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 - Winter 2019-2020: 

Youth Basketball Leagues

  • Mite Boys and Girls Leagues (7-8 years old) 
  • Pee Wee Boys and Girls Leagues (9-10 years old)
  • Minor Boys League (11 years old)
  • Major Boys League (12 years old)
  • Major Girls League (11-13 years old)
  • Senior Boys League (13-14 years old)

Youth Basketball Coach Commitment, Mite - Pee Wee Leagues:

  • Two - One hour activities per week
  • Eight game regular season
  • No post-season
  • Post-season jamboree (Pee Wee only)

Youth Basketball Coach Commitment, Minor - Senior Leagues:

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

  • Thursday, November 7 at 6:15 p.m. at OVP
  • Wednesday, November 13 at 6:15 p.m. at OVP

Volunteer Coach Clinic (Required):

  • Thursday, November 21 at 6:15 p.m. at HCM

NYSCA (Attend One):

  • Thursday, November 7 at 6:15 p.m. at OVP
  • Wednesday, November 13 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 (Fall 2018 - Spring 2019)
 Youth Soccer (Spring 19)  1,189 players  152 volunteer head coaches
 Youth Flag Football 253 players  25 volunteer head coaches 
 Youth Tackle Football 259 Players  60 volunteer coaches 
 Youth Basketball 716 players  116 volunteer coaches 
 Youth Soccer (Fall 18)  841 players  90 volunteer head coaches
Totals   3,195 players  441 volunteer coaches

Volunteer Coach

2019 OCPRD Volunteer Coach Sponsor



Volunteer Coach Criteria

Youth League Rules & Timelines

National Standards for Youth Sports

NAYS Stacked Logo (2017)

CDC: Head's Up Concussion Training