First Program of its Kind Among Amateur Clubs in Ontario

OAKVILLE, ON – The Oakville Soccer Club is pleased to announce the launch of the Club's new Coach Certification Program.

This Coach Certification Program, the first of its kind in Ontario, was created by OSC for Youth House League Coaches and is designed to educate participants about expectations from the Club, key formations and rules of the game for various age groups, and to provide coaches with the tools and knowledge they need to be successful in their role. This certification program is provided at no cost and is available to all registered volunteer coaches.

The Oakville Soccer Club is proud to work with over 700 House League Coaches annually and consistently strives to ensure that each and every one feels comfortable and supported by the Club. Along with the existing support mechanisms the Club currently has in place (Coach Education Workshops, Templates, Coach Mentorship, etc.), OSC's Coach Certification Program will help coaches to expand their knowledge through videos that highlight some of the most important aspects of the game and enhance the experience of the players.

OSC's Coach Certification is made up of several online modules. Once a coach has registered with OSC, they will receive information regarding accessing the certification modules from the Club. Each module takes less than 10 minutes to complete and can be done quickly and easily on a personal computer, phone or tablet. Each module features a short video (earphones or speakers are required) and is followed by a short quiz. Once the quiz is successfully completed, coaches will have the opportunity to download and print their certificate of achievement. Module One is now live and has now been distributed to current OSC coaches. Additional modules will be available in April. Please click here to view the Module One video - Expectations of an OSC Coach. Click here for more details about the Coach Certification Program. 

In developing the new program, Oakville Soccer Club Executive Director said, “I am very excited about the OSC’s new Coach Certification Program. One of our clear mandates is to ensure that our valued volunteers are given every opportunity to succeed and enjoy their experience. We believe that this program provides our coaches with the necessary tools to succeed and develop while providing a positive soccer experience for all.”