Academy Goalkeeping Coach

  • Luton Town FC
  • Luton, UK
  • 14 May, 2024
Full time Academy EFL Goalkeeper Coach Youth

Job Description

The Academy Goalkeeping coach is responsible for the implementation of the academy goalkeeping syllabus as well as the technical, tactical, physical and psycho-social development and evaluate coaching sessions within the Professional, Youth and Foundation development phases in line with the clubs coaching framework.  

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To plan, prepare and deliver coaching sessions in tandem with the club philosophy and academy goalkeeping syllabus
  • To organise academy goalkeepers’ logistics for all training sessions, fixtures, tournaments and academy events.
  • To complete all relevant information on the Football Intelligence Platform.
  • Attend fixtures, working constantly with the goalkeepers throughout.
  • Give regular feedback to all the goalkeepers using the performance data and footage from training sessions and fixtures.
  • Be responsible for maintenance of training / match balls, bibs, cones and all other relevant equipment as required by the academy.
  • To attend all in-service and coaching days as directed by the academy manager and head of academy coaching.
  • To recommend and recruit players for the academy in tandem with the Academy Head of Recruitment.
  • To assist in the decision-making process regarding the signing, or not of academy trialists and the retention of players currently at the club.
  • Construct and deliver detailed six and twelve weekly individual player progress reviews with goalkeepers and other relevant coaching staff for all academy goalkeepers.
  • Multi-disciplinary communication between staff and players to ensure optimal well-being and development of all academy goalkeepers.
  • Liaise constantly with the 1st Team Goalkeeper Coach to ensure fluidity and synergy between departments.
  • Maintain honesty and integrity at all times when working with young goalkeepers at the football club.
  • Be presentable, smart and personable at all times when representing Luton Town Football Club.
  • To undertake all reasonable tasks delegated by the academy manager and head of academy coaching.

MAIN JOB REQUIREMENTS AND PERSON SPECIFICATION

Education/Qualifications/Training:

  • Essentials
  • UEFA B License
  • UEFA Goalkeeping B License
  • Valid FA Safeguarding Children Certificate
  • EFAIF Emergency First Aid in Football
  • Hold an enhanced DBS check
  • Full UK Driving License
  • Desirables
  • The FA UEFA A License
  • The FA UEFA A Goalkeeping
  • The FA Advanced Youth Award (Goalkeeping)
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  • Specific Experience:
  • Experience in a similar or related role, demonstrating development and continuous improvement
  • Committed, enthusiastic and passionate about the development of goalkeepers.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a variety of different personnel at the football club.
  • An understanding of a range of teaching / learning styles to optimise the development of young goalkeepers
  • Excellent IT skills and experience in use of all Microsoft Office products
  • Committed and driven by deadlines and results
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as using one’s own initiative developing players and coaching sessions.
  • Able to communicate effectively with players, parents and fellow staff members at all levels.
  • Able to adapt to the demands of the job and needs of the players / coaches.

Abilities/Skills/Knowledge:

  • Committed, enthusiastic and passionate about Luton Town Football Club.
  • Must be pro-active, motivated, organised, responsible and able to work independently as well as in a team
  • Highly developed problem-solving skills, resilience, and the ability to perform well under pressure
  • Demonstrate good listening skills and have the ability to resolve issues where appropriate
  • Ability to multi-task whilst maintaining priority efficiencies
  • Focused on achieving Club, departmental and individual success
  • Willing to follow and promote the philosophy of the football club.
  • Be an ambassador for the Club presenting the Club in a positive image at all times.

Additional Information:

  • This a full time permanent role
  • Applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK