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Youth Soccer Camp Coach with Seattle Sounders FC in Seattle · WA

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Player Operations: Soccer - Coach
TITLE:  Youth Soccer Camp Coach
DEPARTMENT:  Soccer Programs 
REPORTS TO:    Manager of Soccer Programs 
FLSA STATUS: Hourly; Full-Time Seasonal
 
POSITION SUMMARY
Sounders FC’s Youth Soccer Camp Coaches provide soccer coaching instruction to kids ages 3 – 16 who have registered to participate in the club’s official Summer Camps.  Coaches are responsible for being educated on and teaching the Sounders FC Summer Camp coaching curriculum, having the ability to teach the curriculum to children in every age group.  Coaching education will be provided at mandatory and paid orientation days and will include a certification program by United Soccer Coaches in which Sounders FC Youth Soccer Camp Coaches will receive a 4v4 Coaching Development Diploma.


Camp Coaches are responsible for the safety of the children under their supervision at every camp. Each Camp Coach will be provided with a Sounders FC Coaching Handbook and is required to be up to date and familiar with all rules, regulations, and policies regarding child safety, in addition to the general curriculum.

Each day of camp, Camp Coaches must assist the Camp Site Manager and Camp Site Technical Director in carrying out the day to day operations of each camp site as assigned.  These duties may include, but are not limited to, setting up camp drills, sorting equipment, checking kids into camp, distributing awards, and handing out supplies.
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.  
 
Teaching the Curriculum
  •  Study and learn the Sounders FC 2020 Summer Camp Curriculum.
  •  Effectively carry out the lesson plans as outlined in the curriculum, teaching kids accordingly based on their age level.

Safety
  •  Help monitor inclement weather and/or physically unsafe camp conditions, reporting observations as necessary to the Youth Camp Site Manager or Technical Director.
  •  Be vigilant in monitoring assigned campers and the general camp location for any concerns or potentially dangerous circumstances, as outlined the curriculum.
  •  Oversee the safety of assigned Campers, ensuring they are behaving and playing in a safe manner that will  avoid injury.

Operations
  •  Assist the Camp Site Technical Director in setting up camp and closing camp each day, which may include displaying promotional materials, organizing equipment, and handing out prizes.
  •  Help the Youth Camp Site Manager sign children in and out of soccer camp each day.
  •  Manage assigned Campers by keeping them quiet and under control while the Youth Camp Site Technical Director is addressing the group each day.

Customer Engagement
  •  Be cordial and respectful when interacting with parents at camp.
  •  Direct any and all complaints to the Youth Camp Site Technical Director in a calm and respectful manner.
 
QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
Knowledge, Skill, Qualities, and/or Ability
 
Required
  • Ability to communicate effectively and clearly with children.
  • A positive attitude; enthusiastic and motivational.
  • Extremely punctual.
  • In-depth knowledge of the soccer, to effectively teach the sport to beginners.
  • Able to effectively demonstrate soccer specific technical abilities.
  • Ability to move and transport various types of soccer equipment.
 
Education/Experience/Certifications
  • Premier level soccer playing experience required.
  • College playing experience preferred, but not required.
  • Experience in childcare and/or youth coaching strongly preferred.
  • Minimum “E” Coaching License or equivalent preferred.
  • Must have or be willing to obtain CPR and First Aid Certificates.
 
Special Remarks Regarding Work Environment 
  • 95% of the work will be performed in an outdoor environment.
  • Must be comfortable standing for long periods of time, and occasionally lifting items that are 25+ pounds.
  •  Must be able to work a minimum of 18 hours a week.
  •  Must be available to work a minimum of 6 weeks between June 22 and August 28.
  •  Must be able to provide your own transportation to and from local camp locations.
 
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The job description listed above is representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Seattle Sounders FC strongly supports equal employment opportunity for all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon 

Job Questions:

  1. How did you hear about this job?

  2. Describe your soccer experience - how long and at what levels have you played? Coached?

  3. What (if any) coaching licenses do you currently hold?

  4. Do you reside in the greater Seattle area (or will you this summer)?

  5. Are you available to work a minimum of 6 weeks between June 22 and August 28? (Mandatory.)

  6. Would you be available to coach our Spring Break Camp April 13-17? (Not required, but we are also looking for Spring Break Coaches!)