COACH CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

The Oakville Soccer Club is pleased to announce the launch of the Club's brand new Coach Certification Program!

Created by OSC for Youth House League Coaches, OSC's Coach Certification Program is intended to educate volunteers 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 free of 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 the experience of the players.

OSC's Coach Certification is made up of several online modules. Each module takes less than 10 minutes to complete and can be done quickly and easily on a 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, you'll have the opportunity to download and print your certificate.

Module One - The Expectations of an OSC Coach - Now Available!
This module outlines the expected behaviours of a volunteer coach to ensure a positive soccer experience for players.
All U4-U18 Youth House League Coaches are required to complete Module One - The Expectations of an OSC Coach.
This is the only module required for Volunteer Coaches in the U4 & U5 Active Start Program and the U6 FUNdamentals program.
Click here to view the video for Module One - The Expectations of an OSC Coach
All individuals that register to become an OSC Volunteer House League Coach will receive information regarding how to complete the certification from the Club. 
Click here to sign up to become a Volunteer House League Coach!

Module Two - The 5 v 5 Game - Ages U7 & U8 - Now Available!
This module outlines some specifics of the 5 v 5 game for the U7 and U8 FUNdamentals programs.
Volunteer Coaches participating within these age groups are required to take this module, and all coaches are welcome to complete this certification if they so choose.
Click here to view the video for Module Two - The 5v5 Game.

Module Three - The 7 v 7 Game - Ages U9 & U10 - Now Available!
This module outlines the specifics of the 7 v 7 game for the U9 & U10 Learn to Train programs.
Volunteer Coaches participating within these age groups are required to take this module, and all coaches are welcome to complete this certification if they so choose.
Click here to watch the video for Module Three - The 7v7 Game.

Module Four - The 9 v 9 Game - Ages U11 & U12 - Now Available!
This module outlines the specifics of the 9 v 9 game for the U11 & U12 Learn to Train programs.
Volunteer Coaches participating within these age groups are required to take this module, and all coaches are welcome to complete this certification if they so choose.
Click here to view the video for Module Four - The 9v9 Game. 

Module Five - The 11 v 11 Game - Ages U13 - U18 - Now Available!
This module outlines the specifics of the 11 v 11 game for the U13 - U18 Soccer For Life programs.
Volunteer Coaches participating within these age groups are required to take this module, and all coaches are welcome to complete this certification if they so choose.
Click here to view the video for Module Five - The 11v11 Game. 

Once you have signed up to become a House League Coach, you will receive information about how to complete the Coach Certification Program.

For more information about becoming a House League Coach and to sign up today, please click here.

If you have any questions about becoming a House League Coach and/or about OSC's Coach Certification Program, please contact Leah Sherrett, Youth House League Coordinator at lsherrett@oakvillesoccer.ca or by phone at 905-849-4436 ext. 4439.