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U9-14 Goalkeeping Coach (Lead)

4 weeks ago

Newcastle United

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Job Description


Plan, organise, deliver, and review the coaching programme for the Foundation and U12-14 element of the Youth Development Phase Goalkeepers, ensuring a tailored and age-appropriate coaching programme is in place within the U9-14 squads.


  • Implement the Academy playing philosophy, ensuring the Club’s principles and style of play are adhered to;

  • In conjunction with the Head of Goalkeeping, define, develop, implement, and review an elite level Goalkeeping coaching curriculum, that is age appropriate and in alignment with the Club and Academy coaching philosophy and prepares goalkeepers to transition to senior football;

  • Periodically review the Goalkeeping coaching curriculum to ensure that it is phase specific, caters for individual needs, and takes into account modern trends within the game;

  • Promote best practice in the delivery of the coaching programme across the FP and Foundation age groups.

  • Assist with implementation of coaching schedules of FP and YDP age groups, liaising closely with multidisciplinary departments as required;

  • Work with the Head of Academy Goalkeeping and Head of Player Development to assist in the transition of goalkeepers through each stage of the performance pathway in the pre-Academy, FP and YDP age groups;

  • Conduct player review meetings, attend bi-annual parents’ meetings and provide input into retain/release procedures;

  • Ensure the effective use of the performance management platform to effectively record all required performance data;

  • Analyse performance clock data for use when providing six-weekly updates on player progression and when producing individual player reports;

  • Ensure goalkeeping qualifications and CPD requirements are kept up to date and in line with applicable regulations;

  • In conjunction with the U15-18 Lead GK Coach and Head of Coach Development, assist with creating a bespoke GK CPD programme, develop a mentoring programme to assist in the personal and professional development of all academy goalkeeping staff;

  • Produce quarterly reviews and an annual report for the Academy Goalkeeping Department;

  • Oversee the pre-academy, U9-14 age groups and assist with the school day-release programme.

  • Co-ordinate with sessional Goal Keeping coaches within the U9-14 age groups;

  • Attend Multi-disciplinary Team meetings with relevant age groups;

  • Any other reasonable duties.


  • Perform duties with due regard to club policies and procedures and legislative requirements at all times;

  • Ensure implementation of the clubs’ health & safety, safeguarding, welfare and equality policies to create a safe working environment for all;

  • Maintain an awareness of data best practice and ensure working practices are appropriate in collaboration with club’s legal/compliance/other relevant functions;

  • Undertake continuous professional development (CPD) training and/or additional training as identified or as required.



  • UEFA B Licence Goalkeeping Coaching Award;

  • UEFA B Licence Coaching Award;

  • FA Youth Modules 1, 2 & 3;

  • FA Safeguarding Certificate;

  • FA Basic First Aid for Sport;

  • Professional membership of the FA Licensed Coaches Club.


  • UEFA A Licence Goalkeeping Coaching Award

  • UEFA A Licence Coaching Award;

  • Educated to Degree level in Sports or related subject;

  • FA Tutor status / teaching / coach education qualification.

  • FA Advanced Youth Award;



  • Experience of working with young goalkeepers and coaches within the professional game;

  • Strong mentoring and leadership;

  • Excellent communication and listening skills;

  • Strong presentation skills;

  • Competent in Microsoft Office / Apple Mac and other football related software packages;

  • Comprehensive understanding of EPPP and the audit process;

  • Knowledge and understanding of Safeguarding Welfare and Equality;

  • Flexible approach to working;

  • Able to meet the travel requirements of the role.


  • Previous experience of coaching goalkeepers within the foundation phase and youth development phase of a professional club;

  • Tutor/Teaching experience;

  • Competent in analysis software packages i.e., Hudl, Sportscode and Wyscout.


This role requires a criminal records check (CRC) deemed suitable by the Club, at the following level; Enhanced with barred list.

Where a role requires a CRC this must be obtained by the Club. The requirement of a CRC for this role is due to responsibilities relating to children under the age of 18 years and/or adults at risk of harm.


All employees of the Club must at all times carry out their responsibilities with due regards to all policies and procedures and in particular health and safety, confidentiality and data protection.


The Club is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all children, young people and adults at risk of har and requires all staff, volunteers and others associated with the Club to share and endorse this commitment.

As part of this commitment, all staff are expected to undertake regular safeguarding and welfare related training and to ensure the environments in which they work remain safe at all times. This includes ensuring ‘best practices’ are adopted at all times and incidents or concerns are proactively reported. Safeguardin is considered everybody’s responsibility.


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QualificationsUEFA B
LevelYouth Football


CoachingManagementWorking with Young PlayersGoalkeeper CoachingPlanningProblem SolvingLeadershipDevelopment
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