Academy Assistant Coach

  • D.C. United
  • Leesburg, VA, USA
  • 16 Mar, 2023
Full time Academy Coaching Soccer Coach

Job Description


The Academy Assistant Coach will assist in the development and implementation of team training sessions for one of D.C. United’s academy teams in accordance with the academy’s curriculum, periodization, objectives, and values. They will work in conjunction with Head Coaches, Goalkeeper Coach, Performance Coach and Athletic Trainer to maximize the potential of each player, and the efficiency of each session. The Academy Assistant Coach will be at all their team’s training sessions and matches and assist with other team training when necessary. They are also expected to review film and relevant statistics to give accurate and constant feedback to each player on the status of their development at the direction of the head coach. The priority of the Academy Assistant Coach will be to develop their top players so that they are ready to compete at the next age group/level.


  • Plan, execute all team sessions in conjunction with head coaches, goalkeeper coach, performance coach, athletic trainer, club curriculum, periodization and values
  • Warmup and assist in coaching team on match days
  • Keep in communication with academy players and their families when necessary
  • Keep in constant communication with Head Coach, Academy Director, Director of Coaching, and the rest of the staff as necessary
  • Work with scouting director to evaluate players, develop depth chart and create rosters
  • Coach talent identification training sessions
  • Help with additional club logistics when necessary
  • Represent D.C. United with top class appearance & professionalism


  • College/academy/club coaching experience
  • Ability to run sessions in coordination with professional coaching staff
  • Knowledge of MLS/DMV soccer landscape preferred
  • Exceptional organization, communication, presentation, & management skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Available to work flexible hours including nights, weekends & holidays (matches)
  • General schedule: evening sessions approximately: 5:00 – 7:00 PM 4x/week
  • Weekend matches