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SAM Now Hiring Licensed, Experienced Coaches

 Soccer Association of Montgomery is a 501(c)(3) organization that caters to the soccer needs of players ages 3 – 18 years old. We are currently seeking qualified applicants to coach in many of our programs. Applicants should be at least 18 years old, reliable, energetic, work well with both children and adults, communicate effectively, are responsible, and have previous work experience with children.

All applicants are expected to have an E-license or greater, or be working to achieve one within sixth months of employment with SAM. Applicants to be hired will be required to complete a criminal background check.

The following are the programs that SAM coaches are expected to participate in:

Pre-Kickers (ages 3 and 4): This developmental soccer program emphasizes improvement of gross motor skills and development of fundamental soccer techniques while having FUN.  Classes are loosely structured with lots of positive reinforcement and activities that change quickly to hold the interest of 3-4 year old children. Soccer skills will be introduced through a variety of exercises and games in a group setting to encourage personal interaction and social development. 

Kickers (Ages 5 and 6): This developmental soccer program follows the Pre-Kicks program by advancing the child’s soccer skills. Kickers concentrate on skills in passing, dribbling, shooting, teamwork and learning the basic rules of the game. Each session concludes with actual games where players can practice their skills. E-license or greater preferred.

Indoor Clinics (Ages 8 through 12): Field Player and Goalkeeper Winter indoor clinics are designed to further the skills of players in all aspects of the game. Particular attention is paid to player technique and proper usage of applied skills, both offensively and defensively. D License or greater preferred.

SAM Boost (U8 and U9): Currently in development, this program is designed for U8 and U9 SAM Recreation players that are looking for more intensive training. In addition to receiving one practice per week with the recreation teams, Boost players will register for a practice at the Maryland SoccerPlex once per week for an hour with a professional, licensed SAM coach. Teams will be created based on age group and day/time for which players register. Coaches will be responsible for in depth technical training for each Boost team, as well as coaching them in a tournament at the end of the season. D License or greater preferred.

 SAM Ascend (U10+): Currently in development, SAM Ascend will be a group of teams formed through a tryout consisting of currently registered SAM SELECT and SAM Recreation players in the U10 and older age groups. SAM Ascend teams will be formed at the beginning of each season and will be coached by a licensed, professional SAM coach who will run all operations and have the team participate in tournaments through the season and offseason. Coaches will be expected to organize practice dates, work with families and book tournaments. Players will remain on their own SAM SELECT teams but will attend scheduled practices for SAM Ascend teams and tournaments. D License or greater is required.

To apply, please e-mail your resume and cover letter to Jimmy Escobar, Director of Programming, at jescobar@mdsoccerplex.org.

Thank you,

Soccer Association of Montgomery