Arsenal Women FC is one of the most successful female football clubs in the history of the women's game. It prides itself on maintaining high standards and delivering excellence.
The aim of the Arsenal Women FC's Academy is to develop excellent young female players from within its youth programme that have potential to play for our Women's 1st team.
By placing players at the heart of the programme the aim is to develop and grow future 1st team players in an environment, which is challenging, developing and inspirational.
Arsenal Women FC are looking for highly motivated Academy Coaches to develop our talented youth player's between the ages of 8-12 years old while forming part of a forward thinking multi-disciplinary Academy support team.
To deliver an effective coaching programme for players aged 7-16 years old in the Girls Youth Academy. As part of a multi-disciplinary support team, the successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the development of the players through innovative planning, delivery and management of training sessions and match days, as well as supporting all players and their development through this phase.
The post holder will play an important role in the development of youth players aged 7-16 years old, ultimately creating the female 1st team players and international players of the future.
The role reports to the Academy Leads & Academy Manager on a part-time consultancy basis (6 hrs per week throughout the football season August- May). The role will include evening attendance at all training sessions, weekend fixtures, as well as potential trips/tours.
Lead in the planning, delivering and reviewing a holistic coaching programme in line with the Academy Technical Programme
Ensure high standards of coach delivery to support the LTPD of all players within the age group
To work closely with other age group coaches to deliver age appropriate indiviualised training programmes for all players
Attend all matches and assist with match day management of all fixtures against boys grassroots/academy teams as well as other RTC's, both home and away
To liaise closely with a multi-disciplinary support team (e.g. Medical, Physical Performance, Education, Sports Psychology & Talent ID) when planning and delivering coaching sessions and matches
To evaluate and provide feedback on all coaching sessions and matches
To ensure that all relevant information is recorded fully on "The PMA"
To conduct performance reviews, in line with the requirements of the club, and deliver feedback to players and parents both formally in meetings, and informally as required
To educate players and parents in regards to what is required to play at the highest level
To be familiar with the standards of players across the talent pathway in the Women's game
To assist in ongoing talent identification and the annual trials process through analyzing the skills and capabilities of individual players
To help instil the correct club ethos and culture within the Academy
Be familiar with Safeguarding requirements as outlined in the Safeguarding Policy and comply with its requirements to safeguard and protect the welfare of children and vulnerable adults.
To work closely with the Academy Manager and Academy Phase lead on all relevant issues
The candidate should be flexible in regards to working hours
To be aware of the core values upon which Arsenal FC operates
To attend staff meetings and club CPD as required.
To be aware of current trends and best practice in Youth Development and the Women's game
To undertake ad hoc additional coaching duties as and when required
MAIN JOB REQUIREMENTS AND PERSON SPECIFICATION
FA Level 2 (Essential)
Working towards UEFA B / FA Level 3 (Block 1 essential)
FA Youth Award
Current FA Licensed Coaches Club Member
Up to date FA Emergency Aid Qualification - FA Basic First Aid for Sport Qualification (BFAS) or FA Level 2 Emergency First Aid in Football (EFAiF)
Knowledge and understanding of child protection issues including holding a current FA Safeguarding Children Workshop certificate
An accepted FA Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Disclosure (previously known as an FA CRB Disclosure)
Any education or teaching experience would also be desirable
Experience of coaching youth academy players (7-16yrs)
Experience of mentoring and developing other coaches
Understanding of the FA Women's and Girls player pathway
An understanding and implications of Long Term Player Development
Experience of managing individuals and teams
Ability to travel independently
It is preferable to have worked with female elite players.
Knowledge of the standard of players required at Arsenal Women FC and an understanding and knowledge of the overall Women's Talent Pathway in England
An understanding and implications of Long Term Player Development and how to develop young players
Able to work as part of a coaching team and the ability to motivate others
Able to build a strong rapport with the players in the age range
Ability to set realistic goals for players within the age groups
Excellent organisational and time management skills
Motivated and driven individual
Commitment and passion for the game
A dynamic, confident communicator (verbal, written) whilst able to adapt style and approach as and when required
Closing Date: 28/07/2021