HELP WANTED FOR SOCCER COACHING LEADERSHIP

Replacement for our Technical Director

Amherst Soccer Association

Is looking for qualified soccer coaches who wish to move into management roles to improve the club.

For 20 years, we have hired a full-time Technical/Coaching Director to manage and conduct following activities.

Our request for applications is with the intention of filling 2 or 3 part-time jobs with goals and tasks to be completed on an annual basis rather than specific hours of attendance required.

Salary is based upon qualifications.

Qualifications:

· Significant youth soccer experience for ages 5-19

· USSF/USYSA coaching licenses preferred

· Playing experience that demonstrates strong skills and soccer knowledge

· Excellent communication, organization, leadership, and interpersonal skills.

· Strong written and oral communication

· Teaching experience beneficial

Scope of the Position:

· Seasonal fluctuations in time commitment – goals will be given

· Focus of position is on coaching education for mostly parent volunteer coaches and player development programs.

· Should be able to coach a coach, run coach clinics and player clinics, ability to run practices, substitute for coach at any level.

· Report to and work with travel coordinators and board to develop program

· Supported by Club Administrator

· May be expected to attend board or committee meetings and/or provide reports

INTERESTED PARTIES SHOULD RESPOND TO info@amherstsoccer.com

Job Requirements for Technical Director

· USSF C License or equivalent, or will need to obtain if hired

· Experience in the soccer community.  Preferred that has experience, managing, guiding and motivating other coaches

· Youth coaching experience required.

· Playing experience that demonstrates strong skills and soccer knowledge and involvement in the local soccer community

· Competent use of various software programs including: session planner, MS Office

Technical Director – focus on 25-30 travel teams

· Recruiting travel coaches each year and filling needs by May/June

· Recruit assistant coaches and coaches from viable House candidates and others from the soccer community (non-parent) and find those that are to be developed as future coaches

· Recommend to the board payment levels for stipend coaches

· Recruiting and managing Development staff (provide practice plans, hours reporting for payroll, managing Dev staff at practices, including the team coaches in the process if they desire)

· Communicate regularly with coaches- log emails and phone calls and return messages within 48 hours

· Attend parent meetings for pre-season team meetings or as requested

· Obtain player evaluations for all travel teams during Indoor season in March and outdoor by June for tryouts

· Organize tryouts for on field evaluation – include coaches in discussions on player movement

· Guide the coaches with appropriate plans for their specific team needs

· Communicate with parents regarding player development when approached

· Observe teams at indoor and outdoor games and tournament

· Backup other coaches when needed to run a practice

· Interact with State education staff and continue self-education

· Create Yearly player development plans as needed

· Maintain YouTube channel with skill videos created or downloaded

Job Requirements for Recreational Director

· USSF D License or equivalent, or obtain if hired

· Experience in the soccer community.  Preferred that also has experience, managing, guiding and motivating other coaches

· Ability to communicate and work with inexperienced adult volunteer parent coaches

· Communicate with parents with questions and concerns

· Ability to be an advocate for and market the club programs

· Desire to teach the youngest, least skilled players and develop skills

· Playing experience that demonstrates strong skills and soccer knowledge and involvement in the local soccer community

· Competent use of various software programs including: session planner, MS Office

· Recreational Director – Indoor and Outdoor soccer

· Helping recruit/retaining house coaches

· Organizing and holding clinics for players on a regular basis

· Organizing and holding clinics for coaches

· Attend house games to observe progress and needs

· Help other coaches to recommend players for tryouts/travel

· Create a new curriculum for House coaches

· Substitute for other staff when needed

· Assist Tech Director with travel teams as needed

· Continuing self-education

Additional opportunities for income for Tech and Rec Directors or hire additional staff:

· Organize and conduct one-week outdoor summer full-day camp (9-4)

· The club provides admin for registration and camp leader must provide:

o Hire soccer staff to run the camp

o Cover all needs during the camp week – ice, water, medical supplies, balls, pinnies, equipment from inventory, lunches for staff, etc.

o Work with club administrator to obtain camp t shirts, prizes, balls or any other needed giveaways

o Promote the camp in house league

o Develop activities for the camp each day

o Club admin will assist with registration, rental of tents, tables, portable toilets, etc.

o All actual expenses are reimbursed after completion

· The summer camp is structured to give maximum income to the effort put into growing and promoting the event.  The club splits net profit with the camp leader after all expenses are paid. 

Additional requirements for paid staff – can be Tech or Recreational directors or other hires:

· Under 6 program – ASA conducts fall, 3 each indoor, and spring programs (Sep-Oct, May-Jun)

· The outdoor programs in fall and spring are 3 separate hours on Saturday mornings for 6 weeks (9am, 1015am and 1130am) 

· Each is 45 minutes long and is clinic based with activities, stations, skill training and small sided 4v4 and some fun games (stuck in the mud, etc) to encourage ball work and excitement in 4 and 5 year olds

· Timbits shirts are supplied by the club.  registration is thru the website.

· Leader is required to find enough staff – usually paid travel players who volunteer – to staff each session.

· Leader develops the plan and assures the staff is educated and runs appropriately

· The staff must be outgoing helpers who show enthusiasm and excitement as an example to the young kids and follow through with a lot of positive rein

· Indoor, two hours are offered for 6 weeks each session with approximately 25-30 max per hour (Nov-Dec, Jan-Feb, Mar-Apr)

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