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Manchester City FC

Manchester City FC

Head of Coaching - U6-U11


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Feb 21, 2024


Closing Date of Applications – 27/02/2024
Our Story
Manchester City is an English Premier League club whose roots began in East Manchester. From its first incarnation as St Mark’s West Gorton in 1880, the club became Manchester City FC in 1894. Behind each title lies emotion, moments and memories that resonate with millions of supporters around the world. Manchester City fans are known for their commitment and togetherness, as a Club that fights to the end.
Our Winning Team
MCFC is built on a vision for sustainability, with an academy structure designed to support long-term first team success, to engagement with the communities in which we reside. Together with our passionate fans and valued network of partners, we are developing Manchester City’s future history.
The post holder will lead on all aspects of strategic planning in relation to ensuring that the Manchester City football methodology is embedded in the technical and tactical football programme for players from 5 to 11 years of age.
The post holder will sit on the Academy Management Team and will work collaboratively with the other Heads of Coaching (HoC U15s – U16s HoC U16s – U21s) to implement and develop the MCFC football methodology.
The Head of Coaching (U6s – U11s) will develop the programme to prepare academy players for the future game. The post holder will also be responsible for the continual professional development of the lead coaches and the assistant coaches in the relevant age groups.
The Head of Coaching (U6s – U11s) will work alongside other Heads of Coaching and staff from the Individualisation and Player development department to ensure that all coaching functions are joined together for new and existing players to provide a seamless football development programme. 
This is Your City
As part of our team, you will be entitled to private healthcare and dental cover, an annual discretionary bonus, plus a range of partnership and lifestyle discounts. 
Your Impact

To lead and manage lead coaches and assistant coaches for the U6s, U7s, U8s, U9s, U10s U11s, with the responsibility for the implementation and development of the MCFC football methodology for these age groups. Ensuring that the Manchester City playing style is embedded throughout the training sessions and the games programme.


Collaborate and work closely with the Heads of Coaching (Head of Coaching U12s – U15s Head of Coaching U16s – U21s) to plan and implement a co-ordinated approach to player development across the Foundation, Youth Development and Professional Development Phases through the development of the on pitch football curriculum.


To work collaboratively with other key stakeholders internally (for example, Head of Junior Academy Local Recruitment, City Select Coaches, Junior Academy Coaches, Head of Phase Operations, Senior Phase Operations Manager, Head of Education, Head of Performance Lifestyle and Player Support) to maximise player recruitment and development.


Work with the Academy Director, Head of Individualisation and Player Development, the Head of Coaching U11s - U15s and multi-sports coaches to maximise the schedule and ensure the academy football programme delivers the technical position specific skills required for players in these age groups.


Implement a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme for the coaches and lead coaches in the for the U6s, U7s, U8s, U9S, U10s and U11s and to work alongside the other Heads of Coaching to develop an Academy wide CPD coaching programme.  


To ensure all staff within the department consistently live the academy standards and behaviours, ensuring that staff and players meet these standards both on and off the pitch.


To liaise with parents/carers of players to discuss player progress, player pathway and raise concerns when appropriate. Supporting with the retain and release process as required.


To liaise with the recruitment department and the Academy Director to consider player pathways, player recruitment and transitions for players in these age groups.

What we are looking for

UEFA B Licence
Advanced FA Youth Award
Emergency First Aid in Football (EFAiF)
Extensive knowledge of football in terms of technical and individual and partner tactical player development.
Proven experience delivering successful team performances in elite sport.
Experience of working in an Academy environment with players between the age of 5 and 11 years of age.


Experience of coaching other sports
UEFA A Licence
Demonstrable experience in line management and coach development.

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