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Youth Academy Phase Coach

Youth Academy Phase Coach


Arsenal Football Academy is a non-residential programme based at Hale End, offering a football training for elite youth players.

The aim of Arsenal Football Academy is to centre each boy’s progression as a footballer by providing a World Leading Youth Development programme. The programme promotes the development of genuinely elite training environments to consistently outperform international completion. By placing players at the heart of the programme the aim is to develop and grow future premier league players in an environment which is challenging, developing and inspirational.

The coaching programme is the core activity of the Academy which is supported by a fully integrated programme of Technical and Athletic Development, Holistic Education and a varied games programme which includes tours & tournaments.

The four programmes combine to create a fully integrated environment which will facilitate the players’ development at the Academy.


Covering the full coaching remit, assisting on an effective coaching programme for youths aged 13 to 16 years old, delivering and developing performance pathways and plans and creating an optimum environment for youth players to develop and grow. With the biggest focus being the technical development of our U13 players as U13 Head Coach.

To promote exercise compliance, safe training practices and the benefits of sport & fitness to youth players.

The post holder will play a pivotal role in the development of youth players aged 13 to 16 years old, ultimately creating the premier league players of the future.


The successful applicant will be required to complete a satisfactory enhanced DBS check

Lead the U13 players and coach to develop and coordinate all individual and team training sessions – To cater for the needs of the players both individually and collectively in order to maximize the potential of all our players in this age group

Assist other coaches in the youth development phase to prepare and debrief matches

Effectively leading sessions and games with the youth development phase squads as and when required

Work with the head of coaching to comply with PL, FA and EPPP rules and requirements – ensuring that PMA is kept up to date

Ensure all is accurate with individual player review meetings

Work closely with the physical, analysis, psychological and operations support staff

Responsible for ensuring that appropriate sessions are implemented to cater for all players on the programme and demonstrate a progressive and transparent structure for all players to progress

Provide a reporting platform to give constructive feedback at the end of each term for players and to work with the coaching team to implement

To actively seek out ways to improve the coaching programme and assist with the implementation and operation of these ideas

An active member of the youth squad selection team, analyzing the skills and capabilities of individual players

Working with the head of coaching to implement a programme of continuous professional development for the Academy team

To undertake ad hoc additional coaching duties as and when required (To coach in the foundation phase when required)



Sport related degree or equivalent experience

Gained or working towards FA Advanced Youth Award for Coaching 12-16 Year Olds

Qualified FA Coach Education Tutor

FA Level 4/UEFA A coaching award or equivalent

FA youth module 3 coaching award or equivalent

First Aid Certification

FA Safeguarding Certificate (Up To date)

FA Licence Coaches club membership

Specific Experience:

Minimum of 3 years’ experience of coaching high level players and/or talented young football players

Minimum of 3 years previous experience of working for and with an Elite Academy of players of this age group

Competent IT skills

Proven EPPP Knowledge and experience of using the PMA

Previous experience of coaching players at youth level who have progressed to play professional football in the premier league or football league


Able to work as part of a coaching team and within the guidelines set by the academy manager.

Able to build a strong rapport with the players in the age range

Ability to set realistic goals for the players and the team with the head coach

Excellent organisational and time management skills

Motivated and driven individual

Commitment and passion for the game

Awareness of how to develop players

Have the ability to demonstrate the technical aspects of the game within the AFC training programme

Ability to communicate key technical messages in coaching session

Hours Of Work

Individuals are required to work at such times (including on public holidays when football matches planned whether at the club or others take place , tours and tournaments) and for such periods as the efficient and conscientious discharge of their duties require

Arsenal FC is committed to the principle of equal opportunity and its policies for recruitment, selection, training, development and promotion are designed to ensure that no job applicant receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, ethnic and national origin, disability or gender reassignment.

Closing Date: 14/07/2019
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