Be an Assistant Soccer Coach for Youth Refugees


Cause Areas


Wed Apr 04, 2018 02:45 PM - Wed May 30, 2018 06:15 PM


San Antonio ParkOakland, CA 94609


Soccer​ ​Without​ ​Borders​ ​Oakland’s​ ​mission is​ ​to​ ​use​ ​soccer​ ​as​ ​a​ ​vehicle​ ​for​ ​positive​ ​change, providing​ ​newcomer​ ​refugee,​ ​asylee​ ​and​ ​immigrant​ ​youth​ ​with​ ​a​ ​toolkit​ ​to​ ​overcome​ ​obstacles to​ ​growth,​ ​inclusion,​ ​and​ ​personal​ ​success. SWB​ ​participants​ ​represent​ ​over​ ​35​ ​different countries,​ ​including​ ​​Iraq,​ ​El​ ​Salvador,​ ​Guatemala,​ ​Mexico,​ ​Honduras,​ ​Democratic​ ​Republic​ ​of Congo,​ ​Eritrea,​ ​Nepal,​ ​Bhutan,​ ​Rwanda,​ ​Ivory​ ​Coast,​ ​Cameroon,​ ​Somalia,​ ​and​ ​Ethiopia.

SWB​ ​Oakland​ ​runs​ ​after-school​ ​soccer​ ​programs​ ​for​ ​middle​ ​and​ ​high​ ​school​ ​newcomer​ ​youth. Our​ ​11​ ​different​ ​teams​ ​practice​​ ​Tuesday-Friday,​ ​for​ ​2​ ​hours,​ ​at​ ​fields​ ​throughout​ ​the​ ​East​ ​Bay. Assistant​ ​Coaches​ ​are​ ​needed​ ​to​ ​serve​ ​as​ ​extra​ ​hands​ ​supporting​ ​the​ ​Head​ ​Coach,​ ​and​ ​being another​ ​positive​ ​example​ ​encouraging​ ​the​ ​players.

The​ ​Practice​ ​Assistant​ ​Coach’s​ ​primary​ ​responsibilities​ ​are​ ​to​ ​work​ ​with​ ​coaches​ ​and​ ​players​ ​on the​ ​field,​ ​providing​ ​additional​ ​coaching​ ​pointers​ ​for​ ​players​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​helping​ ​the​ ​Head​ ​Coach with​ ​operational​ ​tasks.​ ​These​ ​duties​ ​would​ ​range​ ​from​ ​organizing​ ​and​ ​carrying​ ​out​ ​drills,​ ​to getting​ ​equipment​ ​ready,​ ​to​ ​taking​ ​attendance.


  • Mentoring
  • Coaching
  • Soccer
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Sports Coaching
  • Cross-cultural Communication

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • at least 3 hour per week
  • A positive attitude about working with different cultures and a good energy!

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