LFCW Pro Game Academy U21s Physical Performance Coach
23 / 06
We have an exciting opportunity for an individual to join our Liverpool Football Club Women’s team as a PGA U21s Physical Performance Coach. The purpose of this role is to deliver and manage high quality individual and team based physical development programmes for the PGA U21s squad.
What will you be doing?
- In collaboration with the LFCW first team physical performance coach and the PGA Head of Coaching plan and implement a high quality and individualised season long physical programme curriculum. The programme curriculum will need to include, but not be limited to, strength and power enhancement, speed enhancement, agility and movement skills refinement, endurance capacity increase and injury prevention, and rehabilitation. It will also need to be clearly aligned with the LFCW first team and prepare players to transition and compete in senior professional football.
- To attend all U21s PGA training sessions and matches throughout the season.
- To plan and deliver high quality sessions for the LFCW PGA U21s squad and individuals in collaboration with the PGA coaching staff and the PGA physiotherapist/sports therapist.
- To arrange, lead and perform fitness testing for all PGA U21s squad players and any players involved in external talent identification processes. Use the results to inform whole squad and individualised training programmes.
- In collaboration with the PGA U21s physiotherapist/sports therapist support and lead rehabilitation programmes.
- In collaboration with the PGA U21s physiotherapist/sports therapist design and deliver individual injury prevention programmes for players within the PGA U21s squad.
- In collaboration with the PGA manager, communicate with parents/carers regarding any physical performance queries, generally, and specifically to their children.
- Ensure high levels of professionalism and player confidentiality at all times.
- To liaise with international associations, always maintaining strong and professional relationships.
- To lead and manage the PGA U16s physical performance coach, including identifying appropriate continuous professional development opportunities.
- To manage all physical performance equipment within the PGA so that it is well maintained and safe to use.
- To work optimally within your prescribed scope of practice and within the rules and guidelines of your professional body.
- To attend and contribute to FA CPD events and further training as required.
- To implement daily monitoring of players’ wellbeing and make appropriate changes to training, loading etc as required.
- To maintain contemporaneous documentation of physical assessments, rehabilitation and other pertinent information is maintained to a high standard on the Women’s Performance System (WPS)
Who are we looking for?
To be successful in this role, you will have experience in both physical performance within an elite sporting environment and player monitoring and workload management. You will the understanding of the following FA or equivalent codes of conduct and regulation and the knowledge in collection and management of GPS data. It is important you have excellent leadership and management experience.
You will have excellent communication and organisational skills with recent and relevant professional experience in a performance sport environment. It is important you can demonstrate the ability to create positive working relationships with all key stakeholders, including players and player’s families.
The ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to diversity, equal opportunities, and continuous professional development and able to work collaboratively as part of a team in a professional environment.
Essential Qualifications for this position
- BSc in Sports Science or a Sports Science related discipline
- UK Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA) Accredited Strength and Conditioning Coach (ASCC) qualification (can be in progress) or NSCA CSCS or ASCA Level 2 or above.
- Football Association Level 2 Emergency First Aid in Football (EFAiF) qualification
- FA Safeguarding Children Course
- UKAD Clean Sport Advisor
Why should you apply?
This is a permanent, part-time position (0.6 FTE) working 21 hours per week. This role includes working afternoons, evenings, weekends, and PGA match fixtures on a 5 in 7 day basis at multiple sites.
At Liverpool Football Club, we have an unwavering commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion and are always looking to making a positive difference in the communities that we operate within. We are proud of our achievements in this area; maintaining the Premier League Equality Standard Advanced Level, becoming a founding signatory of the Football Association’s Football Leadership Diversity Code and being recognised as a leader in this important area on and off the pitch. We take our responsibilities in this area seriously and through the work being done across the club, we are committed to increasing the diversity of our people and becoming an increasingly inclusive workplace for all. We are committed to hiring great people representative of diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills across our entire business. If you share our enthusiasm and passion for inclusivity, then we want to hear from you.
Liverpool FC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all Colleagues and Volunteers to share this commitment. This role is subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.