Coaching Jobs

To Submit a Job Opportunity to this page, email to Only position for affiliated recreational leagues or clubs that play in an affiliated Illinois Youth Soccer competitive league (CISYL, IWSL, ILLOWA, SLYSA or YSSL) will be posted. Include which leagues your teams play in in the body of your email. Postings that do not include that information will not be listed

Team Chicago Soccer Club

Team Chicago Soccer Club, located in the Naperville/Aurora area, is seeking energetic, motivated coaches.  Job description includes:

· Coach all training sessions and games for teams including tournaments

· Follow club guidelines regarding training and game methodology

· Attend all coaches meetings

· Communicate with players and families in a professional, timely manner

· Use technology and keep records as required by the Club


· USSF D license or higher and interest in additional licensure and coach education

· Significant coaching and/or playing experience

· Ability to pass background check via SafeSport

· Willingness and ability to coach the game of soccer at a high level

· Possess a valid drivers license and reliable transportation

· Ability to work nights and weekends

· Professional demeanor at all times

Ability to create a fun and exciting training environment for all players is vital.  Prior experience and background in pedagogy preferred.

Contact Technical Director Dave Lovercheck,

Ela Soccer Club

Ela Soccer Club is accepting applications for coaching staff for the 2020-2021 season.   Successful candidates are looking to coach one or two teams, have good communication skills, be energetic with a passion to motivate others and are able to work in a team environment.

Qualifications:  5 Years coaching experience in youth soccer with a minimum D license. Willingness to continue coaching education is a plus.  A coaching education reimbursement program is available for successful candidates.

Candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check, have a valid driver license, be a US citizen or hold permanent resident status.

Salary commensurate with experience.  

To apply for a coaching position, please send a cover letter and resume with job history and professional references to

Illinois FC (Champaign-Urbana)

Director of Operations: Illinois Futbol Club (Champaign-Urbana)


  • Oversee and manage the administrative, financial, and business operations of the club.
  • Lead internal and external communications and relationships with club members, community partners, and vendors.
  • Manage and direct spring and fall club invitational tournaments.
  • Work with the Board of Directors to develop strategies and plans to meet the organization's missions, values, and objectives.


  • Minimum 5 years professional/organizational experience; a background in customer-facing roles and/or operations is preferred.
  • Strong communication skills, especially interpersonal verbal communications and group presentation skills. Strong writing skills are preferred.
  • Experience in youth soccer is strongly preferred.
  • Some experience with managing budgets/finances is required.

IFC, based in Champaign-Urbana, is part of the CIYSL.

A more detailed description of the position expectations and responsibilities can be found at the club website:

Interested candidates can send a cover letter and resume to the IFC Board President, Recommendations and questions are also welcomed.

Director of Coaching: Illinois Futbol Club (Champaign-Urbana)


  • Establish a common training methodology and a clearly articulated style of play within the club, which aligns with the club’s overall mission and philosophy.
  • Ensure the key values of the club are reflected in the behavior of the staff and players.
  • Recruit, train, develop, and supervise club coaching staff.
  • Manage player development, retention, and training.


  • Have a passion for the game and be able to communicate that passion to players and parents (existing and prospective).
  • USSF 'D' License or equivalent, along with a willingness to continue coaching education.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in coaching youth soccer. 
  • Ability to work afternoon/evening/weekend hours and travel
  • College or other high-level playing experience preferred
  • Strong communication skills, especially interpersonal verbal communications and group presentation skills.

IFC, based in Champaign-Urbana, is part of the CIYSL.

A more detailed description of the position expectations and responsibilities can be found at the club website:

Interested candidates can send a cover letter and resume to the IFC Board President, Recommendations and questions are also welcomed.

Heart of the City Coach

HOTC (Heart of the City) is located in Waukegan, Illinois. We’re in search of highly motivated soccer coaches to join our coaching staff for the Spring 2020 season and beyond. 

Job Description:

  • Develop players technical skills and knowledge of the game(Player Centric).
  • Ability to build confidence in players.
  • Being a positive role model for players on and off the field growth.
  • Ability to communicate well with parents, players and representatives of other organizations. 
  • Wear HOTC gear to all training sessions. 
  • Must reside within reasonable commuting distance to Waukegan

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Must possess a USSF E, Grassroots 4v4 or be willing to obtain the licenses. 
  • Have experience coaching small sided 4v4 sessions. 

