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, August 9 at 6 p.m. at OVP
  • Wednesday, August 16 at 6 p.m. at OVP

5. Volunteer Coach Clinic (Required): 

  • Soccer - Thursday, August 10 at OVP (U6 & U10 at  6 p.m.; U8 & U12-U15 at 7:15 p.m.)
  • Flag Football - Thursday, August 10 in OVP Community Center (Micro and Mite 6 p.m.; Pee Wee, Major, and Senior at 7:15 p.m.)

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 - Fall 2023: 

Athletic Program Coordinators

Tackle Football & CheerleadingAndrew Bishop
Email Andrew
Youth Flag FootballJake Thornton
Email Jake
U6 - U8 Youth SoccerMcKenzie Maddux
Email McKenzie
U10 - U15 Youth SoccerPayton Massey
Email Payton

OCPRD by the Numbers (2022)
 Youth Flag Football452 players 49 volunteer head coaches 
 Youth Tackle Football351 Players 13 volunteer head coaches 
 Youth Cheerleading175 Players11 volunteer head coaches 
 Youth Soccer (Fall & Spring)
2,397 players 261 volunteer head coaches 
 Youth Basketball724 players92 volunteer head coaches
Totals 4, 099 players426 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