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Arsenal Women Academy Strength and Conditioning Coach
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Arsenal Women FC is one of the most successful female football clubs in the history of the women's game. It prides itself on maintaining high standards and delivering excellence.

Arsenal Women Football Club (AWFC)'s philosophy includes the production of excellent young players from within its youth programme who have the potential to progress through into 1st team football. It has an unrivalled record of producing many young International players of all ages who understand the core values and levels of discipline required in order to progress through the club.

AWFC are looking for highly motivated Strength & Conditioning Coaches to support the physical development of the Academy players, forming part of a forward thinking multi-disciplinary support team.

The successful candidate will help implement 1st team philosophies and standards to the Academy youth players (ages from U9 - U21) by supporting the physical performance programme as and when required. The role will include delivery of S&C provision to age group squads and individuals at training sessions and supporting academy games when required.

The person will apply scientific principles and techniques with the aim of improving sporting performance, incorporating areas such as physiology, psychology, strength, speed, power, endurance, motor control and biomechanics and including nutrition and diet, sports technology, anthropometry, functional competence assessments and performance analysis where possible.

The post holder will report to the Academy Manager on a consultancy basis.

Post holders are required to be available for 2-3 sessions per week and be flexible working hours across the Academy programmes. Attendance at evening Academy training sessions, some daytime training sessions and matches will be required.

PURPOSE

To provide Strength & Conditioning support and cover across the Academy age groups from U9s - U21s.

To assist in developing and delivering an elite Strength & Conditioning programme across the Arsenal Women's Academy.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead on the development of weekly and season long training plans.
  • Lead on the delivery of weekly gym-based or field based sessions at one of our training sites.
  • Oversee on the monitoring of player workload, wellness and readiness.
  • Assist with collecting and inputting information to the player profiles
  • Complete and screening and testing of players and monitor/record/analyse all data
  • Lead on the coaching of individualised S&C sessions and small group work
  • Lead on the coaching of individualised functional corrective programmes.
  • Work with other members of the Coaching, Medical and Performance team to provide a holistic approach to training provision and prevention of injury.
  • Liaise with international teams with regards to player 's physical programmes and loading.
  • Contribute to the team's internal continuous professional development.
  • Maintain Arsenal Football Club's Safeguarding, Health, Safety and Equal Opportunity procedures as practice.
  • Adhere to a strict code of confidentiality in respect of any information relating to Arsenal Football Club, Arsenal Women Football Club and its operation.
  • Be present at all required training sessions and some matches.

MAIN POSITION REQUIREMENTS AND PERSON SPECIFICATION

Education/Qualifications/Training

Required

  • BSc in Sports Science or a related field
  • Hold either a UK Strength and Conditioning accreditation (UKSA) or Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) (NSCA)
  • Broad knowledge of subject area and contemporary issues
  • Up to date FA Safeguarding Certificate (Required if successful)
  • Hold the FA Level 2 Emergency First Aid in Football (EFAiF) qualification

Desirable

  • Working towards or completed MSc Strength and Conditioning or postgraduate related
  • Has other recognised S&C related qualifications (NSCA/BWLA/FA Level 3)
  • Is a BASES Accredited Sports Scientist

Required Experience

  • Experience of working with elite performers (Experience working with female performers is desirable)
  • Experience of co-ordinating and delivering physical development programmes.
  • Experience of working with Youth athletes (U9-16).
  • It is preferred that the candidate has some football coaching experience.

Abilities/Skills/Knowledge

  • An ability to produce verbal and written reports.
  • Excellent use of excel to monitor, track and analyse data
  • Ability to educate, advise and motivate individuals.
  • A willingness to work flexibly.
  • A proactive approach within agreed boundaries.
  • A strong desire to work as part of a team and to put the team's needs ahead of your own.
  • Highly motivated self-starter.
  • Understanding of Health and Safety and its application to a sporting environment.
  • Energy and enthusiasm, with the ability to enthuse and inspire elite players.
  • Evidence of sound administrative, organisational and prioritisation skills.
  • Experience of working collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary team.

Successful applicants will be required to complete a self-declaration and an enhanced CRB check.

Successful applicants will be required to attend The FA Safeguarding Children in Football Workshop and other appropriate CPD events.

Arsenal FC is committed to the principle of equal opportunity and its policies for recruitment, selection, training, development and promotion are designed to ensure that no job applicant receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, ethnic and national origin, disability or gender reassignment.

Closing Date: 27/08/2019

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