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 2021: 

Youth Soccer Leagues

  • U6 Boys and Girls Leagues (4-5 years old) 
  • U8 Boys and Girls Leagues (6-7 years old)
  • U10 Boys and Girls League (8-9 years old)
  • U12 Boys and Girls League (10-11 years old)
  • U15 Boys and Girls League (12-14 years old)

Youth Soccer Coach Commitment, U6 and U8 Leagues:

  • Two - One hour activities per week
  • Serve as referees 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. Register as a Volunteer Coach online through Community Pass:
Form Link: Community Pass

2. Complete and pass an online background screening:
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 3 at 6:00 p.m. at OVP
  • Wednesday, March 10 at 6:00 p.m. at OVP

Volunteer Soccer Coach Clinic (Required):

  • Thursday, March 4 at 6:00 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

Coach Corner 1

2021 OCPRD Volunteer Coach Sponsor



Volunteer Coach Criteria

Youth Leagues Coaching Manuals

National Standards for Youth Sports

NAYS Stacked Logo (2017)

CDC: Head's Up Concussion Training