Founded in 2005, Soccer Shots is an engaging children's soccer program with a focus on character development. Our caring team positively impacts children's lives on and off the field through best-in-class coaching, curriculum and communication. We specialize in programs for children ages 2 through 8 years old. We're passionate about what we do, and are looking to add people to our team who feel the same!
Soccer Shots is annually listed among the top franchises in youth fitness and recreation, and our expert-approved curriculum sets us apart from other enrichment programs. Soccer Shots has more than 115 franchises nationwide and in Canada, and we're the official 2-to-5 year old program for the US Youth Soccer Association. We are also annually ranked among the best franchises in the nation with regard to financial strength and stability, growth rate, size of the system, years in business, and start up costs. Click here to watch Soccer Shots: The Children's Soccer Experience and Stronger Youth: Beyond the Game
Soccer Shots Harrisburg & York (SSHY) has existed since the very beginning, and it covers parts of Cumberland, Dauphin, and York Counties in Central PA. Our Soccer Shots Complex is located in Middletown, PA. The Harrisburg & York franchise is owned by Jason and Mandy Webb, who also co-founded the entire Soccer Shots brand in the early 2000's. SSHY offers year-round Soccer Shots programs at nearly 120 locations, serves over 7,000 children, and employs approximately 35 part time coaches.
The Soccer Shots Complex is located at 1000 S. Eisenhower Blvd, Middletown, PA.
Supervisor: Steve King, Executive Director Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgCompany Phone: 717-350-8804
Professional Development and Experiential Value
Soccer Shots is a leader in leaving a lasting, positive impact on the youth it serves. Through the game of soccer, children learn creative play and character skills, and our best-in-class and highly-trained coaches are the cornerstone of our growing brand. Interns with SSHY serve as coaches, and will also be exposed to an elite franchise system and the inner workings of a successful small business.
Interns will be required to handle and present themselves in a professional manner, consistently arriving on time to assigned office hours, coaching sessions, and events. They will be expected to assist in the overall execution of a Soccer Shots season and will gain knowledge in the planning, scheduling, sales/marketing, customer service, and management side of the business.
Interns will be given the opportunity to develop leadership and professional skills through multiple tools, including GiANT Worldwide training and the Alliance employment model.
Interns may qualify for academic credit through their respective educational institution. Please 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, your academic advisor, or your school’s internship/career department to allow this internship experience to count for academic credit.
More About the Internship
As Soccer Shots coaches, interns are:
Safety-conscious - #1 priority is the safety of children under their care
Caring - engage with each child through specific and positive affirmation
Organized - plan ahead and conduct each session according to the provided curriculum
Responsible - commit to doing what is expected of them as an outstanding coach and "face" of Soccer Shots
Energetic - bring Soccer Shots to life by creating a fun and positive atmosphere that leaves a lasting impression on each child
Additionally, interns will have the opportunity to experience:
Create, print, and distribute registration forms and promotional materials
Prepare and keep record of equipment sets and gear for instructors
Assist in preparation of coach training meeting
Prepare marketing documents
Run demos and attend promo events
Correspond with external audiences, including Center Directors and parents
Participate in social media content creation and communication
Attend Operator Training with new nationwide franchise owners and staff members, as available
Attend team and staff meetings
Meet with Soccer Shots National Support Team members, including Vice Presidents and Leadership Team members
Participate in GiANT Worldwide Training
Internship Structure and Compensation
The Soccer Shots internship will encompass a minimum of 220 hours over an 11- to 13-week period, with a maximum of 35 hours per week. The number of hours may vary per week and can be determined by the supervisor’s and the intern’s schedules. If your need is greater or less than the proposed hours please do not hesitate to communicate that with us. Additional events may arise for you to attend, but we will work to communicate these dates and times in advance.
During the initial weeks of the internship, the intern will be working closely with SSHY Leadership Team members to prepare for the upcoming season, including promotions, running demos, and building enrollment. During this period of time interns may be coaching approximately 50% of their load. Once the season starts, the intern's focus will shift to executing the program by coaching up to 70% of their load. Sessions will include daytime, afternoon, and weeknight hours as determined by the intern and the supervisor. Interns must commit to Saturday morning sessions that run no later than 12:45 p.m.
The intern will be compensated at a rate of $11 per hour. If possible, sessions will be scheduled within close proximity of the intern’s residence. A gas stipend of $100 is paid for this position as some travel is required. SSHY also has a fleet of company vehicles that are made available to all staff members, including interns.
Additionally, spring and fall interns qualify for a $100 bonus if the SSHY NPS survey score is greater than the franchise system average.
Interested candidates should apply through this system. Questions may be directed to Executive Director Steve King at email@example.com.