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 - Fall 2022: 

Youth Soccer Leagues

  • U6 Boys and Girls (4-5 years old)
  • U8 Boys and Girls (6-7 years old)
  • U10 Boys and Girls (8-9 years old)
  • U12 Boys and Girls (10 - 11 years old)
  • U15 Boys and Girls (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. 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, August 10 at 6 p.m. at OVP
  • Wednesday, August 17 at 6 p.m. at OVP
5. Volunteer Soccer Coach Clinic (Required):

  • U6, U10 - Thursday, August 11 at 6 p.m. at OVP
  • U8, U12 - U15 - Thursday, August 11 at 7:15 p.m. at OVP
6. Youth Soccer Rules Clinic (Attend One):

  • Thursday, July 28 at 6 p.m. at OVP
  • Wednesday, August 3 at 6 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 (2021)
 Youth Flag Football 373 players  39 volunteer head coaches 
 Youth Tackle Football 255 Players  9 volunteer head coaches 
 Youth Cheerleading 129 Players 10 volunteer head coaches 
 Youth Soccer (Fall & Spring)
2,312 players  256 volunteer head coaches 
 Youth Basketball 697 players 86 volunteer head coaches
Totals  3, 766 players 400 volunteer head coaches


2022 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