Academy Coach

Michael Richardson Football Academy

Essex/Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

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Michael Richardson Football Academy are currently seeking an Academy Coach on a part time basis.

Job Role Summary

Job TitleAcademy Coach
LocationEssex/Hertfordshire, United Kingdom, Europe
FunctionCoaching & PerformanceAcademy
Employment TermsPermanent, Part Time
Closing DateClosing date and time for applications passed

Job Role Details

Academy Coach
Michael Richardson Football Academy


Position: Academy Coach
Reports to: Owner and Academy Director (OAD)
Contract: Self-Employed
Term: Part-time

M.R.F.A. is a football academy, providing elite football coaching to aspiring players aged between two and 18. Set up in 2013, M.R.F.A. now operates with twelve primary and secondary schools in Essex and Hertfordshire where we cover a wide range of sport clubs and P.E. lessons.

We run technical development coaching (Development Groups) and higher tier coaching to elite players who hold potential to be in a professional club (Advanced Academy). Outside of this, M.R.F.A. run soccer camps at three locations in Essex every half-term and offer extra incentives such as birthday parties, 1:1 coaching sessions and Pre-Academy classes for our younger stars.

We pride ourselves in the way we develop players the "M.R.F.A. way" and we truly believe that, with the right leaders and encouragement, anything is possible!


Proactive approach to coaching and developing young people.

Understanding the business as a whole and the challenges it faces.Confident in developing strong relationships with parents and teachers/schools and promoting M.R.F.A.'s business.
Recognising and analyzing players' strengths and weaknesses and be able to form a high- level player report with goal-sets for individual players.


Principally, this role will entail a minimum of 5 hours coaching per week and a maximum of 10 hours per week. During these hours, the coach will:

Coaching/on the field duties:

Support a Soccer Camp at one of M.R.F.A.'s locations
Coach groups at Advanced Academy, Development Groups and Futsal
Attend games and fixtures when required for necessary age groups

Documents, reports and administrative tasks:

Write analytical player report
Goal set for individual playersPlan sessions and lessons suited to individual players and the stages of their


Ambitious and proactive in personal development
Excellent communication – written and verbal
Ability to work to deadlines and deliver under pressureAble to manage time to an excellent standard
Minimum Level Two coaching qualification
UEFA B desirable
Completed or completing Youth Module 1&2
Five years+ experience in coaching


Potential to go on shadow at professional football clubs, gaining invaluable experience

Salary: Competitive, to be discussed at interview

Anti-Discrimination and Equal Opportunities

Michael Richardson Football Academy is committed to eliminating discrimination whether by reason of gender, sexual orientation, race, nationality, ethnic origin, colour, religion or ability and to encourage equal opportunities.

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