The Zone 1 Director will be responsible for the technical development and player pathway opportunities for all U8-U10 players. This person’s primary function will be to oversee the NCFC Youth “Juniors” program – a 10-month, technical program with nearly 600 youth players who are selected into the program and who aspire to play at the competitive level as they advance. This person is responsible for administrative oversight of the program in addition to any on-field responsibilities and management. The Zone 1 Director reports to the Director of Soccer.
Additionally, the Zone 1 Director will collaborate with directors overseeing other programs that have Zone 1 age players (i.e., Recreation, Challenge, and Classic) to identify players, create cross-program curriculums and technical sessions, assist with player transitions, educate coaches, and provide player development opportunities.
Oversee the technical development of players in the program
Support the development of coaches in the program
Stay up to date on all age-appropriate technical and player development trends and best practices and implement into program philosophy, training sessions, curriculum development/enhancement, and coaching education
Manage on-field youth player experience by developing appropriate training sessions and effectively disseminating to seasonal staff coaches in a timely manner
Responsible for the recruitment, hiring, and appropriate development of Zone 1 staff coaches
Effectively communicate with parents and continually educate them on the player pathway
Oversee Juniors player evaluation (i.e., tryout) process including but not limited to pre-evaluation information meetings, field scheduling, on-field execution, coach staffing & evaluation procedures, informing players/families about selection into program, placing players into appropriate groups, building teams, etc.
Implement appropriate player development opportunities (e.g., training up, player movement, appropriate training groups, etc.) within the Juniors program
Create a culture within the Juniors program shared by players, coaches, and parents that embodies fun and promotes technical advancement
High School Diploma Required; Bachelor’s Degree or Higher Preferred
USSF B License or Equivalent Preferred
5+ Years of Youth Coaching Experience Preferred
Expert knowledge related to younger age group technical development
* NCFC Youth will not sponsor work related visas for job applicants.
Send resume and cover letter to Director of Soccer- Paul Forster at firstname.lastname@example.org
About North Carolina FC Youth
North Carolina FC Youth is home to more than 13,500 players and their families. NCFC Youth coaches, and supporters extend this network to hundreds of more individuals and corporate entities. Established in 1974, our non-profit organization, in collaboration with the professional North Carolina Football Club, is the largest youth-to-professional club in country. Frequently recognized as an innovative leader in full service soccer programming, our mission is to provide positive, high quality soccer opportunities at all levels of play for youth and their families and to serve as a valuable community partner.