Employment

Lake Washington Youth Soccer Association

LWYSA is seeking a part-time DOC-Recreation to lead the coaching and player development of the Recreation program.

CLUB VISION: “To be recognized by our membership and soccer community as top provider of youth soccer services in the state of Washington.”

POSITION VISION:

The Director of Coaching is an Ambassador of LWYSA, who supports and mentors Grassroot coaches to provide players the opportunity to learn and develop. At the grassroots level, children develop to their full potential through game-like experiences in an enjoyable environment that promotes individual growth. The DOC models this and provides leadership to our Grassroot coaches and ensure players have plenty of opportunity to learn and have fun.

Position Summary

This position reports to the LWYSA Recreation Board. The Director of Coaching (DOC) is responsible for ensuring the recreation program has great coaches who are in alignment with USSF Grassroots methodology for our fall and spring league. The DOC will develop and create programs to support the development of players while also promoting LWYSA recreational soccer.

The DOC will oversee the technical and operations for all age/gender levels, including, but not limited to, designing the curriculum and technical methodology within the parameters of US Soccer and LYWSA guidelines. The DOC is a great communicator who promotes LWYSA in all that they do and maintain great working relationship with coaches, parents and other local soccer clubs and creates a process for and oversee the implementation of the overall LWYSA Technical Development Plan.

This individual should be forward-thinking and proactive, creatively seeking new ways to offer services and improve the program to benefit LWYSA members, staff, and coaches. They must also be highly detail-oriented, efficient, flexible, and growth-oriented.

JOB FUNCTIONS:

Coaching Education Program: Define and execute LWYSA Recreation coaching education programs. These programs should leverage coaching education materials from WYSA/US Soccer training and conform to the grassroot coaching programs from US Soccer.

 

At Lake Washington Youth Soccer Association recreation program, we promote the game of

soccer and provide opportunities for players to learn soccer, develop teamwork skills, and have

fun. The club typically has +2500 plus participants for fall soccer. Promoting soccer at the

recreation level we emphasize the development of self-esteem, good sportsmanship, fitness,

achievement, teamwork, and skill through the playing of the game; and provide educational

opportunities to further develop all players, coaches, referees, and administrators.

 

Coaches Mentorship: Provide professional and successful mentorship through input and feedback from DOC. It’s a commitment to long term player development under the guidance of the DOC.

Session Planning: provide age/skill appropriate session plans for coaches that confirm to the USSF Grassroots curriculum and technical methodology.

Administer and enforce policies established by the LWYSA Recreation Board of Directors. The general Policies and Procedures of the club should be used to guide day to day decision making.

Coaching Recruitment: LWYSA is dependent on volunteer coaches and the DOC is accountable to recruit great coaches for the club.

Player Retention: Responsible for tracking player retention and success including identifying talented players and educate players/parents on next level soccer and their options within the association.

Assist in Marketing Effort: Aid Director of Operations in marketing the club to the community. Coordination of Programs: The DOC – Recreation is responsible for coordinating and developing

new programs to increase membership, awareness and visibility in the community.

Other Duties and tasks the DOC -Recreation must fulfill include:

Coordinate with WYSA and US Soccer to organize and facilitate state run coaching clinics in the club, including coordinating national license courses through the state for parent coaches.

To educate parents on the club’s policies and philosophies on youth development and age- appropriate activities

Implement the existing Code of Conduct for players and parents and work directly with the board, parents and players when issues surface. Provide input and direction to this Code of Conduct ensuring it aligns with the player development philosophy of the club.

Ensure programs are current with best practices and maintaining relationships with local and national coaching authorities.

Act as a liaison with Directors of Coaching from other local and regional Clubs. Also liaison to state and national organizations

Requirements

  • Must possess a USSF “C” coaching license.
  • Eight or more years of youth coaching experience.
  • Playing experience that demonstrates strong skills and soccer knowledge; professional or college level highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop coaches and players plus designing educational programs to enhance the development of the game.
  • Previous experience as a Director of Coaching highly desired.
  • Experience managing coaching staff and support personnel.
  • Possess excellent verbal, phone and written communication skills.
  • Applicants must be able to work flexible hours
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish a plusSalary plus performance-based incentives will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.If interested, please contact: vprecreation@lwysa.org 

 

 

Cascade FC Head Coach – Job posting

Cascade FC is hiring the position of a Head Coach for Premier youth soccer teams who compete in the RCL (Regional Club League) of WA. Our competitive salary range is based on experience and qualifications. Coaches are paid per team and can work with as many as 3 teams with Cascade FC. The club also offers additional compensation opportunities for training, and camps and clinics coaching during the season. Additional work is paid at an hourly rate.

