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Foundation Phase Academy Coach/EDC Co-ordinator

10 months ago

Tottenham Hotspur

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Founded in 1882, Tottenham Hotspur Football Club is an English Premier League Club, based in North London. Led by the late great Bill Nicholson, the Club became the first in England to win the League and FA Cup Double in 1961, and the first in the UK to win a European Trophy two years later. Spurs has since been home to some of the game’s great entertainers, including Jimmy Greaves, Glenn Hoddle, Paul Gascoigne, David Ginola, Gareth Bale, Heung-Min Son and Harry Kane. In April 2019, the Club opened an iconic new stadium that sits at the heart of a £1billion sport-led regeneration of North Tottenham. The stadium is the largest football club stadium in London and is a multi-use venue with the ability to host a variety of events 365 days a year, including NFL, boxing, rugby, concerts, and other major events, plus visitor attractions including Stadium Tours and the Dare Skywalk. The stadium development scheme has to date created more than 4,000 new jobs for local people, with circa £300m pumped into the local economy each year. Tottenham Hotspur has:
  • A clear strategy to develop talent from within its Academy, showcased by a strong track record of Academy players graduating to the first-team squad.
  • A £100m state-of-the-art Training Centre that supports the Club’s ambition to attract, develop and retain the best talent.
  • Commercial partnerships with globally-recognised brands including AIA Group Limited (AIA), one of the world's leading providers of life insurance services, and Nike, the world’s leading sports footwear and apparel company.
  • A commitment to minimizing its environmental impact across Club operations, being named as the greenest in the Premier League for the past three years. Tottenham Hotspur is a signatory of the UN Sports for Climate Action Framework, committing to halve carbon emissions by 2030 and become net zero carbon by 2040.
  • An award-winning Foundation that is renowned for creating opportunities to help enhance the lives of people in its local community through education, employment, health and social inclusion programmes.
Our world class Training Centre in Enfield is where all the First Team and the Academy’s training and coaching activities occur, and where the Academy department is based. JOB PURPOSE: The Foundation Phase Academy Coach and EDC Co-ordinator will deliver the Academy Coaching Curriculum within the Foundation Phase (U9-U12) and also co-ordinate the Elite Development Centre programme (U7-U11) KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Devise and deliver sessions to allocated age groups in the Foundation Phase within the Academy Curriculum/Syllabus
  • Responsible for match day preparation and performance of your allocated age group
  • Participate in the selection of squads and travel on foreign tours as required, providing pastoral care that adheres to Academy guidelines/policies.
  • Conduct and compile Individual Learning Plans for players in allocated age group as per Premier League rules (Every six weeks for Under 12’s and every 12 weeks for U9’s-U11’s)
  • Conduct mid-season and end of season Player/Parent meetings.
  • Establish relationships with players and parents of allocated age group in line with Academy Policies and manage age group specific communication via Club issued devices.
  • Work closely with Academy Medical, Sports Science, Analysis, Education, Player Care/Safeguarding, Operations and Kit staff regarding the players’ holistic programme and needs.
  • Liaise with Academy Recruitment team regarding potential trialist/signings.
  • Embody the Academy Philosophy and apply to all aspects of interactions with Academy Stakeholders (players, parents & colleagues)
  • To co-ordinate the Elite Development Centre Programme (U7-U11’s) and refer/release players from this programme where deemed appropriate
  • Maintain mandatory CPD record, including Club issue DBS check (every three years), UEFA Licence (15 hours of the appropriate level CPD every three years), FA Advanced Youth Award, FA Safeguarding Children Workshop (every three years), relevant FA Emergency First Aid qualification as per Premier League rules (currently EFAiF – every three years)
  • Ensure your allocated age group’s data entry (both for training sessions and matches) is accurate and up to date on the relevant systems
  • To support other Academy programmes and activities as well as ‘Area Best’ events when required
  • This position may require work outside or normal office hours including evenings, weekends, and bank holidays.
  • Thinks ahead, generates innovative ideas.
  • Values & respects others, builds relationships, collaborates.
  • Gets things done, delivers to highest of standards, takes responsibility.
  • Flexibility and availability at weekends
  • Authenticity and integrity
  • Good organisational and personal management skills
  • Proficient IT skills (specifically Word and Excel)
  • Effective communication skills
  • Ability to deal with day-to-day issues on own initiative.
  • Effective time management
  • Ability to relate well to children and adults.
  • Experience of working with children (7–12-year-olds)
  • Experience of working to deadlines in a high-pressure environment
  • UEFA License (essential)
  • FA Emergency First Aid in Football (essential)
  • FA Safeguarding Children Qualification (essential)

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