Our Coaches are local parents and youth players who volunteer their time to help our players learn about teamwork and sportsmanship and most of all FUN!

It is not always easy to handle 8 to 18 players who just want to run and kick balls and have fun but… they sayCAO

To Coach House League all coaches must complete a “COACH CODE OF CONDUCT”, COACH REGISTRATION FORM,  Respect in Sport mandatory requirements. 

Certification is valid for five years and the RIS Activity Leader certification program is transferable and recognized across other sports.

Certification and training is conducted by a two hour online course and the course fee is $30. Click here for course access. The RIS course will be refunded by Club if the coach submits copy of certificate and receipt to Club Manager for 2019 Season. Police Screening Check must to handed in to Club Manager a letter from President can be obtained from Club Manager prior to submitting to OPP.

To Coach a Rep (travel) Team applications to coach need to be sent to Board of Directors before September each year via Club Manager.  All coaching staff must have the all Ontario Soccer Coaching Certifications required for age group wanting to coach, a yearly Police Screening Check must to handed in to Club Manager. A letter to submit to local OPP must be obtained from Club Manager and signed by Club President. Rep Coaches must hold 3 open Try Outs in Fall to be able to select their team.

Community Volunteer Hours can be obtained by coaching a LTPD team during Indoor or Outdoor season.

Concussion Code of Conduct for Coaches and Team Trainers – MANDATORY – ONTARIO LAW

 I can help prevent concussions through my:

  • Efforts to ensure that my athletes wear the proper equipment and wear it correctly.
  • Efforts to help my athletes develop their skills and strength so they can participate to the best of their abilities.
  • Respect for the rules of my sport or activity and efforts to ensure that my athletes do, too.
  • Commitment to fair play and respect for all (respecting other coaches, team trainers, officials and all participants and ensuring my athletes respect others and play fair). *

I will care for the health and safety of all participants by taking concussions seriously. I understand that:

  • A concussion is a brain injury that can have both short- and long-term effects.
  • A blow to the head, face, or neck, or a blow to the body may cause the brain to move around inside the skull and result in a concussion.
  • A person doesn’t need to lose consciousness to have had a concussion.
  • An athlete with a suspected concussion should stop participating in training, practice or competition immediately.
  • I have a commitment to concussion recognition and reporting, including self-reporting of possible concussion and reporting to a designated person when an individual suspects that another individual may have sustained a concussion. *
  • Continuing to participate in further training, practice or competition with a suspected concussion increases a person’s risk of more severe, longer lasting symptoms, and increases their risk of other injuries or even death.

I will create an environment where participants feel safe and comfortable speaking up. I will:

  • Encourage athletes not to hide their symptoms, but to tell me, an official, parent or another adult they trust if they experience any symptoms of concussion after an impact.
  • Lead by example. I will tell a fellow coach, official, team trainer and seek medical attention by a physician or nurse practitioner if I am experiencing any concussion symptoms.
  • Understand and respect that any athlete with a suspected concussion must be removed from sport and not permitted to return until they undergo a medical assessment by a physician or nurse practitioner and have been medically cleared to return to training, practice or competition.
  • For coaches only: Commit to providing opportunities before and after each training, practice and competition to enable athletes to discuss potential issues related to concussions. *

I will support all participants to take the time they need to recover.

  • I understand my commitment to supporting the return-to-sport process. *
  • I understand the athletes will have to be cleared by a physician or nurse practitioner before returning to sport.
  • I will respect my fellow coaches, team trainers, parents, physicians and nurse practitioners and any decisions made with regards to the health and safety of my athletes.

By signing here, I acknowledge that I have fully reviewed and commit to this Concussion Code of Conduct.

Coach/Team Trainer Name: ____________________________________________

Signature: ________________________________________________

Date:  __________________________________________________

If your sport organization has adopted policies regarding (a) zero-tolerance (b) mandatory disqualification for illegal play that is considered high risk for causing concussions and (c) escalating consequences for violation of the Concussion Code of Conduct, please read and commit to the following section.  If the following section does not apply to your sport organization, please disregard.

For further details on either of the Coaching critirias above contact Club Manager: clubmanager@simcoesoccer.ca

DISCIPLINE HEARING DATES

6.30 pm Norfolk County Youth Soccer Park – 660 West St Simcoe. N3Y 4K6

June to September First Thursday Of Each Month

Learning about soccer is as much fun for the coach as it is for the players.

The game itself makes it easy to participate at every level and our coaches take pride in the achievements of every player.

All house league coaches must have a valid Police Check and hand in to Club Manager to be able to coach a team. All Coaches must sign a Code of Conduct form to be able to coach. Form can be found in “Forms”
We also encourage coaches who would like to further their coaching knowledge
by taking OSA coaching clinics to help coach their soccer team.
There are a number of courses available at Ontario Soccer website at a cost to coach, that will be 50% refunded provided coaching for SDYSC only course fully refunded is RIS.

This coaching registration form and Code of Conduct must be completed by all coaches, also on line application to volunteer coach must be completed.
FILL IN THE FORM ON YOUR COMPUTER
Then print the form and sign. No hand written forms will be accepeted (OSA link)
Hand deliver to the Club Manager or email scanned signed copy

Coaches interested in coaching a Rep team (Travel) that plays in the EMDSL league must submit a written application email  to Club Manager on or before September 6 2019. Board of Directors will take a look at their next meeting and make a decision on the application. If approved the Coach and coaching staff must obtain all coaching certification require for the age group that they wish to coach. A yearly police check must also be valid before the start of season. Coach must hold 3 try outs open to age group and gender in September for the following season. To obain what certification is required for age group applying for visit Ontario Soccer website the link is at bottom of home page. Any inquiries can be submitted to Club Manager clubmanager@simcoesoccer.ca