Academy Lead Coach

  • MK Dons
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • 26 Aug, 2021
Full time Academy Coaching Leadership & Management Youth

Job Description

Overall Objective

To develop the Academy players aligned with the club coaching & playing philosophy through training and matches


Job Description

Main Objectives

• To plan, prepare and lead the delivery of coaching sessions as per the agreed timetable aligned with the coaching and playing philosophy

• To ensure all administration requirements for your respective age group including PMA / HUDL & reviews are completed on a weekly basis

• To ensure the session plan is designed using the MK Dons session template and uploaded onto the PMA post session

• To ensure that the players use HUDL & the PMA on a regular basis for their match reviews and that the review process is regularly monitored

• Comply with all company policies/procedures and regulations relating to your role in the Academy

• To maximise attendance at all relevant Academy Coach Meetings (Phase/Academy & CPD events) with the aim to contribute towards the Academy’s goals and objectives

• To be prepared to do other duties to further the development of the Club and Academy as and when required

• To manage and maintain all Academy equipment and resources.


Person Specification

Essential skills and qualifications:

• Willing to adopt the MK Dons coaching & playing philosophy

• Appetite for self-development

• IT literate and able to effectively use/learn to operate various platforms including Microsoft / PMA / HUDL / Zoom

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

• Have a flexible attitude to work

• Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team

• Have a polite and courteous manner

• Be organised, have good time management skills

• Have the enthusiasm to set high standards and achieve company objectives

• Ability to liaise with footballers, coaches, management and other stakeholders in a professional manner

• Be prepared to work evenings and weekends

• Previous academy coaching experience


Essential Qualifications:

• Hold the following qualifications:

UEFA ‘B’ Coaching Certificate

FA Learning Safeguarding Children Certificate

FA Basic First Aid for Sport Certificate Current

FA Licensed Coaches Club Member


• Full driving licence ideally including the D1 Category

• UEFA ‘A’ licence Coaching Certificate


Closing date for Application Forms: 30 September 2021