The objective of the OPDL Team Head Coach is to lead a team in the High Performance stream of the club. The position is to utilize players from the club as well as recruit top talent into the program to develop players for the pinnacle of our club, League1 Ontario. The OPDL Coach plays a critical role in creating a positive and sustaining High Performance Pathway. 

Position Objective

 The objective of the OPDL Team Head Coach is to lead a team in the High Performance stream of the club. The position is to utilize players from the club as well as recruit top talent into the program to develop players for the pinnacle of our club, League1 Ontario. The OPDL Coach plays a critical role in creating a positive and sustaining High Performance Pathway. 

OPDL Head Coach Job Description 2020

Job Responsibilities

  •  Developing the soccer players on the Coach’s team, including but not limited to the development of their individual soccer skills, their team play, and their attitude and enthusiasm for the game, including good sportsmanship; 
  • Acting as a positive role model and an ambassador of North Mississauga Soccer Club;
  • Abiding by all OPDL rules and regulations;
  • Attending all mandatory coach education events put on by the OPDL and/or North Mississauga;
  • Abiding by policies and procedures of North Mississauga Soccer, Peel Halton District, OS and the Canadian Soccer Association (the “CSA”), as published or amended;
  • Ensuring that younger players (U15 and younger) are never left alone at any location, such as after a practice or game, unless a NMSC Registered Adult accepts full responsibility for such player
  • Exhibiting a positive attitude towards players, parents, opponents, and officials;
  • Designing and implementing training sessions based on the OPDL curriculum to challenge and develop players;
  • Creating a Development Plan based on the 4-corner approach and delivering classroom sessions based on the Development Plan;
  • Attending all training sessions, games, and tournament games, unless other arrangements are made with the Technical Leadership of the club;
  • Exhibiting preparedness and timeliness at the commencement of each practice;
  • Establishing expectations for players as to their readiness to begin practice, and their preparation prior to games;
  • Communicating clearly and positively to players and parents regarding the Coach’s expectations for players;
  • Finding opportunities to provide playing time for all players who have met the Coach’s expectations; and
  • Preparing Ontario Soccer matrices and submitting them in a timely manner throughout the year as required by Ontario Soccer.

 

KEY ATTRIBUTES:

  • Post-Secondary Degree (preferred) 
  • Canada Soccer National ‘B’ Certification, enrolled in the National ‘B’ License (Minimum);
  • First-Aid Certification (preferred);
  • Vulnerable Sector Screening
  • Making Ethical Decisions & Respect in Sport courses completed
  • Effective communication skills – written and spoken English;
  • Determination, Discipline, and Motivated are key attributes;
  • Detail oriented;
  • Strong Team Player;
  • Has high-level computer skills to develop presentations, plans, proposals, and reports as required by the role;
  • Extensive knowledge of player development philosophy, systems, approaches from grassroots through to High-Performance;
  • Love of soccer;
  • Recognizing that the Coach is an adult responsible for the safety and welfare of the team’s players and acting accordingly. Coach should intervene at any time in practices or games if circumstances, such as behaviour or field conditions, jeopardize the safety of the players;

COMPENSATION: 

  • Depending on experience and availability, please submit salary requirement along with Resume and Cover Letter. 

 

HOW TO APPLY:

  • Please send a Cover Letter and Resume to Chris Keem ckeem@nmsc.net and Jordan Cardinale techasst@nmsc.net, citing the position title in the subject line. No telephone calls please. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, those selected for an interview will be contacted. Due to the nature of the position, only Local Greater Toronto/Hamilton Area residents will be considered. 

 

To apply for this job email your details to techasst@nmsc.net