Position Title: Provincial Xcel Team ManagerPosition Term: Part Time (Contract) March– May 2024Location: Vaughan, OntarioReports To: Provincial Xcel Team Head Coach
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 Leagueand 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.
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:
Manage 2 to 3 Provincial Teams, incorporating Ontario Soccer’s player priority principles and adhering to the player development plan April - May 2024; Attend all Ontario Soccer's Provincial Staff meetings (Administrative and Technical); Where appropriate assist head coaches in the planning, management and delivery of the campaign plan; Constant communication with Head Coaches and Ontario Soccer’s Sr. Manager, Development Provincial Xcel to ensure high standards of program delivery to every player within the program; Work with the respective Head Coaches and Ontario Soccer’s Sr. Manager, Development Provincial Xcel to ensure travel arrangements and itineraries are set; To act as the liaison between parents and Coaching Staff regarding Provincial Xcel communication; In a competition event, work closely with each Head Coach to ensure the daily itinerary is set, communicated and implemented, including team activities during down time; If required monitor and manage travel budget and provide financial reconciliation at the event; Follow up and reinforce Ontario Soccer’s communication to players/parents as required by the Head Coach and Sr. Manager, Development Provincial Xcel; Communicates and provides support for the social/emotional well being of team members; To assist with all travel related organization and communication between Ontario Soccer’s Team Staff and players and parents; Supervise and arrange pick-up points; s In conjunction with the Athletic Therapist and SIRC protocols, manage any situation which may necessitate a hospital visit. This includes parental contact and the provision of medical support and travel insurance; With guidance from Ontario Soccer’s Technical Coordinator manage each teams’ kit, including: uniform laundry, uniform allocation and return, dressing room set up, equipment maintenance, inventory management and submit an equipment report post Competition and Provincial Season; Submitting team sheets as per match protocols; Complete Ontario Soccer Player Development Program Surveys; Adhere to the Provincial Program’s Coaching Staff Code of Conduct.
Qualifications and Required Skill Sets:
Management experience at the youth age preferably the applicable age group(s); Good teaching, leadership, organization skills and experience; Self-starter requiring a minimum of supervision and ability to multi task; 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