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MK Dons

MK Dons

Academy Goalkeeping Coach (9-16)


Role Type



Posting Date

Apr 19, 2023

Role description

Job purpose: Support Lead Coaches across the Academy with the delivery of Academy Coaching whilst obtaining prerequisite coaching qualifications to coach in the Academy
Role Competencies:
Planning Timescales: Prepare accurate session plans to aid delivery of Academy Goalkeeper training sessions. Use age-appropriate individual development plans to deliver game model and coaching programme in line with Academy guidance. Update registers every session and upload PMA requirements in line with Lead Coach instructions. Deliver player reports in line with EFL instructions.
Decision Making: Use monitoring tools and timely reporting to lead phase coaches when assessing player performance. Accurately assess the learning objectives and learning outcomes review for training and matches for all players
Impact Influence: Identify through training and match performance player suggested for additional stretch or support. Use appropriate coaching techniques to help players work towards their Individual Development Plans Use Veo/Hudl to support player development by regularly creating highlights and discussion with players.
Skill Level: Ability to coach using the football curriculum and coaching programme designed by the Academy. Ensures all training remains realistic and relevant to the position of the GK and supporting players. Can differentiate sessions to meet the needs of other playing positions. Can demonstrate technical and tactical knowledge linked to the creation and execution of a game model.
Communication: Works well as part of a team and regularly talks to Lead Phase Coach Use appropriate and varied coaching techniques to deliver coaching points quickly and effectively. Use PMA and online video calls to deliver IDP’s and player reviews clearly and on time. Speak to players and parents regularly to update them on performance.
Budget Management: Be responsible for the condition and cleanliness of Academy equipment and report any faulty or broken equipment to Lead Phase Coach. Ensure the facility and equipment is left in a tidy and safe state for the next user.
Lead Develop: Take part in Academy CPD programme. Ensure coaching booklet and development action plan are regularly maintained. Challenge poor practice (especially surrounding safeguarding and welfare of children) and report according to academy processes.
Operating Parameters: Ensure balls are pumped up, clean and fit for purpose each training session or match and training equipment is clean and safe to use. Make sure the playing surface and goals are safe to use and safeguarding of children is at the forefront of planning, design, and review of coaching. Ensure you arrive on time and sessions are prepared ahead of player arrival.

Essential Desirable Job Criteria:
Essential UEFA B licence (outfield) FA GK L2 Coaching Award (or working towards) FA Youth Award FA Safeguarding Children Certificate Emergency First Aid in Football Certificate (EFAiF) Full UK Driving Licence
Desirable UEFA ‘A’ licence Coaching Certificate Advanced Youth Award
Safeguarding - We are committed to safeguarding and protecting children and young people (CYP) and at-risk Adults (ARA) Our expectation is that you will fully accept your responsibility for the safety and welfare of all CYP and ARA by being fully conversant with all our safeguarding policies and reporting anything that does not appear to be correct. The post maybe subject to an enhanced DBS check and yearly self-declarations.
Equality Diversity – must be able to demonstrate that equality, diversity, and inclusion will be maintained and developed across all programmes and areas of the business.

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