Academy Coach

Academy Coach

Website Forest Green Rovers Football Club

– Salary: “Dependent Upon Experience”
– Closing Date: 24/06/2019
– Job Role : Academy Coach

Forest Green Rovers is a unique football club. We’ve been recognised by FIFA as the “world’s greenest football club” and we’ve secured coverage from around the globe for our environmentally focused ethos. We’re celebrating our 130th year – off the back of a place in the League 2 promotional play-offs.

Promoted to the football league for the first time in 2017, it gave us the opportunity to secure Category 3 academy status in record time – winning the Merit League 2 in our second season.

Our facilities and ethos – and the uniqueness of Forest Green Rovers, enables us to recruit and keep the best players in our area and develop them within our coaching set up.

About the role

•To assist the Head of Coaching and lead phase coach with the coaching programme for a specific age group of players and deliver related practices associated with excellence in football.
•Support the development of Academy Players
•Planning, delivery & evaluation of coaching sessions on P.M.A
•Recording and evaluation of players performance within sessions & games
•Monitor players and report their progress on a regular basis, completing the relevant reports.
•Commit to a training and games programme as required.
•Attend internal meetings and CPD events provided by the Club.


•UEFA B coaching licence
•FA Youth Modules 1-2-3 (desirable or working towards)
•Current FA DBS Clearance
•FA Safeguarding & Emergency aid/ BFAS Qualifications
•Knowledge of Elite Player performance plan (EPPP)
•Previous experience working in Professional Academy Environment
•Computer Literate
•A desire to pursue a career in the football industry and be committed, enthusiastic and highly motivated, showing a passion for developing players.
•Ability to work as part of a team and buy-in to the academy philosophy
•A positive and professional attitude and the ability to work with a range of individuals.
•Successful applicants will be subject to enhanced DBS clearance prior to taking the job role.

Forest Green Rovers FC promote inclusion and confront and eliminate discrimination whether by reason of age, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marital status or civil partnership, nationality, ethnicity (race), religion or belief, ability or disability, pregnancy and maternity and encourage equal opportunities. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons.

The EFL has introduced positive action measures aimed at tackling the under-representation of coaches and managers from Black, Asian and Minority Ethic (BAME) backgrounds. New regulations require clubs to shortlist at least one suitably qualified BAME candidate (where an application has been received) for all roles in Academy football that require a UEFA A or UEFA B Licence.

If you consider your ethnicity to fall within one of the following definitions – Black, Asian or other Minority Ethnic (i.e. from any other ethnic group that is not ‘White British’) – please inform us within your application.

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