Jan 03, 2020
Academy Sports Scientist (part-time) - Bolton Wanderers Football Club - Salary competitive - Closing date 31 January 2020
An exciting opportunity has arisen at the Bolton Wanderers Academy for a Sports Scientist. Reporting to the Head of Academy Sports Science, the purpose of the role is to ensure the optimum fitness potential of Academy players (U9-U16). MAIN DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES - Improve the fitness of Academy players (U9-U16) using safe and effective procedures that will help to prevent injury from occurring and improve performance. - Responsible for monitoring long-term athletic development. - Assisting the medical team in prescribing and delivering rehabilitation programmes for all Academy players (U9-U16). - Update the Academy player management system with all relevant fitness training information. - Continual personal development training as required, including attending courses, seminars, conferences, workshops, and forums. - Report to the Academy Manager and relevant coaches as necessary with regards to updates on player profiles. - Design and deliver effective warm up and conditioning protocols for specific training sessions and matches, incorporating specific fitness components for appropriate sessions. - Liaise with Academy part-time coaches to ensure appropriate fitness content is being filtered through to schoolboy training sessions. - Deliver the fitness test battery to all Academy players including regular testing, analysis, presentation of results and follow up tests as required. - Organise and oversee Academy (U9-16) resistance training sessions, promoting small group work and additional sessions. - Coordinate nutritional requirements including general dietary strategies, performance-related nutrition, and optimal fluid intake (including away trip preparations and other venues). - Plan and arrange the delivery of fitness/resistance sessions to schoolboy groups and monitor progression of these sessions. QUALIFICATIONS & KNOWLEDGE - Relevant Degree - Working towards BASES qualification, and/or UKSCA Accreditation - Experience of working in an elite football environment - Understanding of long-term athletic development and periodisation in youth football This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure. How to apply To apply, please email to request an application form.
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