Provide expert level coaching for Development Academy players and assist in developing the club’s grassroots programming within the guidelines established by the Colorado Rapids, Major League Soccer and US Soccer.
Coach assigned team(s) within the Colorado Rapids Development Academy
Work under the direction of the Academy Program Director in recruitment, tryouts, selection, training, evaluation and retention of Development Academy players.
Implementation of the Academy’s curriculum with assigned team using club’s philosophy and methodology
Assist in game day setup for home development academy teams
Complete US Soccer and MLS paperwork as required
Travel as required
Assist the EVP/General Manager and Director of Soccer Development with any other duties as assigned.
Demonstrated ability to teach techniques, tactics, physical and psychological components of soccer.
Demonstrated ability to inspire, motivate and educate youth players and youth coaching staff
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Organizational and personnel management.
Knowledge regarding player development.
Knowledge of MLS Homegrown Player requirements.
Ability to create spreadsheets and routine business correspondence using Word and Excel software.
Ability to prioritize responsibilities and multi-task effectively.
Knowledge of professional sports team operations, public relations, and/or sponsor relations is preferred.
Ability to acquire or produce and maintain a valid Colorado driver’s license and meet company vehicle driving standards.
US Soccer “B” License or equivalent combination of coaching and playing experience.
US Soccer “A” License preferred.
Professional playing experience preferred.
About Colorado Rapids
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