Vancouver Whitecaps FC

U15 Assistant Coach, MLS Academy

Vancouver Whitecaps FC



Role Type

Closing Date

Est. Start Date


Sep 5, 2021

Role description

Specific Responsibilities

1. MLS Academy Program

Planning & preparation

Assist with the design, and implementation of, an annual training plan (ATP)
Assist with the design of team/individual training sessions
Assist with technical aspects of the match-day planning
On-field session delivery

Attend all training sessions, games and competitions
Travel with the Academy team to all away matches (as required)
Provide on-field support for all on-field activities (HPP, individual, unit, team…)
Assist or lead other age groups sessions (as required)
Player Evaluations & Meetings

Support the U15 Head Coach with planning and delivery of individual, unit and team meetings
Assist the preparation of written evaluations for all U15 players during scheduled evaluation periods
Attend and support the delivery of all player evaluation meetings
Performance Analysis & Administration

Support the Head Coach to deliver all the video analysis needs of the players & team
Support the Head Coach with the following;
i. design and support of individual development plans

ii. session tracking (attendance)

iii. training session logging via SSP

iv. creation of age-specific best practice libraries (SSP)

v. formal match/player-analysis

Player Recruiting & Scouting

Assist with Academy scouting at scheduled scouting events;
i. Local BCSPL & BC Provincial Program events

File scouting (trial) reports
2. General Responsibilities

Provide coaching support for the MLS Academy
Provide general support to the MLS Academy technical staff team
3. Club & Meeting Commitments

Attend scheduled staff meetings by members of the Whitecaps FC management team.
Attend special meetings for program related issues as required and scheduled
4. Community and Club Representation

Attend public appearances required by the WFC including, but not limited to:
Promotional and Sponsorship engagements
Media/Press conference(s)
Community events
Whitecaps FC hosted events
Represent the Club in the soccer community, with emphasis on building rapport with community clubs.

Must hold a minimum of a Canada Soccer ‘B’ License, or equivalent
Must have at least two (2) years’ coaching experience in a youth high performance environment
Must hold a valid passport and be able to freely travel internationally
Must complete a Vulnerable Sector Check and additional background screening
If you feel you have what it takes to contribute to our team, please email your resume and cover letter indicating how you meet our qualifications, to

Whitecaps FC believes that diversity and inclusion is critical to our success, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.