COACH & TEAM STAFF INFORMATION
Please follow the three steps below if you are interested in coaching (or managing/training) with Ottawa City SC.
Step 1: Be aware of the mandatory certifications for team staff.
Use this table to determine the level of coaching of interest and which qualifications are required.
Step 2: Fill out a volunteer form.
Volunteers forms must be done so that (1) mandatory waivers are completed and (2) we have your vital statistics.
Coaches and staff will not be placed on team rosters (required to be on the bench) until this step has been completed.
Fill out your Volunteer Form from your OCSC account – left hand menu – ‘Volunteer Now’ – current season.
Recreational coaches – email Craig Kelly. You will be contacted prior to the session start.
Step 3: Complete any outstanding coach or team staff requirements once confirmed.
Use this table to review requirements that are detailed below.
COACH & TEAM STAFF REQUIREMENTS
The Club Registrar provides a list each season to teams of team team staff and their certifications completed/needed. Coaches and Team Staff are responsible for their own certifications and confirming their listing on this list is correct as certifications are checked by the District (and removal from the roster can be a consequence of non-certification).
POLICE RECORDS CHECK – LEVEL 3 VULNERABLE SECTOR
Club policy is that PRCs must be valid within 5 years of the end of the current season. A vulnerable sector PRC from another
sport or organization is acceptable.
NEW FEES – As of 1Jan2020, a fee of $20 will apply for all volunteers.
OCSC will reimburse team staff; please send receipt with current season OCSC team to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Ottawa Police Service – Online PRC Level 3 Application – approx 24-72 hour return time.
Ottawa Police Service – InPerson PRC Level 3 Application (bottom of the page)
- OCSC PRC Request Letter (required to waive a portion of the fee)
- Coaches under 18 do not need a PRC.
- A completed PRC must be provided to the Registrar to be placed on a roster.
- Send a completed copy of your PRC to email@example.com
All Team Staff (Coach, Assistant Coach, Manager, Assistant Manager, Trainer) must fill in a volunteer form. To do this:
- sign in to your PowerUp account (or add yourself to your family’s account if needed);
- click on the Volunteer Now tab in the left menu bar; and
- click on the Apply Now button next to the current soccer season.
NCCP / OS COURSES
Search and register for all NCCP coaching courses online at: Coach Centre
Our District: EODSA/Eastern Ontario District Soccer Association.
OCSC coaches – please take the OCSC hosted course at no charge to you (info on OCSC hosted courses above right). If you are unable to take the OCSC hosted course, take another course and see reimbursement policy (above right).
Scan the Registrar your completed certifications or your Locker transcript (showing your name!) for Club records.
Find your NCCP# and proof of current OS certifications in your Locker account:
COMPETITIVE COACH COURSES – L2T & S4L
Ontario Soccer info on: U13-18/Senior – Soccer4Life U8-12- Learn2Train
RECREATIONAL COACH COURSE – GAME LEADER
Game Leader – Go to CoachCentre.ca , register for an account and put in our Club code.
RESPECT IN SPORT FOR ACTIVITY LEADERS (RIS)
Ontario Soccer Info on Respect in Soccer
USE OUR CODE – the Club expects OCSC coaches will use our code; we will not reimburse coaches for RIS certification taken without the code. RIS code/instructions. For OCSC coaches only; please do not share this code.
Certification expires every 5 years. The Respect Group will send a reminder to coaches that their certification needs to be renewed – 1 month prior to expiry and day before.
Respect in Sport/Activity Leader from another sport through the Respect Group program qualifies.
MAKING ETHICAL DECISIONS (MED)
Ontario Soccer info on Making Ethical Decisions (bottom of the page)
Coaches are required to attend the mandatory MED workshop (remote on-line option is fine), which runs approximately 4 hours in length; the 20 minute post-course evaluation is required for reimbursement by the Club. This course will show up on coaches transcripts on NCCP’s “The Locker” (can can take up to 15 days to appear on a coach’s Locker transcript).
MED is a common/multi-sport course so transferable from one sport to another.
For proof of completion or Club reimbursement, provide Locker transcript showing completion of MED and evaluation and receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Making Head Way in Soccer is a free concussion awareness E-Leaning Module. It is multisport so Headway from another sport transfers to Headway in Soccer.
Requires an NCCP#. If you need an NCCP#, please register with The Locker, see How To.
Expect to spend 60-90 minutes completing a module. Each completed module will be recorded on your coaching transcript as professional development.