Academy Coaches (3 x Youth Development Phase F/T, 1 x Foundation Phase P/T)

Reading FC

Reading, United Kingdom

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To support the football and holistic development of the players within the Youth Development Phase or the Foundation Phase of coaching. To be responsible for the planning and implementing of individual Learning Plans of players within the Youth Developme

Job Role Summary

Job TitleAcademy Coaches (3 x Youth Development Phase F/T, 1 x Foundation Phase P/T)
LocationReading, United Kingdom, Europe
FunctionCoaching & PerformanceAcademy
Employment TermsPermanent, Full Time
Closing DateClosing date and time for applications passed

Job Role Details

Main duties

- To follow and implement the Academy philosophy whilst contributing to its
- To ensure a thorough working knowledge of the content and functions of the Academy performance plan.
- To work as part of a multidisciplinary support team involving, but not restricted to, head of player development, performance analysts, sports scientists,physiotherapists, psychologists, operational and administrative staff.
- To ensure player welfare is always the primary consideration in all player activities.
- To arrive to the relevant facility at least 30 minutes prior to training sessions and at least 90 minutes before home games or 60 minutes before away games(based on kick off time).
- To attend all staff meetings (unless exceptional circumstances apply).
- To support the daily, weekly and cyclical transport requirements of the Youth Development Phase.
- To work closely with Academy Development Squads U12-16 or U7 – U11 to ensure close working relationship is maintained and developed.
- To maintain a current and up to date status with all work and communication involving the performance management application (including coaching sessions, game details and all aspects of the individual learning plans (ILP's)
- To be responsible for age group equipment, ensuring it is fit for use at all times and checked in/out.
- To ensure all age group kits are in order for Academy games and are checked in/out.
- To take an active role in the induction process for trialists, providing a positive reflection of the Academy philosophy to all parties involved (e.g. player, parents)
- To ensure a 3 x 7's report is completed for each trialist for each game and submitted to the Academy recruitment department.
- To adhere to a strict code of confidentiality in respect of any information relating to Reading Football Club and its operation
- To represent the face of the club in the manner expected
- To maintain Reading Football Club's Safeguarding (Child Protection), Health,Safety and Equal Opportunity procedures and practice
-To act in a manner that supports the Club's Vision and Values at all times

If you meet the person specification for this role and wish to apply, please send the completed application form, CV and a covering letter to

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