Coaching Incentive Program
The Dragons Coaching Incentive Program provides a financial incentive for Certified Dragon's Head Coaches who volunteer their time to coach their child's team. The program is in place to encourage Dragons coaches to update and develop their coaching skills, and to align with Ontario Soccer coaching best practices.
Please note that incentives apply to Head coaches who have taken the LTPD coaching training. There is no incentive available for coaches who have taken coaching training prior to the introduction of LTPD, or other kinds of coaching training. Click here for more information about the Long Term Player Development program.
There are two different incentives available:
Early-Bird Fee Incentive
If a Dragons Coach is the head coach of their child's team, is OSA certified for the age appropriate in-class course AND has taken the Ontario Soccer Respect in Sport course, the early-bird fees for that child will be reimbursed at the end of the season. If a Dragons Certified Coach is the head coach for more than one of her/his children, is OSA certified for all applicable age groups AND has taken the Respect in Sport course, the early-bird fees for each child coached will be reimbursed at the end of the season.
Follow the 5-step process below to become certified and claim the Early-Bird Fee Refund:
- Complete the Respect in Sport online course here. Then send a copy of your receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org for reimbursement.
- Complete the in-class Ontario Soccer Course for the age group(s) for which you are the head coach. These are offered at no charge by the Dragons before the start of every season. More info here.
- Forward copies of your ALL certificates to email@example.com.
- The incentive cheques will be handed out at the Coach Appreciation Night at the end of the season.
Head Coaches who complete only the Respect in Sport online course (before July 1) are entitled to a $50 reimbursement at the end of the season. If a Coach is the Head Coach for more than one of her/his children, and has completed the Ontario Soccer Respect in Sport online course, the Head Coach will be reimbursed $50 for each child coached.
Follow the 3-step process below to claim the Respect in Sport Refund:
- Complete the Respect in Sport online course before July 1 here.
- Forward a copy of your certificate to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The cheques will be handed out at the Coach Appreciation Night at the end of the season.