Goalkeeper Coach - Chicago Fire FC (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. 



Chicago Fire Football Club is seeking a dedicated Goalkeeper Coach to join our team! 
 
Expectations: 
The Chicago Fire Football Club is looking for a highly self-motivated individual who shows initiative and a strong work ethic to manage day-to-day ‘goalkeeper coaching’ and ‘goalkeeper scouting’ functions across all Chicago Fire Football Academy teams. These programs include the Chicago Fire Football Academy u13 to u17+ teams.
 
Coaching Responsibilities:
 
Training session:
Preparation
  • Build a session in respect to the weekly program.                                                        
  • Define the key coaching points and relevant information for the session.
  • Provide video clips to the players as a supplemental resources to the training session.
On the field
  • Establish a positive learning environment in the session.
  • Create a competitive environment.                 
  • Insist on the technical and tactical corrections in regard to the Chicago Fire Academy methodology.
At the end
  • Provide feedback for the goalkeepers to check for understanding and analyze the quality of the session.
  • Cultivate relationships thru one-on-one discussions with goalkeepers. 
 
Games:
Pre-game talk
  • Be present to understand the game plan. 
  • Participate in defensive set pieces set up.
Game                                                              
  • Warm up the goalkeeper.
  • Observe the goalkeeper to analyze his performance.
  • Let him make his own decisions. 
  • Have good behavior on the sideline and be respectful to the opponent, referee, etc.
Half time
  • Question the GK on his first half
  • Give your analysis to him and recommendations for the second half.
  • Use an adapted tone to the situation.
After the game                                              
  • Provide feedback to the GK on the quality of the game.             
 
Responsibilities to track/evaluate data: 
  • Fill out training attendance after each training session.
  • Collaborate with the head coach to complete the game evaluation. 
  • Fill out the player scan twice a year.
  • Before the session and game, check the players’ data on the McKinnon scale to manage their load.
  • After the session and the game, check the players’ data on the RPE scale to manage their load.  
 
Responsibilities to lead player/parents meetings:
  • Give an assessment of the player using video clips.
  • Provide the family with clear objectives and goals in order.      
 
Responsibilities of Scouting:
  • Observe games and watch videos to evaluate potential goalkeepers. 
  • 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.
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Minimum USSF C License or equivalent 
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in goalkeeper coaching.
  • The ability to work independently and in a team/collaborative work environment is required along with strong organizational, interpersonal, analytical, and planning skills
  • Must have reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license
  • Proficient in the use of computers, video editing software, and experience with the Microsoft Office suite
 
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 hr@chicagofirefc.com to let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.    

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