Head Coach U14, Academy

  • New York City FC
  • Queens, NY, USA
  • 10 Jul, 2024
Full time Academy Coaching Leadership & Management MLS Soccer Coach Youth

Job Description

JOB TITLE:  Head Coach U14, Academy
REPORTING TO:  Technical Director, Academy
LOCATION:  City Football Academy; Orangeburg, New York and St. Johns University; Queens New York Academy: Orangeburg, New York
As the U14 Head Coach you will lead the interdisciplinary team in achieving individual and team goals. 
It is important that you are willing and able to work together across departments and other age groups.  
We believe in working multidisciplinary across departments to maximizing the player development.  
In New York City FC, the individual player Development is our number one priority, and to be successful in the role, you need to be able to maximize each players potential, within the team context.  
You will Plan-do and review Individual Development Plans to all players and work in compliance with the Academy’s Player Development Program and Game Model. 
  • As U14 Head Coach in the Academy, you are responsible for creating a learning environment, with the balance of challenges and support to each individual player. 
  • You are responsible for managing and developing every player into the best player that they can through delivery of the NYCFC Player Development Program and Game model  
  • You will be responsible for the delivery and content of all daily training sessions and match preparation together with your support staff 
  • To work cooperatively with the other Academy teams and staff and to maintain relationships with appropriate stakeholders; both internal and external.  
  • Responsible for planning, delivering, and reviewing coaching practice according to the NYCFC methodology with an action orientated attitude, striving to continually improve.  
  • You will work from tactical periodization and conducting practice designs to enhance the learning and understanding of NYCFC Game Model.  
  • To deliver 1-to-1 player development support through progressive Individual Development Plans with ongoing specific actionable feedback (Mandatory 3 times a year + all the unofficial ones). 
  • Understand and adhere to all Competition Guidelines in all entered competitions  
  • Representation of NYCFC in positive manner within all required responsibilities, including Social Media.  
  • Responsible for the continued development and matriculation of Academy players to progress in our system. 
  • 5+ experience coaching youth academy level.
  • USSF ‘B’ as our minimum requirement (Or higher) 
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work multidisciplinary in the context of Soccer. 
  • Valid driver’s license 
  • Knowledge of Microsoft office; PowerPoint, Word, and Excel
  • Know how of Tactical periodization and how to implement it.
  • A growth mindset and willingness to join the team with enthusiasm and curiosity. 
  • Applicant must be able to comply with MLS Next Safety and Well-Being policy and any other applicable child safety policies provided to applicants by NYCFC
  • Must be able to work games scheduled which may be at night and on weekends and holidays
  • New York City Football Club requires a COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment, subject to exception under applicable law
This exempt position has an estimated annual base salary range of $60,000 to $65,000. Final compensation offer amounts are based on a wide array of factors unique to each candidate, including but not limited to demonstrated skill set, years and depth of relevant experience, and some role-dependent factors such as certifications and software expertise. We welcome direct conversations with each candidate about compensation in all of our initial calls.
  • Excellent health, dental & vision insurance, with options to fit you and your family’s needs
  • Comprehensive and competitive benefit programs, including maternal & paternal leave
  • Ancillary benefits: Commuter, gym membership, and Citi Bike discounts
  • Your health is important! Our wellness strategy focuses on mental and physical wellbeing through in-office and virtual programs
  • Four complementary tickets to every NYCFC home match
  • Team outings, happy hours, and annual staff gatherings to celebrate our co-workers
  • A dynamic, ambitious, and fun work environment
At New York City Football Club (NYCFC), we are on a mission to build this City into one of the soccer capitals of the world. The Club was announced as Major League Soccer’s 20th franchise and is the first and only MLS team located within the five boroughs of New York City. The Club has qualified for the Audi MLS Cup Playoffs for the last seven consecutive seasons, winning the MLS Cup in 2021. Games are broadcast through MLS Season Pass, the unprecedented subscription service from Apple and Major League Soccer that will have every match of the MLS regular season, Audi MLS Cup Playoffs and Leagues Cup all in one place and with no blackouts. NYCFC’s combined 3.3 million social media following across Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Twitter is the second-highest among MLS clubs. For more information, please visit: https://www.nycfc.com/.
New York City Football Club is also one of 11 clubs comprising City Football Group and counts Manchester City FC, Melbourne City FC, Yokohama F-Marinos, Girona FC, Montevideo City Torque, Sichuan Jiuniu FC, Mumbai City FC, Lommel SK, Espérance Sportive Troyes AC and Palermo FC among its sister clubs.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.protected by law.

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