The New York City Football Club Coach Mentorship Program aims to support and increase representation for New York based soccer coaches. Launched on November 17, 2021, the program will develop coaching skills and expertise for underserved populations across the five boroughs and the Tri-State area.
In 2020, NYCFC announced a series of eleven commitments to support underserved and underrepresented communities, including a pledge to develop a mentorship program aimed to support these populations in the NYC metropolitan area. The tailored program provides successful candidates with 180 hours of mentoring and education.
The NYCFC Coach Mentorship Program focuses on coaches and educators that are from underrepresented populations. The program is designed to further develop coaching skills and expertise in coaching capacities and must show a commitment to the sport, as well as a desire to improve in their role.
The nine-month program will focus on three core areas of the football business: CITC | Youth Programs | Academy and accepted applicants will be required to meet in person and online during each phase of the program. Each area of the business will focus on the specifics of coaching as pertinent to that specific department and the tailored programming is designed to advance the coaching skills, further educate in-game and training knowledge and advance professional connections for those accepted.
- Increase the opportunity for minority coaches to coach at a higher level
- Establish a program that will take a pro-active role in developing/advancing the careers of minority coaches
- Creation of a pipeline which leads to the improved retention of minority coaches in the youth soccer landscape
- Provide a professional network with the NYC Youth Soccer world
Applications open in November each year with successful candidates receiving notification after the completion of final interviews in Feb.