MLS Academy Goalkeeper Coach

Specific Responsibilities:

The duties of this position will consist of the following:

1. MLS Academy Program

  • Planning & preparation
  • Support the Head Goalkeeper Coach with the design and implementation the age-specific annual training plans (ATP) for all Academy goalkeepers
  • Support the Head Goalkeeper Coach with the design and implementation of individual development plans for the Academy Goalkeepers
  • Design and lead on-field training sessions for Academy goalkeepers (as directed by Head Goalkeeper Coach)
  • On-field session/game delivery
  • Attend a minimum of 3 Academy training sessions per week, with a specific focus on the U15-U17 age groups (schedule agreed upon with Head Goalkeeper Coach)
  • Assist and/or lead other age group goalkeeper sessions (as required)
  • Support the Academy Technical Staff in the delivery of daily training sessions (as required)
  • Player Evaluations & Meetings
  • Support Academy Head Coaches with planning and delivery of individual, unit and team meetings (as required)
  • Support the Head Goalkeeper Coach, to prepare and deliver player performance reviews for the academy goalkeepers during scheduled annual evaluation periods
  • Attend and lead goalkeeper evaluation meetings (as required)
  • Performance Analysis
  • Support the Head Goalkeeper Coach with the performance analysis needs of the MLS Academy goalkeepers
  • Support the Head Goalkeeper Coach with;
  • design and support of individual development plans
  • session tracking (attendance)
  • training session logging via SSP
  • creation of age-specific best practice libraries (SSP)
  • formal match/player-analysis

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.

Qualifications:

  • 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 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 careers@whitecapsfc.com

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.

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