Doncaster Rovers FC

Doncaster Rovers FC

Youth Development Phase (Academy)

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Posting Date

Apr 27, 2022

Role description

Job Description The head of phase will assist the head of coaching and Academy manager in establishing a sustainable system and approach to player development within the Academy. They will provide initial line management to develop part-time coaches, enabling them to improve and perform to the best of their ability from which they can consequently be able to maximise the potential of the players across the Academy, and make the transition into full time professional football. The role will be responsible for the delivery and implementation of the club coaching syllabus, in line with the Football Club’s philosophy, culture and values. The role will work closely with all age groups linking with the foundation phase to receive players on the next stage of their journey, and working with the professional development phase to ensure the best chance is given for professional and scholar contracts. The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate the varying learning cycles and requirements of the key phases of player development. The Role To assist the head of coaching, and lead on the development of all phase related tasks and coaching programmes. Mentoring and initial line management of part-time coaches. Contribute, develop and review the Academy Performance Plan (APP) regarding the coaching programme annually to ensure its effectiveness in achieving the desired outcomes Contribute to Academy Management team and Technical Board meetings with written reports and minutes of all multidisciplinary meetings Coordinate the activity of all coaches to ensure sessions and matches are adequately covered, in line with EFL ratio guidelines Implement and review the coaching curriculum/syllabus throughout all phases in line with the football club’s philosophy, culture and values, to enable delivery of relative coaching sessions for player and staff development Manage the players within the cohort, and be the point of contact for more complex parent queries Create additional support and coaching programmes for Gifted and Talented players identified by the Academy Oversee all aspects of Academy administration in relation to PMA coaching session plans and player and staff review process Ensure periodic player reviews, in line with the EPPP guidelines, are met and ensure the quality of player reviews meet the required standards reported accurately to reflect comprehensive feedback for both player and parents In addition, they should also be able to evidence additional learning and CPD opportunities, and experience gained within UEFA A / B Licence and FA AYA qualification, in order for them to be up to date with current trends and developments across all of the football industry.

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