Professional Development Phase Coach

  • Newport County AFC
  • Newport, UK
  • 04 Jun, 2021
Full time Coaching Youth

Job Description

Job Purpose

The role includes overseeing the delivery of the U16-U18 coaching programme. Working closely with the Academy Manager, Head of Coaching and other lead phase coaches to ensure departmental performance targets are maintained and achieved. The successful applicant will manage and oversee all operations of the Professional Development Phase, work with the coaches within this Phase to plan, deliver and evaluate coaching sessions via the PMA in accordance with the Club Philosophy.


Role Responsibilities & Key Duties


1 Manage the day to day operations of the Professional Development Phase

2 Work with other coaches in the Academy Management Team to develop and maintain designated area of the EPPP

3 Work with the Professional Development Phase staff to plan, deliver and evaluate every coaching session in accordance with the Academy philosophy and coaching programme.

4 Ensure that the training programme is clearly planned and executed to develop ‘Independent Operators’ through Individually assigned Learning Plans and Session considerations.

5 Evaluate coaching sessions, documenting achievements of learning objectives and progress of individuals on the PMA

6 Ensure Learning Objectives are attained across the Micro/Meso and Macro periods

7 Maintain an open, multi-disciplinary approach to your daily tasks and liaise frequently with sport science, medicine and recruitment.

8 Ensure frequent evaluation of staff, players and the coaching syllabus

9 Ensure the coaching vocabulary and coaching methods are maintained throughout sessions.

10 Upload and Maintain evidence on the PMA

11 Communicate professionally with parents, players and staff on a regular basis.

12 Develop and maintain a positive learning environment to maximise each players learning potential.


Match Days

13 Attend required match day venues and ensure match day planning is maintained.

14 Document individual player planning for match days

15 Make sure staff emphasise learning objectives during their interventions using existing vocabulary and match day processes

16 Ensure the coaching vocabulary is regularly used n match day

17 Ensure evaluations of match days take place

18 Arrange additional games as deemed necessary to maintain performance targets within the department.

19 Demonstrate impeccable touchline behaviour and take a lead on ensuring the same from staff and spectators.

20 Liaise with GK coach to maintain relationships with the GK’s in your phase



21 Organise and conduct the multi-disciplinary reviews every 6 weeks for your phase

22 Link player performance reviews to the learning outcomes of the Academy coaching programme

23 Develop the video library within the phase working in collaboration with the analysis department

24 Present all retain/release information to the Academy manager and Operations manage ahead of EFL deadlines

25 Present player/parent review meetings every 10 weeks as per club guidelines

26 Maintain all PMA evidence in relation to reviews


Recruitment & General Duties

27 Help identify talented local footballers who can one day play for the first team

28 Oversee the Recruitment plan for your phase

29 Continually evaluate the succession planning to present to the Academy Manager

30 Attend all Academy meetings where required and ensure you work towards own Development Action Plan assigned to you by the Head of Coaching in line with the CCF.

31 A minimum of 40 hours per week to be agreed with Academy Manager

32 Flexibility to work in this role is essential – evenings and 2 Sundays may be required.

33 Annual leave to be taken as agreed with the Academy Manager

34 Attend all CPD as instructed by Head of Coaching

35 Contribute to parents evenings and other phases where required

36 Display high standards of performance as outlined in accompanying Code of Conduct

37 Contribute towards a positive working environment

38 Provide genuine care for players within the Academy and offer a safe environment where players can succeed

39 Undertake other duties as directed by the Academy Manager

40 Undertake other duties as directed by the Technical Board


Application Deadline: 5pm on Friday 18th June 2021.