PAID COACHING INTERNSHIP
SOCCER SHOTS – CHESTER COUNTY PA
Soccer Shots is the leader in youth soccer development for children ages 2-8. Our nationally recognized program offers a high energy, fun, age-appropriate introduction to the wonderful game of soccer. Our innovative curriculum emphasizes both soccer skills and character development. Our goal is simple: to leave a lasting, positive impact on every child we serve.
SOCCER SHOTS SOUTHEAST PA:
Soccer Shots® was formed in 1998 after recognizing a lack of quality soccer programs for children under age 8. We are one of the first franchises established. Soccer Shots currently has over 200 franchises in operation across the country and Canada. Soccer Shots in Chester County PA serves over 3,000 children in the local area and has been in business for 15 years. We run programs in over 100 locations including Day-cares, Nurseries, Preschools, Elementary Schools, Private Schools, Townships, Soccer Clubs, Recreation Departments, and Churches.
ACADEMIC & CAREER OBJECTIVES:
Coaching for Soccer Shots in Chester County PA will expose college students and young adults to the ins and outs of a career in youth sports. Interns will learn how a business in youth sports markets products, manages programs, and coordinates various aspects of day-to-day business operations. The student intern will be required to handle and present him/herself in a professional manner, consistently arriving on time to assigned coaching sessions and events. Interns will be expected to assist in the overall execution of a Soccer Shots season and participate in instructing Soccer Shots sessions (100% of your internship), giving him/her experience in coaching youth, marketing programs, and working directly with clients.
Assignments may be given to you according to your availability and location in Chester County PA.
OBTAINING ACADEMIC/COLLEGE CREDIT:
This internship experience may or may not already be an approved academic credit internship with your school. Please make sure to notify us immediately if you are seeking academic credit through your school for this experience. With your help, Soccer Shots will work directly with your school’s registrar, academic advisor, or internship department to help you achieve academic credit for this internship experience.
SKILLS REQUIRED (S.C.O.R.E.):
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, who are committed to doing 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 leads a child to smile and participate.
Execute the overall scheduled Soccer Shots season.
Distribute up-to-date marketing materials.
Communicate effectively with leadership team, business partners, and clients.
Coordinate distribution of products and materials to clients.
Complete day-to-day business operation tasks under supervision of leadership team. Tasks can include but are not limited to, scheduling, fostering positive relationships with business partners, communicating with schools and parents, creating digital marketing materials, helping plan team outings/events, and analyzing data related to overall company growth.
Attend 100% of assigned coaching sessions for an entire season. Typically 8-12 weeks.
Prior soccer experience is not required. We only require a passion for positively impacting children’s lives.
Complete all three clearances required to coach, including, PA Child Abuse Clearance, PA Criminal Background Check, and FBI Clearance.
Following expert approved curriculum weekly, updating attendance online, and providing an overall positive experience to participating children and their families.
The intern will be compensated $10/hr.
Internship positions are available for the following time periods:
Winter Season—early January through mid-March
Spring Season—early March through mid-May
Summer Season—early June through mid-late August
Fall Season—mid-August/September through November
Our roster isn't complete... are you the next member of our team? We're not the right fit for everyone, so before you hit "Apply Now," please take a look at our website (https://www.soccershots.org/chester/), head over to our Facebook page, and watch our videos on Youtube to learn more about why Soccer Shots is the best place to work. If you're still intrigued after checking us out, then please 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!
This unique paid-internship is an opportunity for college students and young adults to achieve academic credit and professional work experience doing something they are passionate about. Interns will have a lasting impact on the lives of children in their neighboring communities by dedicating time and energy to coaching for Soccer Shots in Chester County PA. This internship provides students and young adults with a pathway to coaching certification, advanced education courses, on-field training and support, and real experience executing various operations of a Sports Management Company. We attribute much of our success to the dedicated, fun, and eccentric team we've put together. 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 character development and the game of soccer.