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Ontario Soccer Association

Ontario Soccer Association

Provincial Team Goalkeeper Coach


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Jan 21, 2024


Position Title: Provincial Team Goalkeeper CoachPosition Term: Part Time (Contract) March – May 2024Location: Vaughan, OntarioReports To: Respective Provincial Head Coach
About Ontario Soccer
Do you want to gain invaluable work experience in the world of amateur sport? Have you ever wanted to help grow the game of soccer in Ontario?
Ontario Soccer is actively searching for talented and ambitious individuals who are passionate about the field of sport management and want to apply their knowledge at Canada’s largest provincial sport organization.
Founded in 1901, Ontario Soccer is currently comprised of more than 500 Clubs servicing over 24,000 teams with 380,000 registered players, 70,000 coaches and managers, and 6,000 match officials, as well as countless volunteers, parents and supporters encompassing a direct, multi-cultural community of over 1,000,000 Ontarians.
Ontario Soccer develops and delivers exceptional and sustainable programs and services throughout Ontario with the mission of providing leadership and support for the advancement of soccer in collaboration and cooperation with our member District Associations, partners and other stakeholders.Ontario Soccer also operates the Ontario Player Development League (OPDL); the province’s premier standards based youth development program, as well as “Team Ontario”, Ontario Soccer’s provincial Xcel program. Ontario Soccer proudly supports Canada Soccer’s National Teams, the Canadian Premier League and Toronto FC.
The overall objective of Ontario Soccer as a hub for Coach, Match Official and Player Development is to be innovators and leaders in sport and to assist with the equitable development of soccer as a healthy lifestyle choice, provide a talented pathway for participants to excel and encourage inclusive community involvement at all levels.
Position Summary
In alignment with Canada Soccer’s National Regional Excel Program, Ontario Soccer is making changes to the programming offered to Ontario’s most talented players. These positions will provide coaching leadership to Ontario’s top youth male and female players within Ontario Soccer’s Provincial XcelProgram.
Ontario Soccer’s Provincial Xcel Program detects young talent throughout the Province with the aid of Ontario Soccer Technical Staff, OPDL Technical Staff, District Club Technical Leads, and Club Coaches to provide high level training and competition in preparation for Regional and National Excel Programs.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
 To serve as a Provincial Xcel goalkeeper coach incorporating the Ontario Soccer's player priority principles, curriculum and adhere to the talented player development plan: March – May 2024; Attend all Ontario Soccer's Provincial Staff meetings (orientation, administrative and technical); Assist the Head Coach in the planning, management and delivery of the campaign plan; Act and deliver specific coaching responsibilities as outlined by the head coach; Plan and conduct team training sessions, individual player sessions, recovery sessions, small team training sessions as required; In conjunction with the Head Coach, plan or conduct individual and team debriefing sessions post training and game (verbal and visual); In consultation with the Head Coach organize or conduct pre-game, half-time and substitute warmups, and manage in-game substitutions; Manage game video, motivational film, match statistics and post-game video analysis if required by head coach; In competition, communicate daily itinerary to players and scout opposition when required. Support Athletic Therapist and in any post-game player recovery protocols; Support Team Manager with organization and kit and laundry related activities as required; Ensure training equipment well maintained and ready for practice and matches; In conjunction with the Team Manager plan and organize player responsibilities with returning and picking up training kit and game uniforms; Complete Ontario Soccer Player Development Program surveys; Adhere to Ontario Soccer’s Code of Conduct.
Qualifications and Required Skill Sets:
 Canada Soccer National 'C' License or Equivalent; Ontario Soccer Goalkeeper Diploma Course or Equivalent; Goalkeeper coaching experience at the youth age preferably the applicable age group(s); Good teaching, leadership, organization and communication skills; Very strong communication and interpersonal skills; Understanding and experience of soccer team management; Understanding of team dynamics and being a team player; Well-developed time management skills

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