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Player Operations: Coach
Academy Director of Coaching / Head Coach - Seattle Sounders FC (Seattle, WA)

JOB TITLE: Academy Director of Coaching / Head Coach 

DEPARTMENT: Academy                                                                         

REPORTS TO: Academy Technical Director

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

Field Responsibilities:

  • Daily coaching sessions with team (minimum of 4 training sessions per week)

  • Coach all team matches

  • Attend matches of other Sounders FC teams

  • Assistance with other Sounders FC teams/programs

  • Individualize programs, identifying needs to progress the development of top talents

  • Some scouting

  • Assist with club trials/trial players

Off field Responsibilities:

  • Office hours of 20 hours per week as assigned by Technical Director

  • Follow the clubs player development and training philosophy

  • Maintain attendance and compliance with all MLS homegrown rules

  • Hold frequent player, group and team meetings

  • Send bi-weekly email updates to parent/player group

  • Attend all important team/staff meetings

  • Travel with academy teams as required

  • Drive a passenger van on away trips

  • Provide a daily schedule to team, including frequent technical meetings on away trips

  • Ensure that club code of conduct is maintained

  • Maintain the integrity of the club at all times

Administration:

  • Implementing and maintaining the MLS DoublePASS requirements

  • Administration of the player performance data for the team

  • Plan all training sessions using Academy session plan by 3pm on each day of training

  • Maintain academy team log book on a daily basis (Periodization, feedback, player grades, attendance)

  • Provide formal (written) player reviews bi-annually to players and parents

  • Complete all aspects of the annual plan

  • Provide match reports regarding player performance, grades, minutes played

  • Provide video analysis of each recorded match for team and individuals

  • Provide weekly video analysis as a training aid

Other Academy Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and evolve the Academy curriculum

  • Assist academy coaches with the development of weekly training plans in line with Sounders FC Academy curriculum

  • Conduct weekly Academy (technical) staff meetings

  • Attend Academy matches ensuring good communication with staff, players and parents and monitor level of play and match day behavior

  • Ensure collection and storage of data on Academy players, teams and programs

  • Work closely with the Head of Recruitment to identify and attract young players into the Academy and facilitate their integration into the club

QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher preferred or equivalent experience

  • Minimum USSF A License or foreign equivalent

  • Academy/Technical Director License or foreign equivalent preferred

Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years coaching experience at Academy/Professional level

  • Experience as Director of Coaching preferred

  • Strong leadership and communication skills

  • Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Dedicated to self-improvement and personal development

  • Excellent IT and presentation skills

  • Focused on individual player development within a team process

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.

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.

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

1. What are your salary expectations?

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Player Operations: Player Personnel/Scout
Academy Head of Recruitment and Partnership Development (Coach) - Seattle Sounders FC (Seattle, WA)

JOB TITLE: Head of Recruitment and Partnership Development

DEPARTMENT: Academy

REPORTS TO: Academy Technical Director/GM of Strategic Projects

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

Field Responsibilities:

  • Monitoring of programming, training sessions and matches of partner clubs and affiliates (x2 per week)

  • Coach education clinics and training sessions for partners clubs and affiliates

  • Scouting

  • Training sessions with Sounders FC Academy teams (x2 per week)

  • Attend Sounders FC Academy matches (emphasis on U-12 to U-15)

  • Assistance with other Sounders FC Academy teams/programs

Off field Responsibilities:

  • Follow the clubs player development and training philosophy

  • Attend all important staff meetings

  • Travel with academy teams as required

  • Drive a passenger van on away trips

  • Ensure that club code of conduct is maintained

  • Maintain the integrity of the club at all times

  • Office hours of 15 hours per week as assigned by Technical Director

Administration:

  • Ensure collection and storage of data on potential trial players

  • Implementing and maintaining the MLS DoublePASS requirements

  • Assist in club business best practices: marketing, communications and sponsorship

  • Ensure that agreements with partners and affiliates are met in all aspect i.e. auction/in-kind deliverables

Other Academy Responsibilities:

  • Establish player identification guidelines

  • Establish formal guidelines for approaching clubs, parents and players

  • Formalize the procedure for signing and introducing new players to assure quality of service

  • Screen trialists to ensure a multi-disciplinary approach for departmental input

  • Develop club specific curriculum for official club partners

  • Be a liaison for partner clubs staff and coaches

  • Organize and participate in Sounders FC Academy annual workshop

  • Host visiting coaches

QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher preferred or equivalent experience

  • Minimum USSF B License or foreign equivalent

Experience:

  • Minimum of 3 years experience at Academy, collegiate or professional level

  • Previous experience in recruitment/scouting

  • Able to communicate effectively with all club, partnership and affiliation staff

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Excellent IT and presentation skills

  • Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative

  • Dedicated to self-improvement and personal development

  • Focused on identifying players for Sounders FC Academy

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.

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.

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

1. What are your salary expectations?

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

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

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

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

JOB TITLE: Youth Soccer Camp Coach

DEPARTMENT: Youth Programs

REPORTS TO: Director of Soccer Programs

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 the mandatory and paid orienation day.

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

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

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.

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.

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