Assistant coach for Rapids II and primary contact with Academy for player identification and movement. Provide expert level coaching for Rapids II and Academy players that are introduced to the professional environment.
Examples of work performed:
Assist with the planning and communication of weekly schedule
Assist with and conduct team training sessions under the direction of Rapids II Head Coach
Lead coach in absence of Head Coach
Assist Head Coach and support staff with matchday and travel preparation
Collaborate with Video Analyst to prepare and present opponent scouting as directed by the Head Coach
Provide individual and team performance feedback to Rapids II players.
Create and deliver IDP sessions to Rapids II players (on-field, in classroom, video, etc.)
Player relations/communications (Ex. top prospects, foreign players, low-minute players, etc.)
Coach secondary roster in non-MLSNext Pro competition as required
Serves as liaison to Academy regarding player movement
Serves as liaison to Academy staff regarding the evaluation of prospects
Thorough knowledge of all high potential players (HPP) in academy and general knowledge of U15 and U17 academy teams, including observation and on-field training
Attend all required public appearances
Attend club meetings (all-staff, staff, technical, coaching education, etc.)
Travel as required
Assist Rapids II General Manager and Rapids II Head Coach with other duties as assigned
This description is a summary only and is describing the general level of work being performed, it is not intended to be all-inclusive. The duties of this position may change from time to time and/or based on business needs. We reserve the right to add or delete duties and responsibilities at the discretion of the supervisor and/or hiring authority.
Working Conditions & Physical Demands:
Typical Office Conditions
Stand and walk 1/3 to 2/3 of time.
Sit up to 1/3 of time.
Talk or hear 2/3 or more of time.
Use hands to finger, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl up to 2/3 of time.
Lift up to 50 lbs. up to 1/3 of time.
Moderate to loud noise.
Outdoor weather conditions 2/3 of time.
Clear vision at 20”, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
US Soccer “A” License or equivalent combination of coaching and playing experience.
Professional playing experience preferred.
Competencies/Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
USSF “B” License or equivalent combination of experience and certification
Demonstrated ability to teach techniques, tactics, physical and psychological components of soccer.
Demonstrated ability to inspire, motivate and educate developing players
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to utilize video editing and presentation software (currently Hudl Sportscode)
Knowledge regarding player development.
Knowledge of MLS Homegrown Player requirements.
Ability to create spreadsheets and routine business correspondence using Word and Excel software.
Ability to prioritize responsibilities and multi-task effectively.
Base Salary Range $75,000 per annum
12 Paid Company Holidays
Health Insurance (Medical, Dental, Vision)
Paid Time Off (PTO)
Short and Long-term Disability
Health Savings Account (HSA)
Flexible Spending plans (FSAs)
Equal Employment Opportunity
Kroenke Sports & Entertainment (KSE) provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.