Soccer Director

Chicago, IL

Job Summary

Wiz Kids Sports Camps, LLC is seeking an enthusiastic professional to coordinate soccer related activities during the summer camp session.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • The Soccer Director is responsible for creating the soccer curriculum and overseeing the day-to-day implementation of the soccer program. Director play a key role in creating and defining each of the Core Sports programs with Wiz Kids Sports Camps programs and take a visible leadership role at camp. They serve as the primary instructors for teaching fundamental skills as well as more advanced strategy.
  • Directors should be passionate about their sport and love working with young athletes ranging from grades 1st through 8th
  • In addition to leading the soccer program, the Soccer Director will work alongside Assistant Coaches and are in a position to offer guidance and feedback, in addition to functioning as their director supervisor. (Assistant Coaches, also called Counselor Coaches, have the dual role of serving as a camp counselor –chaperoning, supervising and guiding campers through the day‐to-day activities of the overall camp experience.
  • Assistant Coaches placed in the soccer program will have a fundamental knowledge of the sport but may not have prior experience with coaching or teaching
  • Serve as head of sport, responsible for execution of daily skill and scrimmage sessions
  • Develop and lead daily sport specific drill and game components
  • Communicate equipment and facility needs to camp leadership staff
  • Create and maintain collaborative relationships with Assistant Coaches
  • Ensure the welfare of campers and positive resolution of camper related issues by communication clearly and consistently with camp leadership staff
  • Arrange in camp competition programming for campers grades 1st to 8th against competing programs
  • Complete written end of session evaluations for each individual
  • Willingness to comply with suspected child abuse reporting (subsection (a)(7) of Section 26-1 of the state of Illinois Criminal Code)

Qualifications and Skills

Prior soccer related head coaching experience at the elementary or high school level. Coaching certification in the sport soccer or an advanced degree in sports administration is highly preferred.

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