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Skyline Soccer Association has been the heart of Denver youth soccer since 1965. Today, Skyline serves roughly 4,000 players each season ranging in age from 2.5 – 19 years old and provides options for all levels of players, from the beginner to the advanced. Skyline is the largest Denver-based sports organization serving all areas of Denver and surrounding suburbs. The association uses over 25 field complexes every season to host practices, games, camps and clinics.

Skyline Soccer Association is striving to be a national leader as it relates to US Soccer Grassroots Coach and Player Development.  The club has adopted US Soccer’s Grassroots Player Development Philosophy into all of its programming: “At the Grassroots level, children learn and develop to their full potential through game-like experiences in an enjoyable environment that supports individual growth.” US Soccer

In addition, Skyline endorses US Soccer’s Grassroots Training Methodology focusing on Play-Practice-Play (P-P-P) at every age level from 6U through 19U. Grassroots Play-Practice-Play (P-P-P) is designed around a player-centered approach to coaching. Taking a player centered approach places the needs and motivations of the player at the forefront of a coach’s approach to coaching his or her players.

Skyline Soccer Association is committed to providing our players and their families with high quality soccer programs that allow each player to achieve the highest level of soccer that they desire in a fun, educational, and safe environment through the proper training and assessment of our coaches and players while operating the Club in a financially sound and prudent manner.

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DOC 8U-15U Academy & Programming

Job Title: DOC 8U-15U Academy & Programming

Position Type: Full-Time

Reports To: Technical Director

Training Provided: Yes

Hours Per Week: 40+ hours per week, including weeknights and weekend responsibilities

Location: Denver, CO

Travel Required: Some travel may be required

Dates: Year Round- high and low seasons

 

ABOUT THE POSITION

The DOC 8U-15U Academy & Programming reports to the Technical Director and the Executive Director. This position manages all soccer-related responsibilities for Skyline’s DOC 8U-15U Academy & Programming. The position works extensively with the Program Administrator dedicated to the 8U-15U Academy program. The focus for the DOC is to maintain high quality service, communication, inclusion and fun for the program. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, overseeing coach recruitment, development and training; managing all coach related communication; addressing nuanced program concerns and team issues; overseeing team formation and the player identification process; scheduling, overseeing field operations and logistics; and being a central and positive representative for the program.  Additionally, this position is responsible for running age specific camps and clinics. An important part of this job is managing retention between age group transitions. This position has high seasons and low seasons.

 

 

Field and Operational Responsibilities – 50%

  • Oversees all functions pertaining to managing and operating the 8U–15U Academy Program.
  • Manages game day operations and staff to ensure logistics are in place.
  • Manage team placement on practice fields with the rest of the staff.
  • Addresses coach personnel issues, tax paperwork, contracts, background checks, concussion training and SafeSport and any end of the season payments.
  • Develops and works with coaches to create practice and game schedules.
  • This program director will create, plan and manage all summer camps, winter camps, Spring Break camps, Fall Break camps, etc. Though this director is the lead, they work with other DOC’s to ensure that all players have quality training opportunities throughout the year.
  • Staff Trainer for all Elite 9U-10U AGT sessions and 6U-15U SKILLS sessions.
  • Ensures all equipment related to the 8U-15U Academy program is managed appropriately, and oversees equipment logistics, i.e. coach gear check-in/check-out, coach gifts, game-day equipment, etc. Performs inventory checks for equipment
  • Recruits Rec teams to play Academy when appropriate. Address all coaching issues, player placement issues, and general concerns relating to the program.
  • Has a strong presence at the field to help parents and players as needed and builds relationships.
  • Reports any issues in a timely manner to the Technical Director and Executive Director.

 

Administrative Responsibilities – 30%

  • Be the primary point of contact for all Academy coaches, referees, and parents.
  • Works with the Program Administrator to plan all program communication, annual calendar and timelines, etc. Works with the Technical Director to create soccer vision, plan and curriculum for each age group.
  • Communicates with coaches and referees (paid and volunteer) regarding season information, practice and game schedules, questions, and provides advice on team management, give practice sessions, etc.
  • Manages team formation, player placement, coach placement and the rostering process
  • Works with the Program Administrator on practice and game scheduling.
  • Communicates to parents regarding team placement, practice information and overall season expectations and “need to know” information.
  • Addresses all nuanced program specific questions related to the program such as team specific questions, player movement, coach issues, etc.
  • Shares and educates the clubs policies, procedures and expectations for coaches, parents and players.
  • Holds meetings to inform and educate coaches, players and families.
  • Phone calls and emails are returned in 24hrs.
  • Communication is frequent, informative, service friendly and includes our website and Facebook.
  • Camp Director- plans and executes camps for all age groups. Works with each program DOC to plan and execute all camp activities and/or soccer offerings outside of season.

