The Indian Hill Recreational Soccer program is a community based, volunteer run SAY soccer program open to children who live in the Indian Hill School District.

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Soccer Registration is OPEN- AGE CHANGES COMING!!!!
by posted 06/21/2017

Indian Hill Recreational Fall 2017 Soccer Registration is now open.  Registration will be open through July 16, 2017.  Registrations after that date will be added to the waitlist and be placed on a team only as space is available.

Please review the Fall Programs as we have had a few changes.  First, Cincinnati Hills SAY Soccer (CHSS), our league, has adopted the new Gold Age Matrix as mandated by SAY National in line with the USSF standards. These age groups, 8U, 10U etc., are composed of kids born within a birth year rather than the past age of August 1 we relied on.  Therefore, if your child was born January – July of an odd birth year (2009, 2007, etc) they will be playing a different field size than they played in Spring.   This change is happening across the league so the competitiveness of all age groups will be preserved.

Next, due to these new age groups and the age at which children will now be eligible for the SAY League we are adding the First Grade League.  This will be a developmental league for First Graders in which they will meet a trainer once per week and games once per week.   This league will work on building strong fundamentals and play the 8U fields following the 8U rules in preparation for entering the 8U league.    Please note that some first graders will be eligible for both the 8U and the First Grade League, parents can choose which is best for their child.

The Kindergarten League, formerly Instructional, will be run similar to the past however we will have teams practice with Challenger Trainers each week.   Also the division is being defined by the school year instead of by age.

Introductory Soccer will remain unchanged.

Our goal with this new format is to continue to focus on teaching the fundamentals of the game and for the kids to have fun.   There are a lot of changes happening this season.  The biggest change in the recreational level was not an option.  While this season it will certainly be a bit confusing, we appreciate your patience and welcome your questions and communication.

Looking forward to a great fall season!

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Concussion Legislation & what it means to IHRC Soccer
by posted 05/28/2014

In various parts of the country, states are introducing laws regarding concussion and youth sports; Ohio passed its concussion bill on December 20th, 2012.  The bill defines the responsibility of players, parents, coaches, referees and league officials when a player is believed to be exhibiting the signs, symptoms or behavior of a person who may have sustained a concussion.
A concussion is a brain injury and all brain injuries are SERIOUS. A concussion may be caused by a bump, blow, jolt to the head, face, neck or elsewhere on the body with an impulsive force transmitted to the head. The injury can range from mild to severe and disrupt the way the brain normally works. Although many concussions are mild, concussions of any type are serious and can result in severe complications if not managed properly. This can include prolonged brain damage and even death.
Laws such as the one passed in Ohio, contain four main provisions, these are as follows.
  • SAY Soccer Districts and Areas are responsible and must make available to every player and their parents an informational sheet, that has been developed by their State Department of Health. This informational sheet is available to you on your player's team website from the Documents option of the team menu.  Please take the time to review it. You can also locate the informational sheet here:
  • SAY Soccer will provide an informational page on their website of recommendations for all coaches and referees advising them of their individual responsibilities. This has been communicated to IHRC coaches and referees.
  • Many states are now asking that all coaches and referees to take an online training certification before they are allowed to work with youth soccer players. IHRC has asked its coaches and referees to become certified prior to coaching this spring 2014 season.
The final part of the law involves the removal of the player and the return to play. Key points in this are as follows:
  • Coaches, referees, or officials must remove from play an athlete exhibiting the signs and symptoms of a concussionduring practice or a game.
  • The athlete cannot return to play on the same day that he she is removed after exhibiting signs of a concussion.
  • The athlete is not permitted to return to play until he/she has been assessed by a physician or licensed health care provider approved by the Youth sports organization and received written clearance.
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