FC Utrecht

FC Utrecht

Academy Goalkeeping Coach


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Posting Date

May 11, 2022

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Job Description

FC Utrecht is a club that is on the rise. The FC’s first team has been in the sub-top of the Eredivisie for years and has performed better than ever in recent years. But the Eredivisionist from the Domstad is not only experiencing good development within the boundaries. The club is also increasingly and more emphatically speaking off the field. FC Utrecht is a connecting factor in Utrecht; not only in the city, but in the whole province. An ambitious top football club has been formed from the heart, which strives for connection and is committed to Utrecht as fit, vital and healthy as possible. The FC Utrecht of today and the coming years is an A-brand that delivers quality in all areas. A club that distinguishes itself by working smart and knowledge-driven and provides 24/7 connection and experience; not only in the Galgenwaard Stadium, but also digitally, for example. In short, a club that is constantly on the move. From the heart!

The FC Utrecht Youth Academy is looking for enthusiastic goalkeeper coaches for several youth teams (lower and middle school) who develop our youth keepers in an educational environment in a top sport environment. Goalkeeper trainer lower or middle school (12 hours p/w) Content of the function Training and guiding the youth keepers so that they are brought to the intended (highest possible) level of education. This is based on the principles of the “Training and Keepers Plan”. Activities Plays a proactive role in the development of the goalkeepers and players. Based on the “Training and Keepers Plan” and the “Personal Development Plan” (PDP). Consults with the selection trainer and parents/guardians of the goalkeeper(s) about their POP, as well as about the results thereof. Contributes to the further development of the Training and Keepers plan. Stimulates, in close collaboration with the selection trainers, the growth of the “Top Talent” appointed as such and follows the “Step-by-step plan” from the Training Plan. Ensures that he develops the keeper(s) during isolated forms and situations during team training (keeper in collaboration with the defence). He not only coaches the keeper, but also the players he has to work with. Prepares specific and individual training courses and is responsible for the implementation and evaluation thereof. Prepare this with the selection trainer. Analyzes, in collaboration with the selection coach, the functioning of the goalkeeper(s) in relation to the set goals during matches. Scout and select new keepers to be recruited in collaboration with the youth scouting. Participates in relevant internal as well as external consultations. What are we looking for Minimum HBO work and thinking level, Experience as a youth goalkeeper trainer at minimum first division level. At least UEFA C and/or the goalkeeper coach C course has been followed, or is willing to follow this. Is performance-oriented and has demonstrable social, pedagogical and didactic skills. Works in a structured and systematic way. Is able to handle different leadership styles. Can work both relationship and task oriented. Is able to create a challenging work environment in which youth keepers can develop. Has strong organizational skills and can work independently. Is good at “reading” a competition/training. Sufficient user experience with Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point. A worthy representative of FC Utrecht in every way. Residence within a 40 km radius of FC Utrecht training complex Zoudenbalch. Working hours 12 hours a week. Work takes place on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. What do we offer? A challenging position within the dynamic world of a professional football organization. You will receive an expense allowance, necessary clothing, tickets for the home games of the first team and Jong FC Utrecht, but above all a fantastic opportunity to develop yourself as a trainer and person.

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