Camp Coach, Soccer Development

  • Vancouver Whitecaps FC
  • Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • 27 May, 2024
Part time Coaching Soccer Coach

Job Description

Position: Camp Coach, Soccer Development

Terms: Part-Time, Term

Reports to: Mainland Head Coach and Technical Programs Manager

 

We are looking for new team members to join Vancouver Whitecaps FC in the position of Camp Coach, Soccer Development.

 

This role will provide on and off-field leadership for the training and development of summer camp participants while supporting and upholding the overall club philosophy and objectives. 

 

The term of this role will be active throughout March-August and hours will vary from part-time to full-time depending on program schedules.

 

Role Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: 

 

  • Guide and lead young soccer players (aged 7-16) through our development curriculum.
  • Work with a team of professional coaches to plan and execute our soccer programs.
  • Maintain a comprehensive understanding of training methodologies and ensure that they are maintained on a regular basis.
  • Provide clear communication and good customer service to participants, parents, and administrators
  • Show appropriate behaviour and maintain suitable conduct towards athletes, officials, and spectators.
  • Adhere to our Code of Conduct, including Safe Sport measures, as well as lead by example.
  • Complete program tracking and maintain good records

 

Qualifications/Experience:

In addition to bringing a commitment to Vancouver Whitecaps FC vision and values, the ideal candidate will require degrees of demonstrated experience as follows:

 

  • A passion and enthusiasm for working with children and youth from all backgrounds and skill levels
  • Must have or be willing to successfully complete the following (the Club will cover all costs):
    • A valid criminal record check with a vulnerable sector check or Enhanced Police Information Check through Sterling Backcheck
    • Respect in Sport certification
    • Making Ethical Decisions certification
    • Understanding the Rule of Two (Locker on coach.ca)
    • Safe Sport Training (Locker on coach.ca)
  • Able to be trained over zoom by VWFC development staff
  • Access to a vehicle is an asset
  • Flexibility to work match days and other special events as needed on evenings, weekends and some holidays

 

 The Club

Vancouver Whitecaps FC is the longest-running professional soccer club in Canada and the United States. Since its inaugural season in 1974, the club has united generations of loyal fans in British Columbia and beyond. With academies in eight out of ten provinces, a network of partner clubs, and hundreds of camps and clinics every year, Whitecaps FC provide a foundation for Canada’s soccer future.

 

In addition to its two professional men’s teams, the Club is proud to be one of the first two founding teams for a new professional women’s league in Canada, which will be launched in the year 2025.  We are also strongly committed to providing opportunities to Canadian athletes, both male and female, with the largest soccer development structure in Canada. This includes academy programs in eight of ten provinces across the country.

 

In addition to building a winning team on and off the pitch, the Club places great importance in giving back to our community, harnessing the power of sport to create a stronger, more equitable & inclusive society through three key community goals: helping meet critical needs, using soccer to build life skills and creating soccer participation opportunities in Indigenous communities.

 

Vancouver Whitecaps FC believes that diversity and inclusion is critical to our success, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. This includes but is not limited to people of colour, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Should you require any accommodation throughout the recruitment process, please do not hesitate to contact our People & Culture department. 

 

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. No recruiters or agencies, please.