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Performance, Advisory and Support Services (PASS) Internship (WINTER) FULL-TIME with Chicago Fire Soccer Academy in Chicago · IL

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Internship: Internship
The Chicago Fire Soccer Academy expect a self-motivated individual who has a strong work ethic to deliver Performance, Advisory and Support Services (PASS) content and mental skills training across all Chicago Fire Soccer Operations units. These programs include but are not limited to the Chicago Fire Soccer Academy u13 to u17 teams, Chicago Fire Pre-Academy u8 to u12 teams, the Chicago Fire Emerging Talent Program (ETP) and grassroots programs including the Fire Juniors and Soccer in the Community.  This individual must be a role model to our aspiring young, student-athletes and embody the club vision, mission and core values.
Assist in the delivery of Performance, Advisory and Support service (PASS) content to ‘all’ athletes across the academy from the beginning of January 2020 to the end of March 2020:
  • Assist in the on-boarding activities with new academy players.
  • Support the delivery of the holistic development of student athlete through the following:
  •  ‘Ethical Intelligence’ (EQ1) coordinate the delivery of ProPerformance, Core Values, and Gallup Strength Inventory with athletes and incorporate into player engagements.
  • ‘Emotional Intelligence’ (EQ2) assist athletes with personal and social competencies.
  • ‘Learning Power’- conduct learning style inventory and analyze to report relevant data. 
  •  ‘Education and Academic Performance’ monitor athlete academic performance.
  •  ‘Psych/Social Skills Program’- analyze TAP data to support player development. 
    • Engage in team, small groups or individual player and coaches’ meetings to support PASS activities. 
    • Deliver parent education and coach education workshops. 
Assist in conducting Individual Tutorials to ALL and SOME athletes with an emphasis on Psych/Social Skills Program:
  • Monitor, evaluate, and educate players on frequent basis on mental performance and     game evaluation.
  • Provide support and counseling for athletes.
  • Prescribe techniques to help players overcome challenges.
  • Help players and coaches process information ranging from everyday life to futbol.
  • Deliver Club Teamship modules to athletes.
  • Deliver Character Development modules to athletes.
  • Deliver club Core Values education to athletes and incorporate Core Values in interactions with athletes and staff.
Other Specific Responsibilities: 
  • Assist with operational tasks.
  • Deliver Mental Skills workshops during away game trips.
  • Contribute to developing an athlete’s ‘Individual Player Development’ plan (player passports).
  • Engage with ALL, SOME, and FEW parents about content being delivered throughout year.
  • This may include parent meet & greet sessions, e-Letter, etc.
  • Coordinate PASS content with coach to ensure what is learned in the classroom is displayed on the field.
  • Participate and conduct small sided project for the Academy- generally a project related to your preferred area of study.
  • Attend weekly Staff meetings .
  • Must be eligible to receive college credit.
  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university, required.
  • Currently enrolled in a Master’s psychology program with emphasis on Mental Performance, preferred.
  • Previous futbol club experience an advantage.
  • Ability to work independently on projects and work efficiently and effectively in group settings.
  • Proficient using Microsoft.
  • Ability and willingness to work weeknights and weekends.
  • Must have reliable means of transport to commute to and from SeatGeek Stadium and other youth club locations.
    ***Please note that there is a 6-month part-time internship (15hrs/week) and another short-term full-time (40 hrs/week) position available.
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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