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» Seasonal Coach Positions - Chicago Fire Soccer In The Community (SITC) - Chicago Fire Soccer Club (Bridgeview, IL)
» Little Sparks Coach - Soccer In The Community (SITC) - Chicago Fire Soccer Club (Bridgeview, IL)
» Summer Camp Coach - Soccer In The Community (SITC) - Chicago Fire Soccer Club (Bridgeview, IL)
» Massage Therapist - Soccer Operations - Chicago Fire Soccer Club (Bridgeview, IL)
» CLUB PRODUCER - COLORADO RAPIDS (Commerce City, CO)
» Lead Coach - Minnesota United FC (Golden Valley, MN)
» Junior Coach - Minnesota United FC (Golden Valley, MN)
» Youth Coach (Part-Time) - New York City FC (New York, NY)
» ECNL Program Coordinator - Orlando City Youth Soccer (Orlando, FL)
» Youth Academy Program Coordinator - Orlando City Youth Soccer (Orlando, FL)
» Philadelphia Union Youth Head Coach (U8-U11) - Philadelphia Union Youth Development (Wayne, PA)
» Philadelphia Union Youth Coach (U8-U11) - Philadelphia Union Youth Development (Wayne, PA)
» Youth Soccer Camp Coach - Portland Timbers (Portland, OR)
» Youth Soccer Camp Coach - Seattle Sounders FC (Seattle, WA)
» Youth Camp Site Technical Director - Seattle Sounders FC (Seattle, WA)
» Youth Soccer Coach - Sporting Kansas City (Kansas City, MO)
» Sporting Stripes Coach - Sporting Kansas City (Kansas City, MO)


Player Operations: Coach
Seasonal Coach Positions - Chicago Fire Soccer In The Community (SITC) - Chicago Fire Soccer Club (Bridgeview, IL)

Chicago Fire Soccer In The Community – Seasonal Training Positions

Chicago Fire Soccer In The Community are looking for passionate coaches to join the team to work on the Club’s Seasonal Training Programs starting in April. The length of these programs are generally 12 weeks, running from April to June.

As a member of the Soccer In The Community coaching team, you will be placed in a club program within the Chicagoland area. You will work with players of different age and ability and expected to be able to work with different levels of players and be experienced in dealing with a variety of on/off field situations.

Chicago Fire Soccer In The Community coaches have three main responsibilities;

  • Players - Plan, deliver and review sessions which a focus on the development of each child. Creating a positive and enjoyable environment to allow players to express themselves is essential.
  • Coaches - Providing education and guidance to volunteer parent coaches to help engagement and retention. 
  • Clubs - Work with the host club to build long-term, sustainable soccer programs that benefit the local community.

Payment is based on experience and coaching qualifications.

As a representative of the Chicago Fire Soccer Club, all coaches are expected to deliver quality, thorough sessions on the field, while being an ambassador for the Club off the field, within the community.

Professional development and assistance in obtaining coaching licenses are available should you be successful.

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

1. Please list any prior coaching experience or qualifications:
2. How would you describe your coaching style?
3. Do you have reliable transportation?


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Player Operations: Coach
Little Sparks Coach - Soccer In The Community (SITC) - Chicago Fire Soccer Club (Bridgeview, IL)

Chicago Fire Soccer In The Community – Little Sparks Coach

Chicago Fire Soccer In The Community are looking for enthusiastic coaches to join our growing team to coach Little Sparks (2-5 year olds) and Soccer School (6-16 year olds) programming throughout Chicagoland.

As a coach for Soccer In The Community, you will be expected to deliver a fun and engaging soccer experience, represent the Chicago Fire Soccer Club in a positive and professional manner, and promote current and future programs.

Little Sparks is available to children ages 2-5 year olds so therefore the expectation is that coaches are willing and able to keep the young children engaged while introducing them to the basic components of soccer.

Chicago Fire Soccer In The Community coaches have two main responsibilities;

·       Players – Implement the Little Sparks curriculum to the high standards expected of the Chicago Fire.

·       Parents – Be able to answer questions about current and future programs.

Payment is based on experience and coaching qualifications.

