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Player Operations: Athletic Trainer/Physical Therapy/Doctor
Massage Therapist - Soccer Operations - Chicago Fire Soccer Club (Bridgeview, IL)

Purpose:  To improve the overall treatment and care of our athletes and club by improving operational efficiency and creating greater personal attention. (Must have Professional or College Sport Experience.)

Massage:

  1. Create individualized soft tissue treatments utilizing a multitude of modalities for optimal performance, efficient recovery, and timely return from injury
  2. Effectively manage and communicate a constantly evolving massage schedule
  3. Clear and rapid communication regarding treatment findings with medical and technical staff
  4. Provide house calls when appropriate/necessary
  5. Maintain active involvement with daily medical staff meetings
  6. Stay current with research on soft tissue techniques and recovery modalities

Assist Sports Medicine Staff:

  1. Assist with treatment modalities when needed/appropriate
  2. Administer water, OTG, and/or electrolyte drinks during training and matches
  3. Prep the training room before halftime with hydration equipment, ice towels, heat packs, and anything else necessary for all home and away matches
  4. Locker room liaison for all needs during home and away matches

Assist Equipment staff:

  1. Load and unload bus for all away trips
  2. Day of game preparations on the field and in the locker room
  3. Daily training preparations on the field and in the locker room
  4. Stock/manage supplies

Assist fitness staff:

  1. Prep recovery shakes for post training and post match
  2. Prep post training nutrition
  3. Collaborate on optimal recovery strategies

Assist admin/operations staff

  1. Away game logistics for transportation, accommodation, and player needs
  2. Manage trialists (documentation, travel, housing, etc)
  3. Assist with new player acclimation
  4. Create and manage an all-time player database

Off season:

  1. Continue treatment with the players until they are fully dismissed?
  2. Continue treatment with the players actively involved in rehab and recovery/return to play strategies
  3. Continue treatment with the players that are still around the Chicago Area during the off season?
  4. Collaboration with the sports medicine staff and strength staff for injury prevention strategies, off season training program, recovery and nutrition?
  5. Planning along with the sports medicine staff for preseason proceedings in a multidisciplinary environment
  6. Continued education participation along with the sports medicine staff?
  7. Preparation as part of the sports medicine staff for the combine and the MLS medical symposium
  8. Front office wellness day (with the plan to schedule quarterly pending full time employment) 

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Do you have experience in Professional or Collegiate Sports?


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Player Operations: Player Personnel/Scout
International Scout - Columbus Crew SC (Columbus, OH)

Columbus Crew SC Overview

Columbus Crew SC (Soccer Club) is the first club in Major League Soccer and in 2015, Crew SC was crowned MLS Eastern Conference Champions in the organization’s 20th season. Owned and operated by Precourt Sports Ventures (PSV), it won its first MLS Cup championship in 2008 and also won the 2002 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup as well as MLS Supporters’ Shield titles in 2004, 2008 and 2009. The 2017 campaign is the Black & Gold’s 19th season at historic MAPFRE Stadium -- the first soccer-specific stadium in the United States – where the club set single-season sellout records and hosted the 2015 MLS Cup. The club was purchased by PSV on July 29, 2013 as part of the privately held investment and management firm’s sports and entertainment business enterprise.

Description

MAPFRE Stadium is seeking an International Scout to evaluate prospective professional players for the first team.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Analyze video of prospective professional players for the first team
  • Analyze live matches of prospective professional players for the first team
  • Complete reports on prospective professional players

Required skills, experience & abilities

  • Minimum of 2 years of professional scouting experience
  • Proficiency with computers
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Flexible schedule and ability to travel

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Player Operations: Coach
Academy Head Coach - Columbus Crew SC (Columbus, OH)

Columbus Crew SC Overview
Columbus Crew SC (Soccer Club) is the first club in Major League Soccer and in 2015, Crew SC was crowned MLS Eastern Conference Champions in the organization’s 20th season. Owned and operated by Precourt Sports Ventures (PSV), it won its first MLS Cup championship in 2008 and also won the 2002 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup as well as MLS Supporters’ Shield titles in 2004, 2008 and 2009. The 2017 campaign is the Black & Gold’s 19th season at historic MAPFRE Stadium -- the first soccer-specific stadium in the United States – where the club set single-season sellout records and hosted the 2015 MLS Cup. The club was purchased by PSV on July 29, 2013 as part of the privately held investment and management firm’s sports and entertainment business enterprise.

