Youth Soccer Coach
NOW HIRING GREAT COACHES AND EARLY EDUCATORSWho We AreWe are an engaging children's soccer program (ages 2-8) with a focus on character development. Though we are growing, we are still a family business at heart. We treat our employees like a team and we coach the children like our own. We are dedicated to providing high-quality, foundational soccer training that prepares children for a lifetime of soccer year-round.Soccer Shots is looking for candidates willing to work at our partner sites across Lake County including (but not limited to) Wauconda, Highland Park, Deerfield, Lake Forest, Libertyville, Mundelein, Vernon Hills, Grayslake, Gurnee, Barrington, Lake Zurich and Buffalo Grove.Who You Are Must love children Must have reliable transportation and a valid Driver's License Coaching, childhood education, and/or soccer experience is preferred Must be at least 18 years of age.A soccer background is preferred Must pass an Illinois & FBI fingerprint Background Check and undergo a medical exam in accordance with DCFS standards Compensation $20-$25/session as Level 1 coach after training. Sessions are 30-45 minutes & coaches may be assigned 3-25 sessions per week $18/hour for initial 15 hours of training. We operate four 6-10 week seasons per year, so there is some time off between seasons. We provide you with lesson plans, uniforms, and all equipment necessary More About Soccer ShotsSoccer Shots is annually listed among the top franchises in youth fitness and recreation, and our expert-approved curriculum sets us apart from other enrichment programs. Soccer Shots has more than 140 franchises nationwide and in Canada. Click here to watch Soccer Shots: The Children's Soccer Experience More About the PositionSoccer Shots coaches are: Safety-conscious - #1 priority is the safety of children under their care Caring - engage with each child through specific and positive affirmation Organized - plan ahead and conduct each session according to the provided curriculum Responsible - commit to doing what is expected of them as an outstanding coach and "face" of Soccer Shots Energetic - bring Soccer Shots to life by creating a fun and positive atmosphere that leaves a lasting impression on each child More specifically, it is an instructor's responsibility to manage and direct all duties related to the operation of a Soccer Shots session, including, but not limited to, the following:Preparation: Attends coaches meeting at the beginning of the season Reviews online curriculum (prepared for you ahead of time, and aligned with Illinois early education standards) Maintains equipment in proper condition and arrives on time to set up the field for session Coaching: Ensures the safety and well-being of every child For childcare sites, gathers children from classroom and returns after each session (note: for public locations, there is no pick-up/drop-off required) Follows proper on-site protocol for each location, as prepared and provided by Soccer Shots supervisor Conducts fun and positive 30- to 45-minute sessions, following the weekly Soccer Shots curriculum Communication/Administration: Communicates in a timely fashion with supervisors about any changes, challenges, or important information Completes the online attendance sheet for each session Submits timesheet per payroll policy Returns equipment and leftover supplies to supervisors upon completion of each season Soccer Shots is locally owned and operated. For more information, please visit our website: www.soccershots.org/LakeCountyWe also love referrals! If you know of someone who might be interested in joining our team, please pass along this position!Compensation: $18.00 - $25.00 per hourAre you looking for a great job where the work is actually fun?Do you want to work somewhere you can get real job experience while making a difference in your community?Are you passionate about sports, education, being a positive role model and impacting young children?You've come to the right place! We change lives. We help children learn, grow and meet their goals. We care.About UsSoccer Shots is an engaging children's soccer program for children ages 2-8 with a focus on character development. Our caring team positively impacts children's lives on and off the field through best-in-class coaching, curriculum and communication. Though we are growing, we are still a family business at heart. We treat our employees like a team and we coach the children like our own. We are dedicated to providing high-quality, foundational soccer training that prepares children for a lifetime of soccer year round.Soccer Shots is looking for candidates willing to work at our partner sites across Lake County including (but not limited to) Wauconda, Highland Park, Deerfield, Lake Forest, Libertyville, Mundelein, Vernon Hills, Grayslake, Gurnee, Barrington and Buffalo Grove.We train the best coaches in the businessWe put every Soccer Shots coach through our comprehensive training program to receive certification that includes learning the use of developmentally appropriate coaching techniques.Our coaches are routinely evaluated and undergo ongoing training.Our coach selection process evaluates not only the ability to coach soccer, but, more importantly, the ability to engage and inspire children.Our families experience exceptional customer service and ongoing communicationMembers of the Soccer Shots team must be excellent communicators - with children, with parents, with partners and with each other! Our team understands the importance of timely, responsive communication.We use expert-approved curriculum that aligns with early childhood education standardsOur developmentally appropriate curriculum places an emphasis on character development and skill building.Our program is created under the guidance of childhood education specialists, professional soccer players and experienced and licensed soccer coaches.We constantly re-evaluate and update our curriculum to stay current with childhood education standards.Whether you're looking for a part-time, flexible job, or a full-time career - if you have a passion for positively impacting children, we'd love to talk to you.