Loudoun Soccer is seeking professional coaches for its highly successful and competitive Travel program for the 2018-2019 seasonal year.
Loudoun Soccer’s Travel program includes nearly 80 Travel teams from U9-U18 of varying abilities, competing in local, state, regional, and national leagues and competitions. All teams participate in a local (WAGS, NCSL, or ODSL) or state-wide league (Club Champions League).
Primary duties include:
Leading 2-3 weekly training seasons per outdoor (Fall and Spring) Teams also train during the Summer (including a team mini-camp) and Winter but less frequently, depending on the team’s age and competitive level;
Game Day preparation and team management at games and tournaments – can be local, state, regional, or national level depending on age and competitiveness of team;
Completing seasonal player evaluations;
Conducting/leading/supporting age group tryouts;
Attending internal staff training and meetings, and pursuing continuing education opportunities;
Annual commitment: end of May (tryouts) 2016 through mid-June 2017 (approximately 12 months). Mid-year opportunities may be available on a case-by-case
Ideal candidate qualities include:
Previous Travel coaching experience;
Previous playing experience (club, college, pro);
Coaching certification (notably US Soccer Federation but including NSCAA and other programs);
Basic knowledge and IT skills (Microsoft Office);
Good communication skills;
Responsible, professional, and punctual
Coaching philosophy and style consistent with club environment (emphasis on the development of both as a player and as a person).
Additional Salary Information: Competitive salary in conjunction with experience and qualifications. Additional opportunities (camps, Rec training programs, etc.) may be available depending on staffing needs. Coaches must pass a background check.
Loudoun Soccer’s mission is to create soccer players, coaches, and teams of strong character, committed to achievement on the field and in the community.
Loudoun Soccer, established in 1978, is an independent 501(c)(3) Non-Profit organization that provides recreational and travel soccer programs to the Loudoun County community. Loudoun Soccer’s office is located on Sycolin Road in Leesburg; ...all members of the Operations and Technical staff work at the office location.
Starting as a volunteer organization, Loudoun Soccer has grown to become the largest soccer club in the state of Virginia with over 16,000 players from ages 3 to 19 registered annually with over 30 programs for these players. These programs include:
o Mini Soccer Program
o Rec One, Rec Two, Challenge Programs, Suburban Friendship League
o U8 Academy
o Camps and Clinics for the Recreational Player
o Over 80 teams playing in CCL, NCSL, ODSL leagues
o Large professional coaching staff
o Emphasis on coaching education
o Camps, Clinics for the Travel Player
o Full Girls program in partnership with FCV
o Boys program 12u, 13u, 14u with plans to expand
Adult League Soccer
o Multiple options for the adult soccer player
o Summer Collegiate Program – Pro-23
Loudoun Sports Park
o Owned by Loudoun Soccer for the use of Loudoun teams and rentals
o Full concessions stand
o Full suite of camp offerings (multi-sport)
o College Showcase
o Spring/Fall Recreational Tournament
o Opportunity for expansion
Darryl Gee Soccer Academy
o Full suite of soccer camps targeted to the Recreational player
o Partnership with Loudoun County Parks and Recreation
As the club has grown, it has continued to promote the values of sportsmanship, integrity and safety, always dedicated to our philosophy, Developing Champions for Life!
Loudoun Soccer has established core values for the Club, and prides itself on making these values an integral part of all programs:
o Fun! It’s why we play
o Integrity – Character and Principled
o Fairness – Sportsmanship and Inclusiveness
o Teamwork – Stronger Together
o Stewardship – of the Game and the Community