Show Notes | January 9, 2020 | Episode 015
Flexible, PCS Friendly #JobOpp with Tiny Troops Soccer
Have you struggled since joining this crazy #milspouse life to find flexible employment that you enjoy? Your VirtForce fam has all been there, including Tiny Troops Soccer founder and coach Amy Schweizer. Her desire to find flexible work that could fit into her military lifestyle is what inspired her to create TTS. She chats with VirtForce podcast host Kimber all about flexible work, why Tiny Troops Soccer is such an amazing opportunity for both milspouses and military kiddos, and why you should apply.
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Have you struggled since joining this crazy #milspouse life to find flexible employment that you enjoy?
Your VirtForce fam has all been there, including Tiny Troops Soccer founder and coach Amy Schweizer. Her desire to find flexible work that could fit into her military lifestyle is what inspired her to create TTS.
Tiny Troops Soccer is a year-round, developmental soccer program that focuses on teaching the fundamentals of the game as well as developing gross motor and social skills, body and spatial awareness, and the ability to thrive within a group setting. This is accomplished through fun games and activities that are specifically designed to support proper early childhood development.
TTS is inspired by military families, with the goal of not only providing flexible employment opportunities for military spouses, but also providing flexible sports for military kiddos.
In this episode, Amy shares with Kimber how she went from a position working for the Jacksonville Jaguars to moving across the country and coming up with the idea for Tiny Troops Soccer. Like many of us, Amy knew that she needed flexible opportunities while she balanced frequent PCSs, being mother to three boys, and the general craziness of military spouse life.
So who is Tiny Troops Soccer looking for? Unfortunately for some of us, they do require that you have some soccer experience. They have what Amy calls, “Soccer Integrity,” and want to make sure that their coaches have at least a basic understanding of the game so they can best support and coach their troop. However, it’s okay if you haven’t played in awhile!
Most importantly, they are looking for coaches who are fun, silly, and willing to put themselves out there. If you think this describes you, it’s very likely that you have a place on Soccer Island. Time commitment can vary per week, anywhere from 3-8 hours. You are able to set your schedule but you need to be able to have a consistent schedule for the first three weeks of the month.
Tiny Troops Soccer is currently hiring at bases nationwide, and is preparing to launch programs overseas. If you don’t see your base listed, Amy encourages you to still apply. They are always open to launching programs at new bases. For tips and tricks for applying, as well as an insider tip to prepare for an interview, make sure to listen and subscribe to our podcast.