Volunteer Coaching

become a volunteer coach! 

A good coach can change a game. A great coach can change a life.
— John Wooden

Our volunteer coaches are the backbone of PCFC. We want anyone who has a passion for soccer and a passion for inspiring young players. You don't need to have extensive knowledge of the game or coaching.  It is important to our mission of offering high quality soccer that our coaches do have some experience playing. We offer training via a number of online training tools through United Soccer Coaches. We also provide access to attending in - person licensing courses. You can read more about the support we offer our new coaches on our Coaching Resources page. Our Director of Coaching provides on the field support during practices to help you learn  how to improve your coaching technique. If this sounds exciting to you then click the link above to let us know more about you and when you're available to coach! See you on the pitch. 

Click this link to read more about what we expect from our volunteer coaches. This description is specific to coaching our younger teams, but the requirements remain the same no matter the age group you coach. 


Junior Coaching Program

(15-18 years old only)

Coaching soccer is one of the greatest joys! If you are passionate about teaching younger players the skills, techniques  and joy of soccer than please click on the button to be directed to our online job application form.  This is a volunteer position, with the possibility of being paid based on performance during the coaching training.  Junior Coaches will receive 8 weeks of training through observing, participating and coaching with PCFC's adult coaches. Each junior coach will be required to create and coach one full training session during the 8 weeks. Each coach will also be required to submit weekly coaching plans to the Director of Coaching once hired. 

Under the direct supervision of our Director of Coaching, Kaig Lightner, each coach will develop skills in building fun and engaging practices for U6-U8 players,  player management, time management, and professionalism. This position is open to 15-18 year olds. You do not need to have any previous coaching experience. Questions? Call/text Coaching Director, Kaig Lightner: 503-975-2667

From a former Junior Coach participant:
”I grew up in Rwanda but as a refugee in Gihembe refugee camp. I also consider myself as Rwandan and Congolese. Some memories I have of growing up there is that we had no coaches for our teams.  The captains were the coaches and I was a captain, so I remember being bossy to my teammates. I also remember that we played barefooted. 

I came to the US because I wanted to accomplish my dream which is to become a pro soccer player. I also want to help Rwanda to get to the World Cup. I love playing soccer because it has been life since I was born and I love winning too.  I love to coach too because I want to pass on my soccer experience to younger generations. “ - Shema