Penn Fusion Soccer Academy

Academy Coach & Elite Performance Coordinator

Penn Fusion Soccer Academy

Location

Pennsylvania

Role Type

Closing Date

Est. Start Date

Coaching

Sep 17, 2021

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Role description

Academy Coach & Elite Performance Coordinator


Position Summary:

This position will oversee the day-to-day operations of our Elite Performance Program in addition to coaching two ECNL teams within our Boys Program. This position will report directly to our Technical Director and Boys Academy Director.


What We Offer:

Full-Time work within a dynamic industry.
Health Insurance: Employees and dependents are eligible for club health insurance. Club pays 75% of the monthly employee cost.
Salary Range: Regionally competitive, commensurate upon experience and licensing.
Positive work environment with an experienced leadership team.
Laptop: All full-time employees are issued a company laptop.
Professional development opportunities (full financial support of licensing and international/domestic coach education opportunities).
Vacation Days: Minimum of 2 weeks per year.

Technical Skills & Qualifications:

USSF A / B License (or international equivalent).
Minimum of 5+ years coaching within national level leagues or at the collegiate level (ECNL, Development Academy, USYS National League, NCAA, NAIA).
In-depth knowledge of the college recruitment and placement process.
Track record of developing collegiate/professional players.
A passion for youth development and ability to work as part of a high functioning team.
Ability to work in a structure with a defined style-of-play, curriculum, and player development philosophy.
In-depth knowledge of domestic and international youth development trends, systems, and best practices.
An understanding of the regional and national soccer landscape.

Administrative Skills & Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree preferred, but not required (Sports Management, Business Administration).
Technology: proficient with InStat, Sports Session Planner, Veo, and Google products.
Excellent communicator (written and verbal).
Creative & innovative.
Collaborative and people person.
Detail-oriented and well organized.
Valid driver's license and personal transportation.
Candidate must provide up-to-date PA Child Abuse History Clearance, PA State Police Criminal Record Check, and the FBI Criminal Background Check.
Provide weekly technical reports to the leadership team.
Ability to work evening and weekend hours.
On field: * 6 weekly training sessions plus weekend events.
Off field: *20+ hours administrative duties/program management.

Essential Functions:

Elite Performance Program:

Create, manage, and maintain individual development plans (IDP’s) for our most talented players.
Direct monthly ‘best with best’ programming across the U12-U19 age groups.
Manage an annual competition plan that includes a local and regional schedule.
Manage the fall Super Cup team/program (high school alternate programming).

ECNL Program Head Coach:

Coach two teams within our Boys ECNL program.
In-season * 3 weekly training sessions per team.
In-Season * 1-2 weekend events (games/practices) per team.

About Penn Fusion Soccer Academy:

Established in 2009, Penn Fusion Soccer Academy has grown to become one of the nation’s elite soccer organizations. We focus on providing a professional environment for players to develop and compete at the highest level of soccer available, both regionally and nationally. As the leader in Pennsylvania player development, Penn Fusion combines a top-notch coaching staff, professional organization, and innovative player development structure with a focus on college placement and providing quality at all levels, recreation through elite for 3000+ players.
Core Values: Integrity, Commitment, Sportsmanship, Community
www.pennfusion.org

Position Application:

Email a cover letter and resume to the Executive Director & Technical Director.
Email Subject: ACADEMY COACH APPLICATION
Executive Director: Mark Thomas (mthomas@pennfusion.org)
Technical Director: Tino Mueller (tmueller@pennfusion.org)
US Citizens/Green Card holders only.
The application period will be open through to 9/17/2021.