Summer Camp Coach with Detroit Lions in Detroit · MI

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Ford Field Management, LLC is Detroit's premier sports and entertainment destination and is the game day home of the Detroit Lions. Throughout the year, Ford Field hosts events such as concerts, motorsports, college and high school sports, high school and college graduations, and more. Ford Field also has space available for conferences, meetings, and banquets. Ford Field has hosted major events such as Super Bowl XL and the 2009 NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four. 
Ford Field Management and the Detroit Lions currently need Summer Camp Coaches.  This position will report to the Director of Football Education. We will accept applications for this position until 11:59PM on April 27th, 2020.  


Summer Camp Coaches will be responsible for coaching at Detroit Lions Summer Football Education Camps throughout the state of Michigan. Some seasonal coaches may also be involved in additional specialty football camps and clinics or Lions game day duties. The hours for this position vary depending on the scheduled camp(s). This is a part-time seasonal position.  Summer Camp Coaches will be expected to work at various Detroit Lions Football Education Camps throughout the state of Michigan. 30 summer camps will be conducted from June through the second week in August.  In-season opportunities will vary.  During most football camps, Summer Camp Coaches will be required to work outdoors.

Interested candidates will need to provide their availability for the following camp schedule below:
Dates                          City                              Location                                 
                                                    June 6-7                     Beverly Hills             Detroit Country Day           
June 8-11                  Montague               Montague H.S.                      
June 13-14                Petoskey                   Petoskey H.S.                       
June 13-14                Hillsdale                    Hillsdale College                 
June 15-18                Gaylord                      Gaylord H.S.                          
June 15-18                Fenton                       
Fenton H.S.                           
 June 22-24               Macomb                   
Macomb Corners Park       
June 22-25               Traverse City           Traverse City West M.S.     
June 27-28               Midland                     
Northwood University
June 28-July 1          Lake City                   Lake City M.S.                                  
June 29-July 2         Hudsonville               
Eagle Stadium                     
July 6-8                     Sterling Heights     
Farmstead Park                   
July 6-9                      Allen Park                 Lions Training Facility       
July 10                       Allen Park                 
Lions Training Facility       
July 11                        Allen Park                 
Lions Training Facility       
July 11                        Allen Park                 
Lions Training Facility       
July 12                       Detroit                       
Ford Field                             
July 13-16                  Detroit                       
Ford Field                             
July 18-19                 Blanchard                 
Montabella H.S.                   
July 18-19                 Port Huron                Port Huron Northern H.S.   
July 20-22                Wyandotte                Pulaski Park                        
July 20-23                Monroe                     
Monroe H.S.                           
July 20-23                Lansing                     
Lansing Catholic H.S.         
July 25-26                 Alpena                       
Alpena H.S.                           
July 25-26                 Stevensville              Rocket Football Complex   
July 27-30                 West Branch            Ogemaw Heights H.S.         
Aug 1-2                      Greenville                  Greenville H.S.                       
Aug 1-2                      Novi                            Novi H.S.                                 
Aug 3-6                      Grand Rapids           MSA Fieldhouse        

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (including, but not limited to):
The Summer Camp Coach position will have daily responsibilities including, without limitation, the following: 
  • Assist the Summer Camp Head Coach while coaching football fundamentals at summer camps
  • Plan and design coaching techniques for specific position groups
  • Conduct own drill work with varying age groups ranging from ages 4-17
  • Monitor the day-to-day operations of the field while ensuring requisite supplies are available during practices and games
  • Involvement of the daily on-site camp registration process, including but not limited to, check-in, waiver collection, t-shirt and name tag distribution
  • Enforce safety rules; notifying proper personnel when field maintenance is required, and/or recognize any hazardous situations that would be reported to the camp director 
  • Assist with other duties as assigned

  • Strong oral and written communications skills. This includes the ability to speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations, listen and get clarification, as well as the ability to write clearly and informatively
  • The ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner and develop solutions quickly and effectively
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple priorities in a professional manner
  • Ability to exercise initiative and good judgment in regard to working with children and in all Football Education programs and football outreach initiatives
  • Ability to work with a flexible schedule in order to be available for scheduled events, including nights, weekends and holidays
  • Will accept other responsibilities and duties required by the supervisor consistent with the objectives and essential functions of this position. Such responsibilities shall be incorporated into the position description if they are ongoing.

  • Must have own transportation to/from football camps and have a valid driver’s license with a good driving record
  • High school or collegiate football coaching experience required
  • Must have strong desire and ability to work with and develop children ages 4-18
  • Must be able to work outdoors in varying weather conditions 
  • Must have a positive attitude and a professional demeanor
  • Must have clear understanding, knowledge and passion for football with the ability to coach at least one position on both offense and defense 
  • Must have completed online training course to comply with Michigan Sports Concussion law (proof of completion required)
  • Football camp coaching experience preferred
  • Teachers certification preferred
  • CPR/AED certification preferred
  • Will adjust schedule as needed to meet work goals and time constraints.
  • May require work out of both the Ford Field Management Office and the Allen Park Training Facility

TO APPLY:To apply, please submit a copy of your resume along with a cover letter as one attachment detailing your interest and related experience to the position. 
Due to the high volume or resumes received, we regret that we are unable to update candidates on the status of their application. Those selected for further consideration will be contacted. 


We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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