Our coaching positions are for youth soccer players. Coaches will be assigned a group of youngsters to fulfill 4 main roles; motivate, focus, develop, execute.
Send your resume to: email@example.com
These are kids. They are going to be motivated by an engaging, enthusiastic and positive leader. At Homewood Flossmoor Soccer Club (HFSC) we expect your approach to be tough but constructive, have high expectations but be fair, be their coach but also their mentor and leader.
Build your team philosophy and goals. Get your team to buy into those goals and work collectively to achieve them. Having focus gives your team something to work towards. These goals can be tangible or intangible.
We are new to travel soccer. To HFSC success means that ALL kids improve and come back to us next season. Winning, at this stage in our program, is NOT a priority. The priority is to develop EVERY player on your team, from the bottom up. You need to have a strategy to make this happen. All players should experience all parts of the game and by the end of the season know what is expected during game play.
Put your plan into motion. We understand this can take more than half a season to get the players working cohesively and to see hard work come to fruition. Create a strategy and plan and put it into motion.
Organize tryout format, select evaluators, run tryouts and select team
Work closely with the coaching staff and team manager(s) throughout the season
Communicate with parents preseason, midseason, postseason at minimum
Understand game and league rules as pertaining to your age group
Attend all practices (20-25) and games (8-12 per season) and organize subs in your absence
Soccer strategy and gameplay knowledge
Work with ALL players, regardless of ability
Keep a record book of season stats (individual player stats, goals scored, playing time)
Communicate with rec coaches and invite emerging players to travel practices
Share philosophies and ideas with rec coaches
Focus on KPI; projections, retention, satisfaction
Organize for special guest coaches 1-2 times per season
Organize a mentorship with the HS boys/girls teams.
Understanding of current soccer trends and rules
USSF E License (or higher), or US Soccer Grassroots 11v11 License or ability to achieve prior to the start of the Fall 2022 season in September.
Coaching experience (travel or rec)
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Ability to plan short and long term
Pass a criminal background check
Ability to travel to games and have evenings and weekends available to dedicate to the players
This is an independent contractor position. Rate of compensation to be determined.
"The HFSC's mission is to make soccer accessible to all youth regardless of skill level and provide an opportunity for each player to develop to their highest potential in a local, affordable and professionally run program.
Since 1974 our program has been serving players of all levels - from recreational to competitive - in a safe, supportive environment. Integrity, character, respect, sportsmanship, and FUN govern everything we do!"
If you are interested in being considered for a coaching position please send your resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org and include relevant experience and your contact information. Somebody from our club will contact you to schedule an interview.