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First Team Performance Analyst - Crystal Palace

Academy Head of Coaching

Job Location: Crystal Palace Football Club Academy, Copers Cope Road, Beckenham, Kent BR3 1NZ

Contract Type: Permanent/Full Time

Salary: Competitive

Opening Date: 09 September 2020

Closing Date: 23 September 2020

Crystal Palace Football Club are looking for a Head of Coaching to manage and monitor the implementation and development of the coaching programme for U13s-23’s to ensure excellence in all areas adhering to the EPPP, as well as overseeing the development and delivery of the coaching staff in line with the Coach Competency Framework.

 You will be responsible for…

  • Managing and coaching with both Head Coaches and Assistant Head Coaches of the following teams implementing coaching standards and academy’s playing style across the teams spanning: U13/ U14/ U15/ U16/ U18/ U23.
  • Developing a bespoke coaching pathway for each individual coach through the Training Needs Analysis (TNA).
  • Completing agreed number of Coach Competency Framework reviews for each coach within the YDP and PDP phases.
  • Implementing the Academy playing style and coaching philosophy using our core values into all multidisciplinary staff.
  • Managing both internal and external professional development for both phases and individuals with a season long plan.
  • Being responsible for managing continued professional development budget for coach qualifications.
  • Recruiting the best coaching staff for CPFC Academy using a profiling strategy.
  • Forming part of the Academy management team (AMT)
  • Attending all multi-disciplinary meetings as and when required and all CPFC Club staff training.
  • Attending tours as and when required to help staff develop in high pressure situations.
  • Attending all FA, Premier League conferences and training as and when required.
  • Additional EPPP requirements:
  • Introducing both coaches and players induction policy.
  • Creating age specific session libraries in line with the clubs playing style and game model.
  • Maintaining the Academy’s syllabuses, match prep format, position specific sessions and IDP coaching across the phases.
  • Developing a technical mapping system.
  • Producing player profiles for all positions.
  • Developing phase specific common languages across the phases.
  • Managing evolution of game model.
  • Keeping pace with modern game trends.
  • Overseeing and manage coaches PMA data input.
  • Developing and monitor players six weekly review process.
  • Demonstrating potential succession planning policy within the phases.
  • Overseeing coaches, players, parents code of conduct.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as required by your line manager
  • Upholding and promoting the Club’s policies and procedures, including Health and Safety, Safeguarding and Equal Opportunities policies and procedures

 You will have…


  • UEFA A Licence (minimum requirement)
  • FA Youth Award
  • Extensive experience (minimum 5 years) in coach development
  • Knowledge and understanding of the EPPP process
  • Valid FA Licenced Coaches Club membership
  • DBS check undertaken


  • Pro Licence
  • FA Advanced Youth Award.
  • Experience of working as an FA Coach Educator / Mentor
  • Knowledge of the PMA system.
  • Degree in a related subject
  • Extensive experience of working across all levels in the professional game.
  • Experience working abroad.

 You are…           

  • A team player
  • Enthusiastic and have a energetic personality
  • An excellent communicator

Crystal Palace Football Club is committed to safeguarding and ensuring the welfare and protection of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. As such, the post holder will be subject to any relevant security checks as required.

What you’ll get in return….       

  • Competitive salary
  • High level of responsibility from day one!



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  1. Shadrack Machira
    September 13, 2020

    Am Shadrack 23yrs old from Kenya Africa, am a final year University student and a talented soccer coach, can I have an opportunity at Crystal Palace to grow my talent as a coach?

  2. Roopak A k
    September 13, 2020

    Am intrested

  3. Paulo Leitão
    September 14, 2020

    I’ve been handling Technical Direction positions in Top Performance Football clubs and other institutions for the past recent years, in spite of being a coach and love the daily work on the pitch with the team and players. I would be interested to know what do I have to do to apply for these job possibilities.

  4. Shawn Omrani
    September 14, 2020

    Hello there:
    I have been coaching for a number of years with holding a Scottish FA C Lic. and currently enrolled in Scottish FA UEFA B Lic. course.

    Currently living and coaching in Portugal.

    I would love to hear from the club and possible opportunity.

    Best regards.

  5. Nivan Gomes
    September 15, 2020

    I am a Brazilian Professional Football Coach with 10 years in Australian’s Soccer, I would like to aply for the Academy Head of Coach position.

    FROM Rio de Janeiro – Brasil

  6. I know this Coach, he is a top one!
    February 2, 2022

    I would like to aply for a soccer coach oportunity.

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