We cannot offer work Visas, nor relocation services. Living arrangements and transportation are responsibility of coach.

Primary duties for Head Coach include:

  • Plan and run two 1.5-hour practices per week, 3 practices per week for teams aged U16 – U19
  • Coach games at weekend-

>3 summer tournaments (typically Friday, Saturday, Sunday)

>12-14 Winter/Spring RCL games

>State Cup (Typically 3 group stage games, quarter finals, semifinals, finals)

  • Season Tryout’s evaluator (typically April – May)
  • Contacting families after Tryouts
  • Attend all Cascade FC coach meetings and trainings
  • Maintaining weekly line of communication with players and families
  • Writing and delivering player evaluations and player development plans

Qualifications:

  • Preferred minimum USSF D license, USC National diploma, or foreign equivalents.
  • Minimum of 3 years coaching soccer experience with youth.
  • 5 years + playing experience; club/ high school or colligate.
  • Understanding and knowledge of USSF, Washington Youth Soccer, RCL league.
  • Professionalism, enthusiasm, punctuality, and responsibility.
  • Strong communication skills
  • Clear background check.

Compensation:

Dependent upon:

  • Coaching licensing
  • Education
  • Coaching experience
  • Playing experience

What is Cascade FC?

Cascade FC is a premier soccer club located in Snoqualmie, Washington. We are a proud member of Snoqualmie Valley Youth Soccer Association (SnVYSA) and serve cities; Carnation, Duvall, Fall City, Snoqualmie and North Bend. Cascade FC are members of Washington Youth Soccer (WYS) and compete in the Regional Club League (RCL) and the North Puget Sound League (NPSL).

Contact

Sophie Harris

Director of Operations

Cascade FC

Premier Club for SnVYSA

www.CascadeFC.org

425-241-0149

SophieH@cascadefc.org 

FULL TIME STAFF COACH – VALOR SOCCER (MAPLE VALLEY, WA)

Valor Soccer, an ambitious and rapidly growing Washington Youth Soccer RCL member club based out of Maple Valley, WA led by highly experienced and qualified professionals, is currently seeking youth competitive soccer coaches to join our outstanding staff.  We are looking to add candidates to our team that are passionate about developing youth soccer players in the appropriate way and will be excited to teach ‘The Valor Way.’

Valor Full Time Staff Coaches work closely with the Director of Coaching (DOC) and other club directors to develop players in a holistic fashion, with an emphasis on technical skills, game understanding and respect for all who make up their training and match environment.  The coach must be fully committed to teaching the Valor ‘Style of Play’ and following the club’s principles of play and training curriculum.  He or she should also possess strong interpersonal and public speaking skills, be able to resolve conflict in a professional manner and have strong communication skills, both verbally and in written form.  This full-time position requires unique working hours, including evenings, weekends and some holidays.  Valor coaches also have regular exposure to the outdoors and at times in adverse weather conditions.

 

A Valor Full Time Staff Coach will perform the following essential coaching and administrative duties that include, but are not limited to:

  • Coaching up to three (3) Premier level teams as assigned by the DOC.
  • Running up to three (3) high intensity training sessions per week per team in a way that keeps all participants engaged and involved.
  • Leading teams in all associated match competitions, including but not limited to seasonal league play and various tournament and cup participation.
  • Traveling to all competition sites, including some out of state or even out of the Pacific Northwest region.
  • Participating in all tryout sessions involving teams within the coach’s age band (and others as assigned).
  • Organizing and running team training sessions in ways that teach the Valor ‘Style of Play’ and follows the Valor player development curriculum.
  • Communicating regularly with the parents of players on a regular basis to keep them informed and involved in our player development process.
  • Work with the Valor Technical Director by providing feedback regarding training activities and helping to design and implement training sessions.
  • Attending all scheduled Valor coaching staff meetings, clinics and presentations. 
  • Executing other duties as assigned by the DOC or Assistant Director of Coaching (ADOC), including occasional ‘cover’ of training sessions and matches involving other Valor teams. 

Valor Full Time Staff Coaches are expected to:

  • Be on time for all training sessions, match competitions and other club activities.
  • Maintain a professional appearance and wear appropriate club branded attire.
  • Foster positive relationships and open communication with the club’s CEO, DOC, ADOC, TD, parent members, players and the community at large.
  • Maximize retention of current player pools with an objective of adding to the club membership.

