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Fleetwood Town FC

Fleetwood Town FC

U18s Lead Phase Coach

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Posting Date

Dec 1, 2022

Role description

Fleetwood Town Football Club has a new and exciting opportunity for a U18’s Lead Phase Coach to join our thriving Academy based at our Poolfoot Farm Sports Complex in Cleveleys.

About us:

Fleetwood Town Football Club is a professional association football club based in the town of Fleetwood, Lancashire, England. The team compete in League One, the third tier of English football.

We currently have two locations, Highbury Stadium, Fleetwood and Poolfoot Farm, Thornton-Cleveleys. With over 300 employees, Fleetwood Town Football Club value its employees and volunteers and they are at the forefront of our business.

Fleetwood Town Football Club are always eager to hear from passionate and dedicated individuals with an excellent work ethic who are seeking new challenges.

About the role:

Main role:

Overall responsibility for the day-to-day U18s players and programme, leading on the delivery of training and matchdays, ensuring a nurturing yet challenging environment to develop individual talent capable of progressing into the Fleetwood Town U21’s group.

Main responsibilities (but not limited to):

Work with the Academy Head of Coaching to implement 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 is recorded on PMA
Lead on 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 players on PMA in accordance with the Academy review process
Work with the Head of Coaching to identify, co-ordinate, deliver and review all individual development plans for all players within the U18s
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
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 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 officials and communicating with players and parents
Monitor the transition of players between the Youth Development Phase and 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

Successful candidate must have previous experience coaching within the Youth Development Phase.

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