Academy Lead Coach Under 19’s

£20,000 - £27,000 yearly
  • King's Lynn Town FC
  • KES School kings Lynn with matches at The Walks stadium
  • 15 Sep, 2021
Full time Coaching

Job Description

King’s Lynn Town FC set up an Academy alongside KES school to produce a Centre for sporting excellence in September 2020 - it now has 67 players and has become our Under 19’s team that competes in the National League Youth Alliance and the FA Youth Cup.  We are now seeking a full time coach to help take the Academy to the next level.  The department has a full time physio, a sports scientist, a head coach and  coaching from the first team manager Ian Culverhouse.



To have clear responsibility for implementing the Academy coaching programme and developing

players technically, tactically, physically, and psychosocially at Kings’ Lynn Town Football Club.

Specific Responsibilities

Plan, prepare and deliver coaching sessions in tandem with the Club philosophy and coaching syllabus,

under the guidance of the Academy Head of Coaching and Lead Phase Coach.

Be responsible for maintenance of training / match balls, bibs, cones and all other relevant equipment

as required by the Academy.

Work with match analysts to plan and prepare relevant team and individual footage.

Provide feedback to players by using video analysis.

Organise Academy players’ logistics for all training sessions, fixtures, tournaments, and Academy


Attend and conduct Player Development Review Meetings.

Communicate and liaise regularly with the Lead Phase Coach to discuss any relevant player issue(s).

Effective and efficient multi-disciplinary communication between staff, players, to ensure

optimal well-being and development of all players.

Report all player injuries immediately to the Club medical staff.

Assist in the decision-making process regarding the permanent registration of Academy triallists and

the retention of players currently at the Club.


Work efficiently and effectively with additional staff, such as goalkeeping coaches, outfield coaches,

assistant coaches, recruitment staff, strength & conditioning coaches, medical staff, video analysts,

transport manager, education & welfare staff and academy administrator.

Always maintain honesty and integrity when working with young players at the Club.

Act and behave in a manner appropriate of a representative of the Club, at all times.

Ensure that all players act and conduct themselves – both on and off-the-pitch – in a manner

appropriate of a representative of the Club, at all times

Be presentable, smart and personable at all times when representing the Club.

Undertake all reasonable tasks assigned by the Academy & Player Development Manager, Academy

Head of Coaching or Phase Lead Coach.

Health & Safety

Lead by example being always diligent and observant.

Ensure safety & risk are considered within all projects alongside the Head of Academy Education &


Ensure a safe and respectable learning environment for all players and coaches to maximise their

holistic development.


Ideally you will have the following:

a) UEFA B Licence

b) The FA Youth Award Modules 1-3

c) Member of the FA Licensed Coaches Club

d) Valid FA Safeguarding Children Certificate

e) Valid BFAS – Basic First Aid for Sport

f) Hold an enhanced DBS check

g) Full UK driving licence

h) Previous experience of coaching young players

i) Strong written and presentation skills

j) Excellent communications skills across multiple levels, with parents or guardians and players


a) UEFA A Licence

b) The FA Advanced Youth Award

c) Valid EFAiF Certificate

d) Futsal-specific coaching qualification

e) Sport-related undergraduate degree

f) Teaching qualification

g) Previous experience of coaching at an Academy Football Club

h) Previous playing experience at a professional level