Association begins search for new women’s head coach

The Canadian Soccer Association officially launches its search for a new women’s head coach this week. The deadline for applications is 15 October 2008. The new head coach will be responsible for the overall management and direction of the women’s national-team program. Responsibilities include the preparation and selection of the women’s national team. The head coach will also develop and document all aspects of the women’s national team, including technical leadership, high-performance training and planning, sports science requirements, and evaluation and analysis of results and benchmarks. Qualifications include Canadian Coaching “A” Licence (or equivalent) and international coaching experience.

The Canadian Soccer Association officially launches its search for a new women’s head coach this week. The deadline for applications is 15 October 2008. The new head coach will be responsible for the overall management and direction of the women’s national-team program. Responsibilities include the preparation and selection of the women’s national team. The head coach will also develop and document all aspects of the women’s national team, including technical leadership, high-performance training and planning, sports science requirements, and evaluation and analysis of results and benchmarks. Qualifications include Canadian Coaching “A” Licence (or equivalent) and international coaching experience.
Canada’s women’s national team was most recently ranked 10th in the FIFA/Coca-Cola Women’s World Rankings. Earlier this year, it qualified for the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament for the first time in Association history. Canada reached the quarter-final stage before losing to number-one ranked United States in extra time. Canada finished the year with 10 wins, seven draws and seven losses, marking it just the third time that Canada won 10 games in a season (along with 2003 and 2006).
Canada’s women’s national team, whose title sponsor is Winners and whose presenting sponsor is Teck Cominco, has participated in each of the past four FIFA Women’s World Cups, finishing fourth at USA 2003 and ninth at China 2007. The women’s program has also shown success at the youth levels, qualifying for every FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup (2002, 2004, 2006, 2008) and FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup (2008) this decade.
Full Job Posting: Women’s National Team Head Coach

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