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Bristol City Football Club

Bristol City Football Club

Academy Sports Science and Strength & Conditioning Coach


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Jan 26, 2024


DEPARTMENT: Academy Sports Science
REPORTS TO: Head of Sports Science
SALARY: £22,500 per annum

Do you have experience of developing players in an Academy environment?
Do you understand the requirements to play professional football at all levels?
Do you have the ability to develop and work with young people?   
Do you have a BSc in Sports Science/Strength and Conditioning?   
Do you want to be part of the South West’s ONLY category 2 Academy

If so, we would like to talk to you…
With a vision to build a “1st team squad with a core of home grown talent”, Bristol City FC Academy have seen a record number of Academy players in our First Team squad in the last few years and we are now building our structure for future and continued success. Our First Team are a Championship side with big ambitions and a home for a Premier League team to be proud of. These are our most exciting times and we are looking for committed, exceptional people to join us on our unique journey.
We now require an Academy Sports Science and Strength Conditioning Coach to take an important role in our team and join our Academy Sports Science department.

Lead the SC delivery of U9-U16 Strength Conditioning programmes and the Academy Medical staff in the design, planning and implementation of return-to-play programmes (U9-U16).
Lead on all U9-U16 testing data collection/analysis including;

Monitoring of anthropometric assessments for peak height velocity/predicted adult height to complete maturation assessments, suggesting appropriate interventions where necessary.
Execution of physical attribute testing procedures, data collection and analysis, including player reviews and relevant interventions.

Provide GPS support to the U16’s age group and support coaching staff in football session planning and lead on the physiological training games programme, monitoring external/internal/psycho-social training load.
Provide objective field-based performance markers to support players in their transition through the phases within the Academy and into the first team.
U16 match day support including athletic movement preparation, load monitoring, pre, during and post-match nutrition.
Contribute to the delivery of performance education sessions to all Academy players, parents and relevant staff.
Ensure Academy Sports Science services are consistently operating at best-practice standards, providing a high level of support to develop our placement students.
Maintain the professional standards of the Sports Science department at all times.
Supporting the Sports Science department with all other relevant departmental duties.
Support department staff in maintaining sports science/strength conditioning equipment and consumables.
Contribute with verbal and written reports to Academy multi- disciplinary meetings and contribute to both Academy and first team departmental Continuous Professional Development (CPD) whilst conducting regular research into areas of contemporary sport and exercise science.

Essential Skills

Hold at least a BSc in Sports Science (or another relevant discipline) from a recognised university
Hold a current Basic First Aid for Sport Qualification (or equivalent/higher)
Previous experience within a professional sports academy environment
Previous experience of long-term athlete development

Desirable Skills:

Post-graduate qualification in related subject (SC/Sports Science)
Hold BASES accreditation or a willingness to obtain within 6 months
Competencies in Microsoft Excel, interest in power BI, producing training and testing reports for players and staff.
Experience with Catapult GPS systems.

Please apply by sending a completed application form and your CV to —
Closing date for applications is 12 noon Friday 9th February 2024.
Note: due to the nature of the role, any job offer is dependent on a DBS Check. All information will be kept by the Safeguarding Officer in strictest confidence.
Equal OpportunitiesWe are committed to the principle of equal opportunity and its policies for recruitment, selection, training, development, and promotion are designed to ensure that no employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, ethnic and national origin, disability, or gender reassignment.
SafeguardingBristol City Football Club is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees to share this commitment.

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