Interested candidates please send your cover letter and resume to Interim Director of Coaching: Va Shon Watkins, 

Pegasus FC - Staff Coach /Assistant Coach


  • Travel soccer club based in Deerfield IL 
  • Looking for staff and assistant coaches for the Spring and Fall 2020 seasons


  • Highly motivated with a true passion for soccer
  • Previous experience in coaching youth soccer 
  • Positive role model for children
  • USSF Grassroots certified, USSF "D" licence or higher preferred 
  • Late afternoons/evenings and weekend hours

If interested please reach email DOC Grant Ratcliffe at

Chicago Edge SC

Youth Travel Coaches Needed

Chicago Edge SC is a travel soccer club that has served the Oak Park/River Forest Community since 2012.  We are looking for highly motivated and professional individuals to join our highly licensed coaching staff to work with our girls teams from Fall 2020.  Other duties will include parent and player engagement as well as ongoing collaboration with coaching peers.  Ideal for candidates based in the city or surrounding suburbs.

Ideal candidates should have soccer playing/coaching experience and possess a license from the USC (NSCAA) or the USSF.

Qualified candidates should send their resume with license, coaching and playing experience to Director of Coaching, Murray Findlay at 

Palatine Celtic Soccer Club

Staff Coach

Palatine Celtic SC, proudly serving the soccer community in Palatine since 1968, is seeking increase their coaching staff for the 20/21 season.

The Palatine Celtic SC Coach is responsible for coaching and managing at least 2 teams, while working with other teams and coaches throughout the training week. Individuals that are a part of the Celtic SC staff will collaborate with staff during training and weekly meetings, engage with players and parents, implement Celtic SC methodology during training and games.

Qualified Candidates Will Have:

  • USSF Grassroots License; USSF "D" or higher preferred
  • Experience working with youth in a soccer or education setting
  • High School level playing experience; College level playing experience a plus

Palatine Celtic SC offers an environment for individuals who prefer to work and learn in a collaborative environment, and also enjoy working directly with colleagues, players, and parents. Compensation is based on experience, license level, and number of teams.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to submit their resume with professional references to Cesar Sanchez via email at Please include Staff Coach Search in the subject. Visit us online at :

Lyons Township Soccer Club

Director of Recreation:
Primary Responsibilities
The Director of Recreation reports to the LTSC Executive Director and is responsible for working with the
Executive Director in operating the Recreational program of the club. The Director of Recreation is
responsible for coordinating and developing existing and new programs (Park Districts or any other
organizations) to increase membership. This includes being in control of the Recreational budget, tracking
player retention and successful at identifying talented players within the Recreation field and ensuring that
these players progress into the LTSC competitive program.
In addition, the DOR will manage all Recreational coaches, responsible for management and scheduling of all
coaches that provide training services to the range of recreational programs.
Other Duties of the Director of Recreation include:

  • Work closely with LTSC Partners (Park Districts) to ensure these relationships continue to progress.
  • Lead the development and maintenance of a yearly Recreation calendar including scheduling, conducting and facilitating all programs.
  • To educate parents on the club's policies and philosophies on youth development and age appropriate activities through orientations, seminars and written material.
  • Work closely with the LTSC Technical Director when designing and develop coaching and trainingmaterials (booklets) for all recreation programs. Create a library of books, articles and videos for Recreational coaches in the club. Also, organize and conduct summer camps for players within the club.
  • Assist the Technical Director to organize and facilitate coaching clinics in the club, including coordinating national license courses through the state for parent coaches.
  • Coordinate the Winter Academy (Pre-K-4th Grade):
  • Preparing promotional material with Marketing Director via social media, mass emails etc.
  • Responsible for hiring the recreational coaches for the Winter Academy program
  • Conduct a pre-Winter Academy meeting with the coaches to go over expectations
  • Responsible for organizing the Winter Funfest festival on the last week of the program in coordination with Director of Club events.
  • Coordinate all Park District (PD) Programs:
  • Responsible for communicating with all Park Districts where LTSC has programs
  • Responsible for creating the dates/times of the program, in conjunction with the PD
  • Conduct all Park District practice sessions, with the help of assistant coaches
  • Implement a Code of Conduct for players and parents and work directly with the when issues surface.
  • Responsible for providing monthly Performance Reports to the Executive Director including providing budget reports at the end of each season.


- Must possess a USSF “4v4" coaching license as a minimum (Online course)
- Youth coaching/supervising experience in the related field of sport
- Soccer playing experience preferred but not essential
- Leadership and management skills preferred
- Ability to organize and execute multiple projects, tasks, and responsibilities simultaneously
- Possess excellent verbal, phone and written communication skills
- Applicants must be able to work flexible hours including weekend events and be willing to travel as
- Reliable method of transportation


If interested, email Gavin McGrindle at

Chicago Fire Juniors West

CFJ West are based in Plainfield IL, and are looking to add to our coaching staff for the 2020-21 season and beyond. 


