The ideal Assistant Director of Coaching (ADOC) is a highly organized, self-motivated teacher and mentor who is exceptional in both written and verbal communication as well as building relationships with players, parents, and coaches. This person has a high standard for both ethics and professionalism while maintaining a good sense of humor and enthusiasm to share their passion for the game. A desire to continuously learn and improve must be inherent, and the ADOC must exude compassion, patience, and sensitivity while working with all players, parents, and staff members. The ADOC will work to ensure the continued growth and development of all players within St. Vrain FC.
The ADOC will work in association with the Recreational Director of Coaching (Rec-DOC) and responsibilities shall include but not be limited to:
Implement and maintain age appropriate curriculum for the U4-U15 age groups under their direct supervision.
Run daily technical sessions for age groups U8-U15, as well as oversee rec. staff coaches in the delivery of technical sessions to the U8-U15 age groups.
Manage and run summer programming.
Set guidelines for staff coaches under their direct supervision to ensure that they are following the best soccer practices.
Work with volunteer coaches within each age group, providing guidance and support where appropriate.
Observe volunteer coaches on game days to provide continued support and mentoring.
Work with Rec-DOC in team formation and the acquisition, training and placement of coaches / managers.
Work with Rec-DOC to assist in communication to all players and parents about the St. Vrain FC program.
Create season games schedules for all age groups within the recreational program.
Attend all meetings associated with the successful running of the recreational program.
Work with Rec-DOC as a point of contact for volunteer coaches and parents on soccer-related issues.
Work in association with the Rec-DOC in the organization and running of coaching education clinics for both in-house and state organized programs.
Advise parents, players and coaches about all St. Vrain FC programs.
Evaluate recreational coaches and players to establish who may be suitable for and interested in the Advanced program.
Support and participate in St. Vrain FC tournaments and fundraising activities.
Participate in all Advanced age group tryouts.
Assist in field management duties as required, including but not limited to, goal and other soccer equipment movement and repair and field painting.
Preferred candidates will possess the following requirements or higher:
USSF Youth License or other iteration of what was National Youth License
USSF C License or USC National Diploma
Minimum of three year’s experience running and overseeing youth soccer programs.
St. Vrain FC is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) youth soccer organization. We offer soccer programs for girls and boys ages 3 through 18. St. Vrain FC is a community soccer club consisting of players who live in Longmont, Niwot, Boulder, Erie, Louisville, Lafayette, Lyons, Mead, Berthoud, Firestone, and Frederick.
Founded in 1981, St. Vrain FC has over 1,800 recreational and competitive players currently playing soccer. We focus on the technical and tactical development of each individual player within a team setting. It is our goal to share the love of soccer and instill it in the next generation. The staff, coaches, and volunteers of St. Vrain FC are committed to giving every player the best soccer experience in Colorado!