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Job listing closed on 8 Jun 2024
31 May 2024

Nashville SC U18 Head Coach

🇺🇸 Nashville, TN, USA
Full Time
3+ years exp.

Position Summary:
As the Head Coach of the Nashville SC U18 Academy team, you will play a pivotal role in developing young talent within the club's youth academy. Reporting to the Academy Director, you will be responsible for creating and implementing a comprehensive training program that furthers the growth and development of players within the U18 age group. Your leadership will be instrumental in implementing the club’s culture, curriculum and ultimately preparing the individual player(s) to progress into our Second & First Teams.


  • Player Development: Produce homegrown talent for Nashville Soccer Club. Design and deliver age-appropriate training sessions focused on individual technical development, tactical understanding, and overall physical performance.
  • Team Management: Select and manage the U18 squad, including player IDPs, roster decisions, and match-day tactics (under the guidance of club leadership)
  • Curriculum Implementation: Follow the clubs structured curriculum that aligns with the club's philosophy and player development pathway, emphasizing technical proficiency, decision-making, and game understanding.
  • Scouting and Recruitment: Collaborate with the scouting department to evaluate players that are on trial with the U18 squad.
  • Academic Monitoring: Monitor and support players' academic progress, ensuring a balance between their soccer development and educational commitments.
  • Parent and Player Communication: Maintain open and transparent communication with players and their families, providing feedback, guidance, and support as needed.
  • Competition Preparation: Prepare the team for competitive fixtures, including opponent analysis, set pieces, and matchday tactics that align with the Clubs overall game model.
  • Player Pathway: Work closely with the coaching staff of Huntsville City FC and the First team to facilitate the transition of talented players to the next level.


  • USSF A or B license, or equivalent coaching qualification.
  • Proven experience coaching youth soccer at the elite level, preferably within a professional academy environment.
  • Strong understanding of player development principles, including technical, tactical, physical, and psychological aspects.
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate young athletes.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively within a team environment, including coaching staff, support staff, players, parents, and club leadership.
  • Commitment to continuous learning and development, staying well-informed of the latest trends and methodologies in modern football.
  • Flexibility to work evenings, weekends, and travel as required for matches, tournaments, and scouting activities.
  • Note: This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the position and is not an exhaustive list of skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities, or working conditions associated with it. The Club may revise the job description at any time.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.