New Coach’s FAQ’s
The Owasso Soccer Club (OSC) board would like to thank you for volunteering to coach in the upcoming season. We will try to answer some of the questions that you have to help prepare you. Our goal is to help you become a successful coach and help your players learn the game of soccer. By coaching this team you agree to abide by the rules of USYS and Owasso Soccer Club and you agree to live by the coach’s code of conduct.
If you have further questions or ideas to add to this document you may contact our Director of Coaching, Jody Graham at [email protected].
Timeline of Events:
It is crucial you have an up-to-date coach registration, background check, SafeSport and Heads Up training. For helpful hints on submitting your background check, click here.
(After Coaches Meeting)
Within 3 days of Soccer Meeting call parents on your team to introduce yourself.
Decide on what days and time your team will practice. Either set a day that is best for you if you have a busy schedule or give the team a couple of options and let the majority vote decide on the days of the week to practice.
Have the team decide on a team name/color/logo and get uniform sizes.Place the order that night or the next day). All teams are responsible for their own uniforms. OSC recommends t-shirts and black shorts for U5 and U6.
Request another parent on the team to be an assistant coach and team manager
Determine if someone on your team has soccer experience and can help with practice and games. If you cannot attend a game or practice, it doesn’t have to be cancelled if you have an assistant to take over that day for you. Your assistant coach will need to register in GotSport and complete a background check or they will not be allowed to be on the sidelines with your or help out in your practices.
Pick a team manager. The team manager will be responsible for sending texts or emails to all parents regarding practice and game info.You will need to set the team manager in GotSport so that they will have access that they need to send out emails.
Encourage all correspondence go through the team manager so that it will leave you more time to plan practices and prepare for games.
Keep your medical releases with you at all times when you are with your team.
Express to parents your goals for the season. Also advise parents that OSC has a zero tolerance for sideline abuse and may be asked to leave the game if OSC or the referee deems the behavior is inappropriate.
Depending on the age group, decide who will be the snack parent each week. If parents don’t want to bring a snack they may purchase tickets at the concession stand for the team. Each ticket costs $2.00 and it will get the player a snack and a drink .It is also a great way to support the club since the profits go right back into improving our club.
Resources for Uniforms:
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- Scoreboard Sports locally in Owasso (Located on Main Street).
- AMP Designs, Owasso
- Team Sportswear, online
When putting logos and numbers on uniforms please do not put first names on jerseys for child safety purposes.
If the Owasso Soccer decides to close the complex for any reason the club will notify the coaches and parents several ways. It is ultimately the coach’s responsibility to make sure that the parents know.
The Website will be updated to reflect that the fields are closed.
The Owasso Soccer Club Facebook status will be updated reflecting that the fields are closed.
If you’re not notified that we are closed, it is understood that the complex is still open. The two biggest things that cause closing on short notice is lightning and field conditions.
Day before and day of games:
The day before the game and maybe the day of have the team manager send out a text to all the parents to dress their kids for the appropriate weather. If is often much colder and windier at the complex then at their house. Always bring extra layers of clothes, gloves, hats, etc. The text should also include the game time and what field and time your want the players to show up for warm-ups.
Lastly make sure you remind the players/parents to bring their cleats, shin guards and water bottle. We suggest sending these texts reminders before every game as parents will sometimes forget to bring these items or not notify you that they will not be at the game.
Printing Game cards:
For each game your will be required to have a game card that the referee (if you have one) and the opposing coach will need to sign. You should always bring a couple in cases the other coach forgets to bring one. The Home and Away coach are both required to turn the game cards into the green mailboxes for all closed league games. If you are playing in open league, you should turn your game card into where you are told.
For each game you will be required to have a game card that the referee (if you have one) and the opposing coach will need to sign. You should always bring a couple in cases the other coach forgets to bring one. The Home and Away coach are both required to turn the game cards into the green mailboxes for all closed league games. If you are playing in open league, you should turn your game card into where you were told (usually the number on the game card).
Log in using your email and password.
Click on the Team Management tab.
Click the Matches tab (to the left)
Once the Schedule publishes you will see the schedule listed.
Click the corresponding Game card button to the right of the match.
Print 2-3 copies.
Contacting opposing coaches:
Go to www.oscsoccer.com.
Under Schedules/Practice Info click your specific league.
Under your age group click on Full Schedule.
In upper right, Click on Team Contact Info. There you will find Coach’s name, phone number, and email address.
SCHEDULING PRACTICE DAY/TIME
Practice Field Requests should be sent to [email protected].
Team Name & “Practice Request” in Subject Line.
Ie: Firecracks Practice Request
The body of the email should also include team name, day(s) and time requested. A secondary option is also good to send.
Please understand, this is first come, first serve.
Get your requests in ASAP!
To view your practice schedule, go to www.oscsoccer.com
West Practice Field Map and Schedule
You will not receive an email unless your request was not approved. Check above to see if your request was approved. Do not resend your request without checking the location above first.