Academy Foundation Phase Coach

  • Mainsfield Town
  • Mansfield, UK
  • 21 Jul, 2021
Full time Academy Coaching Youth

Job Description

Overall Purpose of Job:

To be part of the Mansfield Town F.C. Academy Coaching Staff responsible for the delivery of the Academy Category 3 Foundation Phase Coaching Programme to maximize the opportunities for young players to reach their full potential in line with the Academy vision and philosophy


Main Responsibilities/Description of Duties:

  • Provide high standard coaching to a respective age group, educating them in the in line with the MTFC Academy philosophy and MTFC Coach Competency Framework as outlined in the Academy Performance Plan
  • To ensure that all Academy players adhere the MTFC Values and show a high level of Respect and Discipline.
  • To adhere to the Coaches Code of Conduct.
  • To assist players to set individual short-term and long-term goals and to create Individual Action Plans for all players
  • To maintain all coaching and games program records on the PMA for each session throughout the season.
  • To complete player progress reports on the PMA
  • Attend parents evening sessions throughout the season for each individual player
  • To develop and maintain a professional relationship with the parents of youngsters in the programme.
  • Complete CPD (Continuous Professional Development) to maintain coaching qualifications.
  • To work with Head of Coaching in the completion of a personal Coach Development Plan in line with the MTFC Coach Competency Framework
  • To maintain FA Licensed Coaches Club membership criteria
  • To identify players available each weekend for matches and communicate any additional player requirements
  • To attend coach in service days as instructed by Academy Manager/Head of Academy Operations/Head of Coaching.
  • To support the development of young players in a healthy lifestyle, diet, drug awareness, education.
  • To take responsibility for the care and maintenance of all age group training equipment and playing kit.
  • To attend Coaches Meetings or additional training nights as instructed by the Academy Manager/Head of Academy Operations/Head of Coaching.
  • To assess trialists at both training and games and feedback to Head of Academy Recruitment.
  • To assist with sport science input where required at training sessions.
  • To attend tournaments and trips when requested by the club.
  • To abide by all club policies including (but not exclusive to) Safeguarding, Equality and Health & Safety




  • UEFA B Licence and above
  • EFAIF Qualification
  • Experience of coaching within the relevant age groups (preferably in an Academy/Player Development environment)
  • Computer skills (in particular Word/ Excel/ Access).
  • High levels of communication skills, both orally and written.
  • Personable and enthusiastic with a strong work ethic.
  • Sensitive to the needs of young players and parents/guardians
  • Willingness to work weekends and evenings.
  • Desire to be an ambassador for MTFC in public role
  • CRB check undertaken
  • FA Youth Award
  • Full Driving Licence


  • Knowledge of the PMA system.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the EPPP process