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IF Gnistan

IF Gnistan

Full Time Youth Goalkeeping Coach


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Dec 30, 2023


IF Gnistan is a football club from Helsinki with nearly 1200 players ranging all the way from 5 years olds to the men’s first team that plays in the first tier of Finnish football and women’s first team that qualified to the 2 division after last season. The club has two big goals: 1) age group’s first teams are competing on a high level and the target is to develop the players to an international level, 2) Age group’s second teams goal’s are to offer a place for everyone to enjoy and stay playing football and develop the motivated players to the first team.
The club will celebrate it’s 100th birthday next year and has risen to the 4th level on the Finnish FA’s quality system. IF Gnistan has nearly 20 full time employees working with different age groups.  As a coach you will come into a multicultural/international environment where the job is done according to the coaching line and clubs values unity, development, responsibility, equality. Guidance and mentoring will be provided from the head of coaching and sport director of the club. The coaching language is Finnish or English and a good language skill in either of them is required.
UEFA B GK license is required from the applicants.
Job description:
Lead youth goalkeeper coach
- Employee is working as a coach in youth teams
- Be a coaching team member in summer camps and other training camps for youth players.
- Helps to develop clubs coaching line concerning GK training with coaching managers.
- Be a member of the coaching team in clubs’ fundraising campaigns.
-Boy’s teams from U10-U15
-Girl’s teams from U12-U17
-Women’s first team
Payment for the employee is 1800 euros/month/Gross with a possibility to raise the monthly income up by a 300-1000e with club organized football afternoon club for kids (excluding July and August).
Application period: Wednesday 10.1.2024
One year contract
When applying send your CV and a short approximately 200 word summary of your coaching philosophy with the emphasis in the skill development with goal keepers of different ages. Send these documents to the sporting director Jarkko Jokiranta in —
Further information questions regarding the position to sakari.holopainen(a)

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