POSITION SUMMARY:Houston Dynamo FC is seeking candidates for the position of Academy Goalkeeper Coach. This is an exceptionally important position within our growing infrastructure with the primary role to oversee the development of the goalkeepers within the Formation Phase (U13, U14, U15). This is a position that requires a passion for on and off the field development. This position requires collaboration and expertise that can support, track, and improve the individual levels for both players and coaches within the club’s programming, while also building strong and positive relationships throughout the city. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Design and deliver daily sessions according to club’s philosophy for our Formation Phase goalkeepers (U13 – U15).
Implement individual development plans for each goalkeeper within the phase.
Assist Formation Phase head coaches during matches.
Assist our Head of Academy goalkeeping on all department related projects.
Assist our Head of Academy goalkeeping with Pre-Professional training.
Weekly video review of training and match footage.
Recording/Logging of all sessions into shared platform for review.
Statistical breakdown of all games for session design.
Aid in all scouting within the academy, including attending local and nationwide events.
Responsible for the identification and development of our Pre-Academy Goalkeepers.
Provide coach education for our Pre-Academy and community goalkeeper coaches.
This highly qualified person will actively collaborate and work closely with all Catalyst Foundation and Academy Staff.
Hours are variable and include evening practices and games most weekends, in addition to the traditional Monday through Friday hours to plan and prepare.
Other duties as assigned.
USSF B License Required
USSF A License Preferred
Minimum of bachelor’s degree required
5-10 years of youth goalkeeper coaching experience
Strong teaching background
English/Spanish is preferred but not required
Knowledge and experience in Microsoft Office including PowerPoint, Word, and Excel
SKILLS, ABILITIES & OTHER ATTRIBUTES:
Strength in methodology, planning and periodization.
Ability to plan, analyze, and teach developmental concepts to young goalkeepers.
Ability to exercise sound judgement and discretion.
Ability and competency utilizing Video Analysis software (HUDL, Sportscode).
A motivated growth-mindset and life-long learner.
Passionate, positive, and pro-active about player development.
A strong work-ethic and ability to plan and reflect on trainings and matches.
Detail-oriented, analytical, and attentive to the nuances of player development.
Versatility that combines practical on-field experiences and off-field planning.
Innovativeness and adaptability to stay at the leading edge of player development.
Cooperative spirit, pro-active collaborator.
Strong communication skills.
Ability to work well in a dynamic and professional environment.
Intrinsically motivated to progress within the club.
Desire to continue with coaching education and qualifications.
*We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. **Houston Dynamo FC has recently implemented a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy. Please note that reasonable accommodations will be considered if you have a qualifying medical condition that is a contraindication to vaccination or you object to vaccination on the basis of sin