The roles of soccer club directors are often misunderstood. What each position is and does operationally are worth highlighting. We want our parents and players to understand what we do so, when the time comes, they can direct their questions accordingly. Beginning at the very top, is the club DOC (Director of Coaching) and every other Director falls underneath this position.
Director of Coaching
Fundamentally, the job of a DOC can be summarized in one basic proposition: to develop and improve coaches so that players maximize their potential at all ages. To do this, there are numerous important tasks and skills:
Director of Coaching Education
The DCE is responsible for taking the playing philosophy and playing style of the DOC and implementing it to the club coaches via the player development curriculum. Additionally, it is the responsibility of the DCE to monitor, tutor, and provide guidance in how to best deliver this information. Beyond providing coaching education courses, licensing courses, and other continuing education opportunities, the DCE also keeps the DOC and other directors up to date on the latest news and developments in the coaching profession.
Program & Age Group Directors
Program directors traditionally oversee individual or groups of age groups or programs that are essential to the functioning of the soccer club. These directors are senior members of the club coaching staff and are important in providing "on the ground" information on how a club's operations are working and recommend any changes or improvements to make the player and family experience better. The directors are essential communication conduits in relaying important information quickly and accurately to coaching staff when necessary. Program directors will also have several direct coach reports depending on the age-group or programs they oversee.
Titans FC Directors
Director U8-U10 - Director of After School Programs - Director of Soccer Saturdays
Director U11-U14 - Junior Titans Director - Recreation/Micro Soccer Director
Director of Goalkeeping - Director of Social Media