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Colorado Rapids

Colorado Rapids

Academy Assistant Coach


Role Type



Posting Date

Dec 20, 2022

Role description

Job Title: Academy Assistant Coach

Department: Soccer – Youth Academy

Business Unit: KSE

Location: Dick’s Sporting Goods Park - Commerce Cit y , Colorado

Reports To: Assistant General Manager

Employment Type: Full Time – Salaried - Exempt

Supervisor Position: No

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Kroenke Sports & Entertainment (KSE) is an American Sports and E ntertainment holding company based in Denver, Colorado. KSE is committed to providing world class sports and entertainment for both live and broadcast audiences. We are the employer of choice as the owner and operator of Ball Arena, DICK’S Sporting Goods Park, the Paramount Theatre, 1STBANK Center, Denver Nuggets (NBA), the Colorado Avalanche (NHL), Colorado Mammoth (NLL), Colorado Rapids (MLS), Altitude Sports & Entertainment, Major League Fishing/Fishing League Worldwide (MLFLW), Winnercomm, Outdoor Sportsman Group and SkyCam .

Nature Of Work

Provide expert level coaching & support for Colorado Rapids Academy teams within the guidelines established by the Colorado Rapids, Major League Soccer and US Soccer.

Examples Of Work Performed
Assist in planning, delivery and review of Academy training sessions for Colorado Rapids Academy teams at U14, U15 & U17 levels.
Assist Academy head coaches on game day warmups , match analysis, player instruction and substitution preparation.
Assist head coaches with match analysis, opponent scouting, set piece preparation , and Individual Development Plan management as assigned.
Work under the direction of the Academy Technical Director as required in recruitment, tryouts, player selection, training, evaluation and retention of Academy players.
Travel as required .
O ther duties as assigned.
This description is a summary only and is describing the general level of work being performed, it is not intended to be all-inclusive. The duties of this position may change from time to time and/or based on business needs. We reserve the right to add or delete duties and responsibilities at the discretion of the supervisor and/or hiring authority. 

Working Conditions & Physical Demands
Stand and walk 1/3 to 2/3 of time .
Sit up to 1/3 of time.
Talk or hear 2/3 or more of time.
Use hands to finger, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or
balance, and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl up to 1/3 of time.
Lift up to 50 lbs. up to 1/3 of time.
Moderate to loud noise.
Outdoor weather conditions 1/3 to 2/3 of time.
Clear vision at 20", depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
US Soccer "B" License or equivalent combination of coaching and playing experience. o US Soccer "A" License preferred.
Professional playing experience preferred.
Material and Equipment Used:
General office equipment including copier, fax, phone, computer/keyboard, etc.
Competencies/Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Demonstrated ability to teach techniques, tactics, physical and psychological components of soccer.
Demonstrated ability to inspire, motivate and educate youth players and youth coaching staff
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Experience with video analysis via Hudl or Sportscode preferred.
Knowledge regarding player development.
Knowledge of MLS Homegrown Player requirements.
Ability to create spreadsheets and routine business correspondence using Word and Excel software.
Ability to prioritize responsibilities and multi-task effectively.
Knowledge of professional sports team operations, public relations, and/or sponsor relations is preferred.
Ability to acquire or produce and maintain a valid Colorado driver's license and meet company vehicle driving standards.
$50,000 annually
Benefits Include
12 Paid Company Holidays
Health Insurance (Medical, Dental, Vision)
Paid Time Off (PTO)
Life Insurance
Short and Long-term Disability
Health Savings Account (HSA)
Flexible Spending plans (FSAs)
401K plan /Employer Match
All applicants for employment at KSE may be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to commencing employment. Applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment may be required to produce proof of vaccination status prior to their first day of employment. Applicants with qualifying disabilities or bona fide religious objections, or who are pregnant, may be exempted from this requirement or otherwise accommodated if they are unable to be vaccinated.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Kroenke Sports & Entertainment (KSE) provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

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