Access Youth Academy Seeks Squash Coach

Squash Coach Position
Salary: Based on experience level
Education: Bachelor’s Degree, Level 1 Coaching Certification Type: Full time, minimum two-year commitment required Location: San Diego, CA
Start Date: Negotiable

About Access Youth Academy

We believe every child should have equal access to achieve their full potential. Our mission is to transform the lives of underserved youth through academic enrichment, health and wellness, social responsibility and leadership through squash. We use the sport of squash as a catalyst to transform young lives. Our program that begins by selecting children in the 7th grade, educating them with our four pillars and continuing to transform their lives for six years through high school graduation and then 6 years through college and post-graduate career. During these fundamental years, we provide guidance for building essential life skills to becoming responsible and honorable adults. By creating a culture of healthy lifestyle and exercise, students find the discipline and dedication to unlock their potential and achieve their goals. Beginning June 2021, we will be opening a state of the art education and squash facility that includes 7 singles courts and a doubles court. It would be available to our students as well as paid members. This provides an unusual opportunity to help grow and develop one of the leading squash facilities on the West Coast.

About the Position

Access Youth Academy seeks a committed Squash Coach who will support the youth by managing a year-round comprehensive squash program including planning and implementing practices. The Squash Coach will work closely with the Executive Director to ensure the successful development, planning, and administration of the squash program. The successful candidate will bring a passion for inspiring, mentoring, and guiding urban youth as well as a strong background in squash and coaching.

Responsibilities

  • Plan and administer daily after-school squash and fitness sessions practices for 50+ middle and high school students with an emphasis on development and hard work
  • Build strong relationships with students and their families, through constant interaction
  • Work closely with the Executive Director to meet the needs of your students and ensure a fully integrated curriculum (fitness, health, and life-skills)
  • Record, track and evaluate daily progress (attitude, participation, effort)
  • Coordinate squash component of program
  • Schedule and coordinate team squash matches and individual tournaments for players as appropriate
  • Coordinate team trips to National Urban Team and Individual Championships and other tournaments
  • Coordinate summer programming, including camps and clinics
  • Give private lessons to paying members

Qualifications:

  • Experience coaching squash and/or working with underserved youth
  • Substantial squash playing experience
  • Outstanding speaking, leadership and collaboration skills
  • Able to work Monday-Fridays, and some Saturdays
  • Adaptability, high energy, creativity, and initiative-taking
  • Project management, interpersonal, organizational and networking skills
  • Sensitivity to different cultures and communities with a commitment to youth development

If interested, please send resume and cover letter to:

Renato Paiva, Access Youth Academy Executive Director at renato@accessyouthacademy.org