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Calgary Blizzard is looking for an enthusiastic and motivated member to join our team in the role of Foundation Phase Technical Director.

Career Opportunity

Position: Foundation Phase Technical Director Term: Full-Time
Salary: Commensurate with experience

Closing Date: March 22, 2019

The Calgary Blizzard Soccer Club, the City’s oldest youth club committed to providing high caliber programs and services, is looking for an enthusiastic and motivated member to join their team in the role of Foundation Phase Technical Director. The ideal candidate will bring experience from a proven youth development environment to assist our current staff and coaches in raising the level of programming and training at CBSC.

About the Role

Our club is focused on raising the standard of coaching and player performance within the younger age groups of CBSC. As such, our club is seeking a candidate that brings advanced coaching accreditation and extensive experience in youth development in a national or acclaimed club program. We are looking for a coach with the ability to infuse best practices, enthusiasm and a love of the game for our Foundation Phase program. The Foundations Lead will report directly to the Sporting Director and partner with the Operations Manager. They will be responsible for program planning, support for all coaches including non-certificated training, and will also play a pivotal role in evaluating players for placement on theclub’s younger competitive teams.

Coaching Credentials

CSA B National or an equivalent coach certification. The successful candidate will be expected to complete any future CSA coach certification aimed at this age group.

Candidate Profile

You will have a passion and enthusiasm for working with aspiring soccer players, predominantly under 10 years of age. You are well informed and educated on managing coach and player development programs consistent with the principles of Long Term Player Development and can create a culture for learning. You are a people person that works well in a team orientated environment, you can delegate and motivate others. As a leader, you are professional, respectful, resourceful, organized and a good communicator. You have a strong work ethic and lead by example.

The following experience and attributes are also required:

  • Written and spoken English language fluency is required
  • At least two years’ experience coaching players and coaches in club based Grassroots soccerprograms, with a proven track record in the development of Grassroots soccer programs.
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate with young players of various levels and abilities
  • Experience with coaching both male and female soccer players
  • Possess strong practical playing ability
  • Strong communication skills and an ability to convey technical planning to volunteer coaches,training staff, non-technical club stakeholders, including parents of players
  • Be computer literate, including the ability to work with standard Windows based(Word, Excel,Power Point, PowerUp) tools
  • Experience in instructing coaching courses to adults
  • Create and run soccer camps, with technical staff, for competitive and recreational players
  • Possess integrity and follow morally and ethically sound standards
  • Have a dynamic personality with innovative ideas and strong motivational skills, the ability to think strategically and link technical with broader Club goals
  • Committed to working non-traditional hours, evenings and weekends
  • The ability to work within Canada; a police background check and clearance will be required

Salary

A very competitive salary will be offered, commensurate with experience and expertise. To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter outlining your qualification and experience to:

Jackie Martin
Operations Manager

socceroperations@calgaryblizzard.com