Academy assistant coach - Watford Ladies FC - Closing date 30 September 2021
Part time, voluntary
Part-time, Contract To be responsible for all coaching sessions with a particular squad within the Ladies Youth Elite Player Pathway, which falls in line with the coaching philosophy, vision and values of the Elite Player Pathway and the club. To work closely with the Technical Director and all other coaches.
Essential Criteria FA level 1 or above or FA youth Module 1 or above FA Safeguarding & FA Emergency Aid Must live within 30 miles of Watford Current DBS
Hours of Work: 5hrs per week including match days Department: Elite Academy playing in the Junior premier league Main Location: WLFC, Parmiters School, High Elms Lane, Watford, Herts WD25 0UU Responsible to: Technical Director of Coaching / Committee
Key Responsibilities 1. Coaching Responsible for assisting in planning and delivering the technical and tactical coaching programme for your respective age group in line with the coaching syllabus. Support match day duties in line with Managers tactics and process. To liaise with all key club personnel when planning and arranging coaching sessions and matches to ensure the appropriate support is in place. To evaluate players learning from coaching sessions and matches and ensure that relevant training sessions are planned to drive the performance of each player. To be fully responsible for the safety and welfare of all players under your care
2. Player Development and Progression To compile performance reviews, in line with the requirements of the academy, and deliver feedback to players and parents both formally in meetings, and informally as required. To compile a formal report of conclusions and actions following the performance review meetings. To liaise on a regular basis with the Technical Director of Coaching to ensure that the needs of all players are catered for.
3. Safeguarding Monitor potential safeguarding children risks and work with the club Safeguarding Officer to promote safer working practice throughout the club. Understand the club Safeguarding policy, procedures, and best practice guidelines. Use this understanding to ensure safer recruitment, safe working practices, appropriate reporting of concerns and contribute positively to an Anti-bullying environment.
4. Other responsibilities To keep the Technical Director of Coaching fully informed on all matters relating to players in your age group. To attend staff meetings as required. To be aware of current trends and best practice in Youth Development. To continually look for ways to develop and improve our youth coaching programme. To attend at least 5 hours of in-service training organised by the FA each year and the first aid training for club coaches at least once every 3 years. To undertake continued professional development.
Watford Ladies Football Club is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to the equality of opportunity within our own organisation and encourage a similar commitment from every other organisation we deal with. Please note you will be required to provide proof of all relevant certificates and qualifications. This post will be subject to an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service. Only applicants selected for interview will be contacted
SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS • Minimum of 3-5 year coaching experience. • Minimum UEFA B coaching badge • Knowledge of various coaching development options • Knowledge of age specific coaching techniques, tools and equipment. • Ability to organise, plan and develop others. • Strong emotional intelligence and empathy in leading others • Ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team • Flexible approach to working hours