Welcome to the OCPRD Coach Corner! 


OCPRD relies on the commitment of hundreds of volunteers to successfully run our youth athletic programs season to season. From the soccer field to the basketball court, you can make a difference in the Oconee community. We created this page for you, the volunteer coach, in hope​s that it is a better resource for each and every coach no matter which season or sport. 


Upcoming season - Spring 2020: 

Youth Soccer Leagues

  • Under 6 Boys and Girls Leagues (4-5 years old) 
  • Under 8 Boys and Girls Leagues (6-7 years old)
  • Under 10 Boys and Girls Leagues (8-9 years old)
  • Under 12 Boys and Girls Leagues (10-11 years old)
  • Under 15 Boys and Girls Leagues (12-14 years old)

Youth Soccer Coach Commitment, U6 - U8 Leagues:

  • Two - One hour activities per week
  • Serve as referee during games
  • Eight game regular season
  • No post-season

Youth Soccer Coach Commitment, U10-U15 Leagues:

  • Practice length depends on age group
  • Certified referees for games
  • Eight game regular season
  • Post-season jamboree OR tournament


Coaching Requirements - All volunteer youth athletic coaches must complete the following: 


1. Complete a Volunteer Coaches Application online through Community Pass:
Form Link: Community Pass

2. Complete and pass online criminal history background check:
Form Link: Oconee County P&R Background Screening Form
Volunteer Eligibility Criteria

3. Complete free online concussion training:
Course Link: CDC Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports

4. Complete the NYSCA Training (Attend One): 

  • Wednesday, March 4 at 6:00 p.m. at OVP
  • Wednesday, March 11 at 6:00 p.m. at OVP

Volunteer Coach Clinic (Required):

  • Thursday, March 5 at 6:15 p.m. at HCM

Youth Soccer Rules Clinics (Attend One):

  • Wednesday, February 19 at 6:15 p.m. at OVP
  • Thursday, February 27 at 6:15 p.m. at OVP


Child Abuse - Mandatory Reporting and Concussions – Return to Play Act

For additional information on these OCPRD policies, please click below. If you have questions regarding these policies, please contact the Recreation Manager or Deputy Director.  

Child Abuse - Mandatory Reporting

Concussions – Return to Play Act



OCPRD by the Numbers (2019)
 Youth Soccer (Spring) 1,189 players 152 volunteer head coaches
 Youth Flag Football 291 players  31 volunteer head coaches 
 Youth Tackle Football 205 Players  8 volunteer head coaches 
 Youth Cheerleading
97 Players
7 volunteer head coaches
 Youth Basketball 678 players  86 volunteer head coaches 
 Youth Soccer (Fall) 964 players 105 volunteer head coaches
Totals  2,234 players 338 volunteer head coaches

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2020 OCPRD Volunteer Coach Sponsor

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Resources

Volunteer Coach Criteria

Youth League Rules & Timelines

National Standards for Youth Sports

NAYS Stacked Logo (2017)

CDC: Head's Up Concussion Training

CDC HEADS UP