The Youth Soccer Director is the leader and overseer of all U3-U14 soccer operations within I AM 3RD Soccer, including all camps/clinics and recreational/youth programs. This is a faith-based sports ministry which requires leadership proponents in church attendance and involvement. The Youth Soccer Director aides in internal programming that will promote player development, coaching development, program development, and club development. All aspects of this role should be completed while maintaining the focus of the ministry’s existing vision and mission.
Based in Lexington, KY, I AM 3RD Sports is the largest recreational program in Kentucky. We offer 4 main sports - soccer, basketball, tennis and equine. Established in 1997, the organization has enjoyed explosive growth over the past 6 years in all recreation programs but specifically in soccer. The soccer program has continued to see 5%+ increase season after season - mainly in U3 - U8. For reference, Spring 2018 season finished with over 1900 total participants.
Coaching and Player Development
Create, implement, and manage resources for training curriculum for all programs/teams
Identify, train, oversee volunteers
Create and implement coaching development curriculum for all coaches
Oversee and supervise in-season player and coach development to aid in best practices and provide foundation for coaches to follow
Constructively plan soccer clinics/trainings with local partners (schools, churches, etc) to expose more kids to IAM3RD and the game of soccer in order to recruit more players. Ideally these clinics are offered in-between registration periods
Lead in seasonal coach trainings.
Supervise all tournaments, camps, and clinics
Oversee the U3 Program
Primary contact in mitigating and resolving soccer issues
Be present on Game Days
Ensure all fields are lined and set up properly. Ensure all coaches, players, and parents are adhering to the IAM3RD model.
Recruit & assign all referees at one soccer site
Develop club programming beginning with U10
Be available for assisting directing in summer and winter soccer camp
License: National “D” License or equivalent and above preferred. Any referee certification is recommended.
Soccer Experience: High School Varsity Soccer required. Club Soccer preferred. Coaching/refereeing youth soccer preferred.
Active relationship with Christ
Heart to disciple others including staff, coaches, players, parents, referees, etc
Excellent communication and dispute resolution skills
Excellent organizational and time management skills
Ability to relate to and motivate players, coaches, and parents
Proven implementation of mentoring/development program
Ability to provide excellent customer service to players, coaches, parents, sponsors, and other organizations
Detail oriented and ability to produce accurate result
Possesses integrity, honesty, and high ethical standards
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: Benefits & cell phone coverage included
Opportunity for additional income through development of club soccer teams, summer & winter leagues, and group trainings/lessons.
Internal Number: 2001
About I AM 3RD Sports
I AM 3RD Sports in Lexington, KY, has been serving the Lexington community since 1997. We serve over 4,500 annual participants in basketball, soccer, tennis and equine. We organize and facilitate all leagues, camps, clinics, trainings & group lessons. We are seeking to add another full-time member to our staff!