Soccer for Success Head Coach
Soccer for Success is the U.S. Soccer Foundation’s innovative youth development program that uses soccer as a tool to combat childhood obesity and promote healthy lifestyles for children in under-resourced urban communities. For more information on this innovative program click here: Soccer for Success Washington Youth Soccer is the state's affiliate for US Youth Soccer and is the sixth largest membership in the nation; our organization represents over 128,000 players (ages 4-19) and their families, 15,000 coaches on 12,000 teams and 6,500 referees in the state of Washington. Washington Youth Soccer’s mission is to foster the physical, mental and emotional growth and development of the State of Washington's youth through the sport of soccer at all levels of age and competition. JOB SUMMARY This position will lead the implementation and oversight of the Soccer for Success program in one of the nineteen elementary school locations across South Seattle (Kent, Auburn, Highline, Tukwila). The Head Coach must follow the U.S. Soccer Foundation curriculum and abide by all Washington Youth Soccer and school district policies. Individual program schedules will be determined by Washington Youth Soccer and the school, but the format will be: three 90 minutes sessions per week, spread over two 12-week seasons (fall/spring), immediately following the end of the school day. Start times range from 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm. Coaches will be expected to work for 2 hours on each of the three days. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS 1. Implements U.S. Soccer Foundation Soccer for Success curriculum. 2. Oversees practice sessions that are both stimulating and instructive, conducted on a regular basis with the goal of developing the players greatest potential; teaches basic fundamental skills of soccer; emphasizes and promotes healthy, active lifestyles, good sportsmanship and nutritional eating. 3. Supervises players to promote effective student learning through participation in athletic activities and nutritional education. 4. Instructs 2-3 hour coaching clinic for interested for teachers/parents once per year. 5. Oversees equipment and systematic return of all equipment at the finish of each session and season. 6. Oversees 2 Assistant Coaches and potential Volunteer Coaches. 7. Oversees delivery of healthy snack at the start of each session. 8. Follows and implements required monitoring and evaluation policies/tools, including weekly reports, attendance monitoring, BMI and pacer testing etc, OTHER JOB DUTIES 1. Attends mandatory August training 2. Attends all Washington Youth Soccer Soccer for Success coaching meetings 3. Attends and assists at Family Engagement Events 4. Follows school district procedures for handling injuries 5. Builds professional relationships with school and community partner representatives 6. Communicates with Washington Youth Soccer lead on a weekly basis; daily if needed RELATIONSHIPS Reports to Washington Youth Soccer Soccer for Success Lead Works in partnership with school and community partners CONDITIONS Work with elementary students in outdoor playing field or indoor course/gymnasium, depending on school location; physical ability to lift and move sports equipment and demonstrate sport skills; may be exposed to inclement weather. QUALIFICATIONS Education and Experience: Graduation from high school or equivalent and 3 years of soccer coaching experience; must be at least 21 years of age (WIAA regulation). Experience overseeing and developing youth soccer coaches preferred. Experience working with diverse and varied socio-economic backgrounds and elementary aged students. Preference will be given to coaches with a US Soccer National "D" License or Washington Youth Soccer "E" Certificate or extensive coaching experience. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of youth soccer and coaching best practices Ability to maintain a professional relationship with School and Community Partners Ability to work with a variety of people in a multi-cultural, diverse socio-economic setting Ability to develop concepts such teamwork, healthy lifestyles, sportsmanship and nutrition Ability to oversee Assistant Coaches and Volunteer Coaches Ability to instruct coaching clinic for interested volunteers Ability to follow reporting requirements set forth by Washington Youth Soccer Ability to implement monitoring requirements such as: BMI testing and Player Surveys Ability to coach both fall and spring season preferred Licenses/Special Requirements: First Aid Certificate and CPR card are required. Must be able to pass the Washington Youth Soccer Risk Management Assessment and Federal Background Check. Washington Youth Soccer Coaching Education "E" Certificate/License preferred Keywords: Youth Sports
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