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Foundation Phase Coach Vacancy

29 October 2015

A vacancy has opened for a Foundation Phase Coach (Under 9 to Under 11) at Notts County...

Role Summary:

To be responsible for all coaching sessions with a particular squad within the Foundation Phase, which falls in line with the Coaching philosophy, vision and values of the Academy and the Club as a whole.


To work closely with all other coaches in particular the lead phase coach for your age group and administer the club’s codes of conduct.


Essential Criteria


       ▪Member of FA Licensed coaches club

       ▪UEFA B coaching qualification

       ▪FA Youth Modules (working towards)

       ▪FA Safeguarding & FA Emergency Aid

Current DBS 

Key Responsibilities:


        ▪Responsible for planning coaching sessions in line with the technical and tactical coaching syllabus using Sports Session Planner, ensuring sessions are planned prior to each session.

        ▪Responsible for delivering coaching sessions in line with the technical and tactical coaching syllabus for your respective age group.

        ▪To evaluate players learning from coaching sessions and matches and ensure that the relevant information is recorded fully on PMA / club documentation at least once per week.

        ▪Attend all Academy coaching sessions and arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start time.

        ▪Coach and manage your respective team matches, both home and away, arriving at 9.00 am for home matches and 15 minutes prior to player arrival for away travel.

        ▪Team and individual objectives must be displayed at all training sessions and matches with the use of a whiteboard (provided by club if needed).

        ▪To liaise with all key Academy personnel when planning and arranging coaching sessions and matches to ensure the appropriate support is in place (e.g. sports science, medical, recruitment, education, etc.) and that the timetable fits with all other Academy activities.

        ▪To conduct group, unit and individual video analysis sessions if appropriate

Liaise with Lead Foundation Phase coach on team selection and agree on choice of positions for each player by Thursday each week.   

Player Development and Progression

        ▪To compile performance reviews every 6 weeks, in line with the requirements of the EPPP, and deliver feedback to players and parents both formally in meetings, and informally as required.

        ▪To compile a formal report of conclusions and actions following the performance review meetings and ensure that these are recorded on PMA / club documentation.

        ▪To liaise on a regular basis with the Foundation Phase Lead Coach to ensure that the needs of all players are catered for.

Liaise with parents regarding development and expectations. 




        ▪Monitor potential safeguarding children risks and work with the Academy Safeguarding Officer to promote safer working practice throughout the Academy.

        ▪Understand the Academy Safeguarding policy, procedures and best practice guidelines. Use this understanding to ensure safer recruitment, safe working practices, appropriate reporting of concerns and contribute positively to an Anti-bullying environment.

To be fully responsible for the safety and welfare of all players under your care.   

Other responsibilities


        ▪To ensure that the PMA / club documentation system is kept up-to-date in all matters relating to your team.

        ▪To keep the Academy Foundation Phase Lead Coach fully informed on all matters relating to players in your age group.

        ▪To be aware of the EPPP rules and requirements relating to the Foundation Phase.

        ▪To attend staff meetings as required.

        ▪To attend games in the Foundation Phase as required.

        ▪To be aware of current trends and best practice in Youth Development.

        ▪To attend at least 5 hours of in-service training organised by the FA each year and the first aid training for Academy coaches at least once every 3 years.

        ▪To undertake Continued Professional Development organised by the Club.

        ▪Maintain and take care of all clothing and equipment supplied by the club.

Understand, adhere to and enforce the codes of conduct set by Notts County FC Academy for players, parents and coaches.    




        ▪FA Coaching Level 3 (UEFA B Licence)

        ▪FA Youth Module 3 (or Working towards)

        ▪Membership of the FA Coaches Club

        ▪Emergency First Aid Certificate

        ▪Safeguarding Children Certificate

Satisfactory Enhanced CRB Disclosure 


        ▪FA Coaching Level 4 (UEFA A Licence)

Full, Clean Driving Licence

To apply please email your CV and a covering letter to   

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