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 hopes that it is a better resource for each and every coaches no matter which season or sport. 

Upcoming season needing coaches - Fall 2019: 

  • 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 Flag Football Leagues
    • Micro League (5-6 years old)
    • Mite League (7-8 years old)
    • Pee Wee League (9-10 years old)
    • Major League (11-12 years old)
      Ages as of April 1, 2019 (league age control date) 

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. 
  • Wednesday, August 14 at 6:15 p.m. 
  • Wednesday, August 21 at 6:15 p.m.

Youth Soccer Rule Clinics

New to soccer? We are hosting a Youth Soccer Rules Clinic to help individuals learn about the game of soccer. All youth athletic leagues coordinated through Oconee County Parks and Recreation are volunteer coach based and all teams will need at minimum one volunteer head coach.

Clinics will be held at Oconee Veterans Park Community Center on: 

    • Thursday, August 1 at 6:15 p.m.
    • Wednesday, August 7 at 6:15 p.m.

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

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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