Lead Phase Coach

Lead Phase Coach

Website Forest Green Rovers Football Club

– Salary: “Dependent Upon Experience”
– Closing Date: 30/06/2019
– Job Role : Lead Phase 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

•Responsible for the day to day management of the relevant academy phase
•Work with phase coaches to plan, deliver and evaluate sessions in accordance with the FGRFC Academy coaching philosophy and curriculum
•You will ensure that the training programme is clearly planned and executed to developed independent learners through individually assigned learning plans and session considerations.
•Evaluate coaching sessions documenting achievements of learning objectives and progress on each individual on the PMA system.
•Liaise with head of goalkeeping to maintain relationships with the goal keepers in the relevant phase.
•Link player performance reviews to the learning outcomes of the academy coaching programme and present these during player/parent review meetings as per club guidelines.


•UEFA B Licence
•FA Youth Award
•Understanding of the academy audit process and PMA systems
•Ability to work under pressure
•Enhance DBS clearance
•BFAS/EFAiF Level 2
•FA Safeguarding

•UEFA A Licence
•FA Psychology
•FA Goal Keeping B Licence
•Mini Bus Licence
•Experience of working within a professional football academy

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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