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28 Mar 2024

Summer 2024 Youth Soccer Coaching Intern

🇺🇸 Kansas City, MO, USA
0+ years exp.

The Youth Coach Intern will gain hands-on experience performing a variety of roles within a fast paced, behind-the-scenes environment, with the chance to have a direct impact on professional soccer in Kansas City. Sporting Kansas City’s collaborative environment full of learning opportunities is designed to help all interns evolve their capabilities, challenge their strengths, and reach their fullest potential.

The SKC Youth Coach Internship program is designed to give prospective coaches first-hand coaching experience with youth soccer players between the ages of 2-18y. The SKC Youth Coach Intern will have the opportunity to shadow and coach with the following programs and teams: Sporting Stripes (2-5y), Sporting Stars (5-8y), SKC Skills (5-9y), Sporting City (7-18y) – 7v7, 9v9, 11v11 teams. The SKC Youth Coach Intern will report to the Director of Coaching, Academy Affiliates and will have the opportunity to receive guidance and feedback from coach educators throughout their internship.

This is an unpaid, educational internship opportunity. All SKC interns must be actively pursuing an undergraduate degree or must have recently achieved their bachelor’s degree and be able to receive academic credit through their college or university degree program.

Sporting Kansas City is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and equity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all associates. All associates are expected to positively collaborate with individuals of diverse backgrounds. We encourage all talented individuals looking for a challenge to apply.

Essential Functions

  • Attendance at all required practices/sessions through program – including evenings and weekends. Dates and locations will vary.
  • Create weekly, age-appropriate practice sessions for review from Director of Coaching, Academy Affiliates
  • Exude enthusiasm with all participants, engaging them in a motivating and encouraging manner through positive reinforcement, patience, and maturity.
  • Nurture individual and team play based on the Sporting Stripes and Sporting Stars curriculum and model of play.
  • Maintain professional relationships with parents, coaches, and players.
  • Assist with tasks as assigned, including: marketing, communications, other administrative duties.
  • Represent Sporting Kansas City and its related affiliates in a professional manner at all times.

Personal Attributes

  • Strong organizational, communications and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to organize work effectively, conceptualize and prioritize objectives and exercise independent judgment based on an understanding of organizational policies and activities.
  • Strong work ethic, team-oriented attitude, and enthusiasm about contributing to the success of the department and club
  • Passionate about the game of soccer.
  • Knowledge of coaching techniques.
  • Positive attitude.
  • Patience.
  • Excellent leadership skills.
  • Outgoing, energetic and enthusiastic.
  • Creativity in regard to training sessions by keeping children and players engaged and eager to play.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.

Skills and Experience

  • Currently enrolled in bachelor’s or master’s program
  • Current or previous playing experience
  • Previous coaching experience preferred, not required
  • Passion and commitment to child and athlete development.
  • Prior experience with early childhood coaching and/or teaching preferred.
  • Possess the knowledge and experience gained from playing soccer or working in early childhood.
  • Ability to read/understand written curriculum