Mansfield Town FC

Academy Foundation Phase Coach

Mansfield Town FC



Role Type

Closing Date

Est. Start Date


Jul 30, 2021

Role description

Overall Purpose of Job:

To be part of the Mansfield Town F.C. Academy Coaching Staff responsible for the delivery of the Academy Category 3 Foundation Phase Coaching Programme to maximize the opportunities for young players to reach their full potential in line with the Academy vision and philosophy

Main Responsibilities/Description of Duties:

Provide high standard coaching to a respective age group, educating them in the in line with the MTFC Academy philosophy and MTFC Coach Competency Framework as outlined in the Academy Performance Plan
To ensure that all Academy players adhere the MTFC Values and show a high level of Respect and Discipline.
To adhere to the Coaches Code of Conduct.
To assist players to set individual short-term and long-term goals and to create Individual Action Plans for all players
To maintain all coaching and games program records on the PMA for each session throughout the season.
To complete player progress reports on the PMA
Attend parents evening sessions throughout the season for each individual player
To develop and maintain a professional relationship with the parents of youngsters in the programme.
Complete CPD (Continuous Professional Development) to maintain coaching qualifications.
To work with Head of Coaching in the completion of a personal Coach Development Plan in line with the MTFC Coach Competency Framework
To maintain FA Licensed Coaches Club membership criteria
To identify players available each weekend for matches and communicate any additional player requirements
To attend coach in service days as instructed by Academy Manager/Head of Academy Operations/Head of Coaching.
To support the development of young players in a healthy lifestyle, diet, drug awareness, education.
To take responsibility for the care and maintenance of all age group training equipment and playing kit.
To attend Coaches Meetings or additional training nights as instructed by the Academy Manager/Head of Academy Operations/Head of Coaching.
To assess trialists at both training and games and feedback to Head of Academy Recruitment.
To assist with sport science input where required at training sessions.
To attend tournaments and trips when requested by the club.
To abide by all club policies including (but not exclusive to) Safeguarding, Equality and Health & Safety



UEFA B Licence and above
EFAIF Qualification
Experience of coaching within the relevant age groups (preferably in an Academy/Player Development environment)
Computer skills (in particular Word/ Excel/ Access).
High levels of communication skills, both orally and written.
Personable and enthusiastic with a strong work ethic.
Sensitive to the needs of young players and parents/guardians
Willingness to work weekends and evenings.
Desire to be an ambassador for MTFC in public role
CRB check undertaken
FA Youth Award
Full Driving Licence

Knowledge of the PMA system.
Knowledge and understanding of the EPPP process