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Bristol City FC

Bristol City FC

Schoolboy Coach (Foundation Development Phase U9 - U10)


posting Date

role Type



Mar 17, 2024


DEPARTMENT: BCFC AcademyREPORTS TO: Lead Cell CoachLOCATION: Robins High Performance Centre, BS8 3TNHOURS: Part-Time, 12 hours per week - Wednesday, Friday, Sunday


Responsible for planning and delivering coaching sessions that

follow the club philosophy and deliver the coaching curriculum

programme for U9 - U10.

Responsible for the U9 - U10 age group on match day, including to

plan, observe and provide feedback regarding individual player


To evaluate players from coaching sessions and matches and

ensure that the relevant information is recorded fully on The Kitman

Labs Intelligence Platform.

Ensuring that Players’ welfare and safeguarding is always


Contributing to the talent identification process where appropriate.

Undertaking administrative tasks related to the role, including

fixture programming, record keeping and database input.

To conduct 6 weekly player reviews.

To carry out player/parent reviews in line with EPPP guidelines.

Ensure multi-disciplinary communication to ensure the well-being

and holistic development of the Academy players.

Be an ambassador of the Bristol City DNA.

Delivery StandardsCoaches meet delivery standards in the following areas (non-exhaustive):

Planning, preparation and review, Dress, Behaviour, Referees, Parents,

Opposition, Collaboration with multidisciplinary teams, autonomy, use of

appropriate learning aids to elevate coaching messages, appropriate

application of safeguarding practice, take part in regular review of

coaching principles.

Ensure all internal Continuous Professional Development sessions are


Dedicated to self-improvement and personal development.

Ensure you have an up to date and relevant individual coach

development plan based upon the Coaching Competency Framework.

Ensure all players are offered audit compliant training sessions in line

with the Academy coaching philosophy throughout the season.

Ensure you are consistently compliant with the Academy Coaches Code

of Conduct.

Ensuring all players have a performance review every 6 weeks.

Ensuring all players have their individual development needs identified

and an appropriate plan is put in place to develop these.

Professional communication with staff, players and parents is always


The Kitman Labs Intelligence Platform is maintained to a high standard

and in line with EPPP guidelines.

Be adaptable to work to the demands of the job and always to the needs

of the players.

Essential Skills:

Each coach must from the commencement of and throughout their

employment hold:

UEFA ‘B’ Licence.

FA Youth Award.

Experience of developing players in an Academy environment.

Understanding of the requirements to play Professional football, at all


Be able to work as part of a team, but also lead on own initiative

Have empathy, be supportive and encouraging to developing others

Have an open / growth mind-set and be an honest, clear communicator

Desirable Skills:

UEFA A Licence.

FA Advanced Youth Award.

Degree within a related subject

Key Competencies

Ability to work as part of a team.

Planning and organisation.

Attention to detail.

Ability to create a development environment.

Ability to communicate with a variety of stakeholders.

Safeguarding StatementBristol City Football Club and Academy are committed to safeguarding thewelfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers toendorse this commitment.This post requires Enhanced Criminal Records Checks and may includechecks against the Barred Lists, as such it is exempt from Rehabilitation ofOffenders Act (1974). Therefore all convictions including spent convictionsthat have not been subject to filtering by the DBS should be declared.

Equality StatementThe successful candidate must ensure a positive commitment towardsequality and diversity by treating others fairly and not committing any formof direct or indirect discrimination, victimisation or harassment of anydescription and to promote positive working relationships between allinternal and external stakeholders.We are an equal opportunities employer.

EFL BAME DeclarationThe EFL (English Football League) has introduced positive action measuresaimed at tackling the under-representation of coaches and managers fromBlack, Asian and Minority Ethic (BAME) backgrounds. Regulations requireclubs to shortlist at least one suitably qualified BAME candidate (where anapplication has been received) for all roles in Academy football that requirea UEFA A or UEFA B Licence.

If this is you, please apply by 5pm on Wednesday 3rd April with your CVand a covering letter to Bristol City Human Resources

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