As a representative of the Chicago Fire Soccer Club, all coaches are expected to deliver quality, thorough sessions on the field, while being an ambassador for the Club off the field, within the community.

Professional development and assistance in obtaining coaching licenses are available should you be successful. 

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

1. Please list any prior coaching experience or qualifications:
2. Do you have experience working with young children?


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Player Operations: Coach
Summer Camp Coach - Soccer In The Community (SITC) - Chicago Fire Soccer Club (Bridgeview, IL)

Chicago Fire Soccer In The Community – Summer Coaching Positions

Chicago Fire Soccer In The Community are looking for passionate coaches to join the team to work on the Club's camp programs across the Midwest, starting this summer. The length of the positions available range from 4 to 10 weeks, between June and August.

As a member of the Soccer In The Community coaching team, you will travel to and coach on weekly Chicago Fire Summer Camps across the Midwest, in Chicagoland, IL, WI, MI, IA, and IN.

Chicago Fire Summer Camp programs work with players of all ages and abilities, therefore the expectation is that coaches are willing and able to work with different levels of players, ages and are experienced in a variety of on/off field situations.

Chicago Fire Soccer In The Community coaches have three main responsibilities;

  • Players - Plan, deliver and review sessions which a focus on the development of each child. Creating a positive and enjoyable environment to allow players to express themselves is essential.
  • Coaches - Providing education and guidance to volunteer parent coaches to help engagement and retention. 
  • Clubs - Work with the host club to build long-term, sustainable soccer programs that benefit the local community.

Payment is based on experience and coaching qualifications.

As a representative of the Chicago Fire Soccer Club, all coaches are expected to deliver quality, thorough sessions on the field, while being an ambassador for the Club off the field, within the community.

Professional development and assistance in obtaining coaching licenses are available should you be successful.

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

1. Please list your coaching experience & qualifications:
2. How would you describe your coaching style?
3. Do you have reliable transportation?


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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: Media/Video Production
CLUB PRODUCER - COLORADO RAPIDS (Commerce City, CO)

REPORTS TO: DIRECTOR, DIGITAL & SOCIAL MEDIA

DEPARTMENT: RAPIDS DIGITAL (NEW MEDIA)

DEADLINE: MARCH 15, 2017

GENERAL PURPOSE

As part of the Rapids Media Group the Club Producer will generate content and act as the lead video shooter/producer/editor. This position will be heavily involved in social media, sponsorship and in-game content development and production.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Produce compelling content for digital and social outlets from ideation to finished product including: scripting, shooting, editing and graphic design.
  • Strong understanding of trends in the industry and proven storytelling ability using video & audio.
  • Ensure consistency in brand guidelines and messaging related to content creation.
  • Constantly generate creative ideas for all platforms that have potential to be monetized.
  • Generate motion graphics for all platforms using Adobe Photoshop and After Effects.
  • Work with Director of Digital & Social Media to manage sponsorship integration in to video content.
  • Ability to work in a deadline focused environment.
  • Work cooperatively with team members, across departments, within KSE and with external clients.

OTHER DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

·Other duties as assigned.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge, Skill and Ability:

  • Experience in producing high-quality video content for various outlets.
  • Experience editing video and audio using Adobe Creative Cloud and social media platforms.
  • Experience creating motion graphics using Adobe After Effects preferred.
  • Experience operating Sony and Canon cameras to shoot compelling video and photos.
  • Familiarity with a variety of the industry’s concepts, best practices and procedures.
  • Strong knowledge of video codecs and delivery methods preferred.
  • Understanding of best practice in lighting and sound recording in video production.
  • Strong time management skills, understanding of video & creative project workflow.
  • Ability to multitask and manage multiple project timelines simultaneously
  • Strong knowledge of MLS and a comprehensive knowledge of the Colorado Rapids and KSE.
  • Ability to work as part of a team in a multi-media environment.
  • Ability to work well with many departments including senior management.
  • Self-motivated, positive and collaborative attitude.
  • Fluency in Microsoft Office, Mac/?PC software, and web/?new media technology.?
  • Ability to work evenings, weekends, and holidays, and travel as needed.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.

Education or Formal Training:

  • Bachelor’s degree required in media, video production or similar field

Experience:

  • 3+ Years of Experience scripting, shooting, editing, and producing video and other content across multiple platforms.

