AFC Bournemouth

AFC Bournemouth

Academy & JTC Goalkeeping Coach


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Posting Date

Oct 12, 2022

Role description

A vacancy is now available to apply for to join the AFC Bournemouth academy coaching team.

Title: Academy JTC Goalkeeping Coach (Casual)
Reports to: Academy Head of Goalkeeping
Location: Various (Academy Office, Canford Park Arena, Vitality Stadium, Other)
Contract Type: Casual Work
Hours: Weekday Evenings (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur) Weekend Daytime
Pay: Dependant on qualifications.
About AFC Bournemouth
AFC Bournemouth is a family and community club. We strive to deliver a professional, friendly and welcoming approach in all areas of the club. With a small backroom operation, you will be joining a tight knit group who pride themselves on hard work, passion, and togetherness.
Main duties
The Academy JTC Goalkeeping Coach (Casual) will play a key role within the goalkeeping department. You will be required to assist in the delivery of the goalkeeping development programme and play a part in the overall development of academy goalkeepers. This includes, foundation phase (U9-U12) and youth development phase (U13-U16). You will also be required to deliver JTC goalkeeper sessions, whilst monitoring the progress of JTC goalkeepers.

Work closely with the Academy Head of Goalkeeping to ensure the continuous development of all academy goalkeepers.

Work closely with all members of the Academy Multidisciplinary team, in order to provide the goalkeepers with the strongest development programme possible.

Prepare and deliver age-appropriate training sessions, to an elite academy standard and age-appropriate training sessions to JTC goalkeepers.

Arrive prior to scheduled training sessions in order to ensure adequate preparation, before the players have arrived.

Create a safe, positive learning environment, which allows player development to take place.

Maintain high professional standards, displaying high levels of professional behaviour and appearance at all times, whilst encouraging the same from all coaches and players.

Support goalkeepers on academy matchdays, overseeing the goalkeeper warm-ups and supporting within match play.

Record and review all sessions on the club’s player management system (PMA).

Assist in writing and delivering academy goalkeeper reviews (U9-U16).

Undertake other duties when required, as directed by other key staff.

Undertake and attend continued professional development (CPD) events when required.

Work with Academy Head of Goalkeeping to plan, deliver and evaluate sessions in line with the philosophy, goalkeeping development programme and coach competency framework.

Be available to work on weekday evenings and weekends.

Be capable and open minded as to the benefits and positive outcomes of integration of goalkeepers with outfield practices.

As a casual worker you must adhere to the club’s safeguarding policies and procedures and are committed to our safeguarding values, creating a safe and positive environment for all those who interact with the club.

Obligation to adhere to the club’s health and safety policy and procedures.

Actively promote the club’s equality policies and practices to ensure a welcoming, safe and inclusive environment for everyone engaged with the club.

Person specification
The club’s values are at the core of its staff behaviour and how they approach everything they do, therefore we are looking for someone is honest, inclusive, kind, hardworking, loyal, and respectful.
Required Qualifications:

UEFA B Licence Goalkeeping

UEFA B Licence

Emergency First Aid in Football (EFAiF) / FA Safeguarding / Enhanced DBS Check.

Required Experience:

Experience of working with academy-level goalkeepers.

Passionate about goalkeeping and developing goalkeepers.

Ability to effectively work and communicate as part of a team.

Honest and trustworthy.

The ability to engage with players across a broad range of ages (U9-U23).

Ability to adapt under pressure.

Independence and the ability to solve problems; willing to go the extra mile.

Approachable and welcoming personality.

Organised, methodical and logical approach to work.

Closing: Sunday 23rd October 2022.

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