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Chelsea Football Club

Chelsea Football Club

U9 - U12 Athletic Development Coach


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May 22, 2024


About the job
DEPARTMENT: Sports Science & Athletic Development

JOB FUNCTION: Within the U9-U12s teams, the candidate is required to deliver fun and engaging athletic development sessions. They are required to work within our philosophy and ensure players achieve KPI’s at each stage of their development. In addition, they will utilise physical testing data to personalize athletic development programs and contribute to the case study review process. Ultimately, they should ensure players develop a broad movement capacity to enable them to deal with the chaotic movement demands of the sport.

Plan and deliver Athletic Development sessions in line with our philosophy and framework.
Lead on physical testing and reporting to both coaches and players.
Utilise growth and maturation information to support players through accelerated periods of growth.
Provide input into case studies reviews and IAPs.
Lead on the recording and reflection upon sessions and programs.
Assist & advise coaching team on daily/weekly training prescription (on-field), considering changes in pitch size between U9 - U12s.
Support Medical and Coaches with rehab and RTP process .

Mandatory Qualification:
BSc in Sport Science, Strength & Conditioning, Physical Education or Equivalent
UKSCA Strength and Conditioning Accreditation (Desired)

Experience working with young athletes (At least 2 years)
Must be able to effectively communicate with young players
Must be able to deliver fun and engaging coaching sessions
Must be able to work within a multi-disciplinary team

The Employee must at all times carry out his/her responsibilities with due regard to Chelsea FC Academy policies and procedures in particular Health & Safety, Financial Authorisation, Confidentiality and with regard to the Data Protection Act. The Employee must act to protect all young people and vulnerable adults that are in their care or attending the Company’s premises. The Employee must report any misconduct or suspected misconduct to the Foundation Safeguarding Lead.

Chelsea Football Club and the Foundation is fully committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of all children, young people and adults at risk (vulnerable groups) that are in our care or attending our premises. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

The Employee must ensure a positive commitment towards equality and diversity by treating others fairly and not committing any form of direct or indirect discrimination, victimisation or harassment of any description and to promote positive working relations amongst Employees and customers.

The above Job Description is not intended to be exhaustive, the duties and responsibilities may therefore vary over time according to the changing needs of the Club.

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