Do you have a passion for Soccer? Ever wondered if there was a way to use your passion in order to positively impact children? When Soccer Shots first started, we also dreamed of what we might be able to do... Since then, our dream has turned into an even better reality. Using the beautiful game as our platform, we've impacted thousands of children in and around our communities – and even abroad! We attribute much of our success to the dedicated, fun, and a little bit crazy team we've put together – does that sound like you?
Stronger Youth Beyond The Game
Our motto has a clear meaning on the surface; we emphasize character development in the midst of our sessions so our players are learning more than just soccer skills. Our coaches are often the first people the players learn to take instructions from outside of their parents – so they’re developing socially as well. Our cause doesn’t stop there either! Do you have a heart for reaching kids in underserved communities? Soccer Shots is always on the lookout for ways to involve underprivileged youth in our programs by sponsoring kids. Every child should have the opportunity to have fun and grow in a positive environment. Would you agree? When we said “abroad” before, it meant we take this to heart even further by supporting an outreach group dedicated to helping street children in Ethiopia. Your efforts as a coach honestly contribute to ALL of this directly and indirectly by facilitating our growth. We're passionate about what we do, and are looking to add people to our team who feel the same -- people who are fired up about the idea of impacting the next generation through the game of soccer.
As a Soccer Shots Coach, you’ll be working with the best in the business, utilizing an incredible age-appropriate curriculum, and enacting your leadership skills and passion. All of those factors have contributed to making Soccer Shots the #1 Children’s fitness franchise in the country. As you can imagine, working with children is not something we take lightly, and it’s imperative that you not only enjoy working with children, but that you are deeply enthusiastic about it. Sure, we want you to have some soccer skills and to be familiar with the game, but more importantly, can you handle a group of 12 three year olds? This is what truly separates Soccer Shots from everyone else - we are in this to impact children in such a way that we leave a lasting impression on them that will give them the confidence to be successful both on and off the field. Do you think you can make a 40-minute Soccer Shots session the BEST 40 minutes of each child’s week? If that excites you, read on to see how to become part of our difference making team.
Essential Job Tasks
Ready to be part of an expanding team of instructors and help accommodate our growth? We operate in daycares, preschools, community centers, etc... all over Cortland and Tompkins Counties and more. There are sessions running Monday through Friday, with some Park Programs launching in the evenings and Saturday mornings. Scheduling is somewhat flexible; meaning that if there are certain mornings or afternoons where you aren’t available, we may be able to work around them. However, once your schedule is set with us, it won’t change for the season. You’ll oversee the same classes week-to-week in order to build bonds with the children, figure out unique ways to make each class a success by those players ‘where they’re at’, and compound the impact you’re having throughout the season. Success hinges on your steadfast commitment for the entire season.
We are currently hiring to start in our Fall seasons, which last about 8-10 weeks. This may be extended if we have weather cancellations that we’ll need to make up. We're hiring now so we can use the next weeks to train you, bring you on board, and have you observe other coaches as we prepare for the next season. Each instructor starts out at $12/session as they co coach, and $18/session once they are an approved lead coach.
Soccer Shots Coaches SCORE:
Safety-conscious: whose #1 priority is the safety of children under their care.
Caring: engaging with each child through specific and positive affirmation.
Organized: who plan ahead and are systematic in routine, conducting each session according to the lesson plan and working with children to maintain appropriate order for the age group.
Responsible: committing to do what is expected of them as the coach and "face" of Soccer Shots.
Energetic: bringing Soccer Shots to life by creating a fun and exciting atmosphere that prompts a child to smile and participate.
In addition to the above, a successful candidate must pass a Child Abuse History Clearance and Background Check.
Our roster isn't complete... are you the next member of our team? If you’re still reading, you certainly could be the right fit for us, so let’s make sure we’re also the right fit for you. Before you hit "apply now," please take a look at our website (http://www.soccershots.org/binghamton) or head over to our Facebook page and watch our videos on Youtube to learn more why we have the greatest job going. If you're still intrigued after checking us out, then definitely apply.
If this isn't for you but you know of someone who might be interested in joining our team, feel free to pass our info along - we love referrals!
For more information on Soccer Shots, please visit our website at www.soccershots.org/binghamton.