MK Dons FC

Lead Foundation Phase Coach (8-10)

MK Dons FC

Location

Milton Keynes

Role Type

Closing Date

Academy

Dec 3, 2021

Role description

Overall Objective

Recruit, Coach and Manage the Foundation Phase Players at MK Dons Academy ages U8-U10



Job Description

Main Objectives

• To oversee the recruitment and player development of our U8s – U10s Academy players

• To deliver and support delivery of Academy coaching sessions to the highest standards with a sharp focus on technical core skills.

• Manage the pathway (Training, Fixtures, Reviews, Development Plans and Feedback) for all players across the Academy age groups of U8-U10.

• To work closely with the coaching staff to ensure knowledge of all Academy players is communicated up and down the age groups

• To accurately report and keep records relating to all aspects of the phase (U8-U10)

• To support the progression of players into and through the pathway with relevant members of staff.

Summary of Duties

• Recruitment of new players using the internal auditing system evaluating the performances of all players across the 4A’s

• Plan, deliver & review coaching of Academy players

• Evaluation of player progress using internal auditing system and player depth charting

• Work closely with the Head of Coaching and regularly feedback from training and matches on individual progress / performance

• To line manage and provide clear direction for part time coaches working with players in the U8-U10 age groups. Including implementation of the appraisals (PDR’s) of all relevant staff

• To attend and contribute to club CPD events

• To ensure that all relevant PMA administration is kept up to date for the Foundation Phase

• Through the use of our Performance Analysis platform, ensure best practise sessions/clips are available for the FP coaches and players

• Complete other tasks for the benefit of the organisation when required

• To maintain and monitor Academy equipment/resources/records



Person Specification

Essential

o IT literate with a willingness to learn how to use all internal systems including the PMA effectively

o Have a personable approach

o Excellent communication and interpersonal service skills o Have a flexible attitude to work

o Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team o Have a polite and courteous manner

o Be organised, have good time management skills

o The ability to meet deadlines

o Be able to adapt to changing circumstances

o Have the drive and enthusiasm to set high standards and achieve company objectives

o Be prepared to work evenings and weekends.

o Compliant to company policies/procedures and regulations relating to your role in the Academy

o Motivated to develop professionally and keeps accurate records that support the CCF and Coaching DAP’s

Desirable Experience:

o Previous Experience working in an Academy Coaching role

o Experience of coaching Futsal

o Experience of coaching players individually with a focus upon their technical skills

Essential Qualifications:

o UEFA ‘B’ Licence Coaching Certificate

o FA Learning Safeguarding Children Certificate

o FA BFAS or EFAiF (Fist Aid Certificate)

o FA Youth Award (Modules 1,2 and 3)

o Full Driving Licence

Desirable Qualifications:

o UEFA ‘A’ Licence Coaching Certificate

o FA Advanced Youth Award

o D1 Category (Minibus) Driving Licence

o FA Level 2 (or above) Talent ID Certificate



This role will require the successful candidate to have an Enhanced DBS check

Closing date for Application Forms: 03 December 2021