This is a non-exempt position that is responsible for implementing and delivering Space Coast United's Goalkeeping strategy.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; bend, stand, and walk; talk or hear.
The person in this position must be able to stand for extended periods of time, as well as be able to walk the equivalent of several miles within a few hours.
The person in this position frequently communicates with players, parents, staff, league officials and other individuals and must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations.
The person in this position may occasionally be asked to move objects, with assistance, weighing in excess of 20 pounds.
The person in this position must be able to detect dangerous weather and field conditions, and exercise judgement to act on the observations.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close visual acuity to perform activities such as viewing a computer terminal and reading.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Odd hours including evenings and weekends; much time spent outdoors, potentially in extreme heat and humidity; and travel to games, tournaments and conventions, typically in-state, is expected throughout the soccer year. Administrative work can be done at the home or other remote office location.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Space Coast United requires that staff comply with the SCU Code of Conduct and the policies in the Employee Handbook to represent the Club in a professional manner that promotes good sportsmanship.
The Goalkeeper Director is responsible for providing the following:
The technical development goalkeeping model
Design, administer and present training sessions for approximately 40 team clubs ages 6-19 years old
Provide technical, tactical, physical and psychological components in the form of a lesson plan of the goalkeeping position that are involved with each training session
Coach the goalkeeper to work with the back 4 when defending (space, distances, communication)
Coach the goalkeeper to organize, understand and effectively set up for corner kicks, free kicks
Coach the goalkeeper to effectively deal with crosses in traffic
Coach the goalkeeper in 1v1 situations
Coach the goalkeeper to understand positioning relative to where the ball is on the field
Coach the goalkeeper on correct communication, phrases and how to instruct and communicate with the team
Coach the goalkeeper on roles and responsibilities of specific areas and situational training within the 18yd box, set plays, corners, walls, free kicks from different areas on the field
Communicate effectively with all coaches as to what days you will be working with a team’s goalkeeper and what practices you will be working on
Warm up goalkeepers for all games in which attending
Provide the club Communication Coordinator postings for a Goalkeeper Team Page on the website
Attend weekly staff meetings
Create and maintain an on-line training platform on Google Classroom
The Goalkeeper Director will support and integrate with teams during team training sessions in order to support Team Coaches in areas involving the position. The Goalkeeper Director will attend games to evaluate goalkeepers in game situations. The Goalkeeper Director will provide feedback during training sessions and provide written and/or video as examples to goalkeepers within 48 hours after games.
The priority in training and games is with older teams to younger teams. The Goalkeeper Director will attend a minimum of at least one game per team within these categories. The younger age groups will receive more attention during high school season.
The Goalkeeper Director and/or staff will spend time with the U9-U12 age groups during the fall season to identify players who will be invited to train at goalkeeper specific sessions in the spring. This is to create the two goalkeepers per age group environment identified by the Club as a priority.
The minimum training sessions are:
U16/17/18 age groups: 12 fall and 12 spring sessions
U13/14/15 age groups: 12 fall and 14 spring sessions
U9/10/11/12 age groups: 12 fall and 10 spring sessions
Additional Salary Information: The Goalkeeper Director will have the opportunity to earn extra income by hosting Goalkeeper Wars outside of the regularly scheduled training sessions in addition to holding Summer, Winter and Spring Break Goalkeeping Camps and private training.
About Space Coast United Soccer Club
Space Coast United Soccer Club's mission is to provide high-quality soccer instruction to children in our community in a safe and fun environment. We are a charitable organization benefiting minors under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.