Youth Club Coaching Salaries

Discussion in 'Youth & HS Soccer' started by 6617soccer, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. 6617soccer

    6617soccer New Member

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    AFC Ajax
    Hi Everyone,

    I wanted to know what the average salary rate for club coaches across the country. What can coaches expect with a USSF "B" or higher license coaching a team per year? Again, it will depend on a number of factors, but let's see what we come up with.


  2. Benny Dargle

    Benny Dargle Member+

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    Jul 23, 2008
    Location:
    LA
    I don't know about other markets, but in Southern California you could get anywhere from $7,000 to about $15,000 for coaching one team. There are probably instances of higher pay, but that requires serious team fundraising and a lot of players since $2000 to $3000 is the maximum annual cost for players and some of that goes to the club for fields, to registration and tournament fees, and to referee fees (plus a truly top team is going to have several kids on scholarship in SoCal). There is also likely to be a paid assistant coach on a top team. To coach a Bronze level U12-U14 team in CSL, that might be about $10,000/year, with more as things get more competitive. Depends upon the wealth of the community too. Most coaches either have other jobs or cobble together a living by coaching multiple teams for a larger club (including getting about $3,000 to $5000 for being an assistant coach), working at summer camps, and doing private training.
  3. jeremys_dad

    jeremys_dad Member

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    LeftCoast NewEngland
    Club:
    Paris Saint Germain FC
    Country:
    Germany
    This question brings to light what is probably one of the bigger detrimental factors in U.S. futbol. So if a coach was handling 3 or 4 teams he'd only be making 30 or 40 K. If the coach is handling tourney planning and much club admin along with lesson plans, it's clearly not enough in my mind for a professional whos not been to state coaching workshops but actually has a college sports education degree and national coaching education credentials. Once requirements expectations and payscales are raised so will our countries results. We need to reward our educators. Part time coaches make part time winners. Cheaping out on coaching salaries (and requirements) no no no no.
  4. socfan60

    socfan60 Member

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    Perhaps, but compare youth coaching salaries in other countries- even at Premiership academies. The academy coaches do not make much money. $10,000 to coach 12 year olds 2-3 times per week?


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