U17 Academy Head Coach - Houston Dynamo FC (Houston · TX)

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The U17 Academy Head Coach is an important position within our club’s growing infrastructure and professional pathway. The primary role of this position is to lead the development of the hard-working and talented young players within our U17 team as Head Coach.

This is a position that requires expertise in player development, a passion for continuous growth and collaboration, and a desire to compete at the highest levels. This position’s expertise should extend both on and off-field, to create, design and implement training and development plans that support, track, and improve both individual and collective levels.

We are a club with bold ambitions and are committed to maximizing the abilities of our emerging talents in the Club. Our entire Academy staff have a shared passion and responsibility to develop players to their highest levels and towards our first team.

Major Responsibilities:
  • Expertly oversee the planning and development of the U17 team.
  • Work closely with the Academy Director and High Performance Director to monitor both
  • individual and team developments.
  • Work closely with both the Formation Phase and Professional levels within the club to ensure
  • vertical integration and systemic and holistic development opportunities.
  • Extensively review and reflect on trainings through video learning and teaching.
  • Facilitate and support individual development plans for Academy players.
  • Scout and recruit top talents into the Dynamo FC Academy.
  • Support players academic progression through a College Coordination support.
  • Support other Academy staff members during trainings and matches.

Personal Qualities:
  • Passionate, positive and pro-active about player development.
  • A motivated growth-mindset and life-long learner.
  • A strong work-ethic and ability to plan, practice, and reflect on trainings and matches.
  • Detail-oriented, analytical, and attentive to the nuances of high-level player development.
  • Versatility that combines academic qualifications and practical on-field experiences.
  • Innovativeness and adaptability to efficiently stay at the leading edges of player development.
  • Cooperative spirit, active collaborator.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to work well in a dynamic and professional environment.

  • USSF A or UEFA A preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Strong teaching background.
  • Strength and experience in applying methodology, planning and periodization.
  • 5-10 years of high-level coaching experience in the U15-U23 age groups
  • Demonstrated experience and results in developing successful individuals and teams.
  • Ability to analyze, interpret, plan and teach developmental concepts to young players.
  • Ability to work within a dynamic team, while exercising sound judgement and discretion.
  • Ability and competency with video analysis software (HUDL/ SportsCode/ Wyscout).
  • Knowledge and experience in Microsoft Office including PowerPoint, Word, and Excel.

Other Details:
  • This is a full-time, benefited position within the Houston Dynamo FC organization.
  • All selected candidates are subject to passing a background check prior to employment.
  • This highly qualified person will actively collaborate with all Academy Technical Staff including
  • Strength and Performance, Athletic Training and Medical Staffs, and Video and Scouting
  • Departments.
  • Hours are variable and include practices during the mornings and games most weekends, in
  • addition to the traditional Monday through Friday hours.
  • Tentative start date is Aug. 1st-15th, 2021

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.