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Accrington Stanley Football Club

Accrington Stanley Football Club

YDP Lead Coach


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Jan 10, 2024


Youth Development Phase Lead Coach - Full Time Position (UEFA A Licence required)

Purpose: To lead the Youth Development Phase and oversee the transition from Youth Development Phase into the Professional Development Phase, contributing to the long-term development of elite players within the Academy at Accrington Stanley Football Club.

The accountabilities of the Youth Development Lead shall include:

Have responsibility for the organisation, management and delivery of the Club's policies and procedures for the coaching and development of players in the Under 13 to Under 16 age groups.
Oversee the administrative duties for the Youth Development Phase needs, including management of records on the PMA.
In conjunction with relevant staff, plan, deliver and monitor the delivery of individual development plans for each player.
Manage the transition of Academy Players to the Youth Team squad in accordance with the Club's procedure.
Contribute to the multi-disciplinary reviews of all Academy Players in the YDP and relevant players in the PDP.
Key Activities:

Develop and deliver Individual Learning Plans for players in Under 13-Under 16 age-groups.
Ensure the Academy’s Coaching Curriculum is consistently delivered in line with the Academy’s (and/or Club’s) Playing Philosophy and Coaching Philosophy.
Ensure each Academy Player has access to an individual coaching plan tailored to his specific needs.
Ensure each Academy Player is made aware of his individual coaching plan (and any changes thereto) as soon as reasonably practicable in advance of his being coached.
Ensure all coaching is recorded on the Academy Player's Performance Clock.
Ensure that all sessions are planned by setting out the learning objectives which the session is designed to achieve and the coaching which will be given in order to achieve them.
In conjunction with the Designated Safeguarding Officer, ensure all policies, practices and procedures relating to the safeguarding of young people are implemented.

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