Becoming a Volunteer House League Coach

Have You Considered Coaching Youth House League Soccer?

OSC House League coaches are all volunteers. As a volunteer at OSC, you are provided with a coach’s tool kit that will ensure that you, along with your team, have a soccer season that is both fun and enjoyable! Coaches must fill out a volunteer application form and are highly encouraged to attend the Coach Education Workshops that OSC hosts. Coaches must be 15 years of age or older. Any coach under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian at all times (the guardian’s information must be listed on the application form). A current Vulnerable Sector Screening is required for coaches who are 18 years of age or older. The Screening is valid for two years. 

A Coach's child will automatically be placed on their team and the coach will also receive oneadditional player request. If the coach has an assistant coach, their child will count as the coach's additional player request.

No formal soccer or coaching experience is necessary to volunteer in the House League Program. 

Click here to fill out the Volunteer Coach Application Form


Benefits of Coaching Youth Soccer at OSC
1. $50.00 credit towards future registration (must coach a team during 2018 Fall and 2019 Winter to receieve credit)
2. Coach Education Workshops
3. Personal development & networking opportunities
4. Session Plans & Technical Support
5. Giving back to the community
6. A positive soccer experience

2018/2019 Fall/Winter Indoor House League Coach Season Timeline

Before Season Begins

1. Attend Coaches Kick Off: Coaches receive roster, uniforms & equipment.
2. Attend Convenor meet and greet (if applicable).
3. Send a communication to your team introducing yourself, which will include the team's name, the schedule, time/location of a pre-season meeting, etc. (email template provided by OSC).
4. Plan and attend pre-season meeting with players to hand out uniforms, player handbook, marketing materials and speak about season ahead.

Season Begins

1. Communication with your team regarding days of play, field location and other important information.
2. Attend all games scheduled by OSC for the Soccer Season.
          - Helpful tip: Ask all the parents on your team if anyone wants to be an assistant coach if you do not have one already. 
3. Pass along information to your team that is sent to you by OSC throughout the season.

After Season

1. Ensure that each player on your roster receives the OSC ball provided for them at Coaches’ Kick-Off.
2. Complete player evaluations for your players. Once completed, return/send these evaluations to OSC.
3. Sign up to coach again!

In each age group, a volunteer coach’s role may vary, however the most important aspect in all age groups is to have fun!

Please take a look at the charts below to see the specific coaching requirements in each age group:

U4 - U6 House League Age Group (one game per week)
OSC Provides Volunteer Coach Expectations
1. Step by step instructions from start to finish 1. Attend Coaches Kick Off at start of season
2. OSC Facilitator/ Game Leader on field providing/running activities 2. Commitment to attend games/practices
3. Coach Education Workshops 3. Attend Coach Education Workshops to develop
4. $50.00 credit towards future registration 
(must coach a team during 2018 Fall and 2019
Winter to receieve credit)
4. Be a positive role model
5. Curriculum, email templates & support 5. Communicate with parents

  

U7 - U8 House League Age Group (one game per week)
OSC Provides Volunteer Coach Excpectations
1. Step by step instructions from start to finish 1. Attend Coaches Kick Off at start of season
2. Game Leader at field controlling the game 2. Commitment to attend games/practices
3. Coach Education Workshops 3. Attend Coach Education Workshops to develop
4.$50.00 credit towards future registration 
(must coach a team during 2018 Fall and 2019
Winter to receieve credit)
4. Be a positive role model
5. Curriculum, email templates & support 5. Communicate with parents

 

U9 - U12 House League Age Group (one game per week)
OSC Provides Volunteer Coach Excpectations
1. Step by step instructions from start to finish 1. Attend Coaches Kick Off at start of season
2. Match Officials 2. Commitment to attend games/practices
3. Coach Education Workshops 3. Attend Coach Education Workshops to develop
4. $50.00 credit towards future registration 
(must coach a team during 2018 Fall and 2019
Winter to receieve credit)
4. Be a positive role model
5. Curriculum, email templates & support 5. Communicate with parents

 

U13 - U18 House League Age Group (one game per week)
OSC Provides Volunteer Coach Excpectations
1. Step by step instructions from start to finish 1. Attend Coaches Kick Off at start of season
2. Match Officials 2. Commitment to attend games/practices
3. Coach Education Workshops 3. Attend Coach Education Workshops to develop
4. $50.00 credit towards future registration 
(must coach a team during 2018 Fall and 2019
Winter to receieve credit)
4. Be a positive role model
5.  Curriculum, email templates & support 5. Communicate with parents

 

Click here to fill out the Volunteer Coach Application Form