Academy Coach

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Job Title: Colorado Rapids Academy Staff Coach Department: Colorado Rapids Business Unit: Rapids Location: Commerce City, CO Reports To: Academy Technical Director Employment Type: Full Time – Salaried- Exempt Supervisor Position: Yes Kroenke Sports & Entertainment (KSE) is an American Sports and Entertainment holding company based in Denver, Colorado. KSE is committed to providing world class sports and entertainment for both live and broadcast audiences. We are the employer of choice as the owner and operator of Ball Arena, DICK’S Sporting Goods Park, the Paramount Theatre, 1STBANK Center, Denver Nuggets (NBA), the Colorado Avalanche (NHL), Colorado Mammoth (NLL), Colorado Rapids (MLS), Altitude Sports & Entertainment, Major League Fishing/Fishing League Worldwide (MLFLW), Winnercomm, Outdoor Sportsman Group and SkyCam. Nature of Work: Provide expert level coaching for Rapids Academy players & teams. Coaching staff will play an active role in supporting & developing the club’s player development programs within the guidelines established by the Colorado Rapids, Major League Soccer and US Soccer. Examples of work performed:

  • Coach assigned team(s) within the Colorado Rapids Academy.
  • Work under the direction of the Academy Program Director in recruitment, tryouts, selection, training, evaluation and retention of Academy players.
  • Implementation of the Academy’s curriculum with assigned team using club’s philosophy and methodology.
  • Video analysis of all Academy games – collective & individual feedback.
  • Video analysis of opposition for delivery of scouting report & game preparation.
  • Establish & maintain player development players for assigned players.
  • Track player attendance & competition minutes.
  • Proactively manage players & address questions & concerns.
  • Complete US Soccer and MLS paperwork as required.
  • Travel as required
  • Assist the EVP/General Manager and Director of Soccer Development with any other duties as assigned.

This description is a summary only and is describing the general level of work being performed, it is not intended to be all-inclusive. The duties of this position may change from time to time and/or based on business needs. We reserve the right to add or delete duties and responsibilities at the discretion of the supervisor and/or hiring authority. Working Conditions & Physical Demands:

  • Stand and walk 1/3 to 2/3 of time.
  • Sit up to 1/3 of time.
  • Talk or hear 2/3 or more of time.
  • Use hands to finger, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl up to 1/3 of time.
  • Lift up to 50 lbs. up to 1/3 of time.
  • Moderate to loud noise.
  • Outdoor weather conditions 1/3 to 2/3 of time.
  • Clear vision at 20″, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  • General office equipment including copier, fax, phone, computer/keyboard, etc.
  • Company vehicles.


  • Minimum
    1. US Soccer “B” License or equivalent combination of coaching and playing experience.
  • Preferred
    1. US Soccer “A” License preferred.
    2. Professional playing experience preferred.

Competencies/Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to teach techniques, tactics, physical and psychological components of soccer.
  • Demonstrated ability to inspire, motivate and educate youth players and youth coaching staff
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Organizational and personnel management.
  • Knowledge regarding player development.
  • Knowledge of MLS Homegrown Player requirements.
  • Ability to create spreadsheets and routine business correspondence using Word and Excel software.
  • Ability to prioritize responsibilities and multi-task effectively.
  • Knowledge of professional sports team operations, public relations, and/or sponsor relations is preferred.
  • Ability to acquire or produce and maintain a valid Colorado driver’s license and meet company vehicle driving standards.


  • Base Salary $75,000.00 per annum

Benefits Include

  • 12 Paid Company Holidays
  • Health Insurance (Medical, Dental, Vision)
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Life Insurance
  • Short and Long-term Disability
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Flexible Spending plans (FSAs)
  • 401K plan

All applicants for employment at KSE may be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to commencing employment. Applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment may be required to produce proof of vaccination status prior to their first day of employment. Applicants with qualifying disabilities or bona fide religious objections, or who are pregnant, may be exempted from this requirement or otherwise accommodated if they are unable to be vaccinated. Equal Employment Opportunity Kroenke Sports & Entertainment (KSE) provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Job Category
Real Estate
Job Type
Full Time/Permanent
USD 75,000.00 per year
United States
Commerce City
Career Level