Plymouth Argyle

Plymouth Argyle

Head of Academy Sports Science


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Posting Date

Nov 4, 2022

Role description

Our proactive football academy is looking to recruit a full-time Head of Academy Sports Science. This exciting position will be responsible for the physical development of all players within the Academy but primarily our U18s team on a day-to-day basis. You will work collaboratively with the Academy Manager and Professional Development Phase Coaches to provide updates on the players’ progress. This is a key role in the development of the Academy and the primary focus will be to design and deliver detailed and specific individual development plans with a focus on developing our Academy players into Elite Athletes.

As part of the role, you will be expected to monitor and track the players progress through regular fitness testing across the age groups. Knowledge and experience in devising Strength and Conditioning programmes, nutrition guidance and advice, monitoring player loading through GPS, growth and maturation reports and assisting the medical department with rehabilitation programmes reports is essential.

Plymouth Argyle Football Club has strong values and any successful applicant must demonstrate those values through their behaviours and will ensure their team and the players also understand and adhere to those values.

Applicants must have a strong work ethic, ability to work flexibly and independently, and have a working knowledge of a professional football Academy. Candidates must hold a minimum of a BSc degree in sport science or relevant area and willing to work towards the UKSCA or BASES accreditation. We are also looking for experience within a professional football club and in a busy and fast paced environment.

If you think this is the role for you, please contact Plymouth Argyle for a copy of the job description, before submitting an application form, CV and a covering letter that explains how you meet the criteria we are looking for and why you would be a good candidate.

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