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Academy Director

Pendleton, IN, USA

Job Type

Part Time

Workspace

Hybrid

About the Role

The PYSA Academy Director is responsible for working closely with the PYSA Director of Player and Staff Development in creating, communicating, and implementing a holistic development model for all players that train and compete within the PYSA u7/8, u9, u10 Academy program while working closely with the coaches of this program as well as the Directors of Upper and Lower Rec Divisions.

The scope of the position shall include:
--Provide assistance to PYSA Director of Player and Staff Development and Academy staff throughout the club year to include the implementation of established development targets by age (and Academy program), curriculum maps by season, session ideas, and coach development/mentoring, and identification of players;
--Take lead in solidifying Academy staff from current club year to next;
--Assist the PYSA Director of Player and Staff Development in planning and conducting skills courses and clinics throughout the winter training period (November – March);
--Create schedules for each Academy team each season (fall and spring) with the help of the PYSA Director of Player & Staff Development (as needed);
--In collaboration with the PYSA Director of Player & Staff Development, plan and conduct successful Academy evaluations (tryouts) each summer (June) for upcoming club year;
--In collaboration with the PYSA Director of Player & Staff Development, plan and conduct identification opportunities of players throughout the club year;
--Assist with any planning and/or conducting of summer camps after tryouts (June and/or July);
--Use of film/video/supplemental curriculum resources to reinforce implemented program curriculum and encourage at-home training;
--Communicate with the PYSA Director of Player & Staff
--Communicate with the PYSA Director of Player & Staff Development the success (and strain) within the age-appropriate targets, objectives, lessons, and activities for PYSA Academy players;
--Engage PYSA Academy families (the “why” to what is being delivered to our players, differences between our PYSA programs, and rally support and desire to volunteer and get involved;
--Plan/organize, communicate, and lead pre-season, in-season, and post-season meetings and evaluations with players and families of the PYSA Academy program (with the assistance of Academy staff);
--Attend meetings as established by the PYSA Board of Directors;
--Assist with planning and execution of any future events hosted by PYSA;
--Assist with planning and attend future PYSA functions and fundraising events/campaigns;
--Assist with field set-up, tear down, and maintenance for PYSA training and/or game sites as applicable;
--Communicate in consistent manner pertinent information to PYSA Academy player and families;
--Ensure all PYSA mandated certifications have been completed, as well as by Academy staff;
--If coaching teams, responsible for conducting post-season evaluations for players and families;
--Conduct post-season evaluation of PYSA Academy coaches.


Requirements

  • 7v7 Coaching License (Can be obtained online through Indiana Soccer)

  • Clean criminal background check

  • Availability on weeknights and Saturdays throughout the fall and spring soccer season

  • Availability for winter training

  • Past Coaching Experience

Pendleton FC Staff Application

Please choose the position/positions you are interested in applying for the 2024/2025 season:
Can you pass a criminal background check? (No felonies)
Yes, No felonies in my past
Maybe, I have something I would like to discuss that I"m not sure will disqualify me from applying
No
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