The RDS GK Coach will be responsible for the coaching, development of talent, and delivery of multiple RDS locations per season. The RDS GK Coach will deliver the RDS GK curriculum and actively scout and assist in the recruitment of talent for the Academy within the guidelines of Atlanta United, US Soccer and the MLS. The RDS GK Coach will be responsible for delivering summer camps and other clinics. This position will report directly to the Coach Education and Development Director.
Roles and Responsibilities
Assist in planning and organization of RDS tryouts.
Develop training program for weekly training sessions for RDS GK participants.
Provide player assessment and feedback of strengths/weaknesses each season
Guide players in development of an “action plan” setting specific goals to reach a desired outcome.
Identify and recommend, talented, potential Academy players.
Attend education meetings and classroom sessions.
Organize and assist in the running of camps/clinics/tryouts throughout the year.
Ongoing assessment and mentoring of summer coaching staff.
Other coaching requirements as needed
Qualifications and Education Requirements
Be a current USSF ‘C’ licensed coach (minimum)
Have 5 years minimum experience coaching youth, collegiate or professional soccer
Possess the drive to develop youth players and work as part of a team
Have excellent written and verbal communication skills
Be a motivated individual who can work a varied schedule of nights, weekends, and holidays
Possess strong organizational and personal management skills
Have knowledge of scouting and how to identify talent
Possess basic computer skills, example Excel, word, power point, keynote
Have the ability to plan, create, execute and document training sessions and programs
Have a basic knowledge of the Development Academy rules and regulations
Bachelor’s degree (preferred)
Have a college or professional playing background
Understand the recruitment process for college bound players
Ability to speak other languages a plus
Job Type: Part-time