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Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC)

Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC)

Head Goalkeeper Coach – LAFC 2

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Goalkeeping

Jan 29, 2024

ROLE DESCRIPTION

OVERVIEW

The Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) is an MLS soccer club serving the greater Los Angeles area. LAFC is dedicated to building a world-class soccer club that represents the diversity of Los Angeles and is committed to delivering an unrivaled experience for fans. LAFC's ownership group is comprised of local leaders and innovators of industry with intellectual capital, financial prowess, operations expertise, and success in the fields of entertainment, sports, technology, and media. LAFC is invested in the world's game and Los Angeles, constructing, and developing the 22,000 seat BMO Stadium and a top-flight training center on the campus of Cal-State Los Angeles.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Head Goalkeeper Coach for LAFC 2 of MLS Next Pro will oversee the planning and administration of all aspects of the LAFC 2 Goalkeepers. In addition, this role aids in the development of all LAFC goalkeepers, serving as a role model and positive image for Los Angeles Football Club.

Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to; recruitment and retention of qualified goalkeepers; teaching, training and skill development; game day coaching of the goalkeepers; goalkeeping video sessions and video editing; scheduling training sessions, traveling with the team, and equipment management. The Head Goalkeeper Coach – LAFC 2 will be expected to adhere to all guidelines and regulations set forth by MLS Next Pro and Los Angeles Football Club.

This position reports to the Head Coach – LAFC 2.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Oversee all aspects of LAFC 2 goalkeeping development.
Implement effective practice and game plans utilizing LAFC curriculum.
Identify, assess, and recruit prospective goalkeepers.
Create, implement, and oversee individual player development plans and scouting reports.
Participate in public relations and marketing for Los Angeles Football Club.
Ensure all appropriate safety guidelines and standards are maintained during training, practice, and games.

QUALIFICATIONS

Previous experience with coaching competitive soccer goalkeeping and recruitment of qualified goalkeepers required.
Valid driver's license and the ability to be insured to drive vehicles required.
Experience managing a coaching staff and team members effectively.
USSF Coaching License preferred.
Knowledge of and ability to follow LAFC/MLS Next Pro policies and procedures.
Knowledge of MLS, MLS Next Pro, and MLS Next Level soccer.
Previous experience in preparing, monitoring, and maintaining budgets.
Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, and to relate to others in a professional manner.
Proactive approach to task execution and personal development.
Ability to build and maintain working relationships with peers, clients, families, elite athletes, and others encountered throughout course of employment.
Ability to always maintain composure and respectful demeanor.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
Working knowledge of video analysis platforms including Hudl Sportscode and Wyscout.
Must be able to work flexible hours including nights, weekends, and holidays as needed.
Bilingual in Spanish is a plus.

SALARY RANGE

At LAFC, we carefully consider a wide range of factors to determine a fair and equitable compensation package. The final offer amount will consider a wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including, but not limited to skill sets; relevant experience and training. Pursuant to state and local pay disclosure guidelines, the overall range for this role is up to $70,000 per year.

HIRING PRACTICES

The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

LAFC strongly supports equal employment opportunity for all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.

Applicants for employment in the U.S. must possess work authorization, which does not require sponsorship by the employer for a visa

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