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LSA Employment Opportunities
 
 
Technical Director
 
Description
The LSA Technical Director has the primary task of the development, management and operation of all events and programs related to the technical development of players across the state and the education and training of coaches. Essential Functions include, but shall not be limited to, the following:
 
Coaching Education
The Technical Director develops, markets and conducts courses and clinics to educate coaches at all levels of play across the state.
  • Act as coaching education liaison with US Soccer, US Youth Soccer, NSCAA and all other organization that provide coaching educational services. Attend all US Soccer coaching meetings and symposia as directed.
  • Identify, recruit, train, evaluate and manage an Instructional Coaching Staff to teach all Coaching Education courses.
  • Maintain state-wide coaching education programs for all levels of play in conjunction with those programs promulgated by US Soccer and US Youth Soccer.
  • Develop a Coaching Education marketing strategy to encourage coaches to seek coaching education and to encourage Clubs to host courses.
  • Coordinate a sufficient number of US Youth Soccer Youth Modules and E-License and D-License courses state-wide sufficient to insure all LSA players at all levels are receiving the best and most informed coaching possible.
 
Technical Department Programs
The LSA Technical Director shall be proactive and innovative in developing, marketing and conducting programs designed to increase the participation and technical development of youth players.
  • Identify, recruit, train, evaluate and manage a Player Development Coaching Staff to instruct at all Technical Department Programs.
  • Develop marketing strategies and materials to advertise and promote all Technical Department programs.
  • Develop and manage a Director of Coaching Program to assist those clubs that do not employ a Director of Coaching to implement programs and coaching philosophies to strengthen participation and the development of their players and coaches.
  • Develop outreach programs in partnership with local schools, parks departments and other organizations and coordinate all efforts to market and grow TOPSoccer with the member of the Executive Committee tasked with TOPSoccer
 
Olympic Development Program
The Technical Director shall manage all aspects of the Louisiana Olympic Development Program (“ODP”) and all other programs and events designed to give youth players pathways to playing the game at the collegiate level.
 
Administrative Duties
The Technical Director is expected to perform all administrative duties necessary to accomplish the goals of the Technical Department and LSA.
  • Cooperate with and assist in the administration of other LSA programs and events.
  • Attend all appropriate national and regional meetings pertaining to coaching education and player development including.
  • Manage all inventory of apparel, coaching materials and publications associated with Technical Department events and programs.
  • Draft written goals for all Technical Department programs and events.
  • Formulate an annual budget for each Technical Department program and event and assist in the development of the overall LSA Budget.
  • Manage and report all Financial Aid granted to players and their families for participation in any LSA Technical Department program or event.
  • Maintain all pages of the website pertaining to all Technical Department programs and events.
  • Attend and prepare and submit a report for each Executive Committee meeting.
  • When required, assist with the development of new affiliates. This includes speaking at affiliated meetings, new organizations, parent groups, schools, regional and national meetings.
  • Evaluate, verify and approve the accuracy of all expenses of all ODP Coaches and Administrators and State Coaching staffs.
 
Requirements
The Technical Director must satisfy the following requirements
  • Current US Soccer ‘A’ License
  • Current US Soccer ‘National Youth License’
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred
  • Extensive experience in coaching instruction and developing and implementing educational programs
  • Strong leadership, organizational, motivational, and verbal and written communication skills with the ability to establish goals and work diligently to achieve them.
  • Demonstrated broad and diverse coaching ability at all ages and levels of play
  • Creative and innovative
  • Ability to develop an annual budget
  • Demonstrated abilities in branding and marketing programs, events and services
  • Knowledge of national and international trends in player development and coaching education
  • Demonstrated ability in a Microsoft environment, which includes Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; experience with online education and communication resources
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license
  • Willing to travel extensively and work in both the office environment and field work
  • Willing to work after hours and weekends as needed
  • Must pass a criminal background check each year
  • Ability to meet physical requirements with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Work requires physical effort involving intermittent driving, standing, sitting, walking, bending, kneeling, reaching, lifting and running 
 
Salary
  • Salary is commensurate with experience. Opportunities for advancement in salary will be available annually based upon performance.
 
Email Resume and Cover Letter to:
 
Tucker Reynolds, Executive Director
Louisiana  Soccer Association
 

Intern Opportunities
 
Louisiana Soccer Association is committed to helping young people interested in pursuing a career in sports management and general business practices. We have positions available in
 
  • Media and program promotion
  • Event planning and management
  • Marketing and branding
  • Demographic research and planning
  • Sponsorship development
 
For information about our internship program, please contact LSA Executive Director, Tucker Reynolds, at tucker.reynolds@lsa-soccer.org
 

Club Employment Opportunities
 
Periodically, one or more of our Affiliated Clubs has employment opportunities. We encourage our clubs to advertise their open positions here free of charge.
 
 

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