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Job Details

Main Location - Mclean, VA

Position Overview

A MYS/VA Union Team Coach is responsible for the organization, development, and leadership of their assigned team in support of the mission and core values of McLean Youth Soccer. This includes establishing a competitive season schedule; coordinating practice planning, skill development, and designing strategies which prepare teams for competition; mentoring players to foster athletic, academic, emotional, and social growth; recruiting and retaining top prospective players; management of team volunteers; adherence to club and league rules and regulations.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Execute the training objectives and yearly team plan for the assigned team (see Team Plans)
  • Preside over team activities including all scheduled team practices and games.
  • Promote an environment of skill development, safety, fair play, sportsmanship, and fun.
  • Coach in a manner that is energetic, fun, active, and positive.
  • Set expectations with players and parents during Pre-season, Mid-Season, and Post-season Team Meetings.
  • Manage team volunteers to ensure the team is prepared for all competitions.
  • Ensure proper sideline behavior from team members and parents.
  • Submit a summary of your team’s progress at the completion of each season of play.
  • Follow MYS Player Evaluation Procedures including a yearly written evaluation per player.
  • Assist in the planning and execution of the club-wide tryout process.
  • Communicate effectively with other MYS Staff and correspond kindly, timely and effectively with parents.
  • Participate as needed in MYS and youth soccer activities including meetings, seminars, outreach programs, conventions, conferences, etc.
  • Aid in business development by representing the MYS brand, contributing to MYS social media and fundraising efforts.
  • Additional tasks or duties as requested by the Executive Director & Technical Director.

Knowledge and Skills Requirements

  • The ability to manage, develop, and motivate youth soccer players.
  • Sound interpersonal communications skills necessary for interaction with the players and their families.
  • Strong decision-making skills that require discretion and a significant degree of independent judgment.
  • A minimum United States Soccer Federation (USSF) D license, a National Youth license or comparable foreign or United Soccer Coaches license/diploma. At the discretion of the MYS Technical Director and Executive Director, a combination of education and playing/coaching experience may be substituted for specific licensing and/or experience requirements. Likewise, licensing requirements may be waived for a time period of one year if a coach is working to obtain licensure.
  • Continuing Education and Conferences: It is expected that coaches will continue to seek professional development for themselves. MYS will continue to support this effort based on established coaching education reimbursement policies. Professional development includes, but not limited to, relevant professional industry memberships, conventions, symposiums, licensing, etc.