Welcome to the OCPRD Coach Corner! 

Coach Corner sponsored by Chick-fil-A Epps Bridge

Volunteers enable OCPRD to provide high-quality youth athletic programs that the people of Oconee County have come to expect. You can make a difference in our community by volunteering your time on the field.

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, November 8 at 6 p.m. at OVP
  • Wednesday, November 15 at 6 p.m. at OVP

5. Volunteer Coach Clinic (Required): 

  • Mite & Pee Wee Basketball: Thursday, November 9 at 6 p.m. in HCM Gymnasium
  • Minor-Senior Basketball: Thursday, November 9 at 6 p.m. in OVP Gymnasium

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

Upcoming season - Winter 2023-2024: 

Athletic Program Coordinators

Mite & Pee Wee Youth BasketballPayton Massey
Email Payton
Minor-Senior Youth BasketballMcKenzie Maddux
Email McKenzie
High School Intramural & Adult BasketballJake Thornton
Email Jake
Start Smart BasketballAndrew Bishop
Email Andrew

OCPRD by the Numbers (2023)
 Youth Flag Football576 players 60 volunteer head coaches 
 Youth Tackle Football354 players 14 volunteer head coaches 
 Youth Cheerleading218 players12 volunteer head coaches 
 Youth Soccer (Spring & Fall)
2,451 players 264 volunteer head coaches 
 Youth Basketball ('22-'23)722 players92 volunteer head coaches
Totals 4,321 players442 volunteer head coaches


2023 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