Material and Equipment Used:

  • General office equipment including copier, fax, phone, computer/keyboard, etc.

Working Environment/Physical Activities:

  • Stand up to 1/3 of time.
  • Walk; sit up to 2/3 of time.
  • Talk or hear, use hands to finger, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, 2/3 or more of time
  • ·Lift up to 50 lbs. up to 1/3 of time.
  • Moderate to loud noise.
  • Clear vision at 20”, depth perception, color vision and ability to adjust focus.

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Player Operations: Coach
Lead Coach - Minnesota United FC (Golden Valley, MN)

The Lead Coach will help run the Minnesota United FC Camps and training sessions around the Twin Cities metro.  This flexible, part time, seasonal position reports to the Director of Camps & Youth Development.Please note that this is a part time, seasonal position working with youth camps only.  It is not a position working with the professional players or the academy.

Responsibilities:

  • Coach camp and training session attendees as age-appropriate.
  • Run drills and scrimmages.
  • Ensure skills are learned while having fun.
  • Give individual player feedback and advice.
  • Assist Director of Camps & Youth Development with curriculum development.

Requirements:

  • 21 years of age or older with access to reliable transportation (not all locations are accessible via public transit)
  • USSF D license or NSCAA equivalent
  • Ability to work with all ages and skill levels
  • Playing experience (college or professional)
  • Able to work evenings and weekends
  • Valid driver's license
  • Able to pass a background check
  • USSF C license or NSCAA equivalent preferred
  • Professional playing experience preferred

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

1. Please confirm that you understand that this is a part time, seasonal, contract position working with youth camps only.
2. What licenses do you hold?
3. What playing experience do you have?


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Player Operations: Coach
Junior Coach - Minnesota United FC (Golden Valley, MN)

The Junior Coach will help run the Minnesota United FC Camps and training sessions around the Twin Cities metro.  This flexible, part time, seasonal position reports to the Lead Coach at each camp and training session, as well as the Director of Camps & Youth Development. Please note that this is a part time, contract, seasonal position working with youth camps only.  It is not a position working with the professional players or the Academy.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Lead Coach in coaching camp and training session attendees as age-appropriate.
  • Run drills and scrimmages.
  • Ensure skills are learned while having fun.
  • Give individual player feedback and advice.

Requirements:

  • 18 years of age or older with access to reliable transportation (not all locations are accessible via public transit)
  • Ability to work with ages 3-14
  • Playing experience (high school and above)
  • Able to work evenings and weekends
  • Valid driver's license
  • Able to pass a background check
  • Playing experience (college or professional) preferred

Your resume will be carefully reviewed and we will contact you should your skills and experience match our requirements.  If you are considered for an interview, we will call you directly to schedule the first meeting.  Due to the high volume of resumes we receive, we are unable to guarantee a response to all applicants.

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

1. Please confirm that you understand that this is a part time, seasonal, contract position working with youth camps only.
2. What licenses do you hold?
3. What playing experience do you have?


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

JOB TITLE: Youth 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


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Player Operations: Coach
ECNL Program Coordinator - Orlando City Youth Soccer (Orlando, FL)

Department: Youth Soccer
Reports to: Technical Director

Position Summary: Elite Club National League (ECNL) is the highest level of play for girls and boys in the United States. As Central Florida’s leading program for developing players, the Program Coordinator coaches youth players, developing the curriculum, and assists in scouting and recruiting talented players for the ECNL program within guidelines established by Orlando City Soccer Club, ECNL and US Soccer.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assist in planning and organization of ECNL team tryouts.
  • Assist with college placement and meetings.
  • Follow the curriculum and sessions set by Technical Director.
  • Abide by all guidelines and develop training programs for weekly training sessions for team.
  • Coach games both at home and away on a weekly basis.
  • Maintain highest standards of player/coach conduct during games, showcases & tournaments.
  • Provide player assessment and feedback on a scheduled basis throughout the year. 
  • Responsible for coordinating and managing ECNL travel arrangements.
  • Coordinate home game day operations.
  • Scout and recruit talented potential ECNL players.
  • Maintain a schedule of matches to attend.
  • Maintain a positive and transparent image as an Orlando City representative.
  • Attend scouting meetings and classroom sessions.
  • Attend training sessions to observe current players.
  • During the ECNL off season, work with junior academy to develop future ECNL players.

