Coaching Opportunities

Thanks to our sponsors, NorthStar is able to hire a small number of qualified and experienced coaches to fill key positions. We suppement this with a large number of (greatly appreciated!) volunteers. Whether paid or volunteer, all our coaches commit their time to make an impact in the lives of youth in the city. To be consider for either a paid or volunteer position please click the links to the right to learn more and then start the application process. Next steps beyond that initial application will include training and background check through Alabama Soccer Association. Read more about NorthStar coaching philosophy on the next page. We are strongly encouraging all coaches to get trained through the US Soccer Grassroots Coaching license process. It's all online and will take you only a few hours to complete. 

Spring 2022 Orientation for NorthStar Coaches is:

  • Saturday, February 5 from 9:00-12:00 for Club Team Coaches

  • Saturday, February 12 from 9:00-12:00 for NorthStar Intramural League/After School Program Coaches

Click here to start your coaching application or to access your gotsoccer account.

Click here to get to the US Soccer Learning Center to pursue your Grassroots Coaching license or access your account.

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Upper Left: Coach Hayden with NorthStar 11U boys during CASL game - Fall 2021.

Lower Left: Coach Kevin with NorthStar 15U girls at State League match - Fall 2021. 

Upper Right: Coach Christine celebrating a 6U goal scored, Fall 2021

Lower Right: Coach Eddie with coed 12U team that was the only team we fielded during height of the pandemic, Fall 2020

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Spring 2022 Coaching & Team Support Opportunities

  • Club Team Coaches & Assistants - many of our middle and high school age players will be playing on school teams in the Spring Season (but we expect them back for the Fall!). We will have several 12U boys and girls teams and a few older teams. Coaches are needed. Club Team Coaches with experience may receive a stipend. Volunteers are needed and are encouraged to enroll in coaching education to qualified for future paid positions.

  • Intramural Program Coaches - We are looking for a bunch of volunteers to help make our elementary age program happen. There are evening (5:30-6:45) opportunities and also after school opportunities (3:00-4:15). Most teams practice twice per week with seven Saturday morning games. We prefer volunteers who can make a full commitment but we have openings for volunteers to be part of a coaching team - as a group making sure the team is covered for each practice. Soccer experience is preferred but not required - we provide training and practice plans.

  • Mentors - Leading devotionals can be difficult for the head coach. Volunteers to serve as mentors, leading the devotional and assisting with discipline issues, help keep coaches focused on soccer. Soccer experience is not required for mentors and they are needed for all teams at all levels.

  • Saturday referees - The NorthStar Intramural league needs volunteers to referee on Saturday mornings in the spring. This is a great service opportunity for high school students seeking service hours.

  • Van drivers and other support personnel - We frequently need drivers to help with transportation for selected players to practices and Saturday games.

 

 

With our soccer teams we are looking for Head Coaches, Assistant Coaches, Skill Coaches, Soccer Van Drivers, and Game Day & Practice Site coordinators. We have a lot of moving parts during both the fall and spring soccer seasons. To keep NorthStar growing, we need a lot of assistance to keep things moving smoothly for each season. If you would like to volunteer or learn more about how you can assist NorthStar, pleas contact Paul at paul@northstarsoccerministries.org.

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Above: NorthStar Club player refereeing a NorthStar Intramural game - Fall 2021.

Below: Briarwood High School players after a morning as referees for NorthStar Intramural League - Spring 2020. They have a team commitment to serve and individual players sign up for slots each week. Contact Paul Neville if your team would like to volunteer in a similar way.