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Head Academy Coach

Chicago Fire FC

Head Academy Coach | Chicago Fire FC

Head Academy Coach

Chicago Fire FC

Apply by 4/17/2023

Posted 9 days ago

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Bridgeview, IL, USA

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 Job Description

Chicago Fire Football Club is seeking a dedicated Academy Head Coach join our team! The Academy Head Coach will report into the Academy Technical Director.
 Job Responsibilities:
  • In conjunction with Chicago Fire FC’s Developmental (MLS Next Pro and Academy) coaches, player development system, players, and standards of play:
  • Support the design, implementation, and management of the Academy’s Youth Development Coaching Program
  • Support the scheduling of Academy training, including dates, times, the number of training sessions, and the periods of vacations and breaks from training
  • Assist and support coaches in the general control, management, and conduct of Academy players, ensuring adherence to the Academy Code of Conduct
  • Liaise with the Academy management team in relation to the multi-disciplinary requirements of all Youth Development players at the Academy
  • Aid player development and motivation by providing positive and constructive feedback that is delivered in an appropriate method
  • Use session planning tools, individual performance planning, and video platform to ensure that all relevant player data is recorded
  • Demonstrate a willingness to further personal knowledge and development
  • Carry out responsibilities in accordance with the club’s policies and all applicable laws, particularly regarding the safeguarding of youth/minor players
  • Emphasize the club culture of integrity, excellence and belonging
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications RequiredQualifications Required

  • USSF B License or equivalent
  • Previous experience coaching in an MLS Academy, MLS Next or other highly recognized Development team
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain positive, cross-functional relationships within the Chicago Fire FC organization
  • Demonstrated leadership and motivational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  •  A strong sense of self-awareness and emotional intelligence
  • An understanding of the pressures and commitments required for youth players involved in high level youth soccer (or other elite youth sports development awareness)
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion when privy to sensitive information
  • Must be fully vaccinated and boosted for COVID-19

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