Coaches

First, Thank You for Coaching!

Without you, the league couldn’t function. Volunteer coaches play an important part of our kids’ social development. Thank you for giving us your time! Below you will find info on certifications necessary for OVSL coaches and Coach information PDFs for each age group.

Needed Certifications

Below is a list of necessary items for all OVSL head and assistant coaches to complete. Email certificates of completion to ohiovalleysoccer@gmail.com.

  1. Concussion Education: CDC Heads Up Training Course, www.cdc.gov/headsup/youthsports/training/index.html
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    This “course” from the CDC will require you to create an account, watch a video and answer simple questions to confirm your understanding of the material presented. Please print or email your certificate to your OVSL Age Coordinator upon completion.  
  2. Lynsay’s Law, Cardiac Arrest Education
    a. Watch video: youtu.be/h3teQ3e_hoQ
    b. Read PDF: Ohio.gov

Helpful Tools and Resources

Below are some links to free tools we recommend to help you out this season.

GroupMe: free group messaging app

SubTime: free app for tracking player minutes and simple stats

Mojo: free app with practice plans and guides

IFAB: free app for the official “Laws of the Game”

Mojo YouTube: free collection of practice drill videos

SoccerXpert: free expansive collection of practice drill diagrams


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