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Director of Coaching Education | Connecticut Junior Soccer Association


The Connecticut Junior Soccer Association (CJSA) Director of Coaching Education runs coaching education. This position ensures that all coaching education courses are organized and efficiently implemented. The Director of Coaching Education reports to the Executive Director for activities and decisions related to daily operations of the association. The Director of Coaching Education assists in the selection of coaches for the ODP program, while implementing a curriculum. Evenings and weekend hours are required.
Posted Date:
Job Location:
Farmington, Connecticut
Position Type:
Contact Name:
Josh Krusewski
Contact Email:

Coaching Development and Education

- Develop, review, administer and implement coaching courses to meet the needs of programs within CJSA consistent with the philosophies and intent of U.S. Soccer, US Youth Soccer and United Soccer Coaches

- Lead Coaching Development by developing and implementing strategies for improvement and growth

- Develop added material (teaching and training aids) for instructors and candidates attending coaching courses

- Provide education via all outlets, USSF, USC, PCA

- Communicate with clubs about the resources available to them

- Create and maintain a resource area for coaches, players and parents related to coaching education on the CJSA website

- Make yourself and instructional staff available to clubs should they need assistance with the “technical” structure within their club

- Recruit, select, assign, observe, develop, train, evaluate and mentor qualified staff instructors for coaching education courses with recruitment coming from USSF, US Youth and United Soccer licensed coaches

- Meet with clubs and leagues and use electronic and social media to help promote these courses

- Conduct one USSF “C” course every 3 years after building base of eligible candidates

- Conduct, as the lead instructor, at least 2 “D” courses in a seasonal year

- As a department conduct a minimum of 30 grassroots courses per year (4v4, 7v7, 9v9, 11v11, D)

- Serve as backup instructor for coaching courses if assigned instructor is unavailable

- Maintain a list of staff instructors and their qualifications, records of courses and clinics and database of all licensed coaches in the state of Connecticut

- Keep accurate accounting of revenue and expenses related to coaching education

- Prepare and distribute licenses to qualifying coaches upon completion if needed.

- Manage and maintain a calendar of coaching events

- Manage day-to-day work and assignments for Instructional Staff.  Regularly evaluate effectiveness and responsiveness of all Development Coaches and Instructional Staff.  Communicate expectations and provide development opportunities.  Ensure that the CJSA coaching education courses are delivered on a consistent basis and in a professional manner

- Work with Executive Director and other office staff

- Submit to the CJSA President and Executive Director the qualifications of ODP coaches and Instructional Staff

- Create a soccer development network which connects CJSA to all DOC’s in clubs

- Act as a soccer ambassador representing the state association to not only the soccer community but to civic groups, clubs, sponsors (and potential sponsors), schools and other designated audiences

- Attend and participate at CJSA board meetings and the CJSA AGM when requested and work with the Executive Director in developing coaching seminars/workshops/for the state staff coaches and instructors, CJSA registered coaches and other interested parties

- Provide staff in-service/professional development meetings 1-2 times per year.

- Communicate effectively with Coaching Ed staff as it relates to course opportunities and expectations

- Recommend a monthly staff newsletter to update on courses, availability, etc or at least regular open communication with the staff.

- Attend and participate at CJSA sponsored events, to include but not limited to State Cup and Presidents Cup, when required

- Prepare monthly report

- Work under the direction of the Executive Director



  • USSF National A license or B with willingness to work promptly towards A.
  • USSF Grassroots certification required
  • Experience in Education preferred

All interested applicants should email resume, cover letter and a minimum of two professional references to

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