Coaching Jobs

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Soccer for Success



Soccer For Success is seeking more coaches to assist in daily operations of a 24 week program in both the fall and spring for 2017-18. Located in Chicago Public Schools the Coach-Mentor must serve as a mentor and positive role model for children. The candidate must be willing to work for 12 weeks from September-December in the fall, and 12 weeks from January-May in the spring. Typical programs hours, based on location, would be either 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM or 2:45 PM - 6:30 PM.


Essential Duties/Responsibilities Include:

  • Implements U.S. Soccer Foundation Soccer for Success curriculum.

  • Providing guidance and role modeling to players

  • Overseeing practice sessions that are both engaging and informative with an emphasis on developing player skills within a competitive environment that also teaches the importance of maintaining an active lifestyle, good sportsmanship, and a nutritional diet.

  • Following the implementing the required monitoring and evaluation policies/tools, including weekly reports, attendance monitoring, BMI and pacer testing etc.

  • Overseeing equipment and systematic return of all equipment at the finish of each session and season.

  • Attending mandatory training before the start of each season.

  • Communicating with (Illinois Youth Soccer) lead on a weekly basis; daily if needed.


Skills/Required Knowledge:

  • High School diploma or GED

  • Experience playing soccer is preferred

  • Ability to work with a variety of people in a multi-cultural, diverse socio economic setting.

  • Ability to maintain a professional relationship with Assistant/Volunteer Coaches and School and Community Partners.

  • Ability to motivate youth and manage behavioral problems

Palatine Celtic Soccer Club

The Palatine Celtic Soccer Club is affiliated with the Palatine Park District and provides youth soccer programs for girls and boys ages 4-18.  The club features 35 competitive teams coached by licensed staff coaches along with 1500 players in our recreational soccer programming.  Our facilities include two 11v11 turf fields with lights. Palatine Celtic Soccer is also home to the Celtic Cup Labor Day Tournament featuring over 400 teams.

The position of Assistant Director of Soccer Operations (ADSO) will assist the Director of Soccer Operations to develop, support, and grow soccer programming within Palatine Celtic Soccer Club.  As ADSO, the main objective is to foster Celtic SC travel players’ abilities to grow within the game.


Administrative Duties:

·       Assist Celtic DSO manage day to day operations of Palatine Celtic Soccer Club

·       Maintain flexible, but regular club hours (ADSO will have the ability to work from home) to answer email and phone call, maintain website, and social media point person.

·       Assist Celtic DSO coordinate and conduct Celtic programs with the assistance of Board of Directors

·       Coordinate community outreach efforts to include service projects within the community

·       Oversee Junior Celtic Program

House Program Duties

·       Establish communication with PPD on seasonal field set-up

·       Facilitate and develop coaching and player clinics with HDOC

Competitive Program Duties

·       Assist in Player Development Pathway and Implementation of Curriculum

·       Facilitate, schedule & coordinate supplemental sessions, winter training, and tryouts

·       Coach a minimum of 2 competitive teams

·       Participate in all required staff coach meetings

·       Assist and promote all club tournaments

·       Oversee travel team tournament selection for teams with DSO approval

·       Attend league meetings when necessary

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills

·       High-level experience in youth club soccer

·       Exceptional organizational, communication, leadership, and teaching skills

·       Must have commitment and passion for teaching the game of soccer and educating players, coaches, and parents

·       Schedule and manage time effectively

·       Be able to work independently with initiative

·       Must be a team player

Preferred Qualifications

·       Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a field related to sports education or management

·       USSF “C” license or equivalent

·       USSF National Youth License

·       Successful criminal background check in conjunction with the Illinois State Police (ISP) and Park District Code prior to employment

·       Legally eligible for employment in the United States


·       Salary dependent on experience

·       Coaching Education reimbursement

·       Club Coaching gear


To apply, email a cover letter and resume with 3 professional references to JJ Ruane at  For more information, visit

Kickers United FC

Kickers United FC is hiring staff coaches for all teams, and youth training programs (ages 4-10) for the 2017-18 seasons. Salary will be based on the numbers of teams or programs a candidate is willing to coach, the level of licensing held, coaching experience, history of developing players, and years of experience.  The Kickers United FC Jr's & Academy training programs for boys & girls ages (4-10). We also have a need for one to three part-time coaches to coach teams.

