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Crystal Palace FC

Crystal Palace FC

MRes Academy Performance Coach


Role Type



Posting Date

Jan 17, 2023

Role description

Job Location Academy Training Ground, Beckenham, BR3 1NZ

Contract Type 12-18 hours per week (Some evenings and weekend work required)

Benefits Master’s tuition fees paid by Crystal Palace FC

Crystal Palace Academy are seeking an enthusiastic and committed athletic development coach who is looking to develop themselves as a performance coach as well as undertake a masters by research which aims to enhance the department as a whole.

This is the ideal role for someone who is looking to enhance their ability as a coach whilst undertaking industry relevant research at the same time.

The role will be a highly challenging, highly rewarding role which will give the candidate a great insight into what a full time role within Academy football looks like.

Main Responsibilities:

Delivery of pitch based and gym based sessions to U9 – U16 Teams
Assisting with U18 – U21 sessions
Learn to create and interpret GPS reports with the Professional Development Phase players
Collate data using wellbeing questionnaires and RPE’s to create subjective training reports which you will present daily to coaching staff
Conduct a range of physical tests in line with Premier League requirements as well as additional testing
Create session plans to be delivered to U9 – U16 groups and reviewing these with FT staff
Conduct innovative research projects in line with your own and the Academy vision
Take part in regular internal and external CPD as well as completing a Coaching Competency Framework that allows development of key areas of coaching which are essential to progress within the Academy performance department
Skills and Qualifications:

2:1 or higher in a relevant discipline
Interest in researching a topic within Academy football
Experience of delivering athletic development sessions to youth athletes
Experience of coaching or playing football
A willingness to learn in an environment which is full of challenges

At Crystal Palace Football Club, Equality, Diversity & Inclusion is spirited and continues to grow due to the working environment, which makes all staff feel appreciated and welcomed. Crystal Palace Football Club do this by encouraging good relations and practices towards different groups and are committed to promoting employment opportunities that celebrate diversity.

Crystal Palace Football Club is committed to safeguarding and ensuring the welfare and protection of children and vulnerable people and expects all staff to share this commitment. As such, the post holder will be subject to any relevant security checks as required.

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