Stockport County FC

Stockport County FC

Lead Academy Strength & Conditioning Coach

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Country

Role Type

England

Academy

Posting Date

Jun 22, 2022

Role description

Job Description Lead Academy Strength & Conditioning Coach Fulltime – £25,000 per annum With Stockport County Football Club now promoted to the EFL, we are now looking at expanding our Academy team. The Lead Academy Strength & Conditioning Coach will lead the player support, monitoring, and delivery of the Foundation Phase Fundamental Athletic development alongside the Multisport programme for U9 to U12 players. This role will lead strength in the provision of individualised athletic development and implement programs, monitoring, testing, and benchmarking of all Academy Players from U9-U18 and help develop a clear benchmark for PDP players that identifies when they are equipped physically to cope with men’s football. Key Responsibilities Conduct physical development sessions focusing on the Fundamentals and lead the delivery, implementation and development of the Foundation Phase multi-sports programme. Contribute towards player and parent educational workshops on sports science subjects (diet and nutrition, hydration, multi-sports) in line with the Academy and Sports Science educational framework. Lead the Foundation Phase player physical monitoring. Build a relationship between the player, parent, coach and teacher/school to aid the holistic development of the individual, liaising with coaching staff on individual player needs. Support the coaching staff to maximise physical development outcomes from training and games. Implement individual physical development plan programmes for YDP and PDP players. Implementation of the Premier League Benchmark Fitness Testing every 4 months across the course of the season to all academy players. Lead in the implementation of age specific gym-based injury prevention and strength and conditioning sessions for all PDP players. Plan and deliver weekly gym-based injury prevention and strength and conditioning sessions for the Youth Development Phase players in line with the Academy Strength and Conditioning Syllabus. Undertake delivery of on-field physical development sessions. Ensure the monitoring of physical exertion of training using heart rate, GPS and RPE methods and feedback to the coaching staff via verbal communication and visual reports for appropriate age groups. Monitor and educate Academy players on the importance of daily wellbeing, hydration, nutrition and recovery in line with the Academy and Sports Science educational framework. Provide sports science match day support to relevant age groups in regard to preparation, nutrition, monitoring, hydration and recovery. Knowledge & Qualifications Required BSc (Hons) Degree in Sport and Exercise Science or equivalent. Master’s Degree in Sport and Exercise Science or equivalent. Possess or working towards UKSCA and or BASES Accreditation. Certification Level 2 in Coaching Football or other sports. Up to date First Aid Qualification. If you wish to apply for this position, please email your CV damien.allen@stockportcounty.com

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