Balestier Khalsa FC

Balestier Khalsa FC

Head of Youth Football Development

Country

Role Type

Singapore

Youth

Posting Date

Nov 17, 2022

Role description

Head of Youth Development for Balestier Khalsa FC Centre of Excellence (COE) squads


Responsibilities


To oversee all youth football and player progression for Balestier Khalsa FC.

To be responsible for implementing a youth development and player progression strategy for the club and to provide a link from youth and community football to the professional men’s first team.

• To develop an ‘Academy Action Plan’ for the future progression of the BKFC Academy

• To develop and progress plans for a ‘transition squad’ in advance of season 2023-24

• To develop a recruitment model for the identification and recruitment of talented players for the youth squads

• To help drive a high performance culture throughout the football department

• Creation of a youth development strategy in-line with the club’s ambitions and overall club strategy, including the future development of the BKFC Academy and transition squad .

• Management of the club’s youth development programme at U17s and U21s, including budget management

• Line manager to the club’s youth development staff and youth recruitment staff

• Management of the clubs ‘transition squad’ including its players and staff

• Working alongside the Head Coach to develop a football philosophy, a thread which will run throughout the club's youth and first teams.

• To develop and create assets for the club to sell on and generate income from

• Creating an attractive and inspiring exit strategy for players leaving ‘elite’ and ‘performance’ level academies to join BKFC as part of the clubs’ recruitment strategy

• Developing a scouting team, network and structure, with all relevant processes in place

• Developing a coach education programme for all youth and foundation coaches


Additional Responsibilities

• Responsible for the annual AFC & FAS Club Licensing processes for youth development

• To help develop high performance habits and values within the staff and youth players thus contributing to the development of a high performance culture

• Developing relations with the foundation squads and local recreational clubs


Qualifications

• Leadership and/or management qualification

• Qualified to a minimum of AFC/UEFA A Licence

• Experience of working within professional football

• Experience within youth development and player progression

• A strong network within Singapore football at all levels

• Excellent organisational, administrative and presenting skills

• Appropriate IT skills in a range of packages including Microsoft Word, Excel etc

• Excellent leadership skills

• Passionate, enthusiastic and driven to succeed

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