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Spring 2024 Sports Management Internship

Company: Soccer Shots
Location: Bowie
Posted on: September 15, 2023

Job Description:

Company Profile:

Soccer Shots is the leader in youth soccer development. Our nationally recognized program offers a high energy, fun, age-appropriate introduction to the wonderful game of soccer. Our innovative curriculum emphasizes both soccer skills and character development. Our goal is simple: to leave a lasting, positive impact on every child we serve.


Soccer Shots DC/MD/VA (DMV) was established in 2009. Soccer Shots DMV stretches from Harford Co, MD to Prince William Co, VA. Offices are located in Laurel, MD, Fairfax, VA & Lutherville, MD. Soccer Shots DMV work closely with Soccer Shots Franchising National Headquarters in Middletown, PA. Soccer Shots DMV offers programs at nearly 450 locations, serves over 28,000 participants, and employs approximately 100+ part-time coaches and 29 full-time employees.

Reports to: Region's Coaching Coordinator/Manager


The student intern will be required to handle and present him/herself in a professional manner, consistently arriving on time to assigned office hours, coaching sessions, and events. S/he will be expected to assist in the overall execution of a Soccer Shots season and participate in instructing Soccer Shots sessions (50% of your internship), giving him/her experience in coaching youth and working with parents. Assignments may be given based on your interests in the following areas:

  • Business Administration
  • Business Development
  • Coach Development
  • Coach Recruitment
  • Human Resources
  • Season Operations
  • Soccer Programming
  • Social Media / Marketing Assignments may be given to you according to your availability and location in the Washington, D.C. / Maryland / Virginia area.


    This internship experience may or may not already be an approved academic credit internship with your school. Please make sure to notify us immediately if you are seeking academic credit through your school for this experience. With your help, Soccer Shots will work directly with your school's registrar, academic advisor, or internship department to help you achieve academic credit for this internship experience.

    Responsibilities (can include but are not limited to):

    • Coaching Soccer Shots sessions will be 50% of your internship including travel to locations
    • The intern will be REQUIRED to have their own personal vehicle
    • Prior soccer experience is not required. We only require the passion for positively impacting children's lives.
    • Safety-conscious, whose #1 priority is the safety of children under their care.
    • Caring, engaging with each child through specific and positive affirmation.
    • Organized, who plan ahead and are systematic in routine, conducting each session according to the lesson plan and working with children to maintain appropriate order for the age group.
    • Responsible, who are committed to doing what is expected of them as the coach and "face" of Soccer Shots.
    • Energetic, bringing Soccer Shots to life by creating a fun and exciting atmosphere that leads a child to smile and participate. Leadership/Management:
      • Execute the overall scheduled Soccer Shots season
      • Participate in interview/evaluation process Sales/Marketing/Customer Service:
        • Run Soccer Shots demonstrations
        • Attend promotional events
        • Participate in business development with Director of Development
        • Maintain working relationship with center directors Administrative/Support:
          • Create, print, and distribute registration forms and promotional materials
          • Prepare and keep record of equipment sets and gear for instructors
          • Prepare direct mail and other marketing documents
          • Prepare and distribute seasons prizes and certificates
          • Data entry Professional Development:
            • Attend team meetings and all-staff meetings, as available
            • Submit final report to Soccer Shots on experience
            • Attend Bi-Weekly Professional Development meetings with all Soccer Shots DMV interns
            • Attend Management lessons provided in-house by our Regional Director

              Functions in a temperature controlled office environment a portion of the time. Work requires ability to sit, stand and walk throughout an extended work day (8 - 10 hours); position requires use of fingers, hands and arms on a consistent basis for keyboarding and phone work; position may need to lift up to 50 pounds on occasion; excellent vision skills (with or without correction) are required. The standard office environment has moderate noise levels associated with computer equipment, customers and phone conversations. Position may occasionally have the need to be exposed to an inside/outside sports environment.

              Functions in an inside/outside sports environment a portion of the time. Work requires ability to run, stop, stoop, bend (a physical, exercise type regimen) in a minimum of 40 minute increments per session. Position requires use of hands, arms, legs and feet and may include lifting up to 50 pounds on occasion. Moderate gymnasium like noises are associated with this position as well as excellent vision skills (with or without correction.)EVALUATION METHOD

              A performance evaluation will occur at the conclusion of the first term and at the conclusion of the internship placement. The evaluation will consider the following general areas of professional operations, and specific intern goals within each area:

            • Core Skills
            • Attitude
            • Effort
            • Initiative
            • Productivity
            • Communication
            • Professionalism
            • Job-Specific Skills
            • Planning (Season and Special Event)
            • Business Development
            • Marketing
            • Coaching
            • Administration
              Continuing formal and informal supervision will occur between the intern and the onsite supervisors. Clear and open communication will occur on an ongoing and as needed basis, at a minimum of 30 minutes per scheduled work day with site supervisors. INTERNSHIP STRUCTURE/COMPENSATION

              The Soccer Shots apprenticeship will be a duration of 12 months. The internship will include 25-hour (minimum) work weeks for the duration of the 12 month internship.

              During the first four weeks of the internship, the intern will be working closely with the Regional Directors on preparing for the upcoming season -- scheduling instructors, running demos, and promoting the season.

              Once the season starts, the student intern's focus will shift to executing the program by coaching 50% of their total hours of work per week.

              The intern will be compensated $12.50/hr

              Compensation: $12.50 per day

              We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

              Are you looking for a great job where the work is actually fun?

              Do you want to work somewhere you can get real job experience while making a difference in your community?

              Are you passionate about sports, education, being a positive role model and impacting young children?

              You've come to the right place! We change lives. We help children learn, grow and meet their goals. We care.

              About Us

              Soccer Shots is an engaging children's soccer program for children ages 2-8 with a focus on character development. Our caring team positively impacts children's lives on and off the field through best-in-class coaching, curriculum and communication.

              We train the best coaches in the business
            • We put every Soccer Shots coach through our comprehensive training program to receive certification that includes learning the use of developmentally appropriate coaching techniques.
            • Our coaches are routinely evaluated and undergo ongoing training.
            • Our coach selection process evaluates not only the ability to coach soccer, but, more importantly, the ability to engage and inspire children. Our families experience exceptional customer service and ongoing communication
            • Members of the Soccer Shots team must be excellent communicators - with children, with parents, with partners and with each other!
            • Our team understands the importance of timely, responsive communication. We use expert-approved curriculum that aligns with early childhood education standards
            • Our developmentally appropriate curriculum places an emphasis on character development and skill building.
            • Our program is created under the guidance of childhood education specialists, professional soccer players and experienced and licensed soccer coaches.
            • We constantly re-evaluate and update our curriculum to stay current with childhood education standards.
              Whether you're looking for a part-time, flexible job, or a full-time career - if you have a passion for positively impacting children, we'd love to talk to you.

Keywords: Soccer Shots, Bowie , Spring 2024 Sports Management Internship, Executive , Bowie, Maryland

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