Qualifications:

  • Extensive experience working in soccer at regional league level and higher and/or collegiate levels.
  • Possess USSF “A” or “B” license or equivalent. Preferably passed within past 3 years.
  • Knowledge of ECNL structure, guidelines and responsibilities.
  • Proven experience and success in collegiate recruiting and understanding of youth to college pathway.  
  • Demonstrated ability to teach techniques, tactics, physical and psychological components of soccer.
  • Demonstrated ability to inspire, motivate and educate youth players and coaches.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Embrace change and adopt Orlando City style and philosophy and ensure coaches follow curriculum.
  • Strong organizational and personnel management skills.
  • Ability to work a varied schedule including nights, weekends and holidays.
  • Ability to prioritize responsibilities and multi-task effectively. 
  • Knowledge of professional sports team operations, public relations, and/or sponsor relations preferred.
  • Degree from accredited university in a physical education, natural science or sport management field preferred.
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.

Salary: TBD – commensurate with applicant’s qualifications.


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Player Operations: Coach
Youth Academy Program Coordinator - Orlando City Youth Soccer (Orlando, FL)

Department: Youth Soccer
Reports to: Technical Director

Position Summary: Orlando City Youth Soccer Club (OCYSC) academy teams participate in SRPL, FSPL, FPL, Region B and/or GCF. This position oversees all girls and boys 11v11 formatted teams within these leagues. As Central Florida’s leading program for developing players, the Program Coordinator assists the Technical Director in all facets of program management, player and coach development.  

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Coordinate with the Technical Director on all club activities including development of club teams, coaches, players and strategic growth.
  • Ensure program is operating according to OCYSC mission, vision and values.
  • Oversee OCYSC academy purple, white and gold level teams.
  • Hiring of all 1099 independent coaching staff with Technical Director.
  • Observe and evaluate practice sessions and home games.
  • Educate, develop and give a positive soccer experience to all players/families.
  • Declare teams in appropriate level leagues.
  • Ensure OCYSC is represented at league meetings.
  • Educate and develop coaches, monitor and perform annual performance review with Technical Director.
  • Work with Junior Academy Program Coordinator
  • Ensure regular communication occurs with players and families.
  • Where necessary manage and resolve conflicts that arise with players, families and coaches.
  • Coordinate and execute tryouts and team formation.
  • Monitor all players’ registrations for all teams.  
  • Advise players on collegiate placement and educate players and families on process.
  • Attend tournament & showcase events to assist with college placement.
  • Player placement to PDP, Training Center, Youth National teams, Generation Adidas etc.
  • Maintain and cultivate relationships with club, league, collegiate and association representatives.
  • Proactive communication with players, families and collegiate coaches.
  • Attend club’s games to scout and identify new players and coaches.
  • Represent Orlando City at meetings, public events and in our community.
  • Provide content for website and news.
  • Deliver club playing styles and expectations of player development through the Academy.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience working in youth soccer.
  • Must possess minimum of USSF C License.
  • Proven experience and success in collegiate recruiting and understanding of youth to college pathway.  
  • Demonstrated ability to teach techniques, tactics, physical and psychological components of soccer.
  • Demonstrated ability to inspire, motivate and educate youth players and coaches.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Embrace change and adopt Orlando City style and philosophy and ensure coaches follow curriculum.
  • Strong organizational and personnel management skills.
  • Ability to work a varied schedule including nights, weekends and holidays.
  • Ability to prioritize responsibilities and multi-task effectively. 
  • Knowledge of professional sports team operations, public relations, and/or sponsor relations preferred.
  • Degree from accredited university in a physical education, natural science or sport management field preferred.
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S. 

 Salary: TBD – commensurate with applicant’s qualifications.


