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South 15U-19U Girls Director of Coaching | Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club

Description

Summary:
Provide executive level soccer leadership to the Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club (CRYSC), helping to foster growth of staff, coaches, players and parents.
 
Posted Date:
5/7/2019
 
Job Location:
Colorado
 
Position Type:
Full-time
 
Contact Name:
Liz Grier
 
Contact Email:
liz.grier@rapidsyouthsoccer.org
 
Description:

VISION:

Provide executive level soccer leadership to the Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club (CRYSC), helping to foster growth of staff, coaches, players and parents.

MAJOR OBJECTIVES:

  1. Communication - Develop and maintain consistent communication processes based on expectations outlined by the Technical Director with all South 15U-19U Girls players, staff coaches and parents, establishing relationships and trust at all levels of the game;
  2. Apply the Rapids Way - Implement the technical portion of the South 15U-19U Girls Program within the parameters of the CRYSC system;
  3. Teach - Facilitate a positive, learner-centered environment focused on the holistic long-term development of each individual player;
  4. Games - Represent the Club and South 15U-19U Girls Program with professionalism, positive demeanor and respect. Model appropriate game-day behaviors by encouraging age-appropriate competition while also fostering a fun and safe learning environment for all children, coaches, parents and referees;
  5. Coach Education – Implement appropriate education opportunities for staff coaches; identify, hire, retain and lead additional technical staff, including support staff and team coaches; organize and evaluate age-appropriate coaching clinics; actively pursue personal education in order to maintain the highest standards of education
  6. Culture/Leader – Serve as the key leader in exemplifying and upholding the standards and culture of the 15U-19U South Girls Program that results in a memorable player experience on and off the field. Architecture - Architect and design pathways and processes for coach development, mentorship, and growth, ensuring the vision for the Club’s players and coaches is aligned throughout CRYSC.

JOB FUNCTIONS:

Communication

  • Work with South 15U-19U Girls staff and coaches to create alignment and consistency of process across all levels of CRYSC on a day-to-day basis;
  • Create and maintain quality rapport with all coaches, players, and parents, developing trust and reliability in yourself and the Rapids brand;
  • Develop, organize, and manage communication protocol for the South 15U-19U Girls Program including, but not limited to player placement, coach placement, team assignments, registration dates, program information, updates to members, key transition information and all ongoing communication to keep members informed;
  • Ensure job descriptions and roles are clear and defined;
  • Assist in defining the standards of onboarding for coaches across the South 15U-19U Girls Program;
  • Provide support for planning a progressive approach to training and competition schedules for players in CRYSC;
  • Assist in designing programs to support the Club’s Player Development Model, which falls in line with the Club’s Technical Development Plan; and

Applying the Rapids Way

  • Be a positive, patient leader implementing the technical/tactical requirements of this age group;
  • Be a reliable resource and advisor to the player placement process throughout the year, giving other coaches and directors a working knowledge of player attributes at each level;
  • Understand and implement the Rapids Style of Play and create/run challenging training sessions focused around decision making on the part of the player and most importantly, an enjoyment of the game of soccer
  • Provide age- and developmentally-appropriate curricula for teams and programs
  • Evaluate players appropriately by leading, facilitating and evaluating the player placement process in conjunction with other staff; and

Teach

  • Maintain and fully implement all the education objectives set forth by the Technical Director and other Club resources;
  • Execute the mission, curriculum, and methodology of Club technology platforms;
  • Oversee, prioritize and guide the holistic development of each individual player in the program;
  • Supervise training of teams and monitor player development and coach development at each session;
  • Maintain the voice for the Rapids style of play through constant two-way communication with families and players; and

Lead/Evaluate

  • Practice what you preach. Exhibit the standards of excellence you expect out of your players and families;
  • Communicate clearly, effectively and often with coaches players and parents in a respectful manner;
  • Manage players, parents and coaches in the program with compassion and understanding while still maintaining high standards of professionalism;
  • Continue to develop the capacities (technical, tactical, mental, physical, personal, lifestyle) of players to reach levels beyond youth in order to maximize the possibility of further opportunities. (i.e. Development Academy, College, Professional); and
  • Maintain competitiveness and standing in Colorado, regional, and national markets.
  • Continuously evaluate each coach throughout the season to ensure maximum enjoyment and development of each player;
  • Supervise the Club’s player evaluation process which includes: written assessments, interviews/feedback, specific recommendations for further development and follow-up; and

Culture

  • Ensure a culture of customer service is understood and delivered, providing a standard of customer care expectation at every age and level;
  • Foster a culture of One Club mentality;
  • Act as an ambassador for CRYSC in all functions, putting forth the image of the club in a positive and inspiring way.

MARKERS OF SUCCESS:

  • Joy in the Soccer Experience – a positive player experience is naturally different at each level of competition and age. Our goal as a club is for our players to love playing soccer and our soccer process should be consistent with this goal, which we believe is not mutually exclusive across competitive levels;
  • Retention and Satisfaction – a successful soccer process should result in improved retention across the club on an annual and longitudinal basis;
  • Playing Style – a successful soccer process should result in consistency in playing style across all levels and ages of the club, relative to the level of competition;
  • Consistency - Our soccer process should result in a consistent player experience across the entire club versus an environment where the player experience varies widely based on who the coach is of the player’s team.
  • Member Enjoyment – several factors are part of developing a club loved by its membership, consisting of players, staff, coaches, families, and partners. We believe the individual player and team experience is the single greatest factor that results in building the club our membership desires. A successful soccer process should result in an experience that engages players, staff, coaches, families, and partners as proud stakeholders of Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club.

Salary commensurate with experience. CRYSC is an EEO company. To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Liz Grier, liz.grier@rapidsyouthsoccer.org, with subject titled "CRYSC South 15U-19U Girls DOC". Applications will be accepted through May 20th.

 

 
 
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