Τίτλος Θέσης Εργασίας:
U18 Academy Physical Performance Coach
- Communicate and promote the Academy culture creating an elite environment for the development of young players.
- Have consistently high standards.
- Communicate and engage with staff/players/parents/guardians where appropriate.
- Attend all club and departmental professional development events.
- Actively engage in a fully functioning competency framework and integrated appraisal process.
- Monitor the well-being of Academy players at all times liaising with the Safeguarding Services Manager.
ACADEMY PERFORMANCE COACH RESPONSIBILITIES
- To act as Lead Academy Sports Scientist.
- To be responsible for the delivery of the sports science programme for U18s.
- Design and delivery of activation/preparation/recovery sessions for individuals/groups/teams.
- To coordinate and complete physical testing as per the needs of the EPPP for all the u18s and oversee the schoolboy S&C programme.
- Delivery of rehabilitation sessions in conjunction with medical staff or as directed insuring modalities and loads are appropriate to the phase of training.
- Provide direction and support where needed for sports science & medical staff within the Academy to ensure program delivery is of a high standard.
- Support players in their understanding of lifestyle choices and in educating them on the role of sport science and S&C in supporting their performances.
- The assessment, monitoring, analysis and reporting on team and individual player physical and physiological information using relevant technologies & interventions.
- Fully utilizing The PMA & SharePoint systems – Analyse, store & monitor all relevant data, providing feedback to players/staff as relevant.
- Implement individual and group Strength & conditioning programmes using appropriate periodised plans, modalities, loading and injury minimisation strategies.
- To be responsible for the design and dissemination of the gym curriculum throughout the academy with specific responsibility for the U18s.
- Supporting the Sports Science & Medicine department with the design & implementation of Return to Play objective markers.
- Maintain excellent working relationships with the Head of Academy Sports Science & Medicine and other all Academy and First Team SS&M staff as appropriate.
- To liaise with other professionals as required (coaching/medical/administrative) to ensure a complete interdisciplinary support on service provision for players.
- Provide advice and support to staff and players as appropriate in areas of expertise.
- Deliver the performance programme to the highest standard possible, to the benefit of the individual, group or team.
- Use objective markers to identify areas that need physical development or facilitate improved performance.
- Have a working knowledge and assist schoolboy staff with “years from peak height velocity” and implement anthropometric strategies to estimate adult height.
- Maintain a comprehensive database of work conducted with athletes and coaches on the PMA & Sharepoint – To include monitoring of training loads and intensities through GPS and heart rate data, RPEs, wellbeing, hydration status, session content and session attendance, anthropometric data as well as on/off-field testing data.
- Review and update all academy staff on the performance (S&C and sports science) programme as necessary.
- Maintenance of a contemporary and appropriate database of all sport science/S&C information, which allows reporting on individuals/group/team information.
- Contribution to the player performance reviews within the PMA (5 weekly).
- Assist the Head of Academy Sports Science and Medicine with developing the responsibilities of interns whilst evaluating & monitoring their performance.
- To provide leadership and guidance to the multi-disciplinary team, players and parents.
- Conduct a 5-week review identifying appropriate areas of physical excellence and areas which need developing.
- Deliver practical activities across the phases to enhance best practice.
- Collation and dissemination of the physical data for each phase to guide physical target setting throughout the programme.
- To observe and guide junior members of staff and work placement students relevant to your role as academy Lead Academy Sports Scientist.
- Delivery of at least 3 internal professional development events.
- Assist in the development of BCFC SS&M research profile to enhance player care and staff development.
- Attend all club and departmental CPD events.
Terms of Appointment
- 37.5 hours per week.
- 20 days annual leave (rising by 1 day per completed year of service, up to a maximum of 25 days, plus 8 statutory bank holidays)
- 6-month probation period.
- Flexibility with working hours required to meet demands of the role.
- Under the Disclosure and Barring Service and in accordance with the Club’s own rules regarding Safeguarding the post-holder will be required to meet minimum criteria regarding Safeguarding and a Disclosure and Barring Check will be required in this post. Exceptions Order to Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 applies.
- Degree in Sport Science or related discipline.
- FA Child Welfare qualification.
- FA Basic First Aid for Sport.
- Clear DBS check.
- BASES Accreditation.
- MSc Sport Science.
- Previous experience within an elite sporting environment.
- Experience developing & delivering individual and group physical preparation and recovery strategies.
- Experience developing and delivering a LTAD plan.
Knowledge and Skills
- Understanding of injury minimisation strategies.
- Understanding of internal and external load monitoring, including GPS and heart rate monitoring.
- Excellent computer literacy, specifically in the use of Excel.
- Understanding of safeguarding policies and procedures.
- Understanding of the Elite Player Performance Plan and the PMA application.
- Uses initiative.
- Good communicator.