Head of Education

  • Colorado Rapids
  • Aurora, CO, USA
  • 06 Jan, 2021
Full time Education Leadership & Management

Job Description

Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club - Head of Education

A critical role in Senior Management of the club, be a creator, owner, supporter and manager of all CRYSC education provisions. Relative to the CRYSC Player Development Plan for the Elite, Competitive, Select and Recreational Programs, this role will oversee the development and implementation of regional, club wide and external facing coach education opportunities and the progress made towards being recognized as leading club nationally in coach education.



- Plan, Execute and Evaluate a club wide strategy for soccer education relative to every level of soccer coached at the club.

- Be creative, innovative and connected in how a CRYSC Coach Education Strategy is related to our Technical Plan and wider club vision as a whole.

Club Wide Education

- Lead Regional Directors of Player and Coach Development in the development of resources, tools and methodology that will allow for the successful implementation of regional education that is consistent club wide.

- Lead the creation and planning of an annual calendar of club wide education opportunities that suits the needs of coaches at Recreation, Select, and Competitive level

- Work with Regional Directors of Player and Coach Development on the implementation of parent education workshops that clearly explain the philosophy and pathway of the club and other educational topics as necessary such as ‘Let Them Play’

Collaboration & Management

- Adhere to the club’s 24 hour communication policy in all forms of communication; email and voicemail

- Work with communication staff to promote the values of coach education to the public and represent the high quality coach education initiatives we provide

- Contribute to the discussion on coach placement at teams across the club.


Have extensive experience in Coach Education both as a deliverer and developer of content
     - Understands the need
     - Understands the process and is innovative in its application

Minimum 7 years soccer coaching experience at multiple ages and stages of coaching
     - Childrens: pre 12u
     - Youth: post 13u
     - Recreation, Competitive, Elite team environment

Exceptional soccer knowledge
     - Structure of practice
     - Systems of play
     - ‘Moments in the Game’
     - Curriculum Delivery

Experience in management of programming at a high level
     - Managing people
     - Project management
     - Managing budgets/finances
     - Curriculums
     - Strategic planning

USSF A-Licencing (or equivalents)

Has an enthusiasm and passion for education and soccer

Is an exceptional communicator with outstanding interpersonal relationship building, employee coaching and development skills

Ability to recruit and motivate remarkable staff and coaches and to help them succeed

Exceptional multitasking skills with the ability to tend to multiple problems at a time

Highly effective problem-solving skills, especially in situations of high stress

Strong knowledge of Club policies, goals and standards

Ability to generate a variety of reports and presentations displaying club wide performance

Strong customer service skills in the areas of handling disputes and treating member families with care

Independent worker not requiring constant supervision

Degree in Sports Related Topic (or similar relevant education / Professional Playing experience)

Certification in ‘soft skills’ modules (Desirable)


Leadership / Management

Conflict resolution

Certification in Topic specific certification (Desirable: Such as….)

- Knowing the Athlete Development Process

- Sport Psychology

- Talent I.D

- Creating the right environment

- Scouting

- Soccer Science

- Analysis

- Bi-Lingual

- Multi-club experience (i.e. Multiple environments/ways of working)