Rec Coaches Certification Requirements

All rec teams competing at any OCCA or OSAA sanctioned event must complete the team information form annually and must list all coaches (including volunteer coaches) in the program.

All coaches (including volunteer coaches) must be fully certified and current in all certifications listed below before competing at any Oregon event. Programs are required to submit current team insurance prior to participating in any OCCA event or OSAA sanctioned event.

Required Certifications

  • OSAA Spirit Safety Course – Required annually: CLICK HERE
    • 2023-24 course will be available in August 2023
  • NFHS Fundamentals of Coaching OR OSAA Beyond the Scoreboard (must choose one) – One time requirement: CLICK HERE
  • NFHS Concussion in Sports – Required annually: CLICK HERE
  • NFHS Heat Illness and Prevention – Required every 4 years: CLICK HERE

Recommended Certifications

The courses below are not required, but are highly recommended to all recreational/youth program coaches.

Any questions, please reach out the OCCA Rec Liaison,