Volunteer: Travel Soccer Coach

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Overview:
South Bronx United is seeking energetic and committed volunteer coaches with a passion for youth development and soccer to coach one of it's travel teams (Girls: U14 and U19 & Boys: U12, U14, U16, U17, U19) that play year-round in the Cosmopolitan Junior Soccer League or Westchester Youth Soccer League, affiliates of US Youth Soccer. In addition to helping youth develop technical and tactical skills on the field, coaches serve as mentors and role models for the players encouraging their attendance at SBU academic programs and stressing the importance of education.

When:
Fall Season: mid August - early December
Winter Season: January - early March (Only one practice a week)
Spring Season: mid March - June

Where:
Practices: Generally held at Macomb's Dam Field, 161st Street across from Yankee Stadium.
Games: Home games are generally held at Randall's Island. Away games are played across the 5 boroughs (boys), Westchester County (girls), and occasionally beyond (tournaments/special events).

Positions Available:
Boys: U10, U11, U12, U14, U15, U17, U19
Girls: U11, U14, U19

Commitment:
Head Coaches lead practices twice a week, generally Tuesday and Thursday evenings and manage games on Saturdays or Sundays during the season (Fall and Spring). One weekend practice a week is held during the winter months. Assistant Coaches should have consistent availability as well and help support the Head Coach at practices and games. Coaches are asked to be able to make a minimum commitment of at least one season.

Qualifications:
Previous coaching experience is not a necessity, but enthusiasm for working with children, a commitment to holistic youth development and a strong knowledge of soccer is.

Benefits:
• A modest stipend is provided each season to head coaches
• Opportunities for professional coaching development in sports based youth development practices

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