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Fleetwood Town FC

Fleetwood Town FC

U18s / U21s Professional Development Phase Coach

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Posting Date

Apr 25, 2023

Role description

Job Title: U18s / U21s Professional Development Phase Coach

Location: Poolfoot Farm Sport & Leisure Complex – Thornton Cleveleys

Hours: Full Time inc evenings / weekends when required

Salary: Competitive

Due to an internal promotion, we have an exciting opportunity available for a highly motivated, innovative and committed individual, to undertake a full-time role as Lead U18’s / U21’S Professional Development Phase Coach.

The successful applicant will have gained previous experience coaching within the Youth Development Phase and extensive knowledge from working within elite sport.

Main role:

Support the delivery of coaching across the Professional Development Phase at Fleetwood Town, working across the U18s and U21s group and supporting both lead coaches, having a direct impact on individual player development and pathway to professional status.

Responsibilities (but not limited to):

Work with the Academy Coaching Team to deliver an age specific coaching curriculum in the Professional Development Phase, in line with the playing and coaching philosophy of the Academy, ensuring the effective planning, delivery and evaluation of every session isrecorded on PMA
Support the delivery of coaching sessions with the U18s squad of players, ensuring alignment to the U21s group and Youth Development Phase

Review the progress of U18s & U21s players on PMA in accordance with the Academy review process
Work with the Academy Coaching Team to identify, co-ordinate, deliver and review all individual development plans for all players within the U18s & U21s
Work towards own Coach Development Action plan (DAP) agreed between you and the Head of Coaching, in line with the Coach Competency Framework (CCF)
Support and motivate the other coaches within the PDP to deliver the coaching curriculum and academy philosophy, modelling best practice, at all times
Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, supporting the holistic development of all players within the U18s & U21s
Lead on weekly Phase meetings to discuss players and operations as part of an MDT
Co-ordinate the daily operations of the PDP, alongside the U18s & U21s Lead Coach, with and arrange training, fixtures, and additional fixtures to meet player needs. This involves managing the inventory and distribution of kit and equipment, dealing with match officialsand communicating with players and parents
Monitor the transition of players between the Youth Development Phase, U18s & U21s squad
Contribute to the building and recording of Academy best practice sessions
Take an energetic, purposeful, and measurable approach to recruitment
Attend all CPD as instructed by the Head of Coaching and/or Academy Manager
Carry out any other duties as directed by the Academy Manager and Head of Coaching.


UEFA A License
Previous experience working within an elite Academy
Previous experience working with players full-time
Advanced Youth Award
Knowledge of EPPP
Clean driving license and access to their own vehicle
Emergency First Aid

You will require a full, valid UK driving licence and access to a suitable vehicle.

If you would like to work with like-minded individuals within a thriving, positive, and dynamic industry please forward a copy of your CV to email.

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