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Job Vacancy: PDC Goalkeeping Coach

Harrogate Town AFC are looking to recruit a part-time Player Development Centre (PDC) goalkeeping coach who can evidence the following characteristics;

  • Commitment to the core values of Harrogate Town AFC and its’ principles on the development of young players
  • Reliable and dependable at all times
  • A ‘team player’ who will go above and beyond to ensure the PDC continues to evolve and improve
  • Energetic and forward thinking
  • Can offer solutions to problems using a logical rationale
  • Willing to work, and thrives, in high pressure situations
  • An understanding and appreciation of young players needs, and has a desire and ability to develop these on both a holistic and individual basis
  • Has an infectious personality, which can integrate into, and enhance, the existing PDC team
  • Holds a strong desire to continuously improve and develop as a coach
  • Is passionate about football and in particular, youth development
Responsibilities
  • Planning and delivery of 1 x structured 60 minute session per week (Thurs PM)
  • Sessions are expected to be creative and exciting, which in turn engage young goalkeepers
  • Ensure that health and safety, and safeguarding requirements are adhered to at all times
  • The individual development of the young goalkeepers in a variety of spheres to include technical play, tactical understanding of the game and social education
  • Responsible for the safety of the young goalkeepers whilst at the PDC
  • Track player performance over time and offer regular feedback to all players to aid development
  • Participate in continuous professional development, both internally and externally, to refine and improve coaching
Experience
  • Can evidence a track record of working with, and developing, young goalkeepers at both a grassroots and elite level
  • Familiar with long term development strategies of young goalkeepers, and can evidence the incorporation and result of such
  • Has a knowledge of local grassroots clubs and can work alongside these to develop our community links
Qualifications

Minimum;
  • 1st for Sport Level 2 award in Coaching Goalkeeping-Working towards UEFA B goalkeeping licence or ambition to in near future
  • Member of FA Licenced Coaches Club
  • FA Emergency Aid Award
  • FA Safeguarding Children award
  • Full DBS disclosure
Desirable
  • UEFA A / UEFA B Licence (Outfield and Goalkeeping)
  • 1st for Sport Level 2 award in Coaching Football (Outfield)
  • FA Youth Award
Please forward all CV’s to bensadler@harrogatetownafc.com