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Academy Assistant Coach - Part Time with Chicago Fire FC in Bridgeview · IL

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Chicago Fire FC is Chicago’s ambassador to the global sport of football. Founded in 1997, and competing in Major League Soccer, Chicago Fire won its first championship in its debut season and was foundational in the careers of several current MLS coaches and players, as well as International and UEFA Champions League coaches. 
Under new ownership, the Club recently returned to Soldier Field as well as opened a new 50,000 square foot office in the heart of the city. With tremendous growth and expansion, the Club is laying the foundation for an audacious and ambitious vision that will transform the brand and the company in the coming years.
Chicago Fire FC is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion. Our diversity initiatives start with the recruitment and selection process; therefore, we’d like to welcome all diverse candidates to apply to opportunities within our Club. 

The Chicago Fire Soccer Club is looking for a highly self-motivated individual who shows initiative and a strong work ethic to manage day-to-day ‘coaching’ and ‘scouting’ functions across all Chicago Fire FC Academy teams. These programs include but are not limited to the Chicago Fire Soccer Academy u13 to u19 teams. This individual must be a role model to our aspiring young student athletes and embody the academy vision, mission and core values.
Coaching Responsibilities: 
Training session:
Work in collaboration with the Head Coach to:           
  • Build a session in respect to the weekly program.                                                                
  • Create exercises/games based on the positions and situations presented in games that have a link from beginning to end.       
  • Define the key coaching points and relevant information for the session.
  • Provide video clips to the players as supplemental resource to the training session.
On the field
  • Establish a favorable learning environment in the session.
  • Create a competitive environment (individual and collective challenge…).                       
  • Insist on the technical and tactical corrections in regard to the Chicago Fire Academy methodology.
At the end
  • Provide feedback for the players to check for understanding and analyze the quality of the session.
  • Cultivate relationships thru one on one discussions with players.                      
Pre game talk
  • Collaborate with the head Coach to prepare a presentation with video analysis.
Game management                                                    
  • Analyze the opponent (formation, key players…).
  • Take statistics if requested by the head coach.
  • Manage the administrative duties of substitutions.
  • Have good behavior on the sideline and be respectful to the opponent, referee, etc.
Half time
  • Provide an analysis of the first half (offensively/defensively) to the Head Coach.
  • Participate in the half time talk if needed. 
Feedback after the game                                           
  • Assist the Head Coach to provide feedback for the players on the quality of the game.                                 
Responsibilities to track/evaluate data 
Work in collaboration with the Head Coach to:
  • Complete the game evaluation and game attendance. 
  • Fill out the player scan twice a year.
Responsibilities in player/parents meeting:
  •  Work in collaboration with the Head Coach to: 
    • Give an assessment of the player using data from the player scan and ORTEC 
    • Provide clear objectives and goals to the player.                

Responsibilities of video
  • Provide video clips of the team and opponents.
Responsibilities of Scouting
  • Observe games and watch videos to evaluate prospect players. 
  • Take part in the organization of the identification event.
Responsibilities to the Holistic Development of Players:
  • Demonstrate duty of care responsibilities of the Club by ensuring a positive and safe development experience for players and staff.
  • Support player health, player education and player welfare programs.
CFFC is committed to providing equal employment opportunity and maintaining a workplace for employees and applicants for employment that is free from discrimination.   The Company does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, citizenship, age, veteran or military status, disability, sexual orientation, sexual orientation or expression, marital status or any other characteristic protected by law. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including hiring, promotion, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.  

If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, please contact the Human Resources Department at to let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.    

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