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Colorado Rapids

Colorado Rapids

Academy Development Coach


Role Type



Posting Date

Dec 20, 2022

Role description

Job Title: Academy Development Coach

Department: Soccer – Academy – Colorado Rapids

Business Unit: KSE

Location: Commerce City, CO—Dick’s Sporting Goods Park

Reports To: Academy Technical Director

Employment Type: Full Time – Salary – 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

Oversee all technical aspects of the Futures Program within the guidelines established by the Colorado Rapids, Major League Soccer and US Soccer.

Examples Of Work Performed
Oversee all technical aspects of the Futures program in collaboration with Futures Program Director & Academy Technical Director.
Document Futures Program Training curriculum digitally to be used as a resource for coaches in the Colorado coaching community.
Video analysis of Futures games focused on technical/small group tactical functions.
Manage Futures Program coaching staff and ensure high level implementation of Futures Program training curriculum in training and competition settings.
Assist in scouting and recruitment of potential Futures Program Players.
Assist in delivery of training sessions at Academy U14, U15 levels & support on game days as needed.
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. Company vehicles.
Competencies/Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Ability to acquire or produce and maintain a valid Colorado driver's license
Ability to create spreadsheets and routine business correspondence using
Ability to prioritize responsibilities and multi-task effectively.
components of soccer.
Demonstrated ability to inspire, motivate and educate youth players and
Demonstrated ability to teach techniques, tactics, physical and psychological
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Knowledge of MLS Homegrown Player requirements.
Knowledge of professional sports team operations, public relations, and/or
Knowledge regarding player development.
Organizational and personnel management.
Word and Excel software
$75,000 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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