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Notts County FC

Notts County FC

Foundation Phase Academy Coach


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Jan 29, 2024


An opportunity has arisen for a part-time coach to join our Category 3 Academy in the Foundation Phase. Our part-time coaches will deliver the coaching programme to players in line with the Player Development Strategy, Coaching Strategy and Game Model. The successful candidate will be motivated and energised by working with Foundation Phase players (ages 8 to 12) and show a desire to progress within an ever-growing high performance environment.

Key Responsibilities

Be responsible for the delivery of the Academy’s Player Development Strategy within the Foundation Phase.
There will be key administrative tasks involved within the role, meeting all required criteria of the EPPP.
To support Lead Phase Coach to update the Football Intelligence Platform and ensure all players’ reviews and session and game evaluations are completed.
Be responsible for conducting player reviews to aid feedback, helping players develop further, whilst ensuring players have ongoing and up to date ILPs.
To be a key liaison for all Academy families, supporting the Player Care Officer and Head of Education and Safeguarding in our holistic approach to player development.
To take an active role in the safeguarding of all Academy players.

About The Candidate

Knowledge and Experience

UEFA B Licence (essential)
FA Youth Award (desirable)
The FA Level 2 Emergency First Aid in Football (EFAiF) (essential– or personal commitment to complete the award by 31st March 2024)
Has completed the FA Safeguarding Children (essential)
Valid FA DBS or willing to undertake a DBS check before starting the role (essential)

Personal Specification

Motivated, energised and passionate about working for Notts County FC Academy and continuing in the Foundation Phase for the coming seasons.
Flexible approach to work and working hours.
Committed to shaping the development of Academy players in the Foundation Phase.
Committed to the safeguarding of Academy players.
Excellent communication skills and can work well with other people.
Works well under pressure and has flexibility to deal with issues outside working hours and at short notice.
Can relate to and represent our Academy Core Values.

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