Minimum Qualifications:

USSF E License, one year of coaching experience, has worked with players in the U4-U13 age groups or higher. This coach is willing to continue their coaching education through attending and passing the USSF D and C License in the future,  Kickers United FC stands ready to help with tuition reimbursement after successful completion of the courses. All candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check, possess a valid drivers license, and have proper car insurance.

Preferred Qualifications:

USSF C License, college playing experience, Three years of coaching experience, has worked with players in the U4-U18 age groups levels. 

To apply for any of the coaching jobs at Kickers United FC, please email Kyle Walter a resume including references. For more information about any of the opportunities, please contact Kyle at or 847-366-8340.

Chicago City SC

Coaches needed for full time, part time, and volunteer positions.

 Come join the first and only IYSA 5 Star Club in the heart of the City of Chicago. With a staff from all over the world you will become part of an established group of highly qualified and experienced coaches who work together to provide the best soccer experience in the Chicagoland. With a full year round of programming focused on player development, it is important to us that you have the desire to develop and become a better coach when working with CCSC. Your ongoing education is very important and you must be willing to do more than just coach.

 If you have any interest in learning more about these great opportunities please visit our website to see if CCSC would be a good fit for you and let us know if you would like to begin, or continue your growth within the game at Chicago City Soccer Club.

 Please submit your resume to our Executive Director, Nick Mulvaney.

Chicago Fire Jrs City

CFJ CITY is located in the City of Chicago.  CFJ CITY's home is The PrivateBank Fire Pitch, located adjacent to the Chicago River at Addison and Talman on the city’s northwest side. The new 125,000-square-foot complex is the city’s premiere facility for year-round soccer and is open to the public and soccer players from across the region. The $20 million project features both indoor and outdoor fields, serves as an indoor practice site for the Chicago Fire Soccer Club first team and houses games for youth and adult recreational leagues.  CFJ CITY also utilizes Chicago Park District fields along the lakefront off Lakeshore Drive.  We are in need of highly motivated coaches to join our coaching staff and lead the evolution of youth soccer. We are looking for all level coaches to expand our programs in each area. We have part-time positions available with opportunity to grow within our club and full time positions for qualified candidates.

CFJ City competes in the following leagues: IWSL, YSSL and IYSA Premiership

For more information about our organization, please visit

If interested please submit resume including qualifications & licenses, coaching & playing experience to:

Director of Coaching
Clark Brisson

Pegasus FC

Pegasus FC based in Deerfield are looking to add to their coaching staff for the upcoming Spring 2017 season and beyond. We have full time and part time opportunities to work with our  travel teams participating in the IWSL, YSSL, Premiership and MRL divisions, and also in our club and community clinic programs. A minimum qualification of USSF “E” license and previous coaching experience is preferred. 

Interested candidates please send your resume to Assistant Directors of Coaching Grant Ratcliffe: and Simone Lodge:

Chicago Fire Jrs West

CFJ West is based in Plainfield, IL and are looking to add to our coaching staff for the upcoming 2017 season and beyond. We are in need of highly motivated coaches to join our staff and help in the continued development of our dedicated players. We are looking for all level coaches to expand our programs in each area and have part-time positions and possibly full time positions available for qualified candidates.

CFJ West competes in the following leagues: IWSL, YSSL,  IYSA Premiership & MRL

If interested please submit your resume including qualifications & licenses, coaching & playing experience to: Technical Director, Steve Morris -, ADOC Paul Dalton - and Office Manager Kathy Ayres -

For more information about our organization, please visit

Grove United Soccer Association

Grove United Soccer Association, located in Buffalo Grove and playing in IWSL and YSSL, is seeking a coaches for the 2017 season.

