When you join Seattle Sounders FC, you join a soccer-loving, socially progressive, ambitious club rooted in the best soccer city in America. We have one of the most passionate sports fan bases in North America who are invested in the Sounders as much for our commitment to making a positive impact in our communities as they are for winning the 2019 MLS Cup and 2022 CONCACAF Champions League on home soil. We exist to create special moments like these, where we enrich lives and unify our fans and city through soccer.
The Developmental Analyst will record and analyze performance data in order to provide suggestions for improvement of player and team performance that aligns with Sounders FC Developmental goals and values.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Serve as a leader and role model to all Developmental players, by living the Sounders FC Academy values of humility, community and ambition and emphasizing the importance of sportsmanship, being respectful, polite and considerate.
Analyze training sessions for Academy/USL program and provide player feedback.
Conduct match analysis to aid evaluation of Academy/USL performance and philosophy.
Individualize player training programs, identifying needs and ways to progress the development of top talents.
Assist in analyzing club trials/trial players.
Analyze match analysis to evaluate Academy/USL performance and philosophy.
Prepare individual player feedback sessions at the direction of coaching staff.
Prepare and develop pre and post-game review meetings at direction of coaching staff.
Execute weekly update of Statistical Performance Board (both team & individual).
Occasional video scouting of players.
Manage database and library of Academy situational references, including Curriculum & Game Cues.
Assist in providing formal (written) player reviews bi-annually to players and parents.
Provide match reports regarding player performance, grades, minutes played etc.
Attend all important team/staff meetings.
Travel with teams for away games, as required.
Ensure that club integrity and club code of conduct is maintained by developmental players, always.
Other duties as assigned.
Previous experience playing or coaching on college or professional academy soccer level is preferred.
A passion for developing youth players.
Experience with industry software such as Hudl SportsCode
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
Excellent oral and written communication skills; experience building presentations and delivering data and accompanying recommendations clearly and concisely.
Team-player attitude; Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues.
Professional and polite in all interactions.
Extremely detail-oriented and organized.
A strategic thinker.
Adaptable and flexible.
A passion for soccer and Sounders FC preferred.
Bi-lingual (Spanish/English) or multi-lingual preferred.
This position will work in-person from the Sounders FC training facility at Starfire Sports in Tukwila, WA.
Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed.
Travel estimated to be 10%.
Must be able to facilitate own local travel.
Must be fully vaccinated at the time of hire and follow all club and league COVID-19 protocols.
Must reside within Washington state upon date of hire.
Must be eligible to work in the US without sponsorship
Responsibilities include regular work outdoors and may require standing on feet for long periods of time, as well as some lifting of up to 20 pounds.
BENEFITS AND PERKS
Seattle Sounders FC offers an engaging, supportive environment that prioritizes the health and well-being of our people by providing competitive compensation and the following top-notch benefits:
Healthcare plan with 100% employer sponsored premiums for employees and dependents
Discretionary PTO policy supports employees in taking time off when needed
Complimentary tickets to Sounders FC and Tacoma Defiance matches
401k retirement plan matching
Generous parental leave program to support new parents
Discounts on Sounders FC products, merchandise and with Sounders FC Partners
Employee learning programs to support growth and development
Volunteer opportunities in the Seattle community offered in support of social impact and RAVE Foundation initiatives
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
We celebrate our inclusive work environment and welcome members of all backgrounds and perspectives. Women, gender-nonbinary, people of color, LGBTQIA+ people and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Please contact the Sounders HR department with any questions.
The physical demands reflective of the duties and work environment herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Sounders FC is committed to providing Reasonable Accommodations and will work with you to meet your needs.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.