U.S. Soccer

WYNT Head Coach (U-15)

U.S. Soccer



Role Type

Closing Date

Est. Start Date


Sep 24, 2021

Role description

U.S. Soccer Overview

We are U.S. Soccer and we are the future of sport in the United States. Our mission is to make soccer the preeminent sport in the United States. We embrace diversity, technology and global connections to drive the growth of our sport and serve our athletes and fans. We seek motivated, passionate, skilled people who can think, create and work on a team.

U.S. Soccer is a growing company that looks for team members to grow with it. U.S. Soccer offers a comprehensive compensation package, casual work environment, an inclusive culture and an atmosphere for professional development.

The Federation’s core principles set organization-wide standards to identify and foster our culture and inform how we interact and hold each other accountable. These principles guide U.S. Soccer: We Win Together. We Aim High. We Champion Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. To be successful as a USSF employee, it is critical to demonstrate and live up to these principles every day and with every interaction with peers, stakeholders, and partners.

The Federation’s core values are the individual attributes and characteristics that staff embody to uphold the organization’s principles and succeed. These values guide our employees: Integrity. Commitment. Teamwork. Respect.

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Position Description

Reporting directly to the WNT General Manager, the WYNT Head Coach will be responsible for educating, equipping, and developing our top talents through age-appropriate, skill-building approaches with the goal of grooming players to play for our Senior National Teams. This role requires the implementation of coaching expertise, excellent in-person and remote communication skills, and collaboration with peers in identifying, selecting, developing, and transitioning talents through the pathway.

Primary Responsibilities

Reports to the General Manager
Collaborates with the General Manager and the Director of Technical Development to create the best environment for our players
Serves as the Head Coach of U-15 Women’s Youth National Team (WYNT) and may assist other Youth National Teams as needed
Works to support a high performance environment for the Women’s Youth National Team
Works with the elite soccer players of our country, from experienced players to young high potentials
Commits to the mission, objectives, and policies of U.S. Soccer
Implements a clear strategy that corresponds with the U.S. Soccer’s mission and Style of Play
Implements the education of positional responsibilities and integrates practiced routines to breed automaticity
Contributes to talent identification and scouting in a variety of capacities
Works collaboratively with staff members to implement and execute U.S. Soccer’s Mission, Objectives, Strategy, and Tactics (MOST)

Creates the team identity based on the U.S. Soccer Technical Plan
Works together in creating a plan with development and performance goals throughout with short- and long-term goals
Coaches NT players and selects the WYNT roster in collaboration with Talent Identification staff
Has a comprehensive understanding of the player pool
Manages the player roster and positional depth chart
Supports and collaborates with Youth Teams creating positional profiles for depth development and integrated alignment between our National Teams
Complete goal setting and performance review discussions with staff on an annual basis
Manages the performance environment

Oversees the development and performance environment for players and staff
Creates the conditions for an optimal on and off-the-field performance for players, coaches, and staff
Evaluates the performance environment and offers areas of improvement on realistic, achievable objectives
Emphasizes the self-responsibility and fosters accountability of players, coaches, and staff in creating the best working relationship amongst teammates and staff
Minimum Qualifications

USSF “B” License or higher
At least 5 years of coaching experience with relevant ages
Youth National Team experience is highly recommended
Excellent organizational and leadership skills: manages and leads self and others
Capable of working in fast-paced and demanding environments
Excellent written and verbal communication combined with a professional demeanor
Must be able to connect “micro” details to the “macro” vision and mission
Proficient experience with Microsoft Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook) and Video Editing
Location and Travel

Will work at the headquarters of U.S. Soccer in Chicago when not traveling
Able and willing to travel up to 75% of the year
Able and willing to work non-traditional hours, including evenings and weekends, as needed
Desired Qualifications

Passion for soccer
Bilingual (English and Spanish)
Serves as a role model for leadership
Communicates in an open, honest manner to players, staff members, and clubs
Maintains a connection to all players within the organization, galvanizing a growth mindset throughout
Expertise in talent identification (U-15)
Proven history of developing the individual player
Identifies valuable sources of information to discover innovations or current trends in the field of coaching
Coaching education experience
Evaluates reflects and focuses on self-development
Articulates own learning needs and formulates personal development goals
Willingness to support WYNT programming efforts of others
Thorough institutional knowledge of U.S. Soccer’s mission, goals, technical plan, policies, practices, and procedures
Working at U.S. Soccer is a unique opportunity. Employees who work at U.S. Soccer have the following attributes:

Live our Principles & Values
Adopt a company-centric approach—Serve the Athlete and the Fan
Embrace and see learning as a lifelong pursuit
Possess a growth mindset—keeps an open mind and seeks new challenges
Practice self-assessment and self-reflection
Open to criticism and does not make excuses
Possess a tireless work ethic
Wants to be part of a team that wins
Has the ability to be firm but fair
Communicate in a direct, open and honest manner
Build relationships through genuine interpersonal skills