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. This new Coach Mentorship Program stays true to these pledges and the new program will provide a unique opportunity to work alongside the NYCFC Academy, Youth Programs and City in the Community (CITC) coaches to help develop coaching expertise through the NYCFC and City Football Group coaching methodology. As part of the program, NYCFC will also fully fund a USSF coaching badge for the candidates that are trained through the program.
The Coach Mentorship Program is a nine-month network of programming and services that will focus on the three core areas of NYCFC’s football business: NYCFC Academy, City in the Community Foundation (CITC) and Youth Programs – with a dedicated three-month course for each pillar of the NYCFC footballing pyramid.
All accepted applicants will be required to meet in-person and online during each phase of the program for a cumulative total of 180 hours of mentoring and education. Each area of the business will focus on the specifics of coaching as pertinent to each core area 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.
Course curriculum will include in person and online modules throughout the nine-month program.
As part of the program all mentees will complete the following requirements:
- Attend all in-person and online meetings
- Completion of all 3 core areas | 60 hours per core area (minimum)
- Completion of online Grassroots/’D’ license coaching course
All applications must be received by January 15, 2022 at 11:59pm EST. Applicants will be notified of the status of their application by March 01, 2022. The first cohort of coaches will begin in March 2022 with five accepted candidates. The program is a paid mentorship.