Soccer Coach Position

America SCORES Cleveland Program Overview:

America SCORES Cleveland is an afterschool program in the Cleveland schools that uses a unique tri-curricular approach that includes poetry, soccer and service-learning. America SCORES Cleveland inspires youth to lead healthy lives, be engaged students and have the confidence and character to make a difference in the world.

The SCORES program is afterschool and sessions can run anywhere from 75-90 minutes (depending on the school). There are two main seasons: Fall (11 weeks) and Spring (11 weeks). Coaches are required to work the full season. 

Responsibilities:

  • Primary Responsibilities:
    • Use SCORES provided curriculum to run up to 2 soccer practices per week 
    • Coach poet-athletes during Thursday soccer games 
    • Distribute, maintain and collect SCORES provided soccer equipment
    • Help in the distribution of SCORES issued soccer uniforms
    • Ensure poet-athletes are properly dressed for games (ie. in full uniform including uniform shirt, shorts, socks, shin guards and proper shoes)
    • Ensure safe arrival and departure of poet-athletes from practices and games
    • Complete daily attendance using the League Apps system (training provided)
    • Communicate with SCORES staff and fellow SCORES coaches at your school
    • Promote teamwork, leadership, and commitment skills
    • Attend and help at Poetry SLAM (November/December) and Jamboree (May)
    • Attend all trainings and coach meetings

Qualifications/eligibility requirements:

  • A successful candidate will be a team player who is committed to the mission of America SCORES Cleveland and has experience working with youth. A soccer coach must have a minimum of a high school diploma and must be at least 20 years old.

Compensation:

A soccer coach is paid $35 per session. Coaches are also paid for trainings and special events. Professional Development opportunities are available.

Apply to be a SCORES Soccer Coach

Writing Coach Position

America SCORES Cleveland Program Overview:

America SCORES Cleveland is an afterschool program in the Cleveland schools that uses a unique tri-curricular approach that includes poetry, soccer and service-learning. America SCORES Cleveland inspires youth to lead healthy lives, be engaged students and have the confidence and character to make a difference in the world.

The SCORES program is afterschool and sessions can run anywhere from 75-90 minutes (depending on the school). There are two main seasons: Fall (11 weeks) and Spring (11 weeks). Coaches are required to work the full season. 

Responsibilities:

  • Primary Responsibilities:
    • Use SCORES provided curriculum to run writing workshops 2 times a week (Poetry in the Fall and Service-Learning in the Spring)
    • Assist poet-athletes in writing team and individual poems for the Poetry SLAM. Help them prepare to perform their poems at the Poetry SLAM in November/December (Fall)
    • Assist poet-athletes in creating and completing a student-led community service project (Spring)
    • Gather poet-athletes’ best writing samples and submit to the SCORES staff (Fall)
    • Distribute, maintain and collect SCORES issued writing equipment
    • Ensure the safe arrival and departure of poet-athletes from writing sessions
    • Complete daily attendance using the League Apps system (training provided)
    • Communicate with SCORES staff and fellow SCORES coaches at your school
    • Promote teamwork, leadership and commitment skills
    • Attend and help at Poetry SLAM (November/December) and Jamboree (May)
    • Attend all trainings and coach meetings

Qualifications/eligibility requirements:

  • A successful candidate will be a team player who is committed to the mission of America SCORES Cleveland and has experience working with youth. A writing coach must have a minimum of 2 years of college and must be at least 20 years old. All coaches must pass a background check.

Compensation:

A writing coach is paid $35 per session. Coaches are also paid for trainings and special events. Professional Development opportunities are available.

Apply to be a SCORES Writing Coach

Up2Us AmeriCorps Coach Position

About the Up2Us Coach Program

Founded in 2010, Up2Us Sports is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring youth to achieve their potential by providing them with coaches trained in positive youth development. We do this by identifying, training, and supporting coaches in their communities who bring sports-based youth development to the most underserved communities. The Up2Us Coach and Up2Us Training programs empower youth-based organizations across the country to become a united force for meaningful change. Up2Us Coach is the first national service program to identify and train young adults to coach and mentor kids in low-income communities. Coaches are trained in youth development and mentoring strategies to promote physical activity, healthy living, and good decision making, while cultivating caring, trust-based relationships with the youth they serve.

Responsibilities:

  • Primary Responsibilities:
    • Assist program staff in providing high-quality youth sports development and literacy programming
    • Lead team of 15 students in soccer and health programming at one of America SCORES’ school sites
    • Assist or substitute for America SCORES soccer or writing coaches for practices and lessons as needed
    • Distribute and collect supplies from our school partners (uniforms, evaluations, etc.)
    • Communicate regularly with coaches at the schools to ensure program quality
    • Attend and participate in coach training
    • Assist with the collection and inputting of program evaluation data
    • Assist with student-centered service-learning projects throughout the community
    • Oversee game day logistics and referee soccer games
    • Assist in the planning of the America SCORES Cleveland Fall Frenzy event
    • Lead soccer camps during the summer and winter (occasionally on weekends)

    Additionally, the AmeriCorps Up2Us Coach will:

    • Encourage participants to gain and develop life skills, knowledge, and techniques through sport, using lessons learned at Up2Us Sports’ best in class training events
    • Act as a role model, gaining the respect and trust of the community and youth served
    • Up2Us AmeriCorps Coaches must complete the following requirements to ensure successful completion of the AmeriCorps program:
      • Complete the minimum required hours of service and training by the last day of the coaching contract
      • Attend the Up2Us Coach orientation
      • Complete bi-weekly timesheets
      • Attend a day of service
      • Attend/participate in Up2Us Sports training, meetings, and special initiatives
      • Attend Coach Training Institute (date to be announced by Program Manager)
    • Uniform Policy: Coaches must wear Up2Us Sports branded t-shirts provided by Up2Us Sports with AmeriCorps logo when coaching and at program sessions and events

Member Eligibility & Qualifications

AmeriCorps is open to U.S. citizens, nationals, or lawful permanent residents.

Members must be 18 years old, or 17 with written parental/guardian consent.

Members must have, or be working toward a High School diploma, GED, or its equivalent.

Qualifications/eligibility requirements:

  • Ability to commit to a minimum of 900 hours of service June 2021 – May 2022
  • Some college/or college degree preferred
  • At least three years of experience in at least one sport; soccer experience preferred
  • Experience coaching and instructing youth programs
  • Access to reliable transportation, as program sites are scattered throughout Cleveland
  • Excellent organizational ability and ability to work well under pressure
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills among diverse constituents
  • Dependable, flexible, sense of humor

Restrictions on Eligibility for Benefits

If a candidate has participated in:

  • Two full-time service terms or their equivalent, the candidate will be ineligible for a third Education Award or other in-service and after-service benefits.

Additionally, a candidate cannot serve if:

  • Failed to disclose to Up2Us Sports any history of having been released for compelling personal circumstances or for cause from another AmeriCorps program, this will render him/her ineligible to receive the Education Award and may render the Coach ineligible for service with the Program.
  • Released for cause from another AmeriCorps program but was released having performed satisfactorily, the candidate may still be eligible for participation in the Program. However, this eligibility does not guarantee selection or placement.
  • Served four AmeriCorps National Direct or State service terms previously, regardless of whether those terms were served on a full or part-time basis. The candidate is ineligible to serve after four terms.

Application Submissions/Inquiries

 Inquiries should be directed to:

Matthew Williams, Soccer Director

America SCORES Cleveland

mwilliams@americascorescleveland.org