What is the interview and selection process?
1. Online Application
Prospective coaches or prospective junior coaches should go online at http://www.redbullsacademy.com/training/apply/ and complete the application form
2. Phone Interview
Based on review of your online application a phone interview will be scheduled. Please be mindful that due to a large number of applications we are only able to schedule phone interviews on set days. Please do your utmost to accommodate us on our initial time and date.
3. Coaching Practical and Theory Interview
Based on the successful completion of a phone interview, candidates will be invited to an interview day. Applicants are responsible for the costs of travel and/or accommodation for the interview.
Based on a successful on field coaching assessment and personal interview a coaching opportunity will be offered to you. Prior to the start of your coaching role you will be required to attend a staff orientation that will provide in-depth training related to your coaching role.
What should I expect form the Coaching and Theory Interview?
Each interview is either a full or half day commitment. All attendants are required to stay for the duration of the day so please plan accordingly. If you can not commit to this time line please DO NOT accept your place to interview. All attendees are asked to bring: coaching qualification, resume, soccer specific references. Dates of our locations can be found at http://www.redbullsacademy.com/training/apply/
The interview day is made up of three important stages:
- Welcome Address
- Practical coaching assessment (10-15 minutes) - Topic and guidelines will be provided.
- Coaching theoretical assessment (15-20 minutes) - Interview on questions related to the team, our programs and various coaching aspects associated to your role.
Will I have the opportunity to take any coaching courses?
Yes, in addition to our continued professional development program we also strongly believe in coaching staff gaining further experience and qualifications. Subject to vacation time, coaches have the opportunity to undertake residential coaching licensing programs offered by US Soccer or the NSCAA at the coaches own expense. We have a partnership with the NSCAA and US Soccer and typically are the host location for NSCAA L2 - L5 courses, the National Youth License, E and D licenses. Additionally, we have a small amount of select scholarships for both residential NSCAA courses and NSCAA L2-L5 courses. For more information on coach eduction visit: http://www.redbullsacademy.com/training/coach-education/