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Derby County FC

Derby County FC

Youth Development Phase Goalkeeping Coach


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Apr 16, 2024


Youth Development Phase Goalkeeping Coach

Derby County Football Club, established in 1884, is one of the founder members of the English Football League and has a rich and varied history, including two First Division titles in 1972 and 1975 and an FA Cup success in 1946. The club are currently playing in League One, the third tier of English Football, and is under the management of Head Coach, Paul Warne. The club also boasts a successful and respected Category One Academy, a status which has been held since 2014. Derby County is embarking on an exciting new era following the change in ownership to Clowes Developments (UK) Limited. Our track record of producing talent is outstanding, and we intend to protect that proud legacy, investing in key roles within the club to build on the foundations in place for success.

Derby County Football Club has an opportunity to join our Academy Coaching Team at our Category One Academy as a Youth Development Phase Goalkeeping Coach.

Our Academy's vision is to continue to provide talented, well-balanced young professional footballers for Derby County's first-team squad and become recognised as the ‘Academy of Choice’ for young players within our local area and beyond.

Our mission is to identify, develop, and support talented young footballers so that they can achieve their maximum potential in a positive, supportive, and professional learning environment.

The successful candidate will deliver the Academy Goalkeeping coaching program, primarily across the U12 – U15 age groups and support the wider Academy Goalkeeping Coaching program across all phases.

Key Responsibilities:

To aid in the development and management of the Academy Goalkeeping program, focusing on the youth development phase (U12 – U15)
Design, deliver, and review age—and phase-specific goalkeeping sessions in accordance with the academy philosophy and goalkeeping curriculum.
To be integrated with the outfield coaching staff around session planning, individual player development, player reviews and management of goalkeepers' game minutes.
Review training and games through analysis and provide age-specific feedback.
Work in conjunction with the Goalkeeping department to allow alignment and consistency across the program.
Discuss, deliver and review players' Individual development plans.
Provide detailed feedback on the goalkeeper's game and training performances through analysis platforms and face-to-face reviews.
Commit to their own self-development and be driven to continually development themselves.
Work closely with key staff within the phase to ensure the best possible plan for the players, both short—and long-term.
Communication within the goalkeeping department – potential problems that could occur across player development.
Provide a detailed training plan to all key staff in the phase – informing staff of the goalkeeping plan regarding training and games, the week's goalkeeping curriculum, and the integration links for the outfield coaching staff.
To attend briefings, courses, and seminars, as able or as required by the Club, The Premier League, and The Football League and commit to undertake Continued Professional Development.
To demonstrate consistently high standards of behaviour and operate within the parameters of the club code of conduct, the Laws of the Game, the Rules of the Football Association or the FA Premier League.
Personal characteristics and experience:

Experience working with Goalkeepers within an academy structure.
Experience in coaching Youth development phase age goalkeepers is desirable.
Experience working within a Category One Academy is desirable.
Can plan, deliver, and review goalkeeping sessions effectively and efficiently
Robust skills and knowledge of Goalkeeping techniques in and out of possession.
Excellent people management skills.
Confident, Resilient and Self Motivated
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with an ability to positively influence.
Excellent Presentation skills
Ability to work in a fast-paced, target driven environment.
Ability to prioritise and manage own workload.
Work using your own initiative and as part of a team.

Essential Qualifications

UEFA B Goalkeeping
UEFA B Outfield
Desirable Qualifications

UEFA A Goalkeeping
FA Advanced Youth Award
Salary dependent on experience

This is a full-time position based at our training ground in Oakwood, Derby.

This role will require weekend and evening work in line with the Academy programme.

Everything we do as a Club is built around the three pillars of stability, integrity, and progress.

Our core values are:

We are proud of who we are and what we do
We are positive, inspired and passionate
We are ambitious and driven
We are prepared, honest and humble
We are the heartbeat of our community
We are the club of opportunity
Derby County employee benefits include:

25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
Two complimentary staff season tickets
Two complimentary staff away memberships
20% discount at DCFC Megastore
Company Pension with Aviva
Discounts with select Club partners and sponsors
Healthshield Cash Health Plan to support employee health and well-being and Perks for great deals and discounts
Participating in our employee forum, ‘The Herd’
Training and development opportunities
Access to programmes and volunteering opportunities with Derby County Community Trust
Subsidised lunchtime meals at Moor Farm
Derby County Football Club is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

As part of the Club's commitment to providing a safe environment for children and young people, applicants should be aware that this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Criminal Record Check.

Derby County Football Club is an Inclusive Club for all and is committed to Equality and Diversity.

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The closing date for receipt of applications is Sunday 28 April 2024. We reserve the right to close the vacancy early.

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