Candidate should be enthusiastic, have a strong grasp of coaching methodology, and be highly motivated and organized. USSF E License minimum, D LIcense preferred. 

To apply or for more details, contact Director of Coaching Tim Dean at"

Chicago Fire Jrs South

CFJS is located in the Orland Park, Frankfort, and Lockport areas, which are in need of highly motivated coaches to join our coaching staff and lead the evolution of youth soccer. We are looking for all level coaches to expand our programs in each area. We have part-time positions available with opportunity to grow within our club.

Minimum E License is required.

For more information about our organization, please visit

If interested please submit resume including qualifications & licenses, coaching & playing experience to:

Assistant Director of Coaching
Jose Smith


Chicago Magic City

Chicago Magic City is now accepting qualified soccer coaches for a paid internship in the City of Chicago.

The qualified candidate will have: 
- Experience in coaching players aged 5-18 yrs old.
-Must have played the game and understands it at several levels.
- Dependable, reliable transportation to get to and from practices 2 times per week and weekend games. 
-Weekly practices are held at Crane High School and Drucker Center. 
-Excellent communication skills with players, parents and program coordinators
-Candidate must be able to run a practice session emphasizing ball technique, creativity, tactics, and possession oriented play. 

*Compensation for this part-time position will be based on experience and soccer license.

Please submit an email with your interests.


FC Lake County

FC Lake County (Gurnee/Grayslake) is now hiring coaching staff who are interested in working with one to two teams during the 2017 - 18 season. (Teams play within the IYSA State Premiership, IWSL and YSSL league system)

Our objective is to search for candidates who:

- Are energetic on and off the field and can help build each players knowledge, playing ability, and passion for the game

- Hold a min. of the USSF “D” license and have prior experience working with travel teams

- Have an interest in furthering their own understanding of the game within the USSF coaching education system

Teams assignments are based on experience, qualification and personality fit, and new coaches are asked to assist with our summer programming before final assignments are announced. 

Seasonal duties to include:

- Lead all training sessions, league and tournament games over the full soccer season (Aug 2017 to June 2018) 

- Follow our FIVE age and ability specific curriculums to ensure each player is developing within our “brand” of soccer

- Conduct video analysis periodically for each team, assist with our individual player development initiative and provide seasonal development overviews for parents.

- Attend seasonal coaches meeting’s to share best practices

Compensation is based on USSF Licensing and Coaching Experience.

If you have an interest in becoming part of our coaching staff for the 2017-18 season, please contact Technical Director Jamie Martin 

You can find more information on our organization by visiting our website: or find us on Facebook/Twitter.

Firebirds SC

Firebirds SC are seeking Coaches for full time, part time, and volunteer positions. 

Firebirds Soccer Club is located in Lombard IL and we are pleased to announce that we are looking to add to our professional coaching staff. We believe in player development and we are looking for an enthusiastic coach that fits within our philosophy.  We also focus on ensuring our coaches personal development. Our International Coaching staff and Club environment allow for a positive and professional coaching experience within a team that offers coaching opportunities with players from age 4-19. 

Coaches are offered competitive pay based upon teams coached, qualifications and experience and are provided with Firebirds SC Nike Uniform. Our schedules can be made somewhat flexible dependent on availability.

If you are interested in joining Firebirds SC as a professional coach then please visit our website for more information and background regarding our program and existing coaches before reaching out to the below person(s).

Please submit your resume to Director of Coaching and Assistant Director of Coaching 

Green White SC Mt Prospect

Green White Soccer Club (GW), a non-profit organization based in Mount Prospect, IL is accepting applications for the position of Director of Coaching (DOC).  GW fields boys’ and girls’ teams from ages U8 to U18 that compete in the regional YSSL and IWSL leagues.  Working in conjunction with the club’s Board of Directors, the DOC is primarily responsible for overseeing day-to-day soccer operations, implementing a comprehensive player development strategy, rostering teams that will compete at appropriately high levels, representing GW in all league matters, and representing GW at various community events. 

