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Casual Youth Academy Coaches
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Arsenal Football Academy is the football development department for Arsenal Football Club, based at Hale End Sports Ground, offering a full time football training programme for elite youth players.

Arsenal Football Club Academy has for many years been a world leader in its field and is a constantly growing department within the organisation.

The aim of the Arsenal Football Academy is to individually tailor each boy's development as a footballer by providing a World Class Youth Development programme. The programme promotes the development of elite training environments to consistently outperform international competition. By placing players at the heart of the programme the aim is to develop and grow future Premier League players in an environment which is challenging, developmental and inspirational.

The coaching programme is the core activity of the Academy which is supported by a fully integrated programme of Athletic Develoment, Education and Games.

We are currently searching for experienced casual coaches across three key phases of Youth Development:

Foundation Phase (9-11 Years)

Early Youth Development (12-14 Years)

Advanced Youth Development Phase (15-16 Years)

The successful candidates will oversee and deliver the training programme of the relevant age group, and assist the age groups directly below and above, whilst working closely with support departments to deliver both on and off field success.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Plan, deliver and review age appropriate coaching sessions within the Academy periodisation plan and Academy playing philosophy;
  • Contribute to the development of world class players and lifelong students of the game;
  • Submit session plans, match reports, attendance and player reviews to the head coach;
  • Be responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of equipment;
  • Show flexibility and cover for holidays and sickness;
  • With the support of Head Coaches, conduct mid and full season meetings with boys and parents and coaches under the position-holders responsibility;
  • Maintain discipline as set out in the Arsenal Football Club Code of Conduct (applicable across players, parents and coaches);
  • Identify resource needs and report as appropriate;
  • Adhere to a strict code of confidentiality in respect of any information relating to Arsenal Football Club and its operation;
  • Meet with recruitment team and discuss retain and release strategies; and
  • Undertake any other duties as seen appropriate by the Head Coach, Lead Phase Coach and Head of Coach and Player Development.

Required Education/Qualifications/Training:

UEFA B Coaching Award (or working towards).

FA Youth Award Module 3 (or working towards).

Valid FA Licensed Coaches Club Membership.

Up to date Safeguarding Children Certificate and Emergency Aid.

Required Experience:

  • Previous experience as an Academy Coach within relevant age groups.
  • An up to date understanding of long term player development, modern coaching methods and strategies.

Abilities/Skills/Knowledge:

The ability to communicate effectively with parents, coaches and players of varying ages and experience.

The ability to produce written and verbal reports.

A successful and verifiable record of coaching young players at Academy level.

Moderate IT skills (minimum).

This role is subject to an enhanced DBS (formerly CRB) check for regulated activity.

*Arsenal Football Club is committed to equality and safeguarding children and vulnerable adults. Positions that involved working with these groups are subject to safer recruitment protocols, including an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check (and if a regulated activity this will include a check against the barred list(s)).

Arsenal Football Club Policy statements on recruitment of ex-offenders, and, secure storage and handling is available upon request.

Closing Date: 26/08/2019

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