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8 June 2017

Club News


8 June 2017

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 9 June 2017

- Huddersfield Town is recruiting a Part-Time Academy Coach
- Deadline for applicants is 5pm on Friday 9 June 2017
- Position is fundamental to the long-term vision of the Club

Huddersfield Town is recruiting a Part-Time Academy Coach to coach and assist within the Academy, in line with the Huddersfield Town Football philosophy and the Academy Performance Plan (APP).

Huddersfield Town Football Club is looking to recruit a self-motivated, committed, confident and knowledgeable individual to join the Football Department. The role of Academy Coach is fundamental to the long-term vision of Huddersfield Town Football Club in helping to identify and develop elite players within our programme.

A full job description is below. Please send your completed application form to Karen Jagger, Academy Secretary, by email to by 5pm on Friday 9 June 2017.

To download the application form, please click here!


Part-Time Academy Coach




To be agreed dependant on experience


Reporting to both the Lead Phase Coach and Academy Manager


Internal - Lead Phase Coach, Academy Manager, Academy Coaching Team (ACT), Recruitment Department. Academy Staff, Club Staff.

External - Regulatory Bodies (FA Premier League, Football League, Football Association. YDP Coaches at other Professional Football Clubs. Local Grass-root Clubs     


-    This is a coaching position, overseeing a team/s within the Academy.
-    Manage and work with the Academy Staff to plan, deliver and evaluate every coaching session in accordance with the Club Philosophy, Coaching Plan, and Coach Competency Framework.
-    Along with relevant support staff, ensure that the training programme is clearly planned with clear objectives on a Macro, Meso and Micro level.
-    Ensure that each session plan is documented prior to delivery of the coaching session, including individual and team key coaching points and learning objectives for each player using the Performance Management Application (PMA).
-    Evaluate coaching sessions, documenting achievement of learning objectives on the PMA.
-    Ensure that all individual and team learning objectives link to the Academy Coaching Programme & Terriers Philosophy.
-    Ensure that each coaching session is in accordance with the individual player and team requirements of the Sports Science and Medicine Departments.
-    Working with the Academy Staff, plan, deliver and evaluate every coaching session using methodology specified within the Academy Coaching Philosophy.
-    Along with the Academy Staff, plan, deliver and evaluate every coaching session using vocabulary detailed within the Academy Coaching Philosophy.
-    Ensure that the Performance Clock is maintained and updated daily for each player on the PMA, reflecting all training information.
-    Ensure all sessions are delivered with a compliant approach to Health and Safety.
-    Develop and maintain a positive learning environment to maximize each players learning potential in line with the requirements of the Coach Competency Framework.

-    Ensure that the team/s play in line with the Academy Coaching Philosophy.
-    Document Match Day planning and evaluation using the PMA.
-    Document individual and team key coaching points in each Match Day plan that are linked to the Academy Coaching Philosophy and individual player aims on the PMA.
-    Ensure appropriate playing opportunities for all players, including contracted and Trialist players.
-    Ensure the evaluation of the player’s performance against the player’s individual aims.
-    Make sure that the emphasis is on individual and team learning objectives during pre-match, half time, post-match team talks ensuring player interaction.
-    Ensure a warm up and cool down is conducted on each Match Day according to the Academy Coaching Programme.
-    Manage players to make sure that they evaluate all matches, documenting achievement of learning objectives, or action plan for next coaching session/Match Day.
-    Ensure that the Performance Clock is maintained and updated daily for each player on the PMA, reflecting all training information.
-    Exhibit touchline behaviour according to the Coach Competency Framework.
-    Liaise with the Academy Lead Goalkeeping Coach to report the performance and progress of each goalkeeper.

Performance Reviews:
-    Assist (if required) the Lead Phase Coach to prepare and conduct Player Performance Reviews for each player, involving all Multi-Disciplinary Departments in the process.
-    Link Player Performance Reviews to the learning outcomes of the Academy Coaching Programme
-    Working with the Performance Analysts, provide video evidence to support each Player Performance Review.
-    All the above information to be maintained on the PMA.

-    Help to identify talented young footballers, which can play in the First Team at Huddersfield Town.

General Duties:
-    Attend Academy meetings as requested to ensure appropriate departmental communication, planning and evaluation.
-    Work with the Head of Coaching to ensure your individual coach development plan is in place with the appropriate CPD programme.
-    Carry out any other reasonable duties that may arise or be assigned by the Academy Manager and/or Senior Management Staff.
-    Flexibility in this role is essential, including evening and weekend work.
-    Annual leave is to be taken at such time as agreed by the Academy Manager.
-    To attend at least five hours of In Service Training to be provided by the Football Association each year.
-    Attend First Aid Training for Academy Coaches provided by the Football Association at least once every three years.
-    Be in possession of an up to date UEFA ‘B’ License together with an FA Youth Award Module 3.
-    Undertake Continued Professional Development organised by the Club
-    Contribute to Parents’ Evenings, Phase Meetings and maintain a relationship with players and parents in the Academy.
-    Display high standards of behaviour and appearance and encourage the same from others.
-    Create a positive environment for player development.
-    Provide genuine care for each player as an individual striving to develop a rapport and relationship based on mutual trust and Club values and the Academy Philosophy.
-    Provide a safe environment in which the player can learn without fear of abuse, consistent with the Club’s Education and Welfare philosophies.

Huddersfield Town is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to endorse this commitment. This post requires Enhanced Criminal Records Checks and may include checks against the Barred Lists; as such it is exempt from Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974). Therefore, all convictions including spent convictions that have not been subject to filtering by the DBS should be declared. Relevant information and/or documents will be distributed as part of the recruitment process.
-    The employee must at all times carry out their duties with due regard to the Huddersfield Town policies and procedures.
-    The employee must ensure a positive commitment towards equality and diversity by treating others fairly and not committing any form of direct or indirect discrimination, victimisation or harassment of any description and to promote positive working relationships between all internal and external stakeholders.


-    Educated to UEFA B Licence
-    FA Youth Award – Module 1,2 and 3
-    Up to date BFAS Qualification
-    Enhanced FA CRB Check
-    Member of FA Licensed Coaches Club
-    Availability for flexible working hours
-    Excellent people management skills
-    Strong IT and presentation skills
-    Dedicated to self improvement and personal development
-    Willing to follow and promote the Club philosophy
-    Focused on individual player development within a team process

-    Educated to UEFA A Licence
-    Advanced Youth Award (12-16)
-    At least 1 year’s experience in a similar role
-    Knowledge of the FA and Premier League Rules and Regulations with regard to Academies
-    Clean Driving License
-    Degree in relevant discipline

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