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Rangers FC

Rangers FC

Performance Coach - Youth Development Lead


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Jul 9, 2024



Rangers Football Club, formed in 1872, is one of the world’s longest established and most successful clubs, having won 55 League titles, 34 Scottish Cups, 28 League Cups and the European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1972. This collection of titles and cups makes Rangers the most successful club in the world, and it is currently the 9th strongest football brand according to the YouGov UK Brand Index.

Playing at the 50,987 seat Ibrox Stadium and benefitting from the world-class 37-acre training facility, the club has been a dominant force in Scottish football for decades. The club benefits from a famously loyal support and the high volume of season tickets is the foundation of the top 19 best attendances in Europe. It is estimated that Rangers has a global fanbase of 4m, half of which reside in the UK.


JOB TITLE: Performance Coach - Youth Development Lead

REPORTING LINE: Head of Academy Performance

DEPARTMENT: Academy Performance

LOCATION: Rangers Training Centre

CONTRACT: Permanent, Full Time

An opportunity has arisen to join the Academy of department of Rangers Football Club as a Performance Coach leading the Youth Development and Foundation Phases. The Performance Coach will be responsible for all aspects of delivery within the Youth Development and Foundation Phases at the Academy. The provision provided should be holistic, player centred, and in line with the overall Academy and performance vision, with the aim of maximising players' physical potential.


The delivery and development of the performance strategy for the Academy U11-U16. Provision should be in line with both the Academy’s and Club's strategic objectives and guided by the performance pillars which provide the platform for the physical development strategy.
Lead and manage a team of practitioners, including studentships, to effectively deliver the performance strategy.

The performance strategy should focus on the following areas:

An age and stage specific physical training strategy designed to deliver the long-term development of elite physical capacities. This includes but is not limited to; gym and pitch-based programming and training, planning and periodisation of training, player tracking and monitoring. Physical performance and growth and maturation testing and the associated interpretation and reporting of results as required. Attending selected games and training camps (will include evenings and weekends).
Individualised training programmes to drive drive the development of our most promising players.
Player performance education to maximise player development and performance. Holistic, age specific, education in key performance lifestyle principles.
Coach education, support and development to provide insight, influence, support, and educate key stakeholders. Support relevant feedback processes with players, coaches and medical staff for key decision making.
Strategy alignment across teams and between multi-disciplinary departments. Develop strong relationships and collaboration. Support the general goals, environment and culture of the Academy.


Degree in Sport Science or related field. MSc desirable.
Minimum of 2 years‘ in working within a similar role.
Sound knowledge of Sports Science techniques.
UKSCA accredication or working towards is desirable.
Engaging personality and able influencer with the ability to adapt to fresh challenges.
Excellent communication skill both written and verbal with the ability to manage time effectively and efficiently to achieve all aspect of role is a pre requisite.
Good team player, as well as ability to work on own initiative.
Flexible approach to working hours is essential
Eligibility to work in the UK


Please note, we may close vacancies early where we receive significant numbers of applications, so don’t delay!


At Rangers Football Club we are ambitious about diversity and inclusion. If you’ve got the right skills for the job, we want to hear from you. We encourage applications from the right candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status or pregnancy and maternity.

Rangers Football Club also welcomes applications from suitably qualified members of the armed forces family.


The candidate must keep up to date with new methods and undertake any necessary internal or external training sessions in accordance with Club Policies and Procedures.

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