 

Coach and Player Development – 20%

  • Recruits and builds relationships with coaches within Academy and Recreational programs.
  • Oversees and helps the recruitment and retention process for Academy teams and players showing interest or talent to move into our Competitive program.
  • Recruits, trains, and oversees all volunteer and paid staff coaches within the 8U-15U Academy Program
  • Creates incentives to recruit and better retain volunteer coaches. Pass along top coaches to the Technical Director.
  • Run coaches pre-season meetings and assist with practices and games as needed.
  • Develop, maintain and constantly promote coach education programs. Supply coaches with practice plans and give tips on how to engage players.
  • Create a comprehensive curriculum for 8U-15U Rec players, in conjunction with club curriculum, and implement in coach training and camps.
  • Coaches both players and coaches at SKILLS, AGT, Academy or other training opportunities.

 

Seasonal Events

  • Support Skyline Cup, Skyline Friendlies, Tryouts, Kick Arounds, Tournaments, camps and indoor leagues.
  • Lead role in planning, managing and creating Skyline soccer offerings outside of season
  • Develop and execute age and level appropriate camps and leagues.
  • Fill in as DOC for other program needs when available or if schedule demands.

 

Continuing Education

  • Continue to advance your knowledge, licensing, certification in Coaching related education.
  • Make recommendations for volunteer coaches to obtain coaching certification and education.
  • Create and develop coach education with the Technical Director.

 

Qualifications

  • Strong with prior Director of Coaching experience.
  • Must have a minimum of “C” coaching license. Must be willing to continue to build on coaching education and coaching knowledge.
  • Must have excellent customer service skills and build relationships.
  • Must have administrative skills and good communication skills.
  • Must be able to pass a background check and complete concussion training every 2 years and complete SafeSport every year.
  • Must be able to be on your feet for over 8 hours and lift 75 pounds.
  • Must have own transportation and be an eligible driver.

(3U - 5U) Grasshopper and Munchkin Staff Coach

Job Summary:

Skyline Soccer Association is looking for energetic Club Coaches to assist during the Spring, Summer, and Fall seasons of our Grasshoppers & Munchkins soccer program. One of the oldest soccer clubs in Denver, we serve roughly 2,500 players each season. Our Grasshoppers and Munchkins program is specifically designed to teach 2 – 5 yr. old players the very basics of soccer while playing games, making friends, and having fun! Ideal candidates will be passionate, enthusiastic, and have experience working with children. Extensive soccer knowledge is not required, but is always a plus!

Responsibilities:

  • Field set up and monitering player safety
  • Facilitate group warm-up
  • Coaching teams of 10 – 12 players, ages 2.5 – 3 or 4 – 5 years old
  • Assist volunteer parent coaches or peer staff coaches with team activities as requested
  • Tear down fields and equipment at the end of each session
  • Customer Service to families, players, and coaches

Qualifications:

  • Must be comfortable working with children ages 2 – 5 yrs. old in a team atmosphere. Extensive soccer knowledge is not required – we look for energetic and passionate people who understand how to relate to and engage children of the preschool age.
  • Must be comfortable leading a group through soccer related activities for 45 – 60 minutes on your own (coaching plans are provided but not extensive training).
  • Must be punctual, reliable, and bring a smile to the field each week!
  • Must be able to pass a national background check, legally approved to work in the United States, and have reliable transportation.

The beginning pay for this position is $13/hr (subject to increase based on experience)

Season Logistics:

  • We run Spring, Summer, and Fall Seasons. Sessions are held on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings as well as Saturday mornings at a variety of parks around the Denver-metro area.Please view our Grasshopper and Munchkin program locations, along with each location’s schedule and season dates.
  • Weekday work time commitments run from 5:00 – 6:30 pm; Saturday work time commitments run from 9:00 am – 11:30 am (end times vary depending on location).
  • The sessions you sign up to work are where you will meet once a week, at the same time and place, for six – eight weeks depending on weather. Coaches can select to work one day a week all the way up to all four weekdays and Saturday morning.
  • Precedence will be given to applicants who can commit to two or more days per week.

To learn more about our program visit http://www.skylinesoccer.org/soccer-programs/3u-5u-youth-soccer/ or contact one of our Director, Johanna Bedker (johanna@skylinesoccer.org) with any questions regarding the position or our soccer programs! We look forward to hearing from you.

