This position will head the US Youth Soccer Technical and Coaching Education Department and will be responsible for the systematic implementation of player development and coaching education programs to improve the overall standard of play within the United States. The Technical Director will evaluate, modify, and implement player development and coaching education programs to meet the specific and varied demands of all US Youth Soccer participants and provide unparalleled service for the enhancement of these programs at the club, league, State Association, regional, and national levels.
The responsibilities of the Technical Director will include, but are not limited to, the following:
· Providing leadership in the development of the US Youth Soccer player development and coaching education programs
· Establishing and communicating long and short-term seasonal and yearly objectives for specific age groups
· Creating, implementing, and communicating player development paths
· Coordinating and designing player development programs across multi-level organization
· Implementing the national coaching education plan to meet the needs of US Youth Soccer members and providing consistency at all levels
The preferred candidate must have an USSF "A" and an USSF National Youth license. Candidates should have extensive domestic and international coaching experience. The successful candidate will have clearly demonstrated ability to develop both coaches and players through proper environments and the development of a positive culture that enhances these processes. This person should be highly self-motivated and able to motivate others. This person must have strong leadership skills and the ability to interact and succeed in implementing a national plan across multiple levels.
The position will be located at the national office of US Youth Soccer in Frisco, TX.
Please submit resume and references as follows:
Jim Cosgrove, Executive Director
US Youth Soccer
9220 World Cup Way
Frisco, Texas, 75034
by Monday, July 21, 2008 at 5:00 p.m. Central Time.