Academy Lead Strength & Conditioning Coach

Academy Lead Strength & Conditioning Coach

Website Bolton Wanderers Football Club

Closing Date: Friday 31st January 2020
Position: Academy Lead Strength & Conditioning Coach (Full Time)

An exciting opportunity has arisen at the Bolton Wanderers Academy for a Lead Strength & Conditioning Coach.

Reporting to the Head of Academy Sports Science, the purpose of the role is to ensure the optimum fitness potential of Academy players.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Improve the fitness of Academy players using safe and effective procedures that will help to prevent injury from occurring and improve performance.
  • Responsible for the prescription and delivery of safe, effective exercise programmes for Academy players and monitor progress of these sessions.
  • Organise and oversee Academy resistance training sessions, promoting small group work and additional sessions.
  • Design and deliver effective warm up and conditioning protocols for specific training sessions and matches, incorporating specific fitness components for appropriate sessions.
  • Responsible for monitoring of training and match intensities with regular feedback to coaching and medical staff.
  • Assist the medical team in prescribing and delivering rehabilitation programmes for Academy players.
  • Update the Academy’s PMA system with all relevant fitness training information.
  • Report to the Academy Manager and relevant coaches as necessary with regards updates onplayer profiles.
  • Liaise with Academy coaches to ensure appropriate fitness content is being filtered through to training sessions.
  • Deliver the fitness test battery to Academy players including regular testing, analysis, presentation of results and follow up tests as required.
  • Co-ordinate nutritional requirements including general dietary strategies, performance-related nutrition, and optimal fluid intake (including away trip preparations and other venues).
  • Provide support and guidance to schoolboy sports science programme.
  • Continual personal development training as required, including attending courses, seminars, conferences, workshops, and forums.

Qualifications & knowledge:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Sports Science
  • BASES qualification, or ability to obtain within 6 months
  • Basic First Aid for Sport (BFAS) qualification or current EFAiF
  • Hold or be working towards accreditation by the UK Strength and Conditioning Association (or equivalent workshops run by any equivalent body)
  • IT skills to include high level of competence with Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint.
  • Full clean driving licenceThis post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure. The remuneration package includes a competitive salary dependant on experience.

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