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ODP Head Coach Role Description

MISSION STATEMENT: To implement the ODP training curriculum and playing philosophy. To cultivate a comprehensive and professional training environment for ODP players.

ROLE OVERVIEW:

• Serve as Head Coach for an ODP State Team of a designated birth year
• Work in conjunction with ODP Coaching Director and ODP Technical Director to help create an environment that helps ODP players reach their full potential.
• Follow and implement the training curriculum set forth by the ODP Technical Director
• Follow and implement the US Soccer playing curriculum

RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Attend all Try-Outs, Sessions, Mental Toughness & Character Seminar, State Tournament, Virginia Friendlies, Mini-Camp, and Region I Camp and any unforeseen ODP events that NJYS sees as valuable to the Olympic Development Program
• Participate in all staff meetings and conference calls
• Execute topic-specific and functional training sessions designed by the technical director
• Provide a detailed report of game day performance of team to and provide feedback to the ODP Coaching Director and ODP Technical Director
• Provide a detailed report of training performance of squad players and provide feedback to the ODP Coaching Director and ODP Technical Director
• Coordinate efforts and assignments of assistant coaches and serve as a mentor for their continued professional development
• Maintain a first aid kit, data relating to medical alerts, medical release forms, and emergency contacts
• Inspect facilities and equipment to ensure safety of all participants, anchor moveable goals
• Implement directives from the state office and respond to e-mails and phone calls in a timely fashion
• Work in conjunction with the ODP Coaching Director and ODP Technical Director to select and meet deadlines for submission of state team rosters
• Submit to the ODP Coaching Director and ODP Technical Director two technical, tactical, physical, mental and character report of each squad player by December 15 and June 15.

ESSENTIAL SKILLS:

• Ability to follow the ODP training curriculum and coaching methodology
• Ability to implement the US Soccer playing curriculum
• Ability to work under the direction of the ODP Coaching Director and ODP Technical Director
• Ability to effectively lead people, settle conflicts, manage operations, and solve problems to help foster the NJYS ODP culture and playing philosophy
• Controlled competitiveness approach (able to distinguish between short-term wins and long-term success)
• Possess strong communication and administrative skills
• Demonstrate adaptability, flexibility and patience

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

• At least 21 years old
• Proven history of professionalism (includes but is not limited to demonstrating a high standard of behavior and ethical conduct)
• Preferred a minimum of 5 years/seasons of high level playing and coaching experience
• Hold a US Soccer Federation National License (C, B, or A)

COMPENSATION: Commensurate with experience on a part-time basis for the 2021/2022 ODP year.

Individuals interested in applying for this position are asked to submit a resume/CV and cover letter to [email protected] All NJYS ODP personnel must pass a background check.

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Freehold, New Jersey 07728

Phone: 609-490-0725
Email: [email protected]

New Jersey Youth Soccer

3 Paragon Way, Suite 400
Freehold, New Jersey 07728

Phone: 609-490-0725
Email: [email protected]
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