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Al Jazira Sports & Cultural Club

Al Jazira Sports & Cultural Club

Academy Head Coach - Under 23


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Jun 28, 2024


About the job
Al Jazira Football Academy is seeking a highly motivated and experienced Head Coach for our Under 23 squad. The successful candidate will manage and coach the U23 team, working closely with a multi-disciplinary team of staff to create an elite performance environment. This role involves contributing to the development and succession planning of young home-grown talent via the academy system.

Key Responsibilities

Manage, coach, motivate, and develop players within the U23 squad, allowing the elite players within the group to achieve their maximum potential.
Devise technical and tactical training sessions in line with AJ footballing methodology and player needs.
Ensure cohesion, conflict resolution, and management of individual U23 players.
Set, monitor, and develop high-quality professional standards and team ethic for the players.
Implement individual learning plans for players.
Work in collaboration with all Academy staff.
Work in line with the strategy agreed by the club.
General Responsibilities

Adhere to all club policies, health and safety procedures, and safeguarding policies.
Maintain the highest standards of professional conduct at all times.
Undertake such other duties as may be reasonable.
Key Relationships

Academy Technical Director
Sporting Director
First Team Staff
Scouting & Recruitment staff
Performance teams (Medical, Sports Science, Performance Analysis & Human Science)
Operations team (including Welfare & Education)
External stakeholders (e.g., UAE FA, UAE Pro League)

UEFA / AFC Pro license (must have)
Experience of working within an elite football environment and/or an Academy structure
Strong English language skills
Excellent organisational, communication, and technical skills developed in a similar role
Competent IT skills

Good level of playing experience
Coaching and/or Management of Players and Staff within the Professional Development Phase
Advanced Youth Award
Basic First Aid for Sport (BFAS) Certificate
Additional language skills, e.g., Arabic, Spanish, French
Safeguarding Statement

Due to our safeguarding promise, all roles working with children will be subject to a local police check upon commencing employment with us. Staff are also expected to uphold the responsibility outlined in our policy and procedure.

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