Coaches, information for upcoming tournaments are starting to come in. Please check the link below for the latest tournament information. Please contact the school hosting the tournament with any questions.
High School Students Needed
Want to make some extra money? The Girls Western Athletic Conference (GWAC) is seeking high school students to learn to become basketball officials for teams in 3rd grade. Games are held on Saturdays and Sundays in the winter beginning February 11, 2017, and ending March 26, 2017. The GWAC will provide training. Dates, and location to be determined. This is an opportunity to give back to your faith community and make a little money. If you have any questions or would like to sign up, please contact Lou Nie at firstname.lastname@example.org - reference GWAC Referee on the subject line. Or text 513-260-2979 with best contact information including your name.
This is a reminder to all coaches and asst. coaches. You are required every three years to take the online course on concussions before you can coach in the GWAC. See information below.
Online Concussions Management Training: In Ohio, individuals are not allowed to serve as a coach or referee for a youth sports organization, whether volunteer or paid, without: successfully completing, every three years, a program that trains in recognizing the signs and symptoms of concussions and head injuries provided by the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) – OR – holding a Pupil Activity Permit (PAP) from the Ohio Department of Education.
There are three free online concussion training programs available that are recognized by the ODH. Two are offered by the National Alliance for Youth Sports and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Only one free approved course, however, has a tracking feature. The course offered by the National Federation of State HS Associations (NFHS) allows individuals and organizations to search for and track coaches who have completed the course. The search function allows for searches by date, name, state, city or school. Below is a direct link to that course:
National Federation of State HS Associations (NFHS) – Concussions in Sports: What You Need to Know
Click here for more information from the Ohio Department of Health
Each individual school is responsible for ensuring that their coaches have been certified in concussion training before registering them as coaches in the GWAC.
Sports are not just about the final score…
"Catholic Youth Athletics furthers the mission of the Catholic Church by providing sports experiences for youth that are firmly rooted in the Catholic faith tradition, based on the goals of Catholic youth ministry, and aligned with the evangelizing mission of the Catholic Church."
- Archdiocese of Cincinnati Charter on Catholic Youth Athletics Mission Statement