Minimum Valor Full Time Staff Coach qualifications:

  • Significant playing experience (former club, high school, college and/or professional).
  • Two years of soccer coaching experience (assistant, head coach, camp instructor).
  • Interest in continued coaching education and acquiring professional licenses (USSF/USC).
  • Strong leadership skills and proficiency in various software platforms (email, word processing, spreadsheets, etc.).

Preferred Valor Full Time Staff Coach qualifications:

  • Former high level playing experience (college and/or professional).
  • Head coaching soccer experience (club, high school or college).
  • Current holder or USSF ‘C’ License (or higher) or equivalent.

Salary: Based on experience and current coaching licenses

Benefits: Employees choose tax withholding pay system (W2) or work as contractor (I9)

 
A background check is required for all Valor employees and volunteers and is executed through Washington Youth Soccer and US Youth Soccer.  We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

To apply for this opening please send an introductory message (email will suffice rather than an additional cover letter) and a resume to DOC Ray Johnson at ray.johnson@valorsoccer.com.  You may also reach out with any questions about the opening or Valor Soccer.

PART TIME STAFF COACH – VALOR SOCCER (MAPLE VALLEY, WA)

Valor Soccer, an ambitious and rapidly growing Washington Youth Soccer RCL member club based out of Maple Valley, WA led by highly experienced and qualified professionals, is currently seeking youth competitive soccer coaches to join our outstanding staff.  We are looking to add candidates to our team that are passionate about developing youth soccer players in the appropriate way and will be excited to teach ‘The Valor Way.’

Valor Part Time Staff Coaches work closely with the Director of Coaching (DOC) and other club directors to develop players in a holistic fashion, with an emphasis on technical skills, game understanding and respect for all who make up their training and match environment.  The coach must be fully committed to teaching the Valor ‘Style of Play’ and following the club’s principles of play and training curriculum.  He or she should also possess strong interpersonal and public speaking skills, be able to resolve conflict in a professional manner and have strong communication skills, both verbally and in written form.  This part-time position requires unique working hours, including evenings, weekends and some holidays.  Valor coaches also have regular exposure to the outdoors and at times in adverse weather conditions.

 

A Valor Part Time Staff Coach will perform the following essential coaching and administrative duties that include, but are not limited to:

  • Coaching one (1) or (2) Premier level teams as assigned by the DOC.
  • Running up to three (3) high intensity training sessions per week per team in a way that keeps all participants engaged and involved.
  • Leading teams in all associated match competitions, including but not limited to seasonal league play and various tournament and cup participation.
  • Traveling to all competition sites, including some out of state or even out of the Pacific Northwest region.
  • Participating in all tryout sessions involving teams within the coach’s age band (and others as assigned).
  • Organizing and running team training sessions in ways that teach the Valor ‘Style of Play’ and follows the Valor player development curriculum.
  • Communicating regularly with the parents of players on a regular basis to keep them informed and involved in our player development process.
  • Work with the Valor Technical Director by providing feedback regarding training activities and helping to design and implement training sessions.
  • Attending all scheduled Valor coaching staff meetings, clinics and presentations. 
  • Executing other duties as assigned by the DOC or Assistant Director of Coaching (ADOC), including occasional ‘cover’ of training sessions and matches involving other Valor teams. 

Valor Part Time Staff Coaches are expected to:

  • Be on time for all training sessions, match competitions and other club activities.
  • Maintain a professional appearance and wear appropriate club branded attire.
  • Foster positive relationships and open communication with the club’s CEO, DOC, ADOC, TD, parent members, players and the community at large.
  • Maximize retention of current player pools with an objective of adding to the club membership.

Minimum Valor Part Time Staff Coach qualifications:

  • Playing experience (former recreational, club, high school, and/or college).
  • Interest in continued coaching education and acquiring professional licenses (USSF/USC).
  • Strong leadership skills and proficiency in various software platforms (email, word processing, spreadsheets, etc.).

Preferred Valor Full Time Staff Coach qualifications:

  • Two years of soccer coaching experience (assistant, head coach, camp instructor).
  • Current holder or USSF ‘D’ License (or higher) or equivalent.

Salary: Annual stipend per team on experience and current coaching licenses

Benefits: Employees choose tax withholding pay system (W2) or work as contractor (I9)

 

A background check is required for all Valor employees and volunteers and is executed through Washington Youth Soccer and US Youth Soccer.  We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

To apply for this opening please send an introductory message (email will suffice rather than an additional cover letter) and a resume to DOC Ray Johnson at ray.johnson@valorsoccer.com.  You may also reach out with any questions about the opening or Valor Soccer.

