Director of Soccer Development Program
Mass Youth Soccer is excited to be introducing a new program to create a more direct connection between the Mass Youth Soccer Technical Department and our member organizations. The Director of Soccer Development Program will provide your organization with the opportunity be at the cutting edge of current information being passed down to our Technical Staff by national organizations. In addition Directors of Soccer Development will connect with fellow organizations in the state and share information and best practices in order to reach the goal of providing the best possible learning environment for all players.
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When does the program begin?
All Presidents of Mass Youth Soccer affiliated organizations will be requested to identify one or two individuals that would serve as a local Director of Soccer Development Programs prior to the April 22nd Kick off event. Organization presidents should refer to the email sent on March 22nd 2017 on how to identify a Director of Soccer Development.
What does the Director of Soccer Development program do for my organization?
As part of this new effort to share technical learning opportunities, Mass Youth will provide specific workshops and direct consultation to Directors of Soccer Development for them to bring back to the local organizations that they represent.
Key content will include:
- Coach licensing/certification changes
- Coach and Player development initiatives
- New strategies based on the US Soccer Profile of a Coach
- Learning and networking opportunities
Who is a Director of Soccer Development?
Organizations may already have a person in place within their organization that would be a perfect candidate for this position. It could be your Director of Coaching, Technical Director, Director of Training, Travel Director or any member of your organization that possesses the following traits:
- Passion for coach and player development
- Excellent communication skills
- Excellent organizational skills
- Public Speaking
- Willingness to learn