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(6U - 8U) Skills Trainer

Job Summary:

Skyline Soccer Association is looking for energetic and knowledgeable trainers to run the spring U6-U8 SKILLS program. One of the oldest soccer clubs in Denver, we serve roughly 3,500 players each season. The U6-U8 SKILLS program is designed for the 5-8 year old looking for an additional training option outside their normal parent run practices. Ideal candidates will be passionate, enthusiastic, and have a background and knowledge with the game of soccer. Coaching licensing and experience is not required but is considered a huge plus.

Responsibilities:

  • Field set up
  • Facilitate group warm-up
  • Coaching a group of 8 – 12 5-8 years old players (Session plans provided)
  • Tear down fields and equipment at the end of each session

Qualifications:

  • Must be comfortable working with children ages 5-8 yrs. old in a technical development training session.
  • Extensive soccer knowledge is needed as you will be teaching players basic technical skills that will be outlined by Skyline Staff.
  • Must be comfortable leading a group through a full training session for 60 minutes on your own (coaching plans are provided but not extensive training).
  • Must be punctual, reliable, and bring a smile to the field each week!
  • Must be able to pass a national background check, legally approved to work in the United States, and have reliable transportation.

Season Logistics:

  • Sessions are held on Monday and Thursday evenings Veterans Park
  • Work time commitments run from 4:45 – 7:15 pm.
  • The program runs for a total of six weeks in the fall and spring.
  • Not all coaches work both nights of the program and you do not have to work both sessions if you do not want to.

To Apply for Our Positions:

Please send a cover letter and resume to the Director of Coaching U6/7, Logan Murphy, at Logan@skylinesoccer.org or Technical Director George Pavlantos george@skylinesoccer.org If you have any questions, feel free to stop in to our office at 2130 S. Bellaire St. Denver, CO 80222 or give us a call at 303.691.5662.

(8U - 10U) Jr Elite Team Coach

Job Summary:
Our Junior Elite Staff coaches our pre-competitive teams (9U/10U) in the Jr Elite Program. The goal of the Jr Elite program is to prepare players for the competitive program, known as the Competitve Program, at 11U. Jr Elite Staff coaches focus on the development of the individual player using age appropriate training methods in conjunction with the Skyline Player Development Plan and the Director of Coaching.

Responsibilities:
• Jr Elite Staff coaches are in charge of conducting 2 team training session per week, per team.
• Jr Elite Staff coaches are in charge of match management duties for each team (warm-up prior, line-ups, substitutions, match tactics, etc.)
• Jr Elite Staff are expected to respond to emails from team members, team parents, opposing coaches, and the Director of Coaching in less than 24 hours.
• Jr Elite Staff coaches are expected to lead their respective teams in the tryout process for all Skyline Select teams including duties associated with player placement.
• Jr Elite Staff coaches are expected to assist in the tryout process for all Skyline Select teams.
• Pay is commensurate with experience ranging from $800 – $1,000 per season, per team.
• Additional work opportunities (i.e. camps) may be available.

Qualifications:
• Soccer knowledge via playing experience and/or coaching experience is required.
• National ‘E’ License, NSCAA National License, or higher is preferred.
• Candidates should be interested in furthering their education of the sport and obtaining licenses.

Please send a cover letter and resume to the Technical Director George Pavlantos george@skylinesoccer.org or feel free to stop in to our office at 2130 S. Bellaire St. Denver, CO 80222 or give us a call at 303.691.5662.

(9U - 10U) Jr Elite Trainer

Job Summary:
Junior Elite Trainers will develop 9U and 10U players for the 11U+ Competitive program. Trainers focus on the development of the individual player using age appropriate training methods in conjunction with the Director of Coaching.

Responsibilities:
• Trainers are in charge of conducting 75 minute training sessions 1 to 3 nights a week.
• Trainers are expected to be at the fields 30 minutes prior to each session and stay until all players are picked up.
• Trainers are not required to coach during games.
• Pay is approximately $30 – $40 per session, commensurate with experience.
• Additional work opportunities (i.e. camps) may be available.

Qualifications:
• Soccer knowledge via playing experience and/or coaching experience is required
• National ‘E’ License, NSCAA National License, or higher is strongly preferred.
• Candidates should be interested in furthering their education of the sport and obtaining licenses.

Please send a cover letter and resume to the Technical Director George Pavlantos george@skylinesoccer.org. If you have any questions, feel free to stop in to our office at 2130 S. Bellaire St. Denver, CO 80222 or give us a call at 303.691.5662.

