What's it all about?
On USIT’s Soccer USA programme, you’ll spend up from between 6-12 weeks working as a Soccer coach. This is one of the best ways to experience American culture, develop new skills and make lifelong friends from all over the world. After your coaching contract you will have 30 days to explore the USA. It’s a life-changing summer!
The Soccer Camps
The Camps are located throughout the East & West Coast of USA and vary from those that are in close proximity to major cities to those that are in more rural locations. Coaches will be contracted for between 6-12 weeks and each Soccer camp runs for 5 days Monday-Friday. Soccer coaches will work an average of 30 hours per week which consists of 3 hours of coaching each morning and 3 hours in the afternoon or evening.
The coach will work with a specific club/YMCA/ parks and Recreation Dept or High School for each week of the summer. At the end of each week the coach/group of coaches will then travel to their next location. There could be significant travel between camps however this provides staff with a great way to see the USA.
Each camp is non-residential and will include boys and girls aged anywhere from 3-18 years. The ability ranges from beginners to advanced, both individuals and teams.
The 'Soccer Coach' Role
As a Soccer Coach, your main focus is the kids and ensuring they get the most from their coaching experience in a fun, friendly and safe environment. You will be assigned to a coaching group at the start of each week and this is determined by each coach’s qualifications and experience. Coaches will be expected to conduct a coaching clinic for local parents and coaches during the week together with an end of camp ceremony where parents, campers and coaches take part in an end of camp celebration.
Accommodation will be provided with local host families for each week of the summer and usually families will have one child attending the camp. The host family will also provide you with meals during your stay. You will receive details each week from your local Soccer Camp director with regards to your next location.
Transportation whilst in the USA is provided in the form of rental cars and you will travel with other coaches every Sunday to your next Camp location.
All good things must come to an end but the adventure doesn’t have to. Once your contract finishes, you’ll have 30 days to travel and explore the US. Popular post-camp destinations include New York City, Las Vegas and Chicago. Some opt for the freedom of the open road, heading out west to the Grand Canyon & Yosemite National Park. With USIT, you get exclusive discounts on all of our North American adventure tours.