PDP Phase Coach (U17-U23)

Specific Responsibilities

  •       Assist with the management of the U23 team on matchday.
  •       Have a main role to deliver in the Coaching Programme for the Under 23 squad, but also to coach in the Under 18 programme.
  •       Assist the Professional Development Phase Lead Coaches at U23 and Under 18 with learning objectives and individual development plans.
  •         Liaise closely with the Under 18 Lead Coach and Academy Manager on identifying and transitioning players that are in the scholarship programme and involved in training / game experience with the Under 23 team. 
  •       To play an active role in the player review process at Under 23 level
  •       Responsibility for recording session plans and player evaluation across the Professional Development Phase programme
  •       Attendance at all PDP multi-disciplinary meetings.
  •       A commitment to be fully involved in the Self-Assessment and ongoing coach observations of the Coach Competency Framework, as directed by the Head of Coaching. Consequently to follow a Individual Coach Development Plan as agreed with the HOC.
  •       Attendance as required at Academy CPD events. To include as appropriate, actively leading on presentations in relation to Coaching / Playing Philosophy and Player Development.
      Qualifications (or internationally recognised equivalent)
  •       UEFA A Licence
  •       FA Youth Modules 1, 2 and 3
  •       FA Advanced Youth Award ( preferable ) or working towards.

      Experience
  •       Proven experience of coaching in the Academy Development Programme
  •       Experience of working within the EPPP framework.

     Desirable Personal Skills
  •       Excellent communication and personal skills
  •       Self-motivated, confident, with a work ethic that indicates the ‘ above and beyond attitude ‘
  •       A personable individual who relates to players and staff and seen as approachable and helpful.
  •        Ability to work in a fast paced environment whilst being able to prioritise and manage own workload.