Job Title: Academy Foundation Phase Coach
Hours of Work: 40
Location: Finch Farm
Responsible to: Academy Foundation Phase Head Coach
Responsible for: Academy Foundation Phase Part Time U9 Coach
To be responsible for the overall management, development and coaching of the U10 Team, in line with
the Coaching philosophy, vision and values of the Academy and the Club as a whole.
To work closely with the U9 Coach to ensure that the needs of all U9 players are fully catered for in the
same manner as the U10 players.
Responsible for planning and delivering the technical and tactical coaching programme for the
U10 Team in group, unit and individual sessions.
To coach and manage the U10 Team in League and friendly matches, both home and away.
To coach and manage the U10 Team and other teams in the Foundation Phase, in tours and
tournaments, both at home and abroad, as required.
To liaise with all key Academy personnel when planning and arranging coaching sessions and
matches to ensure the appropriate support is in place (e.g. sports science, medical, recruitment,
education, etc.) and that the timetable fits with all other Academy activities.
To evaluate all coaching sessions and matches and ensure that the relevant information is
recorded fully on the Club’s Performance Management System.
To conduct group, unit and individual video analysis sessions with the U10 players.
To find and show video clips of position specific best practice to U10 players.
To be fully responsible for the safety and welfare of all players from the Schoolboy Release
programme, providing full supervision and co-ordination from the moment the players arrive on
site until they depart in line with the Code of Release Guidelines.
2. Player Development and Progression
To profile the technical, tactical, physical, and psychological attributes of each U10 and U9
player, then create and agree individual development programmes for them.
To compile performance reviews, in line with the requirements of the EPPP, and deliver feedback
to players and parents both formally in meetings, and informally as required.
To compile a formal report of conclusions and actions following the performance review meetings
and ensure that these are recorded on the Club’s Performance Management System.
To liaise on a daily basis with the Foundation Phase Head Coach and the U9 Coach to ensure
that the needs of all players in the U10 and U9 Teams are catered for.
Monitor potential safeguarding children risks and work with the Academy Safeguarding Officer,
and the Head of Safeguarding for Everton Football Club to promote safer working practice
throughout the Academy.
Understand the Academy Safeguarding policy, procedures and best practice guidelines. Use this
understanding to ensure safer recruitment, safe working practices, appropriate reporting of
concerns and contribute positively to an Anti-bullying environment.
4. Other responsibilities
To ensure that the Club’s Performance Management System is kept up-to-date in all matters
relating to the U10 and U9 players.
To keep the Academy Foundation Phase Head Coach fully informed on all matters relating to the
U10 and U9 players.
To be aware of the EPPP rules and requirements relating to the Foundation Phase.
To attend staff meetings as required.
To attend games in the Foundation Phase as required.
To attend games involving other Clubs for scouting and recruitment purposes, as required.
To be aware of current trends and best practice in Youth Development.
To continually look for ways to develop and improve our coaching programme in the Foundation
To attend at least 5 hours of in-service training organised by the FA each year and the first aid
training for Academy coaches at least once every 3 years.
To undertake Continued Professional Development organised by the Club.
Skills & Abilities
Ability to plan, deliver, develop and monitor
football coaching sessions.
Ability to effectively manage player, parent &
Ability to work independently and with internal
and external teams.
Excellent communicator, both written and
verbal, who places high value on attention to
An ability to adapt quickly, be flexible in the
face of change and solution orientated.
Ability to remain calm under pressure.
Excellent organisational and time management
High levels of customer service; promptly
respond to queries, ensure promises are kept
and manage expectations.
Computer literate (with excellent abilities on
Word, Excel and ideally Database knowledge
Knowledge & Experience
Experience of working with and supporting Knowledge of FA regulations in regard to youth
children in the Under 10 age group during team football/Academies.
Experience of working with and supporting
children during coaching sessions.
Experience of co-ordinating activities for a
large number of people.
Experience of event management; developing
timetables, working to deadlines.
Experience of working within the football
industry, in particular within the Foundation
Enthusiastic and hard working.
Enjoys interacting with a wide variety of people
on a daily basis.
Motivated, creative and innovative with a
strong work ethic.
Good team player who can work on own
Willingness to experience and manage
change, self-evaluate and work towards
Proactive “can-do” approach to work.
Willingness to work weekends and in the
Self-motivated and able to initiate routine and
non-routine work as necessary.
FA Coaching Level 3 (UEFA B Licence) FA Coaching Level 4 (UEFA A Licence)
Membership of the FA Coaches