Leagues are based on your child's grade in the current school year. Changes in league preference will not be made after March 30th.
For the safety of our children, safety background checks will be done on all volunteer coaches. Volunteer application forms must be filed with your village before your first practice.
Leagues are based on current grade in school.
Your child's age CANNOT be 6 after August 1st or 13 before August 1st AND if your child's age is 7 OR 9 (prior to August 1st) and his/her birthday is between August 1st and Oct. 20, your child can stay w/ the 6-7 year OR the 8-9 year.
If your child's age is 13 or 14, please sign up and determine if we have enough players to field four teams. If not enough players participate your entry fee will be refunded.
ALL COACHES WILL be req'd to fill out a background check form & fill out and complete the online concussion test before you can coach. ALL forms need to be completed by July 25, 2013. That form can be downloaded here.
By checking the box below, you and your player have read and agree to the HSYSA Terms & Conditions.
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By checking the box below, you and your player have read and reviewed the HSYSA Concussion Information & Agreement Statement.
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I understand participation in Howard Youth Sports Association programs involve an element of risk or danger for all participants and may cause serious injury, death or property loss. I agree to assume these risks for my family and release the Village of Howard &/or the Village of Suamico, its employees and other participants from any liability for injuries and damages sustained while participating in these programs. I understand a physician's approval is encouraged prior to participation. I also hereby give my permission for emergency medical treatment should the need arise.
Reformatted from the Center for Disease Control's "Heads Up Concussion in Youth Sports Program"
A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury that changes the way the brain normally works. A concussion is caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or body that causes the head and the brain to move rapidly back and forth. Even a "ding", "getting your bell rung", or what seems to be a mild bump or blow to the head can be serious.
Signs and symptoms of concussion can show up right after the injury or may not appear or be noticed until days or weeks after the injury. If an athlete reports one or more symptoms of concussion listed to the right after a bump, blow or jolt to the head or body, s/he must be kept out of play the day of the injury and until a health care professional, experienced in evaluating for concussion, says s/he is symptom free and it’s OK to return to play.
In rare cases, a dangerous blood clot may form on the brain in a person with a concussion and crowd the brain against the skull. An athlete should receive immediate medical attention if after a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or body s/he exhibits any of the following danger signs.
If an athlete has a concussion, his/her brain needs time to heal. While an athlete’s brain is still healing s/he is much more likely to have another concussion. Repeat concussions can increase the time it takes to recover. In rare cases, repeat concussions in young athletes can result in brain swelling or permanent damage to their brain. They can even be fatal.
If you suspect that an athlete has a concussion, remove the athlete from play and seek medical attention. Do not try to judge the severity of the injury yourself. Keep the athlete out of play the day of the injury and until a health care professional, experienced in evaluating for concussion, says s/he is symptom-free and it’s OK to return to play.
Rest is key to helping an athlete recover from a concussion. Exercising or activities that involve a lot of concentration, such as studying, working on the computer, or playing video games, may cause concussion symptoms to reappear or get worse. After a concussion, returning to sports and school is a gradual process that should be carefully managed and monitored by a healthcare professional.