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Barnsley FC

Barnsley FC

Graduate Physical Performance Coach


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Jan 29, 2024


Barnsley Football Club are seeking to recruit a Graduate Physical Performance Coach to work with the club’s Academy squads to assist in delivering the clubs physical performance objectives.

This position would be ideal for recent graduates or those entering the field of Physical preparation for elite athletes as the successful candidate will work alongside the current physical performance and medical team at the start, then assuming a gradual increase responsibility.  A thorough individual personal development programme will be provided with the role.

Key Responsibilities

Work with the Academy Physical Performance Coaches to help ensure consistency and alignment between the academy and 1st team as players transition.
 Assist in the delivery of the club’s physical development programme, with particular emphasis on, but not confined to players in the Performance Development Phase (U18 & U23).
This will involve assisting the physical performance coaches and medical team with the practical delivery of on- and off-pitch physical training to develop the speed, agility, strength, power and metabolic fitness to compete in professional football.
You will also assist with implementing the clubs monitoring, fitness testing, rehabilitation, and recovery strategies. Alongside the collection, management, and analysis of performance data, among other tasks.
Engage in team discussions/meetings on developing future approaches to improve the physical development of players.

About The Candidate


Undergraduate degree in Strength and Conditioning, Sports Science, Physical Education, or related subject.
A good understanding of techniques for developing players movement competency, speed agility, strength and power and metabolic fitness for intermittent sprint agility sports.
Knowledge of valid and reliable methods for monitoring individual’s physical and physiological fitness, interpreting results and implementing appropriate intervention strategies.
The ability to work to deadlines using problem solving skills, initiative and sensitivity.
Ability to work as part of interdisciplinary team and develop productive relationships.
Respond positively to change in a fast-moving environment.
Proactive and driven to succeed in a career supporting elite athletes.


MSc. Or equivalent qualification in Strength and Conditioning, Sport Science, Physical Education or related discipline.
UKSCA ASCC (or willingness to work towards)
BASES Accreditation in Sport Performance (or willingness to work towards)
Previous experience working in a sporting environment
Coaching Qualification (Level 2)
DBS check undertaken

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