Description

Columbus Crew SC is seeking a full-time Academy Head Coach, starting in the 2017-18 Academy season. The Academy Head Coach is responsible for the development of professional players according to the Crew SC style of play, methodology and player first culture.

The Academy Head Coach reports to the Director of Methodology and Academy General Manager and closely collaborates with the other Academy head coaches and the First Team Coaching Staff.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develop prospective professional players for Columbus Crew SC by implementing the Crew SC methodology and player first culture
  • Design and execute daily training sessions (minimum of 3 training sessions per week)
  • Responsible for coaching, organization and supervision of players and support staff during team’s Academy games
  • Create and manage individual development plans for high potential players
  • Perform video analysis for individual and team performance
  • Assist in the talent identification process for the Academy
  • Attend, assist and support other Crew SC Academy teams as requested by Director of Methodology and Academy General Manager
  • Attend all Academy staff meetings and First Team training sessions as determined by Director of Methodology and Academy General Manager
  • Comply with all MLS homegrown rules and adhere to all U.S. Soccer Developmental Academy guidelines

Required skills, experience & abilities

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher preferred or equivalent experience
  • U.S. Soccer A License or foreign equivalent preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years coaching experience at Academy/Professional level
  • Coaching philosophy and style consistent with Crew SC methodology and environment (emphasis on development both as a player and as a person)
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse population, including strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Unwavering commitment to develop professional soccer players
  • Demonstrate professionalism
  • Able to work independently and with a team within a high-performance environment
  • Must be available to travel when necessary and work some evenings, weekends and holidays with some irregular hours
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office products, including PowerPoint, Word and Excel
  • Fluency in English and Spanish strongly preferred
  • CPR & AED certified

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Player Operations: Coach
Academy Coach - New England Revolution (Foxboro, MA)

Position Summary:

This position is responsible for delivering coaching sessions at Player Development Programs at selected sites throughout the New England Region.

Responsibilities & Accountabilities:

  1. Train and coach recreational and club team players on skills training throughout each season

  2. Conduct coach education sessions to coaches from both elite and recreational programs on the skills training objectives

  3. Coach and train with an age/skill-appropriate curriculum

  4. Lead coaching sessions with partner clubs as well as Revolution Academy elite programs

  5. Special Projects and assignments as business dictates

Skills, Qualifications & Experience:

  1. USSF Licensed Coach or NSCAA / International Equivalent Coach

  2. Leadership skills

  3. Good organizational skills

  4. Ability to lead and educate

  5. Effective communication skills

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race/Color/Sex/Sexual Orientation/ Gender Identity/Religion/National Origin/Disability/Vets


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Player Operations: Coach
Youth Program Coach (Part-Time) - New York City FC (New York, NY)

JOB TITLE:  Youth Program Coach (Part-Time)

DEPARTMENT:  Youth Programs

REPORTING TO:  Manager, Youth Programs                                                         

LOCATION:  New York, NY

NEW YORK CITY FOOTBALL CLUB OVERVIEW:

As the 20th member of Major League Soccer, NYCFC strives to be the new benchmark for professional soccer in the United States. Looking to build on the successes of the 2016 campaign, NYCFC will kick off the third season in club history in 2017 at Yankee Stadium.

POSITION OVERVIEW:

New York City Football Club are looking to hire part time, qualified and experienced youth soccer coaches for the New York City Football Club Youth Programs. Coaches will be providing youth soccer training for players of different ages and playing abilities within camps, clinics, teams, clubs and leagues throughout the Tri-State Area.

PRIMARY DUTIES:

Provide youth soccer coaching and program administration for youth teams, clubs and in house camps and clinics

REQUIREMENTS/CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Coaching qualifications (USSF/NCSAA or foreign equivalent)
  • Coaching Experience in local youth soccer programs
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays, if necessary
  • Strong work ethic, team-oriented attitude, and enthusiasm about contributing to the success of the department and club
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication, organization, and computer skills
  • Age 18 or over
  • Valid Drivers’ license and access to your own vehicle. 

