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Academy U13 Head Coach

Houston Dynamo FC

Posted 7 months ago

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Houston, TX, USA

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Job Description

Houston Dynamo FC is seeking candidates for the position of U13 Academy Head Coach to lead player development and programming for the academy’s aspiring talents. This position will head coach one team within the Academy while actively collaborating with the full academy staff and pathway to support the individual player and collective team development. This important role will include being part of a team of developers who are highly motivated to continually improve player development initiatives.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Ensure players demonstrate our values of accountability, pursuit of excellence, respect, and team first
  • Expertly plan and execute all U13 training and video review sessions
  • Professionally manage all U13 matches ensuring players clearly display understanding of training concepts and a competitive mentality at all times
  • Focus on individual development of high potential professional prospects through individual planning, goal setting, match planning, training focus and meetings
  • Manage individual player reports and track progress through effective periodization and planning
  • Collaborate with Academy General Manager on high potential player development
  • Communicate with the Academy Admin and Academy Coordinator to ensure a well-organized and professional daily environment, both in Houston and during all travel
  •  Collaborate with Academy Performance Coach to optimize training and match volume
  • Support the Player Care Coordinator to ensure commitment to player education and well-being
  • Communicate with Academy Talent ID Coordinator to actively support player identification
  • Support academy coaches and staff at all times throughout the season

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Qualifications Required

  • Minimum of 5 years coaching within an MLS, UEFA or other professional club preferred
  • USSF A, UEFA A, or CONMEBOL A coaching license required
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Bilingual proficiency is preferred
  • Professional playing experience preferred
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office including PowerPoint, Word, and Excel
  • Experience using game analysis software (Sports Code / HUDL)

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