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19 Mar 2024

Position Specific Coach: Defender

🇬🇧 Sheffield, UK
Full Time
5+ years exp.
£23,795.20 per year
HOURS: 40 hours per week
Sheffield United Training Academy, Shirecliffe
LINE MANAGER: Head of Individual Development
RATE OF PAY: £23,795.20

Sheffield United FC Training Academy is seeking an experienced Position Specific Coach with a high-level understanding and detailed knowledge of the defender position to help develop the next generation of players to continue our proud history of producing elite level footballers.

The successful applicant will be expected to pass on their knowledge and expertise predominantly to our schoolboy age group players within highly detailed and engaging coaching sessions, as well as providing consistent communication with the MDP to further improve player development.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate closely with U13's - U18's squad coaches to understand the unique needs and positions of individual players.
  • Conduct tailored training sessions at agreed-upon times, focusing on individual or small group development.
  • Supervise and coordinate the filming of sessions, providing constructive feedback to players on their performance and linking it to in-game situations.
  • Cultivate strong relationships with Academy players to foster a supportive and motivating environment.
  • Collaborate seamlessly with the Multi-Disciplinary Team, ensuring consistent communication and alignment of coaching messages.
  • Actively participate in staff Continuous Professional Development (CPD) events, contributing to the collective growth of the coaching team.
  • Provide valuable assistance to a squad during game days, offering strategic insights and support.
  • Plan and evaluate all training sessions to optimize player development and overall performance.
  • Undertake any additional coaching responsibilities as directed by management, ensuring a flexible and adaptive approach to meet evolving needs.

Club Wide Responsibilities:

  • To adhere to all Sheffield United Football Club's Safeguarding Policies and Procedures to foster an environment which protects from harm those defined as children and adults at risk.
  • To report any concerns of a Safeguarding nature to the relevant parties and remain fully compliant with any applicable Safeguarding checks and due diligence and recognise your responsibility to the Club's Safeguarding agenda.
  • To report any concerns of discrimination to the relevant parties and promote a welcoming and inclusive club environment for all.
  • To adhere to the Club's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policies, supporting the Club to create an environment which is inclusive and all-encompassing.

Essential Criteria for the role:

  • UEFA B Coaching Certificate
  • FA Youth Award
  • FA Level 2 Emergency First Aid in Football
  • FA Safeguarding Children Certificate
  • This role requires a criminal record check through the Disclosure and Barring service
  • Experience of coaching young players
  • Experience in Youth Development
  • Experience of working within an Academy
  • Played in the relevant position at a professional or semi-professional level

Desirable Criteria for the role:

  • Advanced Youth Award
  • UEFA A Coaching Award
  • FA Developing Defenders
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