The ideal candidate will possess the ability to think and plan strategically and practically to convert the club’s visions into reality. Key responsibilities teams; leading coaching educational training sessions for travel and recreational coaches; ensuring completionand growing the enrollment of recreational and premier soccer programs. Candidates should possess exceptional inclusive leadership and management skills; outstanding organizational skills and a working knowledge of club soccer operations and administration; excellent verbal and written communication skills; and premier level coaching and playing experience.

Requirements include:

  • Associates Degree related to athletics; Bachelor Degree preferred.
  • USSF “C” license at minimum; USSF “A” license preferred.
  • At minimum, three (3) years of youth coaching experience; National Youth license preferred.
  • Coaching assigned teams (2 teams, at minimum).
  • Attendance at monthly Board Meetings and on-going communication with Board members to advise on all soccer and club related issues.
  • Experience with developing players to succeed at the college level, knowledge of the college recruiting process, and having an extensive network of college-level contacts.
  • Knowledge of and compliance with institutional, conference and YSSL and IWSL rules.

Successful candidate for this position will be subject to a background check prior to employment. Salary range is $28,000 - $50,000 based on experience.

For consideration, please find submit your information via the NSCAA website at:

Lyons Township Soccer Club

Lyons Township Soccer Club (LTSC) is looking for a highly motivated individuals to join our coaching staff for the 2017-18 playing year. We are looking for full time and part time coaches. The individual would be working with 2-4 teams from U8-U14.

We are looking for a person who values player development and who identifies the importance of coaching the young soccer player in a positive environment.

Candidates should have:

USSF ‘E’ coaching license or higher

Experience coaching youth soccer players

Experience in a professional environment

Ability to work and coach within a successful coaching curriculum

Ability to be and act professional at all times

Interested candidates please send your resume to Director of Coaching Gavin McCrindle

Northwind SC

Chicago Northwind Soccer Club is a travel soccer club based in Chicago and we are looking for coaches for the 2017-2018 season. Ideal candidates should have the ability to develop game strategies, plan practice sessions, and motivate their team(s). Additionally, they should be a strong communicator with excellent supervisory skills. They must be organized, with a desire to improve both individual players and teams as a whole. 

Requirements: USSF “E” Coaching License or higher 

Strong work ethic 

High level of responsiveness and professionalism 

Ability to improve the skill levels of all players

Please send resume to Director of Coaching, Robert Turpin


NSA Premier

The Naperville Soccer Association, NSA, a premier soccer club with a 30 year history of developing youth soccer players, based in Naperville, IL, has an opening for a staff coach.  NSA offers a travel soccer program, competitive soccer program, Tots and Futures (3-8 yr olds), and other training programs throughout the year.

Staff Coach:  Position reports to the Director of Coaching and Board of Directors. The Staff Coach will coach in our travel soccer program and assist in other programs.

Job Functions include but not limited to:

  • ·  Coach at assigned events, specifically leading teams and age groups in the travel soccer program 

  Attend staff meetings as scheduled, participate in coaching education

  Support event logistics such as camps, leagues, tournaments, etc.

  • ·  Effectively teach and interact with players to encourage growth and development

  Ability to effectively communicate with volunteers, parents, employees, and prospective members


Requirements for the Position:

1.  Coaching Experience: At least 3 years’ experience coaching youth soccer in a leadership role.

2.  Coaching License: Hold at least a USSF D License or related NSCAA equivalent license.

3.  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills both oral and written.

4.  Possess a valid drivers license and some form of consistent transportation (preferably your own vehicle)


The following are desired but not necessary to apply:

  1. Strong work ethic, outgoing personality
  2. Ability to speak both English and Spanish
  3. Hold the USSF National Youth License
  4. Education: Degree from an accredited college or university

Compensation: Salary is dependent upon experience and background. Performance reviews will occur every 6 months. 