Compensation is commensurate with experience and coaching qualification

Please send professional résumé to youthprograms@nycfc.com


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Player Operations: Athletic Trainer/Physical Therapy/Doctor
Athletic Trainer, Academy - San Jose Earthquakes (San Jose, CA)

Job Overview

The Athletic Trainer, Academy managing the day-to-day sports medicine operations for a San Jose Earthquakes youth academy soccer teams.  In this capacity, the Athletic Trainer, Academy provides injury prevention strategies, evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation for players’ medical problems.  The Athletic Trainer works under the direction and supervision of the Head Athletic Trainer, Team Physician and Technical Staff.

This is a part time position.

Licenses or Certifications

·                NATABOC (or CATA) Certified Athletic Trainer

·                In good standing with NATABOC and a member of the NATA

·                Current professional CPR certification

·                Possess personal professional liability insurance

Educational Experience

·       Minimum four (4) year Bachelors Degree

·       Preferred Masters degree in health related field

Work Experience

·       Minimum of 2 years of experience in the field of sports medicine

·       Medical soccer experience preferred (exception may be granted for experience in other professional sports)

Duties and Responsibilities

·       Performs as Certified Athletic Trainer in managing the health care of players.  Health care includes, but is not limited to: first aid / emergency care, on-site injury evaluation, application of appropriate modalities, developing rehabilitation and prevention programs, as well as conducting rehabilitation and making medical referrals

·       Maintain a complete and up to date roster of player health and participation records in the League-provided electronic medical record system.

·       Order, maintain and inventory supplies and clinical equipment

·       Keep athletic training room and clinic area safe, clean and organized

·       Provide medical assistance to the Head Athletic Trainer

·       Comply with all San Jose Earthquakes, MLS, and US Soccer medical policies and protocols

·       Comply with OSHA Standards with regards to blood borne pathogens

·       Perform other duties as assigned or required


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Player Operations: Coach
Youth Soccer Camp Coach - Seattle Sounders FC (Seattle, WA)

JOB TITLE: Youth Soccer Camp Coach

DEPARTMENT: Soccer Programs

REPORTS TO: Director of Soccer Programs

STATUS: Part-Time, Hourly

SUMMARY:

Sounders FC Youth Camp coaches will provide coaching instruction to kids ages 3 – 18 who have registered to participate in Sounders FC Summer Camps.

Coaches will be required to follow and teach the specific curriculum as it pertains to each individual topic of the day. Coaches will be responsible for being educated on the Sounders FC Summer Camp coaching curriculum and have an ability to teach the curriculum to children in every age group.  Coaching education will be provided at mandatory and paid orientation days.

Youth Camp coaches are also responsible for the safety of the children at soccer camp. Each camp coach will be provided with a Sounders FC Coaching Handbook and is required to be up to date and familiar with all rules, regulations, and policies regarding child safety.

Coaches are to assist the site director of each camp location in the day to day operations of each camp site, that includes and is not limited to, setting up camp drills, sorting equipment, checking kids into camp, distributing awards, and handing out supplies.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Teaching the Curriculum
• Study and learn Sounders FC 2015 Summer Camp Curriculum
• Effectively carry out the lesson plans and teach the kids accordingly based on their age level

Safety
• Manage the kids at camp to keep them safe
• Keep an eye out for any dangerous opportunities at camp site
• Keep the children under control and behaving in a manner to avoid injury

Operations
• Assist site director in setting up camp and closing camp each day
• Help sign children in and out of soccer camp
• Organize equipment each day
• Hand out prizes and awards
• Keep kids under control while site director is addressing the group

Customer Relationships
• Be cordial and respectful when dealing with parents at camp
• Direct any and all complaints to the site director in a calm and respectful manner

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
• Premier level soccer playing experience required
• College playing experience preferred but not required
• Experience in childcare preferred but not required
• Minimum “E” Coaching License or equivalent preferred but not required

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Must have strong leadership skills and ability to communicate effectively and clearly with children
• Must be very punctual
• Must have in-depth knowledge of the soccer so they can effectively teach it to beginners

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
• Must be able to effectively demonstrate soccer specific technical abilities
• Will be required to set up promotional material at youth camp locations
• Must be able to move and transport soccer various types of soccer equipment

• Must have or be willing to obtain CPR and First Aid Certificates

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
• 95% of the work will be done in an outdoor environment
• Must be able to work a minimum of 18 hours a week
• Must be available to work a minimum of 6 weeks between June 16 and September 1
• Must be able to provide your own transportation to local camp locations

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:

Seattle Sounders FC strongly supports equal employment opportunity for all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire. Currently residing in the US. Non-US citizens (students, etc.) must have the ability & documentation to live and work in the US for all of 2016. Our organization will not be able to provide any help or aid for Visa or work permit issues.


