U15 Assistant Coach, MLS Academy

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.

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 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 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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