SK United 2019 Coaching Staff Application Process

SK United has opened the application process for everyone who is interested in being considered for a 2019 staff position. We are currently seeking head and assistant coaches, as well as apprentice coaches and team managers. All current and potential staff members must resubmit a coaching application to be considered for a 2019 position.

SK United requires that all head coaches hold, at a minimum, a USC 11v11 Diploma or a USSF D license. All assistant coaches must hold, at a minimum, a USC 7v7/9v9 Diploma or a USSF E license, and are encouraged to have a plan in place to obtain their 11v11/D license during the calendar year. There are no minimum requirements for apprentice coaches and team managers.

All staff members must complete a club background check with their application. If accepted into a 2019 staff position, an additional background check through US Club Soccer is required. Accepted staff members are also required to complete Safesport Training and the Sideline Sports concussion/cardiac awareness training.

In filling positions for SK United, the club considers the following attributes and qualifications:

-Experience and training

-Technical and tactical expertise

-Capability and ability to lead and influence others (both players and fellow staff)

-Attitude

-Passion for the sport and position

-Ability to function as a team member

-Willingness and capability to grow and learn as a coach

-Values: Do they mirror the mission of the club?

-Creativity

-Support and commitment to improve the program as a whole

Applications will be reviewed by the Select Committee and are subject to final approval by the Executive Board. In the case of multiple applicants for a specific age/division, applicants should be prepared to meet with the Select Committee to discuss their attributes and qualifications.

To submit your application, click on the link below. During the registration process, you can select up to two specific age/gender groups that you are interested in working with.

APPLY HERE

 
Interested in Becoming a Coach?

New coaches are always welcome!! We offer our coaches training & mentoring to help them succeed and have fun. The club's goal is to help ALL our coaches achieve the United Soccer Coaches (USC) certification for the age & skill group they are coaching.

Other Volunteers: The club has a lot of things going on all year long and are always looking for folks with the desire to help out. We are always looking for a wide variety of talents to help us do a better job. Contact us and let's see what we can do.

Washington State Youth Soccer Association requires all volunteers who work with the players to have a background check. The following link is where you can obtain one: Background Checks

We are a 100% volunteer organization that works together to help our kids progress and succeed.

If you would like to volunteer to work with the club or have any questions, email the club president Ryan DeCrona at president@sksoccer.com

 
Coaching Education and Training Opportunities
The volunteers who comprise the South Kitsap Soccer Club are dedicated to developing and transforming well-balanced individuals into successful, well trained and disciplined soccer players. Our efforts are focused upon teaching the technical, tactical, physical and psychological aspects of the game in an inspirational environment where creativity, innovation, confidence and teamwork can thrive.
Our mission relies upon the commitment and passion of coaches, team managers, and other volunteers and requires that we priortize the training, development, and ongoing support of quality coaches within the club.
South Kitsap Soccer Club honors coaching education both from United States Soccer Federation (USSF) and United Soccer Coaches (USC). The objectives of coaching education are:
  • To develop our coaches knowledge and understanding of the game
  • To implement modern and relevant age appropriate training curriculums and initiatives to promote long term player development in our club
  • To cultivate a culture of coaches whose foundation is built on best practices
  • To inspire coaches of all ages to continue their personal and professional development as educators of the game
  • To solidify a coaching education pathway where coaches can matriculate through our system
  • To monitor and evaluate our programs to ensure that we our providing the best service and support possible to our membership
  • To foster a positive and supportive atmosphere within our club, with coaches who are committed to the long term success of their players, both as athletes and as positive members of their community.

SKSC encourages coaches to pursue training through United Soccer Coaches, and facilitates local training sessions each year. USC's site offers numerous online and in-person training courses to improve your coaching. Ask the club about possible course fee reimbursement.

USC Training

There is additional online training provided by the National Federation of High School Associations at www.nfhslearn.com. Here you can find courses on the fundamentals of coaching, coaching soccer, sports first aid, and concussion training. The courses are all online and done at your own pace, they come with supporting documents as well as helpful videos. The soccer course provides some very good short videos on various drills and what to be looking for as well as teaching points for the specific drill.

 
SKSC's Character Initiative

Coaches: Click the link below to download a copy of the club's character development outline for use in your practice sessions.

Character Development Packet

 
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