Youth Soccer Coach
Education | New York, NY | Part Time
Kids in the Game is dedicated to developing New York City’s youth by providing opportunities through sports and fitness to the schools and communities we serve. Our goal is to develop the next generation of leaders by developing healthy habits, an active lifestyle, and promoting personal growth through play and competition. During the school year, KING is rooted in dozens of schools around New York City, offering recess, after-school, physical education, early drop off fitness, and sports instruction. In addition, KING operates summer camps, sports clinics (basketball, soccer, volleyball), and special events.
Position Description/Core Responsibilities:
Kids in the Game (KING) is currently hiring part-time youth soccer coaches for Saturday morning classes on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Classes are designed for beginner and intermediate players ages 4-10 years old. Candidates must have experience in teaching the fundamentals of the game to this age group. The ideal coach will love working with children, be able to instruct/describe games to children and be comfortable talking with parents
- Lead soccer activities and clinics such as individual practices, training sessions, scrimmages and tournaments.
- Developing lesson plans for team practices and competition.
- Motivate and train the players, as well as assesses player’s skills and assigns team positions to determine the needs for individual and team improvements.
- Constant communication with parents about practices and tournaments.
- Participate in the build out of Kids in the Game’s soccer brand
Our Core Coaching Principles:
We are Committed: Plan and lead soccer practices. Make sure your and other coaches are motivated and on board. Get to know the kids, learn their names, be their role model.
We are Present: Be attentive to the physical, social and emotional needs of the staff and students in your programs. Check in on programs and be there in any time of need.
We are Positive : Maintain an enthusiastic attitude and serve as a role model. Promote positive and appropriate behavior through speech and action on a daily basis.
We are Prepared : Dress appropriately, arrive on time, attend all appropriate staff meetings, and hold coaching staff meetings, etc to ensure quality standards are upheld.
We are Ambassadors: It’s simple, live these core KING values every day and you will be our best ambassador. Be proud of your amazing work with today’s youth and know that this work truly matters.
Bilingual is preferred, but not required.
Former college athlete and/or current coach preferred, but not required
2+ years’ experience working with children
Demonstrated experience leading groups of children with the ability to engage and inspire youth
Ability to communicate effectively to senior staff and administrations at schools
Experience interacting with diverse communities
Competitive hourly rate.