  • A primary focus of a CFJ West coach is to provide our players a safe, friendly and challenging environment in which players of all ages and abilities can learn, develop technically and  tactically and compete and overcome obstacles as a team and individually.


  • USSF 'D' License or equivalent 
  • Previous experience in coaching youth soccer 
  • Late afternoons/evenings and weekend hours

Preferred Experience

  • USSF 'C' License or higher
  • Previous college playing experience 

Salary and Benefits:

  • Salary is to be negotiated
  • Benefits include coaching education reimbursement and CFJ West uniform

If interested, please submit your resume including qualifications & licenses, coaching & playing experience and 2 references to: DOC Paul Dalton - and DOO Chris Steward -

For more information about our organization, please visit

Chicago City Soccer Club - City

Chicago City Soccer Club are looking for staff to complete their team for the upcoming season. 

USSF License/certificate required

Interested candidates - send your resume to Executive Director Nick Mulvaney


Lyons Township Soccer Club Staff Coach

The individual would be working with competitive teams of different levels from U8-U18.

Candidates should have:

-       USSF 4v4, 7v7, 9v9 & 11v11 certificate or higher

-       Some experience coaching youth soccer players

-       Some experience in a professional environment

-       Ability to work and coach within a successful coaching curriculum

-       Ability to be and act professional at all times

Interested candidates please send your resume to Executive Director, Gavin McCrindle,


Chicago Fire Juniors South Staff Coach

CFJS is located in the Orland Park and Frankfort areas, which are in need of highly motivated coaches to join our coaching staff and lead the evolution of youth soccer. We are looking for all level coaches to expand our programs in each area. We have part-time positions available with opportunity to grow within our club.

  • Minimum E License is required. 

For more information about our organization, please visit

If interested please submit resume including qualifications & licenses, coaching & playing experience to:

Director of Coaching

Jose Smith


Campton United Soccer Club

Seeking Professional Soccer Coaches


Campton United Soccer Club is seeking coaches to join our professional coaching staff for the upcoming 2019-2020 season. Campton United, a premier club that competes on a national stage for both boys and girls ages (U9-U19), is located in the western suburbs of Chicago, Our coaching staff is highly motivated and passionate to teach young players the game of soccer by creating a fun, dynamic learning atmosphere. Our culture is one that values confidence, passion, integrity, and excellence,

For more information about Campton United please visit our website,

Job Description

  • Coach training sessions and games using Campton’s leading edge curriculum.
  • Develop each player's skill and knowledge of the game (Player Centric Curriculum)
  • Must always be a positive role model for children
  • Interact with team parents to ensure parents, players, and coaches are on the same page thus creating a culture of community within the club.
  • Inspire players to love the game of soccer

Minimum Qualifications & Skills

  • USSF National 'D' License or equivalent
  • College playing experience and/or teaching background a plus
  • Ability to communicate well (oral and written) with parents, players, staff and representatives of other organizations.
  •  Must pass a background check
  • Possess a valid driver's license
  • Be flexible to travel outside of Chicago for tournaments and league play.
  • Ability to work weeknights and weekends


  • Compensation is based on experience, qualifications and number of teams that will be coached.

Application Process

  • Send your resume with a cover letter to Caulbert Smith at
  • Please also provide 3 professional references
  • Salary Requirements


Chicago Fire Juniors City Staff Coach/Assistant Coach


  • CFJ City is a club comprised of over 60+ plus competitive teams  8U-19U with female and male teams
  • Based in Chicago, Illinois
  • Looking for coaches/assistant coaches for the 2019-20 Season


  • Grassroots certified 
  • Previous experience in coaching youth soccer 
  • Late afternoons/evenings and weekend hours

Preferred Experience

  • USSF "D" or equivalent 
  • Previous club/college playing experience preferred

If interested, submit your resume with qualifications, licenses, coaching/playing experience and 2 references to ADOC Joe McNab at

Chicago Fire Juniors West Staff Coach


  • Based in Plainfield, Illinois
  • Looking for coaches for the 2019-20 Season


  • USSF 'D' License or equivalent
  • Previous experience in coaching youth soccer 
  • Late afternoons/evenings and weekend hours

Preferred Experience

  • USSF C license or higher
  • Previous college playing expereince or equivalent

If interested, submit your resume with qualifications, licenses, coaching/playing experience and 2 referenes to DOC Paul Dalton at


HOTC Elite Staff Coach

Expanding youth soccer program in the Northeast Suburbs, looking for coaches for the upcoming 2019-20 Season: We strive to develop hard working, technically advanced, and tactically savvy players that can dominate possession of the ball. Moreover, we believe that we can positively affect our members lives through soccer by creating an environment that inspires our youth to be competitive on the field, successful in the classroom, and productive members of the community.







