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Academy Vacancy

8 August 2012

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Foundation Coach

Hours: Every Wed & Fri  6.30pm -8.30pm and every Sunday

Term: Part Time

Role: Academy Foundation Coach

A fantastic opportunity has arisen at our Club for a Foundation Coach within our Academy department.


This role requires an experienced coach to deliver coaching within our Foundation Phase (U7-U11). The position requires the ability to organise weekly coaching schedules, deliver sessions to groups within this development phase and observe teams within the games programme. The individual will possess the appropriate communication and teaching skills to follow the coaching curriculum and provide a positive environment for the players to learn.


We are looking for a highly motivated individual, who possesses knowledge and experience of player development within U7 to U11 age range. The successful applicant will be experienced in dealing with young players, parents and have an understanding of the player development pathway detailed in the Elite Player Performance Plan (EPPP), Reporting to the Academy Manager you will be tasked with delivery of our coaching programme under the guidance of our Academy Management Team in line with the Club’s Performance plan.


You will be required to action a number of administrative tasks to ensure each player’s progress is appropriately recorded. In addition to this, the planning and review process of our programme is imperative and as such the candidate should be comfortable in goal setting and performance reviews of the players and activities undertaken by the group.


You’ll show high levels of motivation, the ability to dedicate time to the programme as the schedule determines and engage in the internal and external continual professional development as determined by the Academy’s Coach Developer.


Candidates will hold an UEFA ‘B’ Coaching Licence and F.A Youth Modules demonstrating relevant experience working with the U7-U11 age groups.


To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and CV to the:

 Academy Manager Port Vale FC, Hamil Road, Burslem, Stoke on Trent, ST6 1AW


CLOSING DATE: August 31st 2012

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