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)
MAIN JOB REQUIREMENTS AND PERSON SPECIFICATION
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
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.