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Become a coach

How to become a coach

OFA is determined to find the most qualified coaches available to ensure the highest quality training environment for the youth in our community. OFA understands the importance of finding the right coaches to guide our young players.

Coaching any youth sports team is both a privilege and an honor. It requires a special individual who understands the game enough to teach players how to technically play the sport in order to be successful and effective. More importantly, coaching requires having the best interest of the players. Although winning is a primary objective, teaching players skills and technique as well as valuable life lessons such as sportsmanship and character are paramount.

OFA will provide the following

  1. Ongoing Weekly or Bi-Monthly Coaching Education Sessions
  2. Coaching Gear/Equipment
  3. Team Training Gear/Equipment
  4. Professional Administrative Support

Recreational Coaches:

  1. All coaches must register online prior to each season.
  2. Providing any certification/licensing that may be relevant.
  3. List any experience related to soccer and/or coaching of any kind.
  4. Show willingness to attending continuing soccer education classes/seminars provided by OFA.
  5. Complete and pass robust/comprehensive criminal background check. This may include random drug testing.
  6. Have reliable transportation & cell phone.

The Technical Director or Division Coordinator will select coaches prior to the beginning of each season. If you are registering during late registration, or as an assistant coach please contact your division coordinator as well for team placement.

Competitive Coaches:

  1. Submit coaching resume, vita and/or biography.
  2. Provide copies of coaching certifications/licensing.
  3. List playing experience history, from youth to professional (when applicable).
  4. Supply coaching references from previous club(s)/team(s). All references will be contacted prior to offer of coaching position.
  5. Furnish character references (not related to coaching). All references will be contacted prior to offer of coaching position.
  6. Prepare sample technical and tactical training session. Must be submitted prior to offer of coaching position.
  7. Conduct on-field technical and/or tactical practical training session. To be scheduled and completed prior to offering of coaching position.
  8. Engage in one on one interview with executive and/or technical-recreation director.
  9. Complete and pass robust/comprehensive criminal background check. This may include random drug testing.
  10. Have reliable transportation & cell phone w/data.

Coaching Education

The OYSA encourages all coaches to view the new US Soccer Digital Coaching Center (DCC). Through the DCC, coaches can take the 'F' License, create their coach profile, download the US Soccer Curriculum and build practice plans with access to a wonderful library of age-appropriate soccer activities.