Τίτλος Θέσης Εργασίας:

U18 Academy Physical Performance Coach

 

Απασχόληση:

full time 

 

Περιγραφή Ρόλου:

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • 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.

INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • 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.

STAFF DEVELOPMENT

  • 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.
  • Special Conditions

  • 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.

 

Απαραίτητα Προσόντα:

Qualifications

Essential Requirements

  • Degree in Sport Science or related discipline.
  • FA Child Welfare qualification.
  • FA Basic First Aid for Sport.
  • Clear DBS check.

Desirable Requirements

  • BASES Accreditation.
  • MSc Sport Science.

Experience

Essential Requirements

  • 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

Essential Requirements

  • 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.

Personal Requirements

  • Uses initiative.
  • Good communicator.

U18 Academy Physical Performance Coach | Birmingham City | UK

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