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Ela Soccer Club Director of Soccer Operations – Technical Director

Description

Summary:
Based in Lake Zurich, Illinois (Northwest Suburb of Chicago) has been around for over 40 years and is one of the larger youth soccer clubs in Illinois with over 1,300 players participating in recreational and competitive programs. Ela Soccer also owns a 58,000 sq ft elite indoor training center for complete year-round training opportunities. We are looking for a dynamic individual that has a passion for teaching and developing great soccer players on and off the field.
 
Posted Date:
10/24/2022
 
Job Location:
Illinois
 
Position Type:
 
Contact Email:
jobs@elasoccer.com
 
Description:

Ela Soccer Club Director of Soccer Operations – Technical Director

About Ela Soccer Club: Based in Lake Zurich, Illinois (Northwest Suburb of Chicago) has been around for over 40 years and is one of the larger youth soccer clubs in Illinois with over 1,300 players participating in recreational and competitive programs. Ela Soccer also owns a 58,000 sq ft elite indoor training center for complete year-round training opportunities.
 
We are looking for a dynamic individual that has a passion for teaching and developing great soccer players on and off the field.
 
Job Duties
Drive daily implementation of player development philosophy, teaching methodologies, curriculum & processes
Work daily with coaching staff to lead & assist them in continuing to improve their respective areas
In collaboration with the Technical Team, drive the implementation of a unique, flexible, but integrated club style of play for teams and players
Create long and short-term seasonal plans for the club and provide guidance to team coaches in designing their team's seasonal plans
Identify, oversee and help manage player movement between teams/programs within the club
Serve as a Head Coach for one (1)-two (2) teams
Design competition calendars
Attend and evaluate games and training sessions to ensure the mission & vision of the club are being executed
Recruit, maintain, and mentor coaches
Collaborate with Director of Coaching to foster learning, growth and retention of coaches
Collaborate with the Staff to continue to improve the organization, execution, education, and professionalism of our membership
Works with coaches to drive daily implementations of player development specific initiatives, including a player evaluation process to provide appropriate periodic feedback
Assist in the implementation and execution of parent communication and education programming within program
Collaborate with Program Administrators to ensure coaches fulfill registration, carding and licensing requirements
Represent the Club at functions, meetings, and events as directed by the Executive Director.
Provide detailed technical, operational & financial assessments to Executive Director.
Work in conjunction with Staff to identify, recruit, hire, evaluate, mentor & maintain staff
Assist in the organization and administration of annual club events
Communicate & network with current/previous club members, other soccer club directors, & state associations to ensure the club is represented to the highest of standards nationally
 
Qualifications & Experience
Leadership of a high performing program or club in youth soccer
Parent and coach education
Designing, implementing & evaluating curriculum
Identifying, recruiting, hiring, mentoring, education & managing a staff of coaches
Experience coaching and/or leading elite level teams of age groups, U11-U19
Communication skills tailored to needs of players, coaches & parents
Strong conflict resolution skills
Must have strong computer and organizational skills
 
Preferred Experience
Supporting professional development of staff
Experience working with US Youth Soccer, US Club Soccer, MLS Next, NL, GA, DA
 
Additional Details
Full Year Full Time Position
Benefits include 401k employer contribution.
 
Submit Cover Letter, Resume and Salary Requirement to jobs@elasoccer.com.
Applicants must be legally able to work in the United States with current paperwork. Ela Soccer Club is an equal opportunity employer.
 
 
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