The Corner Brook Minor Soccer Association was formed in 1970 and is the largest soccer club on the West Coast of Newfoundland and Labrador. The CBMSA has been very successful in providing a variety of development programs for all age groups, and we are the service provider to other smaller clubs in our region. We run programs throughout the year but our main program is our spring and summer programs. Our Spring program averages 200 players and the summer program averages 550 players.
Overview of Responsibilities
The ideal candidate will have a passion and enthusiasm for working with soccer youth, staff and volunteer coaches. The candidate will thrive in a community club environment and demonstrate a commitment to continuous program improvement and modeling leadership character. The candidate will have a strong passion to take both boys and girls soccer to a new level in the city, province and country. You are well-experienced and educated on managing coach and player development programs consistent with the principles of the Canadian Soccer Association’s Long Term Player Development and can create a culture for learning. You are a people person that works well in a team oriented environment, you can inspire, delegate, and motivate others. As a leader, you are professional, respectful, resourceful, organized and a good communicator. You have a strong work ethic and lead by example.
The Technical Director reports to the CBMSA Director of Coaching.
The TD is responsible for:
- Liaising with
○ CBMSA executive and other staff
○ CBMSA player & parent community
○ NLSA Soccer & Canada Soccer
○ Community partners & stakeholders
- Technical Leadership
- Program Development
- Coach Development – staff and volunteer
- Player Development
- Budget for the Program – works with Treasurer
- People Management – supervise full-time and part-time coaching personnel
- Member Relations & Communication
- Reporting & Presenting ● Club Growth and Inspiration
Competencies and Skills Required
- Minimum National B Soccer Coaching License or international equivalent.
- Preference given to individuals with post secondary education; degree or diploma and/or sportsrelated degree or equivalent experience.
- Completion of Technical Director Diploma is an asset.
- Experience in directly hiring, managing, mentoring and motivating coaching personnel.
- Experience managing technical budgets and associated cost management and reporting.
- An ability to think and plan strategically, and effectively link technical planning with broader Club goals and strategic intent.
- Strong communications skills and an ability to convey technical planning to non-technical Club stakeholders, including the parents of players.
- A team player, with an ability to operate as part of an integrated multi-functional management team.
- Strong use of technology and various software applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and Session Planner.
- Valid Driver’s License. 11. Must undergo a Criminal Record Check and a Respect in Sport certificate.
The TD is someone who:
- Has the knowledge and experience of Canada Soccer Pathway (LTPD) model.
- Has experience and knowledge of soccer programs especially at the grassroots level, including the challenges these programs present.
- Knowledge of elite player development systems and how they differ and integrate with community sport programs.
- Takes the lead reviewing curriculum, supporting the development of all staff coaches and team coaches.
- Can establish an ongoing education program for parents rooted in the Club philosophy, Canada Sport for Life, LTPD and other related best-practices to support their children’s athletic development.
- Can establish partnerships with university and professional soccer organizations to ensure progression and availability of highest possible opportunities for CBMSA’s top soccer talent.
- Will build on the Club’s existing player development program base and improve program quality, delivery and communication. Ensure that the established Club style of play is implemented into both grassroots and competitive (Western teams) programming, and coaches are mentored on supporting and promoting a possession style of play.
- Will establish structured program quality management initiatives including in-season player evaluations and try-outs. Promote the ongoing professional development of all coaches.
- Can create a culture of on-going coach education through annual planning, conducting and hosting of age specific LTPD Coaching Community Courses.
- Will establish and run (through technical staff) annual summer camp programs. Evaluate current Academy programs and Coach and Player Development initiatives and make recommendations for improvements based on the Club’s short and long-range goals and objectives.
- Act as the chief spokesperson for the club on club-level technical development matters, including external liaisons with governing bodies and leagues. Work within the community to help build the CBMSA’s brand and awareness of our various programs.
Hours of Work and Compensation
The position is a three month contract (June, July and August) with a 35 hour/ week . Compensation will be determined by qualifications and experience. The person hired must be Canadian or have a Canadian Work Permit.
To Apply for this Position
Please send your resume, cover letter, and three professional/work references to: