Cincinnati United Premier (CUP DA)
Head Coach - US Development Academy
CUP is in its second year as a member of the US Development Academy, the developmental environment and competition in the US designed for the premier soccer player. CUP was awarded the DA club entry into the U12, U13, U14 age groups for the 2017/18 season and was subsequently awarded the U15 age group to begin this season (2018/19). We do expect to add teams (U16/U17/U19) in future seasons. Due to a personnel change, we are actively pursuing a motivated coach that has a strong connection with the young elite boys’ soccer player, and is an effective teacher of the game who inspires, motivates, and can demonstrate technique at a high level. We are seeking motivated, passionate, skillful people who can think, create and work on a team. We are specifically targeting a coach that excels in the U13-U17 ages at the elite level to be a head coach of 1 team (U13+) within the DA, as well as be a support staff coach within another DA age group (all to be determined upon the strengths and desires of the candidate). There may also be on-field roles within our non-DA programming but only in the absence of conflicts with the primary DA roles. CUP offers a casual work environment, an inclusive culture and an atmosphere for professional development.
Culture Adhere to all established Development Academy and CUP processes and protocols, as well as helping to improve both processes and protocols for continued growth within the program based on own experiences
Leadership Positively contribute to the individual growth as young men using the sport of soccer as the vehicle
Player Centric Meticulous preparation for training and matches with individual player-centric development as the main driver to contribute to elite player development
Philosophy Ensure that U.S. Soccer & CUP DA specific player development philosophy is being implemented within all aspects of the CUP DA program
Preparation Design and implement a comprehensive age appropriate annual training plan
Planning Minimum of 9 hours/week office time with staff
PDP Design and manage a personal development plan for yourself
IDP Provide detailed reports on individual players and team performance for continuous individual player growth as well as for TA or National Team coach communications
Player Selection Make player selections that account for a player’s current and potential ability considering RAE
Scouting Actively identify talent (Local Leagues, Local Tournaments, Training Centers, etc.) and develop an expert understanding of the applicable scouting profiles based on age and position
Club non-DA Connection Contribute to the other sporting and professional moments within Cincinnati United Soccer Club (futsal, camps, courses, events, meetings, media, etc.) as assigned
PUMA Work within any current and potential soccer specific programming within our PUMA & various pro club marketing relationships
Reports to the Technical Director, Executive Director, and President
USSF ‘A- youth’ is preferred. U.S. Soccer A or B or UEFA equivalent is the minimum standard of licensure
Strong knowledge of elite youth player development including international standards and strategies
Track record of developing individual players to an elite level
Prior experience coaching at the relevant age level within a top club
Exceptional time management skills and ability to prioritize work
Strong in organizational skills and communication in front of groups (membership & coaches)
Excellent on the computer with various platforms both in business (PowerPoint, etc.) and soccer specific (session planning, video analysis, etc.) with the ability to integrate this information into training and match preparation as well as individual player development
Elite Futsal teaching and methodologies
We embrace diversity of ANY background as long as candidate has a strong ability to communicate in English
Spanish speaking is considered an advantage
Regional and national relationships to continue to drive the growth of our players and staff
Additional Submission Instructions: When you apply for this job, please include answers to the following questions:
1. From the following age groups, what age group are you most interested in coaching? (U13, U14, U15, U16, U17, U19)
2. Please explain why you are interested in coaching this specific age level.
3. Do you have previous experience coaching boys within an elite club? What clubs? What leagues?
4. Do you have a U.S. Soccer A or B license or UEFA equivalent license?
5. Do you have an elite player identification background? Have you worked with any current or past YNT players?
6. Describe any Futsal specific training experience that you may have.
7. Do you have experience working in the US Development Academy?
8. Any information that would be important for us to know
All inquiries are treated confidentially
Submission of Interest: Development Academy
Interested candidates should send their cover letter, resume, and references to:
Academy Director - Boys CUP
We are always searching for quality candidates within our Non-DA programming as well. Our club participates in the highest levels of US Club, USYS, and State Leagues. For these programs, we have more flexibility with licensing and experience.
Submission of Interest: Non- Development Academy
Interested candidates should send their cover letter, resume, and references to:
Technical Director - Boys CUP
The Club offers competitive compensation and is an equal opportunity employer.
Passionate, energetic, and fun-loving youth soccer instructors are needed to work with children ages 2 to 8 in the greater Pittsburgh area!
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