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Player Operations: Coach
Philadelphia Union Youth Head Coach (U8-U11) - Philadelphia Union Youth Development (Wayne, PA)

Union Youth Head Coaches are responsible for one of the Union Pre-Academy age groups (U8-U11) at YSC Sports, and for conducting Union Training Programs.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • The primary goal for all Union Youth staff is to develop, prepare, and identify players for the Union Academy while implementing an environment that develops sustained love of the game for all participants.
  • Union Youth Head Coaches are responsible for coaching one of the U8-U11 age groups in accordance with Union Youth Development’s vision, values and philosophy.
  • Union Youth U9-U11 Head Coaches will conduct training three times weekly during the fall and spring, and twice in the winter (one of those nights featuring multisport activity). Teams will compete once on the weekend, participate in two tournaments, and participate in friendly competition versus MLS clubs and other regional teams.  The U8 age group will train twice weekly in the fall and spring.  The season extends 36 weeks.
  • Union Youth Head Coaches are responsible for executing the training program for their assigned Union Pre-Academy age group as advised by the Union Youth Director.
  • Union Youth Head Coaches will implement the curriculum and technical methodology program of the Philadelphia Union Youth for their age group as directed by the Union Youth Director, Academy Director, and/or the Philadelphia Union Sporting Director.
  • Union Youth Head coaches will empower the players to become a part of their own development program and to make decisions regarding it.
  • Report and discuss talent in the age category with the Union Scouting Department.
  • Union Youth Head Coaches will serve as Union Youth Scouts and identify talent for Philadelphia Union Youth via assignment by the Director of Talent Identification, or through Union Pre- Academy tryout or Talent I.D. sessions.
  • Manage and direct Union Youth coaches assigned to the corresponding age group of the Union Pre- Academy.
  • Attend scheduled meetings as requested by the Union Youth or Union Academy Directors.
  • Over the course of the Union Pre- Academy season, coaching and/or assisting with other Union programs, including, but not limited to, the Union’s player development programs and/or other soccer programs organized by the Club, as directed by the Philadelphia Union Academy Director and/or the Philadelphia Union Sporting Director.

PROVISIONS

  • Union Youth Head Coaches will be given first priority for all additional income opportunities, such as camps, Union training programs, and scouting assignments.
  • All Union Youth Head Coaches will be provided Union coaching kit.
  • Union Youth Head Coaches will be assigned a Union Academy coach mentor, who will shadow training sessions, provide the mentee the opportunity to work with the Union Academy, and support their Union Youth Head Coach with their professional development objectives.
  • Union Youth Head Coaches will be provided and taught Union methodology and curriculum to implement with their assigned age group.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • The required coaching degrees, such as the USSF C license or higher.
  • A minimum of (3) years of experience as a coach within youth soccer.
  • Proven knowledge of the American soccer system.
  • Proven knowledge and experience of developing young athletes at elite level.
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills.
  • A readiness and desire to enter a professional club development environment with a focus on producing professional players.
     

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Player Operations: Coach
Philadelphia Union Youth Coach (U8-U11) - Philadelphia Union Youth Development (Wayne, PA)

Union Youth Coaches support the Union Youth Director and Union Youth Head Coaches in conduction of Union Juniors Academy (U8-U11) training at YSC Sports, and assist with Union Youth Training Programs. Union Youth Coaches are assigned team(s) to coach during competition in their age group.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • The primary goal for all Union Youth staff is to develop, prepare, and identify players for the Union Academy while implementing an environment that develops sustained love of the game for all participants.
  • Union Youth Coaches are responsible for helping coach teams in one of the U8-U11 in accordance with Union Youth Development’s vision, values and philosophy.
  • Union Youth U9-U11 Coaches will assist in training three times weekly during the fall and spring, and twice in the winter (one of those nights featuring multisport activity). Teams will compete once on the weekend, participate in two tournaments, and participate in friendly competition versus MLS clubs and other regional teams.  The U8 age group will train twice weekly in the fall and spring.  The season extends 36 weeks.
  • Union Youth Coaches are responsible for supporting the execution of the training program for their assigned Union Pre-Academy age group as advised by the Union Youth Director and their age group’s Head Coach.
  • Union Youth Coaches will implement the curriculum and technical methodology program of Philadelphia Union Youth for their age group as directed by the Union Youth Director, Academy Director, and/or the Philadelphia Union Sporting Director.
  • Union Youth Coaches will support as Union scouting via assignment at Union Pre- Academy tryout or Talent I.D. sessions.
  • Attend scheduled meetings as requested by the Union Youth or Union Academy Directors.
  • Over the course of the Union Pre-Academy season, coaching and/or assisting with other Union programs, including, but not limited to, the Union’s player development programs and/or other soccer programs organized by the Club, as directed by the Philadelphia Union Academy Director and/or the Philadelphia Union Sporting Director.

