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Access the RISK MANAGEMENT SYSTEM HERE
Referees must use the disclosure provided on www.ohnrefs.org
Appeal hearings are held on a Tuesday or Thursday from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm. Hearings are held on a first come, first serve basis. You must verify with Deanna Leonard that you will be attending a hearing prior to the hearing.
When do I have to fill it out?
We require all (Coaches, Referees, Managers and Board Members) to fill out a new Risk Management application after June 1 annually. All applications completed after June 1 will not expire until June 30 of the following seasonal year. For example: an application filled out on June 3, 2014 will not expire until June 30, 2015.
How much does it cost?
There is a $5 annual fee. Some leagues will reimburse the $5 charge for their coaches, so please check with your league prior to applying.
What criteria is used for disqualification?
Risk Management Guidelines (Criteria for Disqualification)
Ohio North has adopted criteria for disqualification for anyone serving as a team official, volunteer, or board member as well as the Ohio North Risk Management Policy.
What if I would like to appeal Ohio North’s decision to disqualify me?
If you would like to appeal Ohio North’s disqualification, you must submit a handwritten appeal letter to Ohio North no later than 10 days after receiving your disqualification letter along with the $50 appeal deposit. You can reach out to DeAnna Leonard at email@example.com to set up an appeal hearing.
What if I was disqualified because of an offense that was listed and I want to appeal Ohio North’s decision?
In the case that an applicant was disqualified based on a criminal offense in the Risk management Guidelines criteria, the subject may request an appeal to decision however, if the appeal panel should reinstate the applicant, a letter must go to every player’s parent from the coaches’ team informing them that said coach was found guilty of one or more of the following crimes found in the disqualification criteria. All parents must sign and return the letter stating that they allow the coach to continue coaching their child. All signed letters must be sent to Ohio North.
Please also visit our SAFETY CHECKLIST WEBPAGE for additional safety and risk management resources.
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