Football Coach for a Youth Football Academy in Saudi Arabia (U-10 to U-16)

  • Shine Football Academy
  • Saudi Arabia
  • 01 Feb, 2024
Full time Academy Coaching Soccer Coach Youth

Job Description

Football Coach

Job description and Responsibilities

The ultimate goal of a youth football academy football coach is to create a nurturing and challenging environment that allows young players to develop their skills, reach their potential, and foster a lifelong love for the game.

The job description and responsibilities of a youth football academy football coach can vary depending on the specific academy and its objectives. However, here are some common responsibilities:

1. Coaching and Training:
   - Develop and implement age-appropriate training programs to enhance players' technical skills, tactical understanding, physical fitness, and mental abilities.
   - Conduct regular training sessions that focus on individual player development and team dynamics.
   - Teach and enforce the rules and regulations of the game, as well as the values of fair play and sportsmanship.
   - Provide guidance and feedback to players on their performance, strengths, weaknesses, and areas for improvement.
   - Design and execute practice drills and exercises that cater to the developmental needs of the players.

2. Player Development:
   - Identify and nurture talented players within the academy, focusing on their long-term development and progression.
   - Create individual player development plans and track their progress over time.
   - Develop the players' physical growth, technical skills, tactical understanding, and mental resilience.
   - Provide mentorship and guidance to players in their personal and academic development.
   - Foster a positive and supportive environment that encourages player growth and self-confidence.

3. Game Strategy and Analysis:
   - Develop effective game strategies, formations, and tactics based on the team's strengths, weaknesses, and the opponent's style of play.
   - Analyze opponents' strengths and weaknesses to create game plans that maximize the team's chances of success.
   - Conduct post-match analysis to evaluate the team's performance, identify areas for improvement, and provide constructive feedback to players.
   - Adjust training sessions and strategies based on game analysis to address areas of improvement.

4. Team Management:
   - Select and manage your age group’s roster, ensuring a balanced and competitive squad.
   - Assign player positions and roles within the team.
   - Foster team cohesion, unity, and a positive team culture.
   - Communicate effectively with players, parents, and other stakeholders regarding team activities, schedules, and expectations.
   - Coordinate with other coaches and staff members to ensure a holistic approach to player development.

5. Communication and Collaboration:
   - Maintain open and effective communication with players, parents, coaching staff, and academy management.
   - Collaborate with other coaches, staff members, and experts to enhance the overall academy program.
   - Attend meetings, workshops, and professional development opportunities to stay updated with the latest coaching techniques and trends.
   - Provide regular updates and progress reports to parents and academy management.

6. Role Model and Mentorship:
   - Serve as a positive role model for the players, demonstrating professionalism, integrity, and respect.
   - Provide mentorship and guidance to players, helping them develop life skills such as discipline, teamwork, perseverance, and leadership.
   - Instill values of sportsmanship, fair play, and respect for teammates, opponents, and officials.

7. Compliance and Administration:
   - Assist in administrative tasks such as player registrations, scheduling, and organizing team events.
   - Maintain accurate records of player performance, attendance, and any disciplinary actions taken.


Key Performance Indicator (KPI) metrics

1. Player Development Metrics:
   - Technical Skills Improvement: Measure the progress and improvement of players' technical skills, such as passing accuracy, ball control, shooting technique, and dribbling ability. This can be assessed through regular skills assessments or evaluations conducted by the trainer.
   - Tactical Understanding: Evaluate the players' understanding and application of tactical concepts, such as positioning, decision-making, and teamwork. This can be assessed through match analysis and feedback from the trainer.
   - Physical Fitness Levels: Track the players' physical fitness levels, including speed, agility, endurance, and strength. This can be measured through periodic fitness tests or assessments.
   - Mental Resilience: Assess the players' mental resilience and ability to handle pressure situations, adapt to different game scenarios, and maintain focus and composure. This can be evaluated through observations during matches and training sessions, as well as feedback from the trainer.

2. Team Performance Metrics:
   - Win Percentage: Measure the success rate of the team in terms of winning matches and tournaments. This can provide an indication of the trainer's ability to prepare the team effectively.
   - Goals Scored and Conceded: Track the number of goals scored by the team and the number of goals conceded. This can reflect the effectiveness of the trainer's offensive and defensive strategies.
   - Player Improvement: Assess the progress of individual players in terms of their performance and contribution to the team. This can be evaluated through regular performance evaluations and feedback from the trainer.

3. Player Progression Metrics:
   - Player Promotions: Monitor the number of players who progress to higher levels of competition, such as representing higher age groups, regional teams, or professional clubs.
   - Player Retention: Measure the percentage of players who continue their participation in the academy over a specific period. A higher retention rate indicates player satisfaction and the trainer's ability to create a positive and engaging environment.

4. Communication and Leadership Metrics:
   - Player and Parent Satisfaction: Conduct regular surveys to assess the satisfaction levels of players and their parents regarding the trainer's communication, coaching methods, and overall experience.
   - Leadership and Mentorship: Evaluate the trainer's ability to serve as a role model and mentor for the players, helping them develop life skills such as discipline, teamwork, and sportsmanship.
   - Communication Effectiveness: Measure the clarity and effectiveness of the trainer's communication with players, parents, and other stakeholders, ensuring that instructions, feedback, and expectations are effectively conveyed.

5. Continuous Learning and Development Metrics:
   - Professional Development: Assess the trainer's engagement in continuous learning and professional development activities, such as attending coaching courses, workshops, or conferences.
   - Coach Feedback: Collect feedback from players, parents, and other stakeholders regarding the trainer's effectiveness, communication style, and coaching methods.