Company seeks a highly motivated, committed, self-starter to oversee all soccer related activities and development of players, coaches and teams in the Boys Program at the WNY Flash Academy. The Boys Director will work alongside the WNY Flash Professional staff, continuing to develop and update the club’s methodology within the modern game.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Player Development & Coach Development
Be the primary coach for at least two WNY Flash Boys teams.
Oversee the training of all Boys players and teams in the WNY Flash Academy.
Implement and oversee the delivery of the WNY Flash methodology within and across the WNY Flash Boys program with our Director of Coaching, to develop our Boys ECNL program to replicate the successes and progress of our Girls ECNL program.
Recruit high-level players of all ages to join the WNY Flash Academy Boys program.
Staff Management and Development
Have direct and consistent (weekly) contact with coaches regarding game day analysis and feedback, coach development, training program design, and delivering model training sessions.
Provide technical oversight to all ages and levels within the youth club.
Recruit, assign, and develop qualified coaches
Provide guidance to coaches on match management and how to interact with parents and club officials
Hold a pre season meeting with each coach developing a plan for each team i.e. leagues, tournaments, training plans,
Hold monthly coaches meetings to ensure coaches have a streamlined message and continued education
Design and administer a coaching education program for all levels and age groups (clinics, model sessions, written materials, classroom sessions) based on clubs curriculum
Lead Implementation of WNY Flash Philosophy and Player Development
Create and coordinate a club wide player development model from U9-U18 with collaboration of WNY Flash Professional coaching staff to ensure a seamless integration of player development between age groups/divisions.
Ensure information is both age and ability appropriate for all program and player levels; provide feedback and assist in efforts to continuously strengthen the current WNY Flash Academy provided curriculum.
Implement a yearly training schedule; Coordinate and oversee competition schedule for all academy teams ensuring teams are applying/registering according to their ability
Lead the development and oversee the implementation of a parent education program that is meaningful and relevant to each age group/division and skill level.
Promote, Design and administer team tryouts; create and organize an effective evaluation process to assess players for club wide use and ensure guidelines and procedures have taken place correctly before, during and after tryouts.
Administration and Executive Duties
Attend advisory board meetings and provide semi-annual written reports to Director of Coaching.
Represent club at functions, meetings and events as directed by club, developing relationships within our city, state, region and the USA.
Other Qualifications, Skills and Attributes:
USSF “A” License or equivalent
Experience managing staff including full,time, part, time, and contract personnel
Extensive experience in youth development that includes a history of successful coaching and program management
Bachelor’s Degree in related field strongly preferred.
Highly self motivated with a desire to be successful
Excellent verbal communication skills
Ability to organize and prioritize tasks
Positive attitude and strong work ethic
Ability to work well within a team environment
Flexibility to work weekends and nights
Additional Salary Information: Healthcare, 401K, Vacation and more
About WNY FLASH ACADEMY
ABOUT THE WNY FLASH ACADEMY
The Western New York Flash Academy is a professional, recognized and accomplished player development program that works with committed players who are in pursuit of being the best they can be. The Flash Academy is the next level training path that guides players and teams into the highest levels of soccer in the United States. The Flash Academy Staff possesses a wealth of playing and coaching experience, elevating players to the highest level on a individual- and team-orientated focus. Our coaches are dedicated to championship-caliber youth development with players benefiting from their vast experience, qualification and devotion to improving players on and off the field.
The WNY Flash Academy follows a US Soccer based elite player development curriculum that enables the Flash coaching staff to precisely implement and monitor player development at each age group. Players and Teams will be individually evaluated and placed on a weekly, monthly, and season-to-season plan to maximize development. The Flash Academy offers players the opportunity to learn and grow in a highly motivated environment through the vision of the club: “Learning to play the F...lash way”.
Starting with the U.S. Soccer elite player development curriculum and the four dimensions of the game (Technical, Tactical, Physical, Psychological) as a basis for the training philosophy, we have added to it in order to create a methodology that is uniquely Flash. When implemented with an attention to detail in the FUN environment created by committed players and coaches, this methodology becomes the culture in which the WNY Flash Academy program exists.