PROVISIONS

  • Union Youth Coaches will be provided additional income opportunities through camps, Union training programs, and scouting assignments.
  • All Union Youth Coaches will be provided Union coaching kit.
  • Union Youth Coaches will be provided coaching development and education opportunities throughout the season.
  • Union Youth Coaches will be provided Union methodology and curriculum to implement with their assigned age group.

REQUIREMENTS

  • The required coaching degrees, such as the USSF D license or higher
  • A minimum of (2) years of experience as a coach within youth soccer
  • Proven knowledge of the American soccer system
  • Proven knowledge and experience of developing young athletes at elite level
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills
  • A readiness and desire to enter a professional club development environment with a focus on producing professional players

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Player Operations: Coach
Youth Soccer Camp Coach - Portland Timbers (Portland, OR)

Kick off your sports career with the Portland Timbers as Youth Soccer Camp Coach.

Selection for the Youth Soccer Camp Coach will be made based on applicable skills, experience and area(s) of education. Be sure to clearly demonstrate your skills, experience and area(s) of interest in your application.

Essential Functions/ Major Responsibilities:

• Come to camp prepared with well thought out station drills according to your coaching assignment (all drills are listed in the Camp Manual)

• Arrive 45 minutes before camp on the first day and 30 minutes early for the remainder of camp

• Assist Camp Director with check-in, check-out, and gear distribution 

• Set up your station before camp begins

• Assist the Camp Director with collecting the camp gear at the end of each camp day

• Engage with campers during your 30-45 minutes before camp

• Follow and support the Camp Director’s instructions and schedule throughout camp

• Assist Camp Director with bathroom, snack, and lunch breaks for campers – as assigned

• Be back to camp on time (by 1 PM) following your 1-hour lunchbreak

• Complete evaluations or certificates for each camper in your main group based on the age group you are assigned

Secondary Responsibilities:

• You may be asked to provide support to other departments within the Portland Timbers organization in regards to additional coaching opportunities/events

Requirements:

• Must be at least 16 years-old

• USSF “F” Coaching License – or better

• Must be available to work a minimum of 3 camps throughout the summer (June – August)

• Coaching staff must be comfortable working outdoors for extended periods of time

• Must be able to provide your own transportation to and from camps

Education:

• Coaching license required, as stated above

Preferred Experience:

• Previous coaching experience

• High-level (professional, collegiate, academy) playing experience

• Previous work with children

• CPR Certified

About Us: The Portland Timbers enter their seventh season in Major League Soccer (MLS) in 2017. As the league’s 18th team that began competing in MLS in 2011, the Timbers play their home games at Providence Park, an approximately 21,000-seat stadium in downtown Portland. The Timbers, who won their first MLS Cup in 2015, have sold out every league home game since joining MLS, a streak of 100-plus games and counting as the club enters the 2017 MLS season.

Peregrine Sports LLC., is an equal opportunity employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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

1. Do you currently hold a U.S. Soccer Federation Coaching License? If so, which one?
2. What is your experience with soccer? (Coaching, Playing, etc.)
3. What interests you about this opportunity?
4. Are you a current resident of Oregon or SW Washington?


