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Swindon Town FC

Swindon Town FC

Academy Lead Coach U11


posting Date

role Type



Feb 19, 2024


Is highly knowledgeable and is fluent in coaching the technical and tactical Academy Principles of play in the small-sided games format including 5v5, 7v7 and 9v9 & 11v11 (phase dependant).
Support development of Academy Players.
To be available for all internal CPD and keep relevant FA qualifications up to date.
A genuine team player.
Flexibility and willingness to learn.
Factors the Academy coach into sessions/game day plan clearly defining roles and responsibilities on the session plan/game plan document.
To enter all coaching sessions, game fixtures/game time, game plan reports, learning objectives and development reports and other necessary work as required on the PMA.
Monitor players and report their progress on a regular basis, completing the relevant reports.
To be available for all internal CPD and keep relevant FA qualifications up to date. To demonstrate the ability to motivate players & Academy coaches.
Excellent communication skills.
Takes responsibility for ensuring a high quality of work.
Meticulous attention to detail.
Liaises with Parents/Guardians and resolves any issues empathetically.
Proactive decision maker.
Such other duties as may be appropriate to achieve the objectives of the post and to assist the Lead Phase Coach and Academy Head of Coaching.
Expected to attend ALL age group sessions/matchdays except in exceptional circumstances.
Confirms attendance from every training session and match on ’Spond’.

Rates of pay

Training: £35 per session.

Game day rate: As per Band illustration.

Hours: Monday evening 2.5 hours, Wednesday evening 1.5 hours, Friday evening 1.5 hours, Sunday game day approximately 4 hours fixture dependant.

About The Candidate

Hold the minimum ‘UEFA B’ Licence.
Hold, or working towards FA Advanced Youth Award.
Hold an up-to-date FA Safeguarding qualification. (Within the Last 2 years)
Hold the FA Emergency First Aid Level 2 qualification Level 2 (EFAiF) within the last 3 years.

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