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Wigan Athletic FC

Wigan Athletic FC

Lead Academy GK Coach


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Posting Date

Sep 1, 2023

Role description

To be responsible for all elements of the Goalkeeper development programme within the Academy from under 9 to under 23.
key responsibilities and duties:
Work closely with the Academy Manager, Head of Coaching and Phase Leads to ensure the continuous development of all Academy goalkeepers registered with the Club.
Supervise and assist in the delivery of coaching sessions to players throughout the Academy and be present at their coaching sessions. This may include evening sessions, school release (Hybrid training model) and weekends
Report via the AMT meeting the development and progression of all Academy goalkeepers registered with the Club.
Contribute to parent evenings and maintain a relationship with the goalkeepers and parents across the whole academy
Manage and work with the Goalkeeper Coaches to plan, deliver and evaluate every coaching session in accordance with the Club Philosophy.
Along with relevant support staff, ensure that the training programme is planned with clear objectives on a Macro, Meso and Micro level.
Ensure that each session plan is documented prior to delivery of the coaching session. To include individual and team key coaching points along with learning objectives for each player using the Performance Management Application (PMA).
Evaluate coaching sessions, documenting achievement of learning objectives on the PMA.
Ensure that the Performance Clock is maintained and updated daily for each player on the PMA, reflecting all training information.
Develop and maintain a positive learning environment to maximise each players learning potential in line with the requirements of the Coach Competency Framework.
Manage Goalkeeping Coaches to ensure all Goalkeeper coaching sessions are delivered in line with the Academy Coaching Philosophy.
Document match day planning and evaluation using the PMA.
Ensure appropriate playing opportunities for all goalkeepers including contracted and Trialist players.
UEFA GK B Licence.
UEFA B Licence.
FA Youth Award.
FA Safeguarding.
 At least three years of experience working full time within a professional academy.
 Experience leading a team in a professional academy.
Knowledge, Skills, and Qualities:
Ability to work as part of a team.
Planning and organising.
Attention to detail.
Educate players as well as instruct.
Communication with a variety of stakeholders.
Emotional intelligence.
Motivating others.
Committed to personal development.

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