Welcome to the OCPRD Coach Corner! 

Coach Corner sponsored by Chick-fil-A Epps Bridge

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 coach no matter which season or sport. 

Upcoming season - Spring 2023: 


Youth Soccer Leagues

  • U6 (4-5 years old)
  • U8 (6-7years old)
  • U10 (8-9 years old)
  • U12 (10-11 years old)
  • U15 (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, February 22 at 6 p.m. at OVP
  • Wednesday, March 8 at 6 p.m. at OVP

5. Volunteer Coach Clinic (Required): 

  • Thursday, March 2 at OVP (U6 & U10 at  6 p.m.; U8 & U12-U15 at 7:15 p.m.)

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 (2022)
 Youth Flag Football373 players 39 volunteer head coaches 
 Youth Tackle Football255 Players 9 volunteer head coaches 
 Youth Cheerleading129 Players10 volunteer head coaches 
 Youth Soccer (Fall & Spring)
2,312 players 256 volunteer head coaches 
 Youth Basketball724 players92 volunteer head coaches
Totals 3, 793 players406 volunteer head coaches

 

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2023 OCPRD Volunteer Coach Sponsor

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Resources

National Standards for Youth Sports

NAYS Stacked Logo (2017)

CDC: Head's Up Concussion Training

CDC HEADS UP