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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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Player Operations: Coach
Youth Soccer Coach - Sporting Kansas City (Kansas City, MO)

POSITION SUMMARY

Sporting Kansas City Youth Soccer Group are currently looking to add experienced coaches to our youth player development programs. Positions are available within our elite-level supplemental training program, developmental program and Soccer Camps (Spring Break, Summer Vacation and Winter Break).   www.sportingkc.com/youthprograms

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Coach training session/camp attendees as age/level-appropriate
  • Run and implement individual skills exercises into small-sided scrimmages
  • Ensure skills are learned while having fun
  • Give individual player feedback and advice during the session and after as needed
  • Assist the Director of Coaching with curriculum development
  • Will be required to be capable of implementing curriculum in training session on their own with no supervision

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • Strong organizational, communications and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to  organize work effectively, conceptualize and prioritize objectives and exercise. independent judgment based on an understanding of organizational policies and activities.
  • Desire to work with all ages and skill levels.
  • Strong work ethic, team-oriented attitude and enthusiasm about contributing to the success of the department and club.
  • Ability to speak English clearly.
  • Ability to pass a background check.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • 21 years of age or older with access to reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license.
  • Coaching qualifications (USSF/NCSSA or foreign equivalent).
  • Collegiate playing/coaching or club coaching experience preferred but not required.
  • Proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Calendar.

PHYSICAL ABILITIES

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:

  • Required to sit, stand and walk.
  • Use hands to finger, hand or feel objects, tools or controls.
  • Frequent stooping, bending, pulling and pushing.
  • Reach with hands and arms.
  • Required to talk and hear consistently.
  • Ability to occasionally lift, carry and/or drag up to 50 pounds if necessary.
  • Specific vision abilities required by the role include the ability to distinguish the nature of objects by using the eye.
  • Ability to work non-traditional hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays as necessary.

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

1. Do you have access to reliable transportation?
2. Do you have previous coaching experience?


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Player Operations: Coach
Sporting Stripes Coach - Sporting Kansas City (Kansas City, MO)

POSITION SUMMARY

Coaches for Sporting Stripes are responsible for expanding the early childhood soccer program by leading and assisting in sessions based on the Sporting Stripes curriculum.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Lead in cooperation with the overall strategy and philosophy of play for children ages two to five years old, typically in groups of 10 to 15 children per class.
  • Ensure proper instruction for children based on their specific program, such as Parent-Child Programs (ages 2-3), Beginner Programs (ages 3-4), and Advanced Programs (ages 4-5).
  • Lead and assist with 50-minute training sessions on Saturday mornings that are both fun and engaging.
  • Take a child-centered approach in coaching children how to enjoy the game of soccer at its earliest foundation.
  • Lead training activities including exercises, team tactics and individual training.
  • Emphasize and promote the importance of active and healthy lifestyles.
  • Encourage, by example and through instruction, sportsmanlike conduct in all phases of athletic participation.
  • Nurture individual and team play based on the Sporting Stripes curriculum and model of play.
  • Oversee all equipment inventory, care and systematic return at the finish of classes.
  • Maintain professional relationships with parents, instructors, players and sponsors.
  • Represent Sporting Kansas City and its related affiliates in a professional manner at all times.
  • Perform other related tasks as assigned.

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • Strong organizational, communications and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to  organize work effectively, conceptualize and prioritize objectives and exercise independent judgment based on an understanding of organizational policies and activities.
  • Passionate about the game of soccer.
  • Knowledge of coaching techniques.
  • Positive attitude.
  • Patience.
  • Excellent leadership skills.
  • Outgoing, energetic and enthusiastic.
  • Creativity in regards to training sessions by keeping children and players engaged and eager to play.
  • Practice and promote a healthy lifestyle.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast paced environment.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Student or graduate of Early Childhood Education preferred.
  • Passion and commitment to child and athlete development.
  • Proven effective leadership, communication and coaching skills, prior experience with early childhood coaching and/or teaching preferred.
  • Possess the knowledge and experience gained from playing soccer or working in early childhood.
  • Proven record in following curriculums and directives.

PHYSICAL ABILITIES

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:

  • Required to sit, stand, walk and run.
  • Use hands to finger, hand or feel objects, tools or controls.
  • Frequent stooping, diving, bending, pulling and pushing.
  • Reach with hands and arms.
  • Required to talk and hear consistently.
  • Ability to occasionally lift, carry and/or drag approximately fifty (50) pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by the role include the ability to distinguish the nature of objects by using the eye.
  • Role will be performed both indoors and outdoors in various weather conditions, including exposure to the sun and heat.
  • Ability to work at one or more of the following locations:  The Soccer Lot, Roeland Park Sports Dome and Dream Kicks.

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