Academy Coach

  • Real Salt Lake
  • Herriman, UT, USA
  • 24 Apr, 2024
Full time Academy Coaching MLS Soccer Coach Youth

Job Description

The Utah Royals FC, Real Salt Lake (RSL), and RSL Training Academy are dedicated to the growth and success of soccer in Utah. The Utah Royals FC is committed to empowerment, while RSL represents the state with pride and fosters a winning culture. The RSL Training Academy nurtures young athletes and instills values of discipline and teamwork. Together, they are committed to inspiring the soccer culture of Utah and creating lasting impressions one winning experience at a time. 
The Academy Coach role will work under the Academy Director and alongside other developmental coaching staff to assist on all aspects of planning, development, and performance for developmental teams. The incumbent will conduct training, prepare for matches, and coach on game days. Collaborating with the Academy Director, the Academy Coach will implement a strategy aligned with club goals and create a team identity. The Academy Coach will also contribute to managing the rosters, contribute to talent identification, and evaluate performance. Must have a commitment to supporting player development, preparing scouting reports, attending meetings, and maintaining relationships with stakeholders. 
  • Contributes in planning and execution of training sessions to prepare teams for matches. 
  • Attends all matches, both home and away, coaching the team as assigned. 
  • Collaborates with the Academy Director to monitor and enhance individual and team development. 
  • Conduct player assessments as deemed appropriate and necessary by the RSL Front Office and Real Salt Lake Academy Director. 
  • Assist in creating a focused training environment for youth players in the Real Salt Lake player pathway. 
  • Implements a clear strategy aligned with Club developmental goals and establishes a team identity. 
  • Emphasize self-responsibility and foster accountability of players, coaches, and staff in creating the best working relationship amongst teammates and staff. 
  • Maintains a comprehensive understanding of the player pool beyond the mandatory age groups.  
  • Contributes to managing the player roster, positional depth chart, and to talent identification and scouting efforts. 
  • Creates optimal on and off-field conditions for players, coaches, and staff. 
  • Supports the Pre-Academy & Outreach Program and maintains relationships with Academy Directors, Coaches, and Players. 
  • Maintains coaching and development licenses at the highest levels available. 
  • Actively maintains relationships with Academy Directors, Coaches, and Players within Utah and Arizona and across the United States.  
  • Other duties as assigned.  
  • Previous professional experience in soccer youth development. 
  • Professional qualifications of USSF B license (or equivalent from approved federation)
  • Ability to pass a background check and become Safesport certified.  
  • Ability to teach through demonstration. 
  • Ability to analyze and evaluate player performance using video analysis tools and statistical data. 
  • Outstanding knowledge of the sport and a detailed understanding of current and developing tactics, coaching methods, analytics, and training methods. 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, with a focus on Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. 
  • Ability to travel, both domestically and internationally.  
  • Excellent facilitation skills, including the ability to manage and resolve tensions, disputes, and conflicts. 
  • Effective communication skills with an emphasis on clearly communicating the mission and vision of Club culture with players, families, coaches, and community members. 
  • Able to work under pressure and meet deadlines. 
  • Must be able to work evenings, weekends, and holidays to accommodate the needs of the teams. 
  • Professional or collegiate playing experience. 
  • USSF A License or UEFA A
  • 3-5 years of developmental coaching experience.  
  • Possess a strong understanding of MLSNext rules 
The job requires regularly lifting/pushing up to 5 pounds and occasionally lifting/pushing more than 10 pounds or exerting heavy force, in a wide disparity or environmental conditions. The job involves standing, stooping, bending, lifting, pushing, typing, etc. 
Real Salt Lake 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. 
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request an accommodation. 
Note: The need may arise to revise, supplement, or rescind portions of this job description, and Real Salt Lake reserves the right to do so at any time. Employees shall be required to meet the qualifications and perform the duties of any revised job description.