration fees and donations. It is the policy of CAA to only offer refunds to players during the first week of the given season.