If you are a college student considering a career in athletics, sports management, coaching, teaching, child development, child psychology, or management – working at the Berkshire Soccer Academy provides practical, meaningful experience to build your resume.
WORK WITH LEADERS
Regardless of your role, you will have the opportunity to work with outstanding people at the Academy. We employ elite soccer coaches, experienced teachers, child development experts, and accomplished professionals from whom you will learn teaching and coaching techniques through training sessions and day-to-day application working with children. You will practice your own skills, and you will develop invaluable lifelong contacts with current and future leaders in your field.
BUILD A RESUME
Soccer coaches and other specialty counselors will build a semester’s worth of teaching hours in only a few weeks. Some colleges even offer internship credit for student summer jobs.
You also are provided with ongoing leadership opportunities and the chance to work your way up through the “management” ranks to become a master coach or group leader, where you could be responsible for supervising and training other staff members. Our week-long training session focuses on supervision, teaching techniques, problem solving and more. Real world management experience for your resume!
Business leaders appreciate the skills necessary to succeed at the Academy – teamwork, creativity, leadership, the ability to command respect, openness to new experiences, and relationship building with a diverse group of people. These are all vital to a successful career in business.
Skills that Business Leaders Value
• Teamwork • Creativity • Leadership
• Respect • Dedicated Work Ethic • Communication
• Openness to new experiences • Relationship building • Conflict resolution
• Public speaking • Planning & Organizing • Problem solving
• Role modeling • Decision making
BE A MENTOR
Mentoring college students to become coaches and professionals can be immeasurably rewarding. Our counselors return year after year not only because of great kids, but also because of great mentors. We employ high-level, accomplished soccer coaches and directors who exemplify training others as well as teaching our kids top-notch soccer skills. Come spend your summer with other talented people committed to children and their passion for soccer and so much more.
TRAIN & PLAY
All staff enjoy access to the Academy’s facilities during their scheduled break times (as long as it doesn’t interfere with the campers’ schedules). Staff enjoy down-time in the Staff House, swimming in the lake, hiking, going on long road runs, using the Strength & Conditioning areas, and training on the soccer fields. If you are a college athlete, you can still prepare for pre-season by training and playing with other soccer coaches.
Soccer coaches practice their coaching skills in the truest environment possible. With a consistent group of 8-10 girls, coaches can make a real impact during each session. Building a relationship with their teams, coaches can identify strengths and weaknesses in each player and target those areas to ensure improvement and success. Elective Staff are welcome to observe the soccer training sessions to take home new coaching ideas and strategies. Our Soccer Directors and Master Coaches are available to guide and support all coaches, as they grow and learn in our unique environment.
ADVENTURE & FUN
Camp counselors are also encouraged to enjoy their days off. We understand that each and every staff member needs to be able to recharge, so they can be the best leaders and role models to our campers. During time off, you can explore this beautiful part of the country. Enjoy checking out the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts, widely recognized as “America’s Cultural Resort.” Visit Boston and New York. Spend a day at coastal beaches or hiking breathtaking mountains. Camp facilities and equipment are open to staff as well as campers, so you can enjoy the best parts of camp too. After campers go to bed, staff can hang out with fellow counselors from in the Staff House, equipped with phones, a television, and computers with internet access.
*All meals, lodging and transportation are provided, so expenses are very low.
To apply for any of the Academy’s available positions, submit our online Staff Application here: