Sporting City West is seeking multiple motivated and committed youth soccer coaches to join the clubs coaching staff. Sporting City West staff coaches will be expected to create a positive yet challenging environment for players to develop their technical skills, tactical understanding, and physical performance, while also focusing on each player’s personal development within the team. These are part-time positions that will directly report to the Director of Coaching, Sporting City West.
Sporting City West staff coaches will be key contributors to the club while ensuring all work is consistent with the Sporting KC brand purpose: “We create memories through personalized experiences with our Club.”
Sporting Kansas City is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and equity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all Staff coaches. All Staff coaches are expected to positively collaborate with individuals of diverse backgrounds. We encourage all talented individuals looking for a challenge to apply.
About the Club Sporting City West is a new competitive youth soccer club based in West Olathe, Lenexa, and Shawnee, Kansas for U8 (2013) – U12 (2010) boys and girls that will begin competition in fall 2021, with team tryouts in June 2021. Sporting City West will be committed to providing its members with a professional managed club focusing on a player development model that inspires each player to reach their full potential both on and off the field. Sporting City West teams will practice at Compass Mineral Sporting Field and Garmin Olathe Soccer Complex and compete in the Heartland Soccer League.
Design and execute training sessions.
Lead team(s) on game-days and support other staff coaches during their team’s games.
Review and reflect on training sessions and games (video reviews).
Facilitate and support individual player development plans.
Participate in strategic discussions regarding player identification, playing philosophy, and club culture.
Aid in player assessment and player integration.
Deliver player development and team training programs.
Assist with organizing and administering annual player tryouts.
Attend weekly practices and weekend games for assigned team(s)
Additional responsibilities may be assigned or earned based on candidate’s qualities, experience, and career goals.
Be responsive to all communication (emails, phone calls, etc.) and maintain response-time expectations set by the Director of Coaching.
Must be a positive role model both on and off the field.
Passion for coaching and developing youth players.
Strong listening, written and verbal communication skills; able to resolve conflict in a professional manner at the team level.
Effective leadership skills, excellent organizational and time management skills for assigned team(s).
Strong public speaking skills: ability to speak to players and parents to help promote the club’s vision and objectives.
Self-motivated with eagerness to grow and develop.
Highest level of integrity and respect for all.
Professional appearance and demeanor.
Passionate about player development.
Detail-oriented, analytical, and attentive.
Skills and Experience
USSF “D” Coaching License or higher preferred
USSF Grassroots licenses.
Minimum of two (2) years of experience in a youth soccer coaching position experience preferred.
Ability to physically demonstrate soccer skills and possess overall knowledge of soccer tactics.
Applicants must be a US Citizen or currently have legal rights to work in the United States.
About Sporting City West
About Our Club
Sporting Kansas City was unveiled as one of the 10 charter members of Major League Soccer on June 6, 1995. Known as the Kansas City Wiz during the inaugural 1996 season and the Kansas City Wizards from 1997-2010, the club reached an early peak at the turn of the century when it won the 2000 MLS Cup and Supporters’ Shield title. On Aug. 31, 2006, a team of Kansas City entrepreneurs ushered in a new era by purchasing the club from founder Lamar Hunt and the Hunt Sports Group. Under the guidance of the new Sporting Club ownership group—comprised of Neal Patterson and Cliff Illig, two of the founders of healthcare software pioneer company Cerner Corporation, along with Pat Curran, Greg Maday and Robb Heineman—Kansas City’s professional soccer club rebranded from the Wizards to Sporting Kansas City in 2010 and moved into world-class Children’s Mercy Park the following year, setting the stage for a transformational decade of excellence.
In addition to winning two MLS Cups (2000, 2013) and four Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cups (2004, 2012, 2015, 2017), Sporting Kansas City has opened world-class facilities such as Swope Soccer Village, Children's Mercy Park, Wyandotte Sporti...ng Fields and Pinnacle while investing in the Sporting KC Academy and Sporting Kansas City II for developing local youth into homegrown talent.
At Sporting Kansas City, we continually strive to win championships, deliver a world-class product on and off the field, create the finest fan experience in sports, create meaningful connections with the community and innovate in all that we do.
Sporting Kansas City is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all associates.
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