South Bronx United is seeking energetic and committed volunteer coaches with a passion for youth development and soccer to coach one of its 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. Those who are coaching through a work study program are also required to commit at least half a day to working at the SBU office for staff meetings.
Fall Season: late August - early December
Winter Season: January - early March (Only one practice a week)
Spring Season: mid March - June
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).
Boys: U10, U11, U12, U14, U15, U17, U19
Girls: U11, U14, U19
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 ideally are able to commit to at least one soccer year (late August - mid June).
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.
Opportunities for professional coaching development in sports based youth development practices
- Sports Coaching
- Youth Services
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Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Orientation or Training
- Minimum 6 hours/week
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