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.
Fall Season: mid 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 are asked to be able to make a minimum commitment of at least one season.
Previous coaching experience is not a necessity, but enthusiasm for working with children, a commit to holistic youth development and a strong knowledge of soccer is.
* A small volunteer stipend is provided each season to head coaches
* Opportunities for professional coaching development in sports based youth development practices
South Bronx United uses soccer as a tool for social change. South Bronx United aims to help youth build character, teamwork, and leadership so that they can succeed in high school, college, careers, their community and beyond. South Bronx United strives to promote educational achievement, health and wellness, and character development through activities on and off the soccer field and to UNITE a diverse group of individuals and an incredibly diverse community toward common positive goals.
For more information on South Bronx United, please visit www.southbronxunited.org.
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