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Player Operations: Coach
Youth Camp Site Technical Director - Seattle Sounders FC (Seattle, WA)

JOB TITLE: Youth Camp Site Technical Director

DEPARTMENT: Soccer Programs

REPORTS TO: Director of Soccer Programs

STATUS: Part-time, hourly

SUMMARY:

Sounders FC Youth Camp Site Technical Director coaches will provide technical instruction and guidance to the camp coaches at the individual camp site they are supervising.


The Technical Director will ensure the staff coaches are following the camp curriculum and methodology as it pertains to each specific age group.  The Technical Director will provide on field coaching education to the camp staff coaches and assist with exercise implementation. 


The Technical Director will be responsible for announcing and explaining the technical and tactical topic each day at camp to the camp participants.  The Technical Director will also provide operational support at the camp regarding check-in and out procedures, daily giveaways, camp setup, item distribution, customer service to parents, and provide an additional line of safety for the camp.

The Technical Director will be asked at times to provide coaching for various age groups and programs throughout the summer time.  Technical Directors will provide feedback to the camp directors regarding coaching performances, camp operations, and player talent.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Implementation of Sounders FC Curriculum and Methodology
• Supervises camp site coaches and implements Sounders FC curriculum, methodology and system organization

• Coaching players in the u6 to u18 age range in accordance with Sounders curriculum and methodology

• Display a complete support of curriculum, methodology, and system organization at all times

• Ability to effectively carry out the curriculum and explain it to coaches


Operations
• Assist camp site manager with daily operations of camp
• Help sign children in and out of soccer camp
• Organize equipment each day
• Hand out prizes and awards
• Address the group on daily topic and activities


Customer Relationships
• Be cordial and respectful when dealing with parents, fellow coaches and camp participants

• Be a knowledgeable and positive ambassador for the Sounders
• First line of customer service for questions about camp operations, specifically technical aspects 

• Escalate any issues to camp directors

Safety
• Survey camp sites daily for potential hazards.  Escalate issues to Camp Directors.

• Implement all camp safety procedures and protocols and ensure that all camp site coaches follow safety procedures and protocols. 
• Keep the children under control and behaving in a manner to avoid injury


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
• Premier level soccer playing experience required
• Professional playing experience preferred but not required

• Premier level coaching experience for a minimum of 3 years

• Youth Soccer Director role experience preferred but not required
• Experience in childcare preferred but not required
• USSF “C” license required.  USSF “B” license or equivalent preferred, but not required

• WA driver license required (by first day of employment)


QUALIFICATIONS
• Must have strong leadership skills and ability to communicate effectively and clearly with coaching staff
• Must be extremely punctual and organized
• Must have in-depth knowledge of the game of soccer

• Must be able to effectively carry out the Sounders FC curriculum and explain it to coaches
• Demonstrated ability to teach techniques, tactics, physical and psychological components of soccer
• Demonstrated ability to inspire, motivate and educate youth players and youth coaching staff.

• Must be able to effectively carry out training sessions
• Must be able to move and transport various types of soccer equipment and lift and/or move up to 50 pounds

• Must pass a criminal background check


WORK ENVIRONMENT
• 95% of the work will be done in an outdoor environment. Must be able to work outdoors in varying weather conditions.
• Must be able to work a minimum of 31 hours a week
• Must be available to work a minimum of 6 weeks between June 15 and September 1
• Must be able to provide your own transportation to local camp locations

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Seattle Sounders FC strongly supports equal employment opportunity for all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire. Currently residing in the US. Non-US citizens (students, etc.) must have the ability & documentation to live and work in the US for all of 2016. Our organization will not be able to provide any help or aid for Visa or work permit issues.


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