How to Apply: All interested applicants should email resume, cover letter and two professional references to

Palatine Celtic Soccer Club

Palatine Celtic Soccer Club established in 1968 is seeking professional individuals who have a passion for teaching the game of soccer. Candidates should want to work in a cohesive team environment and have a solid player development understanding. Coaches will work from the Celtic SC curriculum and provide team coaching to youth players from 7 to 18. 

Candidates should have:

  • USSF ‘D’ license or NSCAA National Diploma
  • Experience in coaching youth soccer
  • Experience in a professional environment
  • Ability to be a team player and coach within a player centered curriculum
  • Ability to pass a background check 
  • Ability to work nights and weekends

Preferred Candidates should have:

  • USSF ‘C’ license or NSCAA Advanced National Diploma
  • USSF National Youth license or USSF National Youth Certificate
  • Previous college playing experience

Three references will be required and a background check in needed upon to ensure successful hiring

Compensation based on experience and qualifications

This is an independent contractor position.

To apply for coaching position, please send a resume with player experience, a cover letter, and three professional references to Operations Manager J.J. Ruane at

SkoMor SC

SkoMor SC is looking for highly motivated coaches (Head Coach, Assistant and Staff Assistants) for its youth teams. The ideal candidate will want to ‘give back’ to the community, serving one of the most diversified communities in the United States.

SkoMor SC is a club recognized and focused on training and player development. The objective is on quality training in a variety of ways using many techniques so each player will fulfill their potential.

Head Coach: Selected individuals will serve as head coach, and lead a youth team in all aspects, including instructing training sessions, game preparation, coordination of special events, and any other duties as assigned.

Head Coaches serve for one year terms and are offered a competitive salary. Individuals with a strong soccer background and previous coaching experience who hold a current coaching certification (USSF D  or higher) are encouraged to apply. Applicants should be comfortable coaching Under-8 to Under-19, with a special emphasis on coaching Under-8 to Under-14 teams. Directly reports to: Director of Coaching.

Staff Assistant Coaches: Selected individuals coach both the Future Stars Training Program and/or assist a team Head Coach during one Team Training session per week.  Minimum Requirements: USSF E within 6 months

Staff Assistant Coaches serve season by season, or on a per session basis. Depending on the arrangement, payment is by session or a salary per season.  Individuals with a soccer background are encouraged to apply. No previous coaching experience is required, however each coach must obtain a coaching certification within 6 months. Applicants should be comfortable assisting in the coaching of Under-8 to Under-14 teams. Directly reports to: Specific Team Coach and Director of Coaching.


Interested applicants should submit (via mail or e-mail) a letter of interest; resume; and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references to SkoMor SC Search Committee. Applications will be accepted until positions are filled.

If selected a representative of SkoMor SC will respond via e-mail interview times and location.

SkoMor Soccer Club
Search Committee
P.O. Box 434
Morton Grove, IL 60053
Phone: 847-423-2927
DOC Mobile: 773-656-0875

About SkoMor SC: 
SkoMor SC is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3), tax exempt community based competitive traveling soccer club that serves Skokie, Morton Grove and surrounding communities. We are the feeder program for Niles Township High School District 219, Niles North High School and Niles West High School. We promote excellence through the development of the skills of each individual player, teamwork and sportsmanship. SkoMor SC belongs to the Young Sportsmen's Soccer League (YSSL) and the Illinois Women's Soccer League (IWSL), which are members of the Illinois Youth Soccer Association (IYSA).

West Loop Soccer Club
We are looking for experienced coaches to work with children ages 2-12. Experience working with children ages 2-4 is a plus.
Spring season April 17 - June 17.
Our sessions are held at Skinner Park in West Loop neighborhood on Fridays 5:45pm - 6:45pm and Sundays 9am - 10am.
Competitive pay.
For more information and to submit your resume, please contact us at

Wilmette Wings

Looking for highly motivated coaches that want to work with youth players to help grow their passion in soccer while teaching the game through proper technical training.  Will coach 1 to 2 teams during a Fall, Winter and Spring season.  Minimum Coaching Requirements – USSF E License of higher. 

Please send resumes to the Director of Soccer, Tom Gizynski at