Manages and controls the daily functions of the Coaching Education Program, Community Coaching Days, Player Development Program, and ODP Program. Will champion all the following areas, expected to delegate, monitor and adjust the use of Associates and State Staff as needed.
POSITION TITLE: Director of Coaching
REPORTS TO: Executive Director
SUPERVISES: State Coaching Staff, and ODP Coaches.
- Manages and controls the daily functions of the Coaching Education Program, Community Coaching Days, Player Development Program, and ODP Program. Will champion all the following areas, expected to delegate, monitor and adjust the use of Associates and State Staff as needed.
COACHING EDUCATION PROGRAM
- Recruit, Select, Train and Evaluate State Coaching Staff. Coordinate staffing, grading, instructional guidelines, curriculum (regional and National) and staff meetings.
- Schedule State courses and invites National level courses into the state. Provide all records (financial details, attendance, etc.), course rosters and license database. Prepare and maintain course materials, Coaches Certificates and/or Licenses
- Assist Executive Director in development and implementation of the State Coaching Budget.
- Create and maintain Club Coaches training materials and promote them throughout the State.
- Promote and prepare coaches for the National Courses throughout the State.
- Maintain coaches training and course calendar. Supply course dates and times in a timely manner for posting on web page and email campaign.
- Order and distribute Coaching Instructor apparel working within the budget.
ADMINISTRATIVE AND STATE PROGRAMS
- Promote soccer statewide at all levels. Recruit, organize and plan Coaches Clinics, speak and participate at meetings of membership and attend members Board Meetings as requested.
- Attend and give written report at NSS Board Meetings and AGM.
- Attend Regional and National Coaching symposiums, seminars, Region II Midwest Regional and USYSA General Meeting as directed by the Executive Director or NSS Board of Directors.
- Create a Coaches and Team Handbook.
- Work as directed to promote and attend Top Soccer, Soccer Start and any NSS Program Events.
- Create yearly goals, yearly plan, weekly goals, planned events and contact of members.
- Maintain a Director of Coaching Web Site Calendar showing the next three (3) months of events. Calendar shall include schedule dates, which member is receiving services and topic of event.
- Assist with the Awards of the Year Committee that will be responsible for awarding the Boy’s and Girl’s Coach of the Year and the Volunteer of the Year Awards.
- Educate coaches on their role in spectator control and control of their actions on the sideline.
- Participate and attend any State Program Event as directed by the Executive Director or Board of Directors (Nebraska Championships, Rec Cup and etc).
- Seek Sponsorships and Grants for coaching programs and work with Executive Director on other NSS programs.
PLAYER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
- Develop and administer the "Nebraska Soccer Camps" Program.
- Develop and implement player development curriculum and coaching philosophy at each age level and level of play. Establish goals and objective to evaluate player development program for effectiveness.
- Work with Directors of Coaching, in advisory capacity, throughout the state and tailor development needs for clubs as necessary.
- Link with and involve regional, national, international, and uniquely credentialed coaches for diverse perspectives on player development.
OLYMPIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
- Oversee and administer all aspects of the Olympic Development Program.
- Identify and select all staff coaches and submit names to State Board for approval.
- Develop Training Curriculum with input from Regional and National Staff to raise level of play in the state.
- Attend Coaches Meeting (pre-training) with all coaches. Explain responsibilities, which will include Job Description, Training Curriculum, Coaches Handbook, Master Schedule and Team materials.
- Schedule Guest Clinicians that shall include Regional and National Staff, and coaches with unique credentials within the allowed budget.
- Work with ODP State Coaches to secure locations for any training sessions, mini camps, clinics or meetings.
- Maintain open communication with coaches, players and parents through web page, phone, email, and mail.
- Maintain positive friendly image, solve problems rather than live with them, perform any other special duties requested by the Executive Director, be alert to practices that waste supplies, utilities and time.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Strong skills in in customer service and operation of a league, strong skills in Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word, and Outlook, knowledge of internet technology and social media vehicles, maintain accountability, confidentiality, ethics and integrity and to share information with appropriate resources, willingness to learn and be flexible in a fast-paced environment, ability to multi-task when demanded, effective organization and prioritization skills to complete assignments within established time frames, ability to work independently, as well as to work cooperatively within own team and with other teams to achieve common goals.
Salary – negotiable
US Soccer “A” License
US Soccer Grassroots Instructors License
All interested applicants should email resume, cover letter and a minimum of two professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org