USIT is giving anyone between the ages of 18-33, with a passion for soccer, the chance to go to the US and coach soccer whilst also having the opportunity to travel. On this Soccer USA programme you will spend the summer working as a soccer coach for young kids in different cities around America. Each week the coaches move to a different locations, where the soccer camps are based, which gives them a great opportunity to travel throughout the US and experience the American culture. After your coaching is finished you get 30 days to travel around the US.
Coaches stay with host families in each city or town so accommodation and meals are covered. The host families usually have one or two kids attending the soccer camp.
The Camps are located throughout the East & West Coast of USA and vary from those that are in close proximity to major cities to those that are in more rural locations. Coaches will be contracted for between 6-12 weeks and each Soccer camp runs for 5 days Monday-Friday. Soccer coaches will work an average of 30 hours per week which consists of 3 hours of coaching each morning and 3 hours in the afternoon or evening. Each camp is non-residential and will include boys and girls aged anywhere from 3-18 years. The ability ranges from beginners to advanced, both individuals and teams.
To get hired as a soccer coach you need to pass a coaching assessment. You don’t need to be a brilliant player or a college student, just show you’ve got enthusiasm to do the job and will work well with kids. There are free assessment days coming up in Cork, Limerick, Galway and Dublin in November. If you are successful, you will be offered the job on the day. Assessments usually only take a couple of hours and this is a great chance to meet other coaches.
The programme fee is €999 and that includes return flights to the US, medical insurance, work papers, accommodation, meals, Garda vetting fee, coaching kit etc
To find out more contact Gary on 01-602 1650 or to book your assessment visit here
What Fintan from Dublin said about his summer:
My summer in America was definitely one of the best experiences of my life!
I was based predominantly in the Texas region and also worked on camps in Louisiana and Oklahoma. Coaching at the soccer camps was extremely enjoyable and rewarding work. A typical day would see us coaching a morning and evening session. I spent my down time getting to know my host family, socialising with the other coaches or simply relaxing by the pool. Throughout the summer I got to experience true ‘Southern Hospitality’ and found each of my host families incredibly welcoming and friendly. Every Sunday I would travel with other coaches to a different city to put on another camp. In this way, working on the Soccer programme was a fantastic way for me to see different parts of the US.
Where and when you can get hired:
Limerick – University of Limerick, 15th November
Galway – NUIG Kingfisher club, 16th November