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Development Phase Coach with New York City FC in New York City · NY

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JOB TITLE:  Development Phase Coach
Reports To: Academy Director
 Orangeburg, NY

The Development Phase Head Coach requires at least 3-5 years of coaching experience at Academy level, age specific 9-14 years old. The potential candidate’s primary responsibility will be to manage and coach an NYCFC Development Phase Academy Team. In addition, the coach will facilitate coaching workshops and Summer Training and Identification programs. The individual will be required to work very closely with Development Phase Lead supporting and maintain relationships throughout the New York City metropolitan area. This position requires the candidate to have a clear understanding of youth development; personal and mentoring skills to communicate effectively with youth players.
This position will be based in Orangeburg, New York for office hours while training sessions will take place in the immediate New York City area.

Reporting to the Development Phase Lead and Academy Director, the main duties of the Development Phase Head Coach will include the following:
  • Coach and continue the development of NYCFC Development Phase Academy Players
  •  Training x4 per week with weekend matches
  • Creating an exciting daily training environment for players;
  • Respect/recognition of youth needs;
  • Align with NYCFC philosophy and training methodology;
  • Submit daily and weekly training logs accordingly to session builder plan;
  • Attend evening, weekend and holiday tournaments/competitions/games/trainings as required;
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with local youth clubs;
  • Work in collaboration with Development Phase Lead and Academy Director;
  • Other duties as directed by the Academy Director.

  • Bachelor’s degree (required);
  • Valid driver’s license;
  • 3-5 years’ experience in youth coaching at academy level, age specific 14 and under; 
  • USSF ‘B’ license (required);
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work with others;
  • Ability to work independently, self-starter, enthusiastic, flexible;
  • Strong leadership and organizational skills;
  • Proven knowledge of the American soccer system.
  • Must have access to reliable transportation to arrive at work site at scheduled time consistently;
  • Bilingual Spanish a plus;
  • Knowledge of Microsoft office; PowerPoint, Word, and Excel. 

Please Note – In order to be considered for this role you must have 3-5 years of coaching experience with youth academy level, age specific 9-14 years old. If you do not, you will not be eligible for consideration.

At New York City FC, we are in a mission to build this City into one of the soccer capitals of the world.  The Club was announced as Major League Soccer’s 20th franchise and is the first and only MLS team located within the five boroughs of New York City. The games are broadcast locally through YES Network with national television coverage through ESPN, Fox and Univision. 

New York City FC is also one of ten clubs comprising City Football Group and counts Manchester City FC, Melbourne City FC, Yokohama F-Marinos, Girona FC, Montivideo City Torque, Sichuan Jiuniu FC, Mumbai City, Lommel SK and ESTAC Troyes among its sister clubs.
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.

Job Questions:

  1. How did you hear about this job?

  2. Do you have 3 - 5 years of direct coaching experience with youth academy level, age specific 9-14 years old?

  3. Do you have a valid USSF ‘B’ license?