Men’s 1st Team Physical Performance Coach

  • Tottenham Hotspur Football & Athletic Co Ltd
  • Tottenham, London, UK
  • 30 May, 2024
Full time Coaching Premier League Soccer Coach Strength & Conditioning

Job Description

Job description

Founded in 1882, Tottenham Hotspur Football Club is an English Premier League Club, based in North London.

 

Led by the late great Bill Nicholson, the Club became the first in England to win the League and FA Cup Double in 1961, and the first in the UK to win a European Trophy two years later. Spurs has since been home to some of the game’s great entertainers, including Jimmy Greaves, Glenn Hoddle, Paul Gascoigne, David Ginola, Gareth Bale, Heung-Min Son and Harry Kane.

 

In April 2019, the Club opened an iconic new stadium that sits at the heart of a £1billion sport-led regeneration of North Tottenham. The stadium is the largest football club stadium in London and is a multi-use venue with the ability to host a variety of events 365 days a year, including NFL, boxing, rugby, concerts, and other major events, plus visitor attractions including Stadium Tours and the Dare Skywalk.

 

The stadium development scheme has to date created more than 4,000 new jobs for local people, with circa £300m pumped into the local economy each year.

 

Tottenham Hotspur has:

 

  • A clear strategy to develop talent from within its Academy, showcased by a strong track record of Academy players graduating to the first-team squad.
  • A £100m state-of-the-art Training Centre that supports the Club’s ambition to attract, develop and retain the best talent.
  • Commercial partnerships with globally-recognised brands including AIA Group Limited (AIA), one of the world's leading providers of life insurance services, and Nike, the world’s leading sports footwear and apparel company.
  • A commitment to minimizing its environmental impact across Club operations, being named as the greenest in the Premier League for the past three years. Tottenham Hotspur is a signatory of the UN Sports for Climate Action Framework, committing to halve carbon emissions by 2030 and become net zero carbon by 2040.
  • An award-winning Foundation that is renowned for creating opportunities to help enhance the lives of people in its local community through education, employment, health and social inclusion programmes.

 

JOB PURPOSE 

 

  • To assist in the development and implementation of the sport science strategy that will integrate into the vision and structure of the club.
  • To assist in the management and delivery of the Men’s 1st Team Physical Performance programme, inclusive of performing applied practitioner duties.
  • To ensure the practical implementation of best sport science practice. This will include ongoing monitoring and evaluation to assess the impact of player development and performance.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Contribute to the maintenance and ongoing development of evaluation techniques to monitor the progression of the Men’s 1st Team Sport Science objectives.
  • Apply an interdisciplinary approach of working to physical performance with the other sport science and medicine disciplines within the club.
  • Deliver conditioning sessions designed to enhance the physical and physiological capacities of Men’s 1st Team players.
  • Contribute to the physical monitoring of Men’s 1st Team players and effectively communicate this information to key stakeholders within the club. This may include the production and delivery of daily GPS and loading reports.
  • Maintain detailed records for all physical performance actions in accordance with relevant legislation, club policies and procedures.
  • Be involved in devising and integrating Sport Science research projects within the football club to continually develop applied practice.
  • To maintain all legal and professional qualifications in relation to own practice and to be actively engaged in continued professional development.

 

MAIN JOB REQUIREMENTS AND PERSON SPECIFICATION

 

Specific Experience:

  • A post-graduate qualification in Strength and Conditioning or Sport Science. Degree programmes must have included aspects related to physical preparation for sporting performance (e.g. physiology, kinesiology, anatomy, biomechanics and nutrition).
  • Professional applied accreditation e.g. UKSCA accreditation as a strength and conditioning coach, BASES accreditation as a sport scientist.
  • A thorough understanding of the various sports science disciplines and their impact on the training and performance of elite athletes.
  • A good understanding of scientific methods of trialling and validating assessment, monitoring and evaluation equipment and protocols.
  • Experience of working in professional sport within an interdisciplinary sports science and medicine team. This should include experience of working within 1st team professional football.
  • Experience working as a practitioner and applying coach and athlete education in high performance sport.
  • Experience of using data management systems to ensure the secure and efficient storage of monitoring and evaluation data.

 

Desirable

  • Experience of having worked within multiple professional sports.
  • Experience of working within teams qualified for the Champions League and Europa league.

 

Abilities/Skills/Knowledge:

  • An excellent understanding of the various sport science principles that relate to the physical performance of elite football players. 
  • A very good understanding of scientific methods of researching and developing assessment, monitoring, and evaluation protocols within an elite sport environment.
  • Excellent strength and conditioning delivery skills including gym and pitch-based environments.
  • Ability to conduct and evaluate appropriate assessment and monitoring procedures with teams and individuals.
  • Excellent delivery and communication skills that can motivate behavioural change with players and coaches to have a positive impact on performance.

 

Personal attributes:

  • Highly motivated with the ability to motivate others.
  • Enthusiasm and willingness to be flexible in approach to achieve desired outcomes.
  • Pro-active and engaging style.
  • Personal commitment to continuous personal professional development.
  • Highest standards of professional and personal conduct, especially confidentiality.
  • Ability to invoke trust and respect from others.

 

Safeguarding is fundamental to the success in all that we do. Successful candidates are subject to an Enhanced DBS check with child’s barred list.

 

Tottenham Hotspur Football Club welcomes applications from anyone regardless of age, disability, race, or ethnic and national origins, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.