POSITION TITLE: OPDL Assistant CoachPOSITION STATUS: Part-time, ContractREPORTS TO: High-Performance ManagerAPPLICATION DEADLINE: Until all available positions are filledSTART DATE: November 1, 2023
FC Durham Academy (FCD) was established in 2013 and is as proud Canada Soccer National Youth License organization and members of Ontario Soccer, Ontario Player Development League (OPDL) and League 1 Ontario. FC Durham Academy is seeking OPDL Assistant Coaches. This position is responsible for providing assistance in the development of 1-2 of the Academy OPDL teams.
Key Responsibilities1. Technical Attend all training sessions. Plan, deliver and analyze all training sessions for the team(s) when required. Coach during all games, tournaments and showcases as scheduled. Assist with fall trials and player selection for the team(s). Support and implement the FCD game model, curriculum and identity. Participate in the Academy fitness testing dates. Participate in all internal coach development sessions related to athlete development of this age. Participate in all parent meetings for the team(s). Attend all meetings with Director of Soccer that are scheduled. Communicate with OPDL Head Coach.
2. Customer Service and Relations Support the quality of the Academy services, ensuring maximum membership satisfaction. Support all Academy programs and initiatives. Participate in outside activities that are judged as appropriate and approved by Manager.
Experience Qualifications Canada Soccer C License/Diploma. Special consideration is considered for female applicants for female teams. Up to date Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector and Respect in Sport Activity Leader Completed or willing to complete Making Ethical Decisions course and evaluation Willing to complete online programs Rule of Two, Safe Sport, Emergency Action Plan, Mental Health in Sport, Anti-Racism in Coaching, Making Headway 3-5 years coaching experience. Playing experience an asset.
Skills and Competencies Strong interpersonal, communication (written and verbal) skills. Punctual, professional, approachable, detailed, responsive and organized. Ability to mentor an Assistant Coach in the environment. Understanding of holistic player development. Understanding of the development of high-performing youth U13 up. Ability and desire to work within a team and a culture.