United Soccer Coaches National, United Soccer Coaches Advanced National, United Soccer Coaches Premier
4 Year Degree
We are looking for a hands-on National Technical Director who will uphold our core values while delivering exceptional Soccer leadership. As the GPS National Technical Director, you will be responsible for all player development and coach development across GPS and partner clubs, both domestically and internationally. You will lead the GPS Technical Department and work directly with the GPS Directors of Coaching to roll out all player and staff development initiatives. All essential job duties and responsibilities are included below.
Global Premier Soccer is owned by Legacy Global Sports- LGS is the fastest growing elite youth sports event and management company in the world with a full suite of tours, tournaments, events and services across Soccer (Global Premier Soccer, GPS), Lacrosse (T3), and Hockey (Selects). The organization engages with over 1,000,000 elite youth athletes and their families at over 350 exclusive youth sports events, tournaments and tours across North America and Europe each year.
The world-class marquee events and brand partnerships enhance brand equity that gives us the leverage to dominate elite youth sports across all pillars of the LEGACY brand – from events and?academies to Housing (PSE) & Travel, Apparel, Education and Representation. The key to the organization’s success is engaged passion – understanding how and why young people engage in sports – creating world-class sporting experiences to impact the lives of all elite youth athletes and their families, developing leaders in sports and beyond while creating memories that last a lifetime.
Essential Job Duties & Responsibilities
Lead the GPS Technical Department and committee
Update and operate the GPS Technical Area and other platforms
Monthly communication to all GPS DOCs.
Work with all DOCs on the creation of Staff Enrichment opportunities
Coach Scholarship and upskilling
Creation and roll out of GPS specific player development plan
Creation of seasonal periodization plans for Premier and International Academies
Involvement in partner sales from Technical Components
Work with professional partner on all relevant content and distribution of said content
Involved in technical provision for all Elite Player programming events and tournaments- including such things as webinars, team meetings, pitch delivery
Liaise with International Academies and partners on all technical provisions
Present at the GPS Annual Summit, GPS Retreat and GPS International Summit
Minimum USSF B License or equivalent
3-5 years experience in a similar role
Ability to work individually and as part of a team
Good interpersonal skills- can build up relationship/rapport with staff
Ability to produce and deliver educational sessions to staff both on and off the field
Previous experience of Academy Soccer Coach/ or experience using session building software
Ability to work Microsoft Programs- word, PowerPoint, excel and outloo
About Global Premier Soccer
The mission of Global Premier Soccer is to be a leader in the development and growth of soccer across North America and beyond. We will establish an identity of excellence as we pursue our pathway to success on and off the field, with our primary focus being the development of players and people. We will develop players who can compete at the highest level of soccer around the world.