Palatine Celtic SC Staff Coach


  • Coach at least 2 Celtic SC youth teams
  • Develop and implement appropriate training sessions based on Celtic SC Player Methodology
  • Assist in developing standards and expectations for Celtic players
  • More information available upon request


  • National 'E' License or equivalent
  • Preferred background in education or child psychology
  • College playing experience preferred

Salary and Benefits

  • Salary is open, but this is a contractor position
  • Benefits include coaching education reimbursement and New Balance coaching gear package

Send resume, cover letter and playing experience to Director of Soccer Operations, JJ Ruane, at with Staff Coach Search in the subject.

Executive Director: Evanston Soccer Association


  • Manage the operations, marketing and finances of the organization
  • Manage coaching leaders and other staff to ensure that the organization's mission, values and objectives are being fulfilled
  • Lead internal and external communications
  • Manage partner and vendor relationships
  • Work in partnership with the Board of Directors to develop strategies and plans to meet the organization's missions, values and objectives


  • Minimum 8 years professional/organizational expeerience; a background in customer-facing roles and/or operations is preferred
  • Candidate must be able to promote the ESA mission and serve as a role model and mentor for ESA core values
  • Candidate must demonstrate strong communication skills, especially interpersonal verbal communications and including team and large group presentation skills. Strong writing skills are preferred
  • Experience in youth soccer is strongly preferred
  • Experience with budgets and/or marketing is preferred

Please respond with resume to the following website: t9dNtYbiDI-&embedsource=Embed

Coaching Opportunities with FC Lake County (Gurnee & Grayslake)

Member Leagues: IWSL, YSSL, IYSA State Premiership

Positions Available:

1. Seasonal Academy Program (U6 & U7)

No coaching qualifications required, but must have prior experience working with children.

2. U8 Academy Team & U9 Travel Teams

USSF “E” or Grassroots Coaching License required. Must have a min. of one year coaching experience in a recreational or travel soccer program. 

3. U10 to U19 Travel Teams

USSF “D” preferred and must have past experience coaching travel soccer teams.

4. Elite Team Coaches

Must have a min. of the USSF “C” license and have extensive experience coaching high level travel teams within the U14-U19 age levels.

All applicants must be energetic, willing to learn and share ideas with our dynamic coaching staff. (Must hold a valid driving license). 

Compensation is based on coaching qualifications and experience.

You can find further information about our organization on our website and you can also find us on Facebook/Twitter.

Resume’s should be sent to our Technical Director (Jamie Martin) via email: 


Soccer for Success Coaches

Illinois Youth Soccer's Soccer For Success

Soccer For Success is seeking Coach Mentors to assist in the daily operations of a 24 week program in both the fall and spring for 2019-20. Programs are currently located in Chicago Public Schools; the Coach-Mentor must serve as a mentor and positive role model for children. The candidate must be willing to work for 12 weeks from September-December in the fall, and 12 weeks from January-May in the spring. Typical programs hours, based on location, and would be either 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM or 2:45 PM - 6:30 PM.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities Include:

  • Implements U.S. Soccer Foundation Soccer for Success curriculum.
  • Providing guidance and role modeling to players
  • Overseeing practice sessions that are both engaging and informative with an emphasis on developing player skills within a competitive environment that also teaches the importance of maintaining an active lifestyle, good sportsmanship, and a nutritional diet.
  • Implementing the required monitoring and evaluation policies/tools, including weekly reports, attendance monitoring, BMI and pacer testing etc.
  • Overseeing equipment and systematic return of all equipment at the finish of each session and season.
  • Attending mandatory training before the start of each season.
  • Communicating with (Illinois Youth Soccer) lead on a weekly basis; daily if needed.

Skills/Required Knowledge:

  • High School diploma or GED
  • Experience playing soccer is preferred
  • Ability to work with a variety of people in a multi-cultural, diverse socio economic setting.
  • Ability to maintain a professional relationship with Assistant/Volunteer Coaches and School and Community Partners.
  • Ability to motivate youth and manage behavioral problems

Access to reliable transportation


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