DIRECTOR OF GOALKEEPING – VALOR SOCCER (MAPLE VALLEY, WA)

Valor Soccer, an ambitious and rapidly growing Washington Youth Soccer RCL member club based out of Maple Valley, WA led by highly experienced and qualified professionals, is currently seeking a Director of Goalkeeping to join our outstanding staff.  We are looking to add an experienced and professional member to our team that is passionate about developing youth soccer goalkeepers in the appropriate way and will be excited to teach the position in a modern fashion and in accordance to ‘The Valor Way.’

The Valor Director of Goalkeeping will work closely with the Director of Coaching (DOC), Technical Director (TD) and other club directors to develop the club’s goalkeepers in a holistic fashion, with an emphasis on technical skills (hands and feet), positioning and decision making, distribution with the intent to possess and carrying respect for all who make up their training and match environment.  The Director of Goalkeeping must be fully committed to teaching in a way that aligns the player and his or her role as goalkeeper with the Valor ‘Style of Play.’  He or she should also possess strong interpersonal and public speaking skills, be able to resolve conflict in a professional manner and have strong communication skills, both verbally and in written form.  This position requires unique working hours, including evenings, weekends and some holidays.  Valor coaches also have regular exposure to the outdoors and at times in adverse weather conditions.

 

The Valor Director of Goalkeeping will perform the following essential coaching and administrative duties that include, but are not limited to:

  • Being the main point of contact for all daily issues, questions and logistics regarding the goalkeeping program.
  • Creating (in direct consultation with the DOC and TD) and implementing a clear goalkeeping curriculum that includes age and level appropriate training sessions.
  • Building and distributing a clear and consistent training schedule (well in advance of the sessions) that maximizes the development of all Valor goalkeepers and matches ability levels as much as possible.
  • Identifying, hiring and overseeing any additional Valor Goalkeeping Staff Coaches (as needed).
  • Personally running multiple goalkeeping training sessions per week (minimum of six hours) with Valor goalkeepers.
  • Conducting in-person and off-field meetings at least twice per year with each Premier goalkeeper to foster development (individual development plans).
  • Attending multiple matches per weekend (an average of 8-10 per month) to assist and analyze Valor goalkeepers in the match environment.
  • Traveling to some events out of state or even out of the Pacific Northwest region to assist Valor goalkeepers (when multiple teams from the club are participating).
  • Participating in all tryout sessions involving teams that will include dedicated goalkeepers (U11 and up) and others assigned by club directors.
  • Communicating regularly with the goalkeepers and their parents on a regular basis to keep them informed and involved in our player development process (usage of Valor video to provide clear examples of principles and phases of goalkeeping play).
  • Communicating regularly with the head coaches of Valor teams to share insights, points of emphasis and performance priorities regarding their teams’ goalkeepers.
  • Attending all scheduled Valor coaching staff meetings, clinics and presentations.
  • Pursuing continuing coaching education opportunities to stay current with modern goalkeeping trends and coaching techniques.  
  • Executing other duties as assigned by the DOC or Assistant Director of Coaching (ADOC), including occasional ‘cover’ of training sessions and matches involving other Valor teams. 

The Valor Director of Goalkeeping is expected to:

  • Be on time for all training sessions, match competitions and other club activities.
  • Maintain a professional appearance and wear appropriate club branded attire.
  • Foster positive relationships and open communication with the club’s CEO, DOC, ADOC, TD, parent members, players and the community at large.
  • Maximize retention of the current goalkeeping pool with an objective of adding to the club’s goalkeeping members.

Minimum Valor Director of Goalkeeping qualifications:

  • Goalkeeping experience (former recreational, club, high school, and/or college).
  • Goalkeeping coaching experience (training and/or focused assistant on coaching staff)
  • Interest in continued coaching education and acquiring professional licenses (USSF/USC).
  • Strong leadership skills and proficiency in various software platforms (email, word processing, spreadsheets, etc.).

Preferred Valor Full Time Staff Coach qualifications:

  • High level goalkeeping experience (former college and/or professional).
  • Three years of soccer goalkeeping experience (assistant, head coach, camp instructor).
  • Current holder or USSF or USC goalkeeping certifications.

Status: Part-time DOGK only but could be a full time position with additional team coaching duties

Salary: Based on experience and current coaching licenses

Benefits: Employees choose tax withholding pay system (W2) or work as contractor (I9)

 

A background check is required for all Valor employees and volunteers and is executed through Washington Youth Soccer and US Youth Soccer.  We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

To apply for this opening please send an introductory message (email will suffice rather than an additional cover letter) and a resume to DOC Ray Johnson at ray.johnson@valorsoccer.com.  You may also reach out with any questions about the opening or Valor Soccer.