Orlando City SC

Youth Lead Scout

Orlando City SC



Role Type

Closing Date

Est. Start Date


Sep 16, 2021

Role description

TITLE: Youth Lead Scout
DEPARTMENT: Soccer Operations
REPORTS TO: Technical Director, Head of Scouting
FLSA: Full-Time; Exempt

We are looking for a highly motivated and strategic individual with experience in youth scouting to oversees the Club’s scouting strategy and day-to-day operations for the Development Academy. You are organized, detail oriented with strong time management skills and knowledgeable of Florida’s youth clubs and player landscape. You can seamlessly integrate with the Scouting Department, Academy Director, Academy Coaches, and ancillary Team staff

Scout players for the academy teams primarily within the USA
Manage the academy scouts’ network
Develop relationship with local youth clubs and academies
Explore and scout youth players in MLS open territories
Seek and organize opportunities for national and international games and/or tournaments for the academy teams
Seek opportunities to academy players that will not pursue a professional pathway (i.e., college, developmental leagues, etc.)
Attend academy teams practices and games
Assist the academy and OC youth affiliate club’s coaches in the technical coordination of their programs
Visit and scout OC youth affiliate club’s players
Other duties as assigned.

It’s never just a job at Orlando City SC. It’s a way of life. We live and breathe soccer. We believe each role is as unique as the person who does it. To join our team, you will also possess these qualifications:

Minimum 3 years’ experience in scouting youth players
Strong knowledge of Florida’s youth clubs/player’s landscape
Hold a US Soccer C Coaching License or higher
High level of proficiency working with Word documents, Scout7/ISF, Wyscout, presentations, etc.
Clear background check.
Completion of Safe Sport Training.
Ability to relate professionally to all levels of staff, management, players, etc.
Guided by strong moral and ethical principles, able to handle confidential information
Ability to work flexible hours including nights, weekends, and holidays.

About Orlando City SC:
Orlando City SC joined Major League Soccer (MLS) as the league's 21st franchise in November 2013, becoming the first MLS team in the Southeast. The Lions began league play in March 2015, and in 2017, Orlando City SC, moved its home matches into Exploria Stadium, a 25,500-seat soccer-specific stadium located in the heart of downtown Orlando.

In November 2015, the Club announced its intention to bring professional women’s soccer to Central Florida and launched Orlando Pride in National Women's Soccer League. The Pride began league play in April 2016 with a star-studded team of FIFA World Cup Champions. In 2019, Orlando City SC re-launched OCB to bridge the gap between its successful youth development academy and the First Team.

With a footprint across the central Florida region and a roster comprised of international and home-grown talent, Orlando City SC boasts global relevance through its assemblage of world-class athletes.

Orlando City SC is committed to building the global standard for professional soccer teams and is guided by the following principles:

To bring our community together, create lasting memories, and fuel passion for soccer.
Be the envy of our league through performance & relevancy.
Entertain, unify, and inspire our community through passionate soccer & service and winning championships.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class