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Royal Belgian Football Association

Royal Belgian Football Association

National Youth Team Head Coach, U18s


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Apr 22, 2024


Coach national youth team (Head coach of the U18 men) (M/F/X)


As head coach of a youth national team, you will be responsible for planning, running and managing various international camps throughout the year, including camps for friendly matches, qualifying matches and final stages of tournaments, as well as preparation and evaluation days.

The following tasks are part of your duties:

You will be responsible for creating and managing a high-quality environment within this national youth team, alongside the Head of National Youth Teams.
You are responsible for managing a technical and supporting staff within the team created by the KBVB;
With the KBVB teams you have to follow/support/promote the vocabulary, philosophy/playing style and training methodology of the Belgian national youth football teams during and after the international camps, both collectively and individually;
You will work closely with the Head of National Youth Teams in all matters relating to the preparation and monitoring of players;
You will work closely with the Scouting and Talent ID Department to support the scouting of young players and play a role in identifying, recruiting and tracking players for the national teams;
You will work with the Coaching Department and trainers from other national youth teams to identify high-potential talents for the national team, creating a pathway to support these players through the national teams;
As head coach of a national youth team, you sometimes work for other teams as head coach or assistant for men's and/or women's youth teams.


You have a UEFA-A diploma;
You have experience in coaching elite professional youth teams and/or national youth teams;
You are focused on development and have experience in training and promoting young players;
You are an excellent communicator who is able to use technology effectively;
You have knowledge of multidisciplinary work in high-quality environments;
You are passionate about player development and enjoy working with all disciplines to support the individual.
Your language skills

You speak fluent Dutch or French and have a very good knowledge of the other national language. Being able to express yourself well in English is also a plus.
Your personality

You are a good communicator and are able to make connections with everyone involved;
You work in a structured way and continue to function effectively under pressure;
You are able to find a balance between long-term player development and achieving short-term sporting goals;
You have interpersonal skills and are able to connect with the individuals;
You have a positive attitude and think in terms of solutions;
You are a team player;
You attach great importance to the concept of integrity and know how to handle confidential information;
You are flexible, both in terms of content and availability;
You take responsibility.


A challenging working environment;
An open, positive and ambitious atmosphere;
A full-time fixed-term contract (two-year cycle).

Would you like to know more about this exciting position? Be sure to send an email to Laure Beauchampet at .


Are you the person we are looking for? Submit your application with your CV and motivation letter.

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