Academy Coach

  • Kroenke Sports & Entertainment
  • Commerce City, CO, USA
  • 13 Nov, 2020
Full time Academy Coaching

Job Description

Position Summary

Provide expert level coaching for Development Academy players and assist in advancing the club’s player development programming within the guidelines established by the Colorado Rapids, Major League Soccer and US Soccer.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities

  • Coach assigned team(s) within the Colorado Rapids Development Academy
  • Work under the direction of the Academy Program Director in recruitment, tryouts, selection, training, evaluation and retention of Development Academy players.
  • Implementation of the Academy’s curriculum with assigned team using club’s philosophy and methodology
  • Assist in game day setup for home development academy teams
  • Complete US Soccer and MLS paperwork as required
  • Travel as required
  • Assist the EVP/General Manager and Director of Soccer Development with any other duties as assigned.

Performance Requirements/Skills

  • 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
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Organizational and personnel management.
  • Knowledge regarding player development.
  • Knowledge of MLS Homegrown Player requirements.
  • Ability to create spreadsheets and routine business correspondence using Word, Excel and Powerpoint software.
  • Ability to prioritize responsibilities and multi-task effectively.
  • Knowledge of professional sports team operations, public relations, and/or sponsor relations is preferred.
  • Ability to acquire or produce and maintain a valid Colorado driver’s license and meet company vehicle driving standards.

Education/Experience

  • US Soccer “B” License or equivalent combination of coaching and playing experience.
  • US Soccer “A” License preferred.
  • Professional playing experience preferred.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Kroenke Sports & Entertainment (KSE) provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.