Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club (CRYSC) is a community soccer club, serving five regions in the state of
Colorado spanning from Fort Collins to Castle Rock, and over 14,000players, which provides opportunities for all levels of players from beginner to advanced, from three to professional. CRYSC is one of the few true full-service soccer clubs in the nation providing soccer for all types of players from all different types of backgrounds.
This position is responsible for the management, development, and delivery of the Elite Girls program. The role is
pivotal to the further development of youth club talent as we work to provide a complete pathway for our female
players and members from grassroots to college
This role is full-time and includes weekend and evening work, as well as travel domestically, with the candidate
required to be flexible and adaptable to differing seasonal work patterns.
Architecture – Utilization of the CRYSC curriculum and technical methodology to guide in the development of the female players in the elite pathway.
Develop a strategic approach to enhancing elite Girls provision at the club using the excellent resources the club offers for maximum impact.
Implementation – Support and implement the Player Development Plan, specific to the Girls Elite Program.
Lead & Manage - Lead the girls teams coaching staff and support services in the coordinated delivery of their elements in the program resulting in a cohesive and highly efficient team, and a positive working environment for all key stakeholders
Constant Revision and Review - Be continual in your evaluation of players, coach, ancillary staff, and self-performance with a view of supporting, growing, improving, and elevating the Girl's elite program to new high-performance levels on a regular basis
Culture – Serve as a key leader in creating a culture within the staff and coaches that results in the player and team experience we seek for every player in CRYSC.
Degree level education in Coaching or related Discipline
A minimum of 5 years of experience working with Elite youth athletes across multiple ages and stages of development.
Specific experience of working within an elite Girls development environment preferable
Experience of leading a program with multiple roles and responsibilities
Project Management experience preferable
Management of Full-Time staffing preferable
USSF A-License or Equivalent Industry Qualification
Experience in working in a multi-disciplinary team working to support player development
Understands how a long-term, holistic development program is structured
Understands the function of each facet in a multi-disciplinary team in an Elite department
Experience and understanding of the College Placement Process in the Girls/Women’s game
Possesses a demonstrable knowledge of health and safety policy and best practice
Possesses a demonstrable knowledge of safeguarding policy and best practice
MARKERS OF SUCCESS:
Joy in the Soccer Experience – a positive player experience is naturally different at each level of competition and age. Our goal as a club is for our players to love playing soccer and our soccer process should be consistent with this goal, which we believe is not mutually exclusive across competitive levels;
Retention and Satisfaction – a successful soccer process should result in improved retention across the club on an annual and longitudinal basis;
Playing Style – a successful soccer process should result in consistency in playing style across all levels and ages of the club, relative to the level of competition;
Consistency - Our soccer process should result in a consistent player experience across the entire club versus an environment where the player experience varies widely based on who the coach is of the player’s team.
Member Enjoyment – several factors are part of developing a club loved by its membership, consisting of players, staff, coaches, families, and partners. We believe the individual player and team experience is the single greatest factor that results in building the club our membership desires. A successful soccer process should result in an experience that engages players, staff, coaches, families, and partners as proud stakeholders of Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club.
Performance Outcomes - Fully implemented and effective elite Girls program utilizing all support services at the disposal of the directors.
Interested and qualified candidates should submit a cover letter resume to: