Resources for Coaches & Instructors


As a coach, there are a few required forms and documents that you will need to submit to Village Life or to your team.  Below is a checklist.


Background Check - All head and assistant coaches are required to have a current background check on file.  This is good for 3 years.  Contact Village Life if you have questions about the status of your background check.  You will receive a link by email for the background check online application (paper forms are no longer applicable).  The cost is $32. The fee may be paid by check payable to Village of Ottawa Hills or paid online HERE. To pay online, you need to have an account set up with the Village website. 

Concussion Training - All head and assistant coaches are required to go through the free online concussion training course.  Once completed, you will receive a certificate that is good for 3 years.  If you have not taken the course or your certificate is older than 3 years, please click HERE.   Once completed, submit your certificate to Village Life.  

In addition, according to the Ohio Department of Health, a concussion information sheet must be distributed to all parents of children participating in youth sports.  Please include this information with any registration or information that you distribute to your team.  The concussion information sheet may be found in the left sidebar.

Lindsay's Law (Sudden Cardiac Arrest) - All head and assistant coaches are required to watch a video and review the informational handout. When all requirements have been met, you will need to submit the signed checklist to Village Life.

In accordance with this law, the Ohio Department of Health has developed guidelines and other relevant materials to inform and educate students and youth athletes participating in or desiring to participate in an athletic activity, their parents, and their coaches about the nature and warning signs of sudden cardiac arrest. The following resources were developed to implement Lindsay’s Law:

All coaches who handle their own registration must distribute/collect the required information to/from their athletes and their parents. 

Team Roster -  A complete roster must be submitted to Village Life at the beginning of your season.

Insurance - Along with your roster, the insurance money must be paid to Village Life ($5 per player) at the beginning of your season.  Checks may be made payable to the Village of Ottawa Hills.

Facility Request Form - A facility request form must be submitted to reserve space (inside or outside) for practices or games.  Forms may be accesssed in the left sidebar of this page.  There are 2 versions - pdf and word doc.  The word doc is set up so you may type in the information and email it back to Village Life.

If you have any questions regarding these requirements, please contact Village Life at 419-537-9852 or

Thank you for coaching!  Your time and effort in helping the youth of Ottawa Hills learn and succeed in sports is greatly appreciated.

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