(11U - 18U) Competitive Team Coach

Job Summary:

Competitive Team Coaches instruct our competitive teams in Colorado Soccer Association leagues. Competitive Team Coaches focus on the development of the individual player using age appropriate training methods in conjunction with the Skyline Player Development Plan and they work closely with the Director of Coaching and the Technical Director of the club.

Responsibilities:
• Competitive Team Coaches are in charge of conducting 3 team training session per week, per team.
• Competitive Team Coaches are in charge of match management duties for each team (45 minute warm-up prior to matches, line-ups, substitutions, match tactics, etc.)
• Competitive Team Coaches are expected to respond to emails from team members, team parents, opposing coaches, club Administrator, Director of Coaching and Technical Director in less than 24 hours.
• Competitive Team Coaches are expected to lead their respective teams in the tryout process for all Skyline Competitive teams including duties associated with player placement.
• Competitive Team Coaches are expected to attend and assist in the tryout process for all Skyline Competitive teams.
• Pay is commensurate with experience, licensing and team level, per season.
• Additional work opportunities, such as camps, may be available.

  • Qualifications:
  • Prior coaching experience is required while prior soccer knowledge and playing experience are highly encouraged.
  • Completed Background check
  • Completed Concussion Certification
  • Completed SafeSport Certification
  • Competitive Coaches will also need to return a copy of their coaching contract to Technical Director George Pavlantos
  • Candidates should be interested in furthering their education of the sport and obtaining licenses.

 

Please send a cover letter and resume to the Technical Director, George Pavlantos, at george@skylinesoccer.org. If you have any questions, feel free to stop in to our office at 2130 S. Bellaire St., Denver, CO 80222 or give George a call at 720.399.1643. More information regarding the club is available at www.skylinesoccer.org.

(6U - 10U) Summer Recreational Camp Coach

Job Summary:

Skyline Soccer Association is looking for energetic and knowledgeable summer camp coaches to run the recreational camp program. One of the oldest soccer clubs in Denver, we serve roughly 2,500 players each season. Summer Recreational Camps are designed for the 5-10 year old looking for a way to have fun, make friends and have a great summer camp experience all while learning new soccer skills! Ideal candidates will be passionate, enthusiastic, be good at working with young kids and have a background and knowledge with the game of soccer. Coaching licensing and experience is not required but is considered a plus.

Responsibilities:

  • Field set up
  • Facilitate group warm-up
  • Coaching a group of 8 – 12, 5-10 years old players throughout the session (Session plans provided)
  • Tear down fields and equipment at the end of each session

Qualifications:

  • Must be comfortable working with children ages 5-10 yrs. old in a fun and energetic training session. Basic soccer knowledge is needed as you will be teaching players basic skills that will be outlined by Skyline Staff.
  • Must be comfortable leading a group through a full training session for several hours your own (coaching plans are provided but not extensive training).
  • Must be punctual, reliable, and bring a smile to the field every day!
  • Must be able to pass a national background check, legally approved to work in the United States, and have reliable transportation.

The beginning pay for this position is $12/hr.

Season Logistics:

  • Camps run from Monday-Friday from 9:00am-12:00pm every week of the summer. Camp locations and dates can be found at http://www.skylinesoccer.org/soccer-camps-and-clinics/
  • Work time commitments run from 8:30 am – 12:00 pm.
  • Our summer season starts on June 8th and concludes on August 7th. Coaches do not usually work every week of camp throughout the summer.

To Apply for Our Positions:

If you feel qualified for this position, please email  Logan Murphy (Logan@skylinesoccer.org) or George Pavlantos george@skylinesoccer.org with any questions regarding the position or our soccer programs! with you contact information (phone and email), and an explanation of the following:

  1. Why you feel you would be a good fit based on your experiences?
  2. Why you are interested in the position?

If we decide to move forward with you as a potential candidate, we will contact you for an interview. To learn more about our program visit http://www.skylinesoccer.org/soccer-camps-and-clinics/ or contact our Technical Director George Pavlantos with any questions regarding the position or our soccer programs!

Internships

ABOUT THE POSITION
Interns report to the Executive Director. The position is flexible from day-to-day with a focus on major projects. Please email Skyline’s Technical Director, George Pavlantos at George@skylinesoccer.org with any questions.

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITY
An Internship with Skyline Soccer Association encompasses a focus towards an individuals focus of study.

APPLICABLE DEGREES INCLUDE:
Sports Management, Recreation, Education, Graphic Design, Photography, Web Design, Communications & journalism, Sports Marketing, Kinesiology, Health and Fitness Management, Sports Psychology, Liberal Arts & Humanities, Business, Promotions

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