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The Ultimate J1 Job: Here's How You Could Coach Soccer In The US

The Ultimate J1 Job: Here's How You Could Coach Soccer In The US

If you haven't already gone on your J1, you're probably itching to get over to the US this summer. But where do you start? Sure, you could work in a bar or restaurant, but what about doing something that is not only fun but also looks amazing on your CV, like coaching soccer in America?

Yep, you heard that right: USIT's Coach Soccer USA programme is an opportunity to coach soccer during the summer! You don't need coaching experience, you just need to be good with kids and love football. The best part is that even if you aren't studying, you can still apply - this opportunity is open to anyone between 18 and 30.

Check out the video below to learn more about this unique opportunity from Fintan, who went on USIT's Coach Soccer USA programme last year:

Interested? So the deal is, you'll need to attend an assessment before getting hired, and the cost starts at €999. That includes flights*, visa, accommodation, meals and medical insurance.

If you like the sound of this but also wanted to travel too, you can get 30 days at the end of the contract to see the US. Score!


Assessment dates nationwide (last dates to get hired for summer 2017)

Mon 13 February @ 6pm CIT Sports Astro Pitches on Campus, Cork

Tue 14 February @ 6pm UL Sports Centre, Limerick

Wed 15 February @ 2pm Fahy's Field, Mervue, Galway

Thu 16 February @ 5pm Oscar Traynor Coaching and Development Centre, Coolock, Dublin 17

Thu 23 Feb @ 2pm Aura Letterkenny Complex, Sallaghagrane, Co. Donegal

*to Atlanta and Chicago

Emma Greenbury
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Emma is an editor and writer from Brisbane, Australia and has been living in Dublin since September 2016 after she decided warm weather and beaches were overrated. She now wears three pairs of trousers every day and loves it.

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