Foundation Phase Coach

  • Cambridge United FC
  • Cambridge, UK
  • 10 Sep, 2020
Part time Coaching Academy

Job Description

Our category three Academy is an integral part of our club and our vision is driven by our youth development structure and community values. This position is for a driven individual who possesses the skillset to work in our Elite environment. Reporting into our Head of Coaching and Lead Phase Coaches the successful applicant will be responsible for Coaching players in our Foundation Phase in line with our Academy philosophy.

Cambridge United Football Club is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to equal opportunity within our own organisation and welcomes applications from everyone.

Cambridge United Football Club are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


Role Accountabilities & Key Duties

To ensure the Academy Philosophies and Values are adhered to by coaches, players and parents within the Foundation Phase

To communicate effectively with the Lead Foundation Phase Coach

To manage the team within the games programme and follow all Academy match day procedures

To take control of the planning and delivery of training sessions in line with EPPP criteria, club policy and which fulfils the criteria set out in the Academy philosophy and coaching curriculum

To assist in the monitoring and assessment of the players in the Academy team in training and in match performances

To undertake personal CPD as appropriate to meet the demands of the role 

To work alongside the Head of Coaching to develop your Coach Competency Framework and Action Plan 

To assist with administrative tasks related to the role, including general organisation, recording of sessions, player performance clocks, player reviews, and Individual Learning Plans 

To attend meetings as directed by the Head of Coaching

To work with players in the Foundation Phase on a regular basis and assist in facilitating sessions and games in this phase


To apply for this position, please read through the job description send your CV and cover letter to Head of Academy Coaching, Pete Gill via email to