The St. James is actively seeking a Girls Academy Staff Coach based out of Loudoun, VA.
The St. James soccer operates the full developmental lifecycle of soccer programming and training from learn-to-play programming through elite travel team training, camps, clinics, leagues and collegiate showcases across the Greater Washington Region.
We are seeking a dedicated and experienced Girls Academy (GA) Staff Coach to join The St. James FC Virginia Soccer Club. The GA program – which spans from U13 to U19 – has consistently achieved remarkable success and has won multiple national championships. The ideal candidate will be passionate about developing young athletes, possess strong coaching credentials, and have a deep understanding of player development at the elite youth level.
- Player Development: Foster a positive learning environment that supports the holistic development of young female athletes. Focus on technical, tactical, physical, and mental aspects of the game to help players reach their full potential.
- Coaching and Training: Plan, organize, and conduct engaging training sessions that align with the club's philosophy and the needs of the GA teams. Develop training programs that cater to players' individual skill levels and progression.
- Match Preparation: Prepare the GA teams for competitive matches, ensuring players are well-prepared tactically and mentally. Attend and actively participate in matches, providing guidance and feedback to players during game situations.
- Player Evaluation: Conduct regular assessments and evaluations of player performance. Provide constructive feedback to players and collaborate with the coaching staff to create individual development plans.
- Communication: Maintain open and effective communication with players, parents, and club leadership. Address concerns and provide regular updates on player progress and team goals.
- Technical Expertise: Stay current with the latest developments in soccer coaching, methodology, and trends. Implement innovative coaching techniques and best practices for the GA program.
- Leadership: Lead by example, demonstrating professionalism, sportsmanship, and a strong work ethic. Serve as a role model for young athletes on and off the field.
- Player Recruitment: Assist in identifying and recruiting talented players to enhance the competitiveness and quality of the GA program.
- Technological Proficiency: Ability to analyze match video, cut clips and edit for training / recruitment use
- USSF”B” or equivalent coaching license (e.g., UEFA, USC).
- Previous coaching experience at the girls youth level, preferably with a successful track record.
- Strong knowledge of the women's youth soccer landscape and college recruiting pathway.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- Passion for player development and commitment to the club's values.
- Ability to work collaboratively with other coaching staff, parents, and players.
- Video editing skills
- First Aid and CPR certification preferred.
- Background check clearance and compliance with club policies.
How to Apply:
Interested candidates should submit their resume, coaching qualifications, and a cover letter detailing their coaching philosophy and experience with youth development to [Email Address]. Please include "GA Staff Coach Application" in the subject line.
The St. James is the premier sports, wellness and active entertainment destination in the country, with 450,000 sq. ft. of developmental and competitive programs, teams and opportunities in more than 20 sports, and a wide range of premium fitness, wellness and entertainment experiences.
For more information, please visit our website: http://www.thestjames.com
The St. James is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, expression or orientation, genetic information, national origin, age, disability, or status as a disabled or Vietnam-era veteran.
We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.
No unsolicited agency referrals please.