Director of High Performance – United States Soccer Federation

By iSportconnect | August 1, 2016

Location: Chicago, sale US

Closing Date: 23rd August 2016


The High Performance Director will be responsible for leading the day-to-day requirements needed to support our teams with the objective of enhancing performance and improving the development of players.  In addition, order this role will create and oversee our strategy and programs for the Development Academy, Coaching Education and Refereeing.

Primary Duties

  • Create the overall high performance plan for U.S. Soccer
  • Lead organization wide programming (nutrition, sleep, recovery, strength and conditioning, mental conditioning, etc.) and oversee implementation
  • Responsible for tracking, analyzing and reporting on all performance data
  • Provide direction and guidance on specific performance issues (altitude training, time zone adjustment, etc.)
  • Serve as content creator and educator for Coach Education, Player Development and Referee programs
  • Manage fulltime/part-time staff and specialists/experts
  • Provide support to meet the diverse needs of both senior national teams

Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD in Exercise/Sport Physiology
  • Significant work in soccer at the professional club or federation level (multiple teams from within one organization)
  • Previous role managing high performance programs
  • Track record of performance enhancement resulting in improved/successful outcomes
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills
  • Balance of theoretical and applied experiences
  • USSF A License or UEFA (A or Pro) License preferred

Desired Characteristics

  • Desire to be part of a team
  • Display a tireless work ethic
  • Possess a growth mindset, is open minded and seeks challenges
  • Pursue lifelong development and learning
  • Communicate in a direct, open and honest manner
  • Accountable for actions/decisions and does not make excuses
  • Request feedback and is open to criticism
  • Practice self-assessment and self-reflection
  • Believe and commit to the company’s culture and organizational goals
  • Passion for soccer
  • How to Apply
  • To apply click HERE