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Soccer- Goalkeeper Coach (part-time)

The St. James
Part-time
On-site
Fairfax VA

Position: Part-Time Goalkeeper Coach 

Location: The St. James Goalkeeper Academy (Loudoun County & Fairfax County) 

Position Type: Part-Time 

Summary: 

The St. James Goalkeeper Academy is seeking a dedicated and experienced Part-Time Goalkeeper Coach to join our dynamic coaching team. The ideal candidate should possess a passion for developing goalkeepers of all ages and skill levels. This position offers an exciting opportunity to work with aspiring goalkeepers and help them reach their full potential. If you have a strong background in coaching goalkeepers and are committed to fostering a positive learning environment, we want to hear from you. 

Key Responsibilities 

Goalkeeper Training: 

  • Develop and implement effective goalkeeper training programs tailored to various age groups and skill levels.  
  • Focus on the development of fundamental skills such as positioning, shot-stopping, distribution, and communication. 
  • Provide specialized training in areas such as one-on-one situations, handling crosses, and set pieces.

Individualized Coaching: 

  • Conduct one-on-one coaching sessions to assess and enhance the performance of individual goalkeepers.  
  • Identify strengths and weaknesses of goalkeepers, create development plans, and track progress. 

Group Sessions: 

  • Lead group training sessions, ensuring a positive and inclusive learning environment.  
  • Teach tactical aspects of goalkeeping, such as organizing the defense and reading the game. 

Scouting and Talent Identification: 

  • Assist in talent identification by evaluating potential recruits and recommending them for higher-level teams or programs. 

Communication: 

  • Maintain clear and regular communication with goalkeepers, parents, and the coaching staff to provide progress updates and address concerns. 

Professional Development: 

  • Stay current with the latest coaching techniques and trends in goalkeeper training.  
  • Attend coaching seminars and workshops to further enhance coaching skills. 

Qualifications: 

  • Minimum of USSF D License, USSF GK License, USC (NSCAA) GK Diploma or foreign equivalent coaching certification.  

  • Previous experience as a goalkeeper coach, preferably at the youth or amateur level. 
  • Profound knowledge of goalkeeper techniques, strategies, and tactics. 
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills. 
  • Passion for player development and the ability to motivate and inspire young athletes. 
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a coaching team. 
  • Knowledge of video analysis software and its application in coaching. 
  • A strong commitment to creating a positive and inclusive training environment. 
  • Background checks and necessary coaching credentials required. 

Working Conditions: 

  • This is a part-time role to include evenings primarily. Weekend schedule to be determined as needed.  
  • Compensation will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. 

If you are enthusiastic about developing the next generation of goalkeepers and meet the qualifications outlined above, we encourage you to apply. Join The St. James Goalkeeper Academy and be a part of a supportive and forward-thinking coaching team dedicated to nurturing the talents of young goalkeepers. 

  

HOW TO APPLY: 

Interested applicants should email their resume & cover letter to: soccer@thestjames.com & strikers_goalkeepers@thestjames.com 

 

 

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