NFL Careers

Summer Camp Football Education Coaches

Ford Field Management and The Detroit Lions
Detroit, MI
Player Operations: Coach
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 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.

Detroit Lions Football Education Programs are conducted throughout the state of Michigan for the purpose of making a positive impact on children’s lives both on and off the field through the game of football.  Helping children and adults learn the game, understand the game, and play the game while emphasizing player health and safely is of the upmost importance.

To learn more about the Detroit Lions Football Education Programs, please visit:

Ford Field Management and the Detroit Lions Football Education Program currently have a need for Summer Camp Coaches. These positions will report to the Director of Football Education.
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.
Hours/Duration of Position:
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. A minimum of 27 summer camps will be conducted from June through the first 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:
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• 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 4-18
• 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

 Ideal Qualifications:
• 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
• 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 
  • Must be willing to complete and pass USA Footballs Heads Up Football Certifcation course

To Apply :
To apply for this position, please submit your cover letter detailing your qualifications and interest in the position and include a resume summarizing your past work experience. Applications submitted without a cover letter will not be considered.

Due to the high volume of resumes received, we regret that we are unable to update you on the status of your candidacy or confirm that your resume was received. NO CALLS PLEASE.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Job Questions:

  1. How did you hear about this job?

  2. Do you have previous high school or college coaching experience?

  3. Do you have a teaching certificate?

  4. Are you CPR/AED certified?

  5. Have you completed online training to comply with Michigan Sports Concussion law?

  6. Do you have reliable transportation that will allow you to travel to/from camps in various locations throughout the state of Michigan?

  7. Are you available to work flexible hours from June through August 2018?

  8. Based on the provided Summer Football Education Camp schedule, please provide the dates you are available to work.

  9. What excites you about the Summer Football Education Camp Coaching position?

  10. Please provide your personal coaching philosophy:


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