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Teen Work Initiative Work Opportunities

Work Opportunities

The Teen Work Initiative furnishes work opportunities for girls and boys ages 11-19 who enrolled in grades 7-12. These openings within KICS’ various soccer leagues allow the participants to be coaches, officials or brand ambassadors.


Coaches

Any boy or girl interested in serving as an assistant coach through TWI must be at least 14 years old; those who aspire to be head coaches must be 17 years old. Coaches will lead teams of players from 18 months to 14 years old.

Those youth who will coach toddlers (18 months to three years old) must be 17 years old and have some child-supervision experience, e.g., baby-sitting or camp counselor. They also will need reliable transportation that will permit them to haul sports equipment between home and practice sites.

For our Chicago Community League and Chicago Private League, all coaches must have at least two years’ playing experience. They also must commit to two afternoons each week for practices and Saturday mornings for games.

For our Soccer For Success program, coaches must be 15 years old, have two years’ soccer-playing experience, submit to a background check and provide a letter of recommendation from a teacher or other adult leader. These coaches also must have reliable transportation to haul soccer equipment between home and practice sites.

Coaches for  Chicago Community League, Soccer for Success, and Toddlers get paid $15/hour.


Officials

Any boy or girl who wants to officiate the soccer games in our programs must be at least 12 years. We will permit 11-year-olds to shadow experienced officials for a year.

Youth officials also must have parental consent to work games, submit to a background check and provide a letter of recommendation from a teacher or other adult leader. They can officiate games in the Chicago Community League, Soccer For Success, KICS Development Program (KDP) Showcase and Chicago Private League as well as special events throughout the season.

Officials for Chicago Community League, Soccer For Success and KICS Development Program (KDP) Showcase will earn $13 per game. Those officials who work games in the Chicago Private League must be certified by the Illinois Soccer Referee Committee and will earn $25 per game.    


Brand Ambassadors

Any boy or girl who wants to contribute as a brand ambassador must be 12 years or older. They will be seasonal participants whom we will utilize as needed to perform various tasks in marketing, public relations and event planning.

Brand Ambassadors for Chicago Community League will earn $13/hour.


Contact Info

Marcel Kerr

Marcel Kerr

Carlos Santizo

Carlos Santizo

CHICAGO KICS PROMOTES SOCCER AS AN OPPORTUNITY
TO BUILD COMMUNITY AND EMPOWER YOUTH.

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