SOSA Hiring Fulltime District Technical DIrector

The Southeast Ontario Soccer Association (SOSA) is one of twenty-one districts affiliated with the Ontario Soccer Association (OSA), acting as a branch association with the defined boundaries of Hastings, Prince Edward, Lennox -Addington, Frontenac and Leeds Counties. SOSA provides recreational and competitive soccer for men, women and youth. SOSA has 22 Clubs, 1 District League, and has club teams participating in 3 additional competitive leagues.  SOSA had 3000 participants for Indoor 2010-2011 and 14,000 participants in Outdoor 2011.

The Technical Director will provide technical direction and leadership to players and coaches within the district, regardless of ability. This direction will follow the values and philosophy set out in the Ontario Long Term Player Development framework (LTPD) which is based on the Canadian Soccer Association’s Wellness to World Cup Long Term Player Development model. The Technical Director will support the Clubs in adopting and implementing Ontario Long Term Player Development within the SOSA Region (LTPD - SOSA).

The District Technical Director will be accountable to the SOSA board and will be supervised by the President of the board

The responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Providing leadership and management of all SOSA policy and procedures with regards to technical issues
  • Develop and implement a program to coach the coaches across the district
  • Support all clubs in player development – across recreation and competitive levels
  • Develop and implement district Elite Training, expanding on the R5 program both at U12 and above
  • Take a lead role in LTPD clinics
  • Form a close working relationship with SOSA and OSA head coaches
  • Introduce elite player fitness programs for all district players
  • Instruct all NCCP coaching clinics within district
  • Establish working relationships with local school boards & community groups
  • Establish and implement District – Corporate sponsorship program
  • Work closely with district Administrator to achieve all SOSA goals
The desired candidate must possess the following skills and qualifications:
  • Personal traits of enthusiasm, exceptional communication and leadership, show initiative and be able to operate unsupervised
  • Must have earned a national “B” License or equivalent and experience working in the areas of elite player development and coaching education.
  • Qualifications or experience in sports management, sports science, human movement or related field would be advantageous
  • 5 to 10 years experience coaching at the provincial level or higher
  • 5 to 10 years experience working with volunteer boards, charities
  • 5 years experience in the development and execution of a soccer technical plan for coaches and players.
  • Professional playing experience is desired but not required

The Technical Director will be required to work outside of normal office hours and travel is expected as part of the role. The position will be based in Kingston and will be responsible for the entire SOSA district.

To explore this opportunity further, please forward your resume to Jsagriff@soccer.on.ca or Fax (613)546-8871 or Southeast Ontario Soccer Association, 1201 Division St. Unit 13, Kingston, ON K7K 6X4  Attn: Joanie Sagriff

Deadline for submissions is January 06th, 2012.

We thank you for your interest in this opportunity, only successful candidates will be contacted.

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