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Assistant Coach (Women’s Team)

Job Title: Assistant Coach (Women’s Team)
Location: Cobham Training Ground
Department: CFC Women’s Team
Contract: Full time hours over 6 days. As and when required according to team schedule.

Chelsea FC’s Women’s team are looking for an experienced Assistant coach to assist the manager on and off the pitch in-line with the club playing philosophy.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:

ON PITCH

  • To coach at 1st team training in-line with the club’s playing philosophy.
  • To attend all 1st team training sessions and Matches.
  • To design, lead, coach and assist training sessions for the 1st team, working to and alongside the periodisation program put into place by the manager.
  • To set up pitch for all 1st team training sessions.
  • To deliver individual training sessions for 1st team players as required.
  • To deliver recovery training sessions for the 1st team.
  • To set up and deliver/assist warmups for training and Matches.
  • To support the CFCW Academy as required.

OFF PITCH

  • To analyse games and provide analysis and feedback to management, staff and players.
  • To analyse training sessions and provide analysis and feedback to management, staff and players.
  • To prepare and deliver video analysis presentations including, but not limited to, training topic introductions.
  • To assist the analyst in creating the opposition dossier in powerpoint in relation to how to beat the opposition (key players, strengths and weaknesses, both in an out of possession).
  • To import relevant data in the club centralized database or other relevant files.
  • To share relevant video, data and other resources with staff and players using various technology platforms.
  • To analyse player development through training/match footage and coach assessments to assist in creating IAP’s.
  • To produce individual player analysis to educate players in IAP’s.
  • To provide detailed video based dossiers to management on potential new players.
  • To assist to create the team and individual periodisation.
  • To produce training clips when required.
  • To film training sessions, as required.
  • To produce training clips when required.
  • To support the CFCW Academy as required.
  • To undertake a progressive and ongoing professional development process attending and participating in in-house CPD sessions (when possible) and external sessions (if relevant), keep a regular CPD file, and ensure up to date with performance advances and research in their field.
  • To perform other duties as required helping the performance of the women’s department.

Experience and Qualifications:
Essential

  • 3-5 years of professional football support within coaching or playing at senior level.
  • UEFA A Licence

Desirable

  • UEFA Pro Licence
  • Experience of working with female athletes.
  • Understanding of Football Periodisation.

Personal Specification:
Essential

  • Previous experience of managing successful teams and promotion of players from youth to senior level.
  • Knowledge of football operations and of CFCW /Women’s football.
  • Knowledge and working application of The FA’s player pathway framework.
  • Clear understanding of relevant regulatory bodies in the industry.
  • Understanding and application of a range of training methods.
  • Previous coaching experience with elite players across youth and senior levels.
  • Proficient in the use of a PC, Tablets & MS Windows based computer applications, including use of MS Office (Excel/Word/Outlook).
  • Good understanding of the wider business context
  • Good understanding of the flow and process of the football dept.
  • Strong organisational and leadership skills
  • Process driven
  • Able to create good relationships across numerous depts.
  • Ability to be flexible in working hours / days
  • Passion for football and sports
  • Managing change and embedding new ways of working.
  • A great ability to reflect on current working practice & implement change where required
  • Ability to demonstrate passion & enthusiasm for your work but maintain a high degree of humility in its delivery & when dealing with others.

Desirable

  • Language Skills (European)
  • Understanding of women’s sport in the UK
  • Understanding of associated topic areas (Coaching/Female Athletes/Scouting)

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Chelsea FC women’s team in a leadership position. If you feel you have the right experience for the role and are looking for a new challenge, please apply below!

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