Website Stoke City Football Club

– Salary: “Dependent Upon Experience”

– Closing Date: 14/06/2019


AN exciting opportunity has arisen at Stoke City Football Club of the English Football League for the position of Full Time Youth Development Phase (YDP) Coach to support Football operations at our Training Ground Facility at Clayton Wood in Trent Vale.

The successful applicant will have responsibility for all aspects of coaching and development within the Youth Development Phase. The main responsibility is to focus on the holistic development of players between the ages of U13-16 focusing primarily on a specific age group within the Phase. You will also be required to deliver the Club’s coaching programme as well as actively contribute to its development for the benefit of the players.


The Coaching department plays a key role in supporting the development of Young players at the Club. This is a fantastic opportunity to coach and develop players in an elite environment to build on the recent success of the Academy in progressing players to the first team.

The role will require the ability to manage a multidisciplinary team, to provide the best programme for players to develop into the Professional Development Phase.

Ideal candidates will have:

A football background either as a player or coach and a minimum of the UEFA B Licence and Module 3.

Experience of coaching in Academy Football preferably Category One.

Experience of working in and managing a multidisciplinary team and a part time coach.

Ability to recognise players’ strengths and weaknesses and devise individual development plans.

Skills to record evidence and provide reports and feedback to players and colleagues.

Ability to plan, work independently and meet deadlines.

Knowledge of the requirements of elite football.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate a high degree of flexibility to cover evenings and weekends work as required. The position will be offered on a Full time basis. All relevant training will be provided.

This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults at risk and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Background checks and DBS checks at the appropriate level will be obtained prior to employment commencing.

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