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New York Red Bulls

New York Red Bulls

Academy U15 Head Coach


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Jun 4, 2024


About the job
The New York Red Bulls are one of 29 teams in Major League Soccer (MLS). RBNY, one of the ten charter clubs of MLS, have competed in the league since its founding in 1996. The Red Bulls play home matches at Red Bull Arena (RBA) in Harrison, New Jersey. The three-time MLS Supporters' Shield Winners are owned by the Austrian beverage company Red Bull for which the team is named. The New York Red Bulls offer one of the nation's premier youth soccer development programs, from local soccer partnerships across New York and New Jersey to Regional Development Schools and the Red Bulls Academy teams.

Role Overview

The U15 Academy Head Coach will develop the U15 Red Bull Academy players in the NYRB playing philosophy. They will assist for the U16 Academy one-two training sessions per week and support on game day where possible. They will liaise with U16 Academy Head Coach in regards to player movement for high performing U15 Academy players to ensure opportunities to accelerate their development is provided on a consistent basis. They will liaise with U14 Academy Head Coach in regards to player movement for high performing U14 Academy players to ensure opportunities to accelerate their development is provided on a consistent basis. In additional, they will work with top prospects in the Individual Development Program a minimum of once per week. This role will Report to Academy Director on a monthly basis on the progress of the top prospects and provide a summary of the overall team performance in relation to our playing philosophy.

You must be legally authorized to work in the United States without requiring sponsorship for this role.

All the responsibilities we'll trust you with:


Work with the Academy Director to Create and evolve U15 Academy Annual Performance Plan that includes the Technical, Tactical & Physical periodization for the U15 Academy. Plan and prepare for all training sessions and matches. Select the U15 Academy team for each game following informal conversations with the Academy Director to ensure alignment. Ensure all U15 Academy players are informed of details regarding training sessions, matches and their general working programming and that they act in a manner befitting the Club Player Code of Conduct. Contribute to discussions led by the Scouting Department and Academy Director as it pertains to players being retained or released at the end of the season or when appropriate during the season.


Create & implement Individual Development Plans for all players on the U15 Academy roster. Complete progress reports for all U15 Academy players and schedule Individual meetings with all U15 Academy players (one parent must be present) three times per year to review their respective IDP’s and set expectations for the following period.


Create pre-game objectives presentation prior to every game and post on Teamworks for Academy Director to access. Complete post game reports after every game including video clips focusing on team & player performances and post on Teamworks for Academy Director to access. Participate in weekly Academy Administrative & Operational Meetings. Communicate with Academy Director any important information regarding their work (e.g. late arrivals, information on players).


Work alongside the Recruitment team to review and report on the performances of potential targets for consideration for the Academy. Consistent philosophies in keeping with examples of best practice with RB Group

Your areas of knowledge and expertise that matter most for this role:

USSF “A” Youth License or UEFA equivalent
A minimum of 5 Years experience in the elite sports setting
Evidence of player development from youth to USL and/or the MLS level
Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team in a professional sporting environment
An understanding of working in the soccer environment
Experience of developing and implementing innovative ideas and putting them into practice

Ability to communicate fluently (in English), demonstrating advanced communication skills.

Highly motivated individual that demonstrates a positive proactive attitude towards development.

Excellent problem solving and decision-making skills whilst working in a high performance environment

Personal integrity and the ability to invoke trust and respect from others.

Open minded individual with a view of adopting new practices.

Advanced personal commitment to continuous professional development.

Excellent time keeping and organisational skills.

Red Bull New York is an equal opportunity employer and we will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality or any other classification protected by law.

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