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Academy Head Coach

Philadelphia Union

Apply by 7/31/2024

Posted 2 months ago



Chester, PA, USA

Job Type

Job Description

Reporting to the Director of Academy and Professional Development, the Academy Head Coach will be responsible for developing and mentoring academy players in an age group ensuring their transition through the ‘pro pathway’.


  • Coaching an academy team in accordance with the Union methodology, game model, technical standards, vision, values and philosophy.
  • Responsible for the management and coaching of the team during training sessions and games.
  • Develop and prepare the players for elite professional (first-team) soccer.
  • Empower the players to become proactive in all aspects
  • Develop a positive relationship with parents and be available to provide feedback throughout the season regarding the players performance
  • Consult and collaborate with the academy performance department in the preparation of fitness programs, dietary plans and injury reports
  • Report and discuss talent in the age category with the club’s leadership and Scouting Department
  • Perform and implement Individual Development Plan (IDP) sessions on and off the field.
  • Use session planning tools, individual performance planning, and video platform to ensure that all relevant player data is recorded.
  • Demonstrate a willingness to improve and a growth mindset.
  • Carry out responsibilities in accordance with the club’s policies and safeguarding of youth/minor players.
  • Other duties as assigned.

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Qualifications Required

  • Comprehensive benefits package including three medical options, vision and dental coverage, including flexible spending & health savings accounts.
  • Pre-tax and Roth 401k (up to 4% is matched, after 90 days of service).
  • Company-paid life insurance and disability.
  • Wellness reimbursements through Independence Blue Cross.
  • 50% merchandise discount.
  • Other league and partner discounts.
  • Complimentary or discounted tickets.
  • 24/7 state-of-the-art Fitness Center and locker rooms.
  • On-site Café with grab-and-go options, salad bar, and grill!

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