Who We Are: COPA: Comprehensive and Objective Performance Assessments. COPA Soccer Training Center (COPA STC) is a 110,000 sq ft state-of-the-art soccer training wonderland located at Shadelands SportsMall in Walnut Creek, California. COPA STC utilizes much of the world’s most advanced training and assessment technology, some of which we develop ourselves, and some of which we have exclusively licensed for use throughout North America. We employ leading sports science techniques and advanced training methodologies in our quantitative assessment-based approach to the development of athletes of all ages and skill levels. Our elite level coaching staff leverages objective data to develop the technical, physical, and cognitive skills of an athlete.
But it is not all just science and training workouts. COPA STC strives to provide a fun, dynamic, and supportive environment for both our employee team members, and our customers, to develop and thrive as athletes and as human beings. If you love the game and are having fun, the research shows your practice will be more effective at advancing your skills.
We are passionate about high-performance living and the future of soccer in the United States. We believe that everyone has untapped potential within themselves and all it takes to unleash it is the right setting and mindset. COPA is the setting. Our approach encourages the right mindset. We dream big and don’t settle for the status quo. We aren’t just a company; we are a community that is committed to growth and success. We value humility and a team-centered approach to responsibilities at every level of the company. If you are a high-performing individual who is passionate about inspiring others, then consider COPA STC’s exciting career opportunities.
About The Position: We are seeking passionate soccer trainers to join our team and help us advance our innovative programs. This is a part time role with the possibility of advancing to full time position. This role involves coaching groups of athletes within the methodology and framework of COPA STC’s core programs, administering assessment protocols for athletes and teams, and leveraging innovative technology to create positive learning environments for our athletes.
We encourage all applicants, regardless of level of coaching experience - from professional level coaches to young, hungry, and aspiring coaches looking to make their imprint on youth development. Within COPA’s core programs, our soccer trainers train and develop athletes that range from world class athletes such as Alex Morgan and Chris Wondolowski all the way to a four year old’s first time playing soccer. Based on experience level, skill set, and motivation, COPA STC Soccer Trainers may lead small group training within the following programs:
COPA PRO – training for professional athletes COPA Train – training for ages 12 – 19 COPA Juniors – training for ages 6 -11 COPA Kids – training for ages 2-5 COPA Camps – Camps range from NCAA College Training Camps down to ages 4-8. COPA Parties – Birthday parties and end of the year team celebrations ages 4-18.
Responsibilities: 1. Design, lead and deliver programming and curriculum to athletes. 2. Create a safe, welcoming and engaging technology fueled environment for athletes to thrive. 3. Participate in staff development and outreach events.
Must Haves: •Patient, energetic, inspirational, and dependable. Must be able to teach youth athletes in a fun and engaging manner. •An alignment with the vision of a quantitative assessment-based approach to skills development. •A desire to serve and develop youth athletes to their potential. •A positive disposition in dealing with customers and fellow employees. •A growth mindset that contributes to your own personal development. •Experience coaching youths (minimum 1 year coaching young athletes 8-18 years old). •Must be at least 15 years old with basic computer proficiency skills. •Must be available to work a variety of shifts including mornings, afternoons, nights, weekends, and holidays. •Must be able to complete and pass a required background screening. •Must take pride in maintaining the high standards of our elite facility. •Must be able to learn and become comfortable with our new technology, operating software, and hardware which will be integral to our facility. •A friendly, outgoing personality with the ability to relate well to kids and adults. •Excellent time management, leadership, and organizational skills. •Excellent communication skills. •A dependable team player who can collaborate with others. A positive disposition in dealing with customers and fellow employees.
Desirable Qualities: •Willing to learn and grow from experiences. •Creativity and reasoning when it comes to unlocking other’s potential. •Proven time management and organizational skills – “Fail to prepare, prepare to fail”. •Solution orientated in difficult situations – particularly related to customer issues.
Requirements: Physical effort and exertion required for this role. May include: all exercise and sports-related movements, maintenance of equipment, lifting weights up to 45 pounds, and prolonged walking and standing. We are a health and wellness company, so we hope all employees will be inspired to lead by example! Ability to dependably arrive on time at our Walnut Creek facility is a must. All new hires must successfully complete a background check as a condition of employment.
What We Offer This job description is not intended to be and should not be construed as an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills or working conditions associated with the position; and will be reviewed by Management periodically as duties and responsibilities change with business necessity. Management reserves the right to modify duties as deemed necessary.
It is the policy of COPA Innovation Laboratories to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status about public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, the Company will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.
COPA STC is a Division of COPA Innovation Laboratories, which is an affiliate of several other businesses owned or controlled by Northern California entrepreneur, Mark Hall. These businesses include a medium sized commercial real estate and development company, with interests in apartments, office, industrial, sports, life science, self-storage, and retail properties; a nationwide hotel company; a modular design, engineering, and construction business; and other lesser businesses. COPA STC is the ground floor initial prototype for a multi-unit sports and soccer-oriented business planned for expansion across multiple states. High performing individuals can grow their career with the company, and potentially earn unit level profit participation, and even shareholder ownership for those outstanding individuals who contribute in a material way to the growth of the enterprise. Come show your stuff and grow with COPA!
About COPA Soccer Training Center
COPA Soccer Training Center (COPA STC) is a state-of-the-art soccer training and fitness facility in the Shadelands SportsMall in Walnut Creek, California. COPA STC utilizes the latest and greatest technology, sports science techniques, and training methodologies to develop all people from young athletes looking to improve their soccer skills, to adults trying to maintain healthy exercise habits. COPA STC is a subsidiary to Hall Equities Group.
We are passionate about high-performance living and the future of soccer in the United States. We believe that everyone has untapped potential within themselves and it takes a disruptive approach to unleash it. We dream big and don’t settle for the status quo. We strive to deliver an unmatched COPA STC experience. We are obsessed with what’s new, what’s now, and what’s next. We aren’t just a company; we are a community that is committed to growth and success. We value humility and a team-centered approach to responsibilities at every level of the company. If you are a high-performing individual who is passionate about inspiring others, then consider COPA STC’s exciting career opportunities.