2013 Volunteer Screening
To become a coach for the 2013 Outdoor Season, please click to sign up using PowerUp. In the process of signing up, you will be asked if you would like to volunteer to coach. Each year we require over 120 volunteer coaches to run the practices and games for our players. A coach is someone that can be organized, communicate well, be respectful of all other members including the players and work with the players to provide them with an opportunity to learn soccer while having fun in the summer months. Coaches in the U4 though U10 divisions will be provided will practice plans, and will have on-field help from an experienced head coach, so it is easier than every to volunteer!
WHYS House League is recreational and non-competitive. Children join for their enjoyment: to play, to learn the game, to have fun and to make friends. EQUAL PLAYING TIME is mandatory in all House League play.
All coaches and assistant coaches for House League divisions U16 through U19, inclusive, are required to provide the Club with a police records check before they are permitted to coach for the Club. All coaches and assistant coaches for Competitive and House League All-Star teams are required to provide the Club with character references, a police records check, and must be interviewed before they are permitted to coach for the Club. If you have a police check from 2012 (less than 12 months old as of May 1st 2013) from other volunteering efforts, we will accept that. If you do not have a current police check, the resources to help you to get your police check are located on the sidebar of this web page. The Volunteer Screening Instructions provide you with the details of the process. Please take the Volunteer Screening Introduction Letter with you when you get your police check, as it reduces the cost of the police check. You will be required to pay the $25 fee out of pocket. This will be reimbursed to you, once you show your police check to WHYS President or WHYS Vice President. The Police Vulnerable Sector Check Form is the is the form that you are required to fill out and take to the Central Police Station.
Once you have been cleared to coach with the Club, you will not be required to provide further police checks, but the application and interview process is repeated yearly. This process is explained further in the 2012 OSA Screening Handbook that is located on the sidebar of this web page.
OSA Long Term Player Development
The philosophy of LTPD is very simple and practical: for the recreational player, we not only want them to develop basic physical literacy and be fit, but also receive excellent instruction and have fun. By giving them a strong foundation players are more likely to stay in the sport, if they so choose, hopefully for life. For the player with the desire and or talent who wants more, LTPD creates more time on the ball, advanced coaching approaches, great training, challenge, and the opportunity to play up or down. LTPD is mandated by the Canadian Soccer Association. Like other Ontario clubs, we will be phasing in LTPD, starting with pilot projects in 2012 and initial implementation at the early ages in 2013. This will be phased in over a 6-8 year period. For full details, see the LTPD Brochure.
Coach Development & OSA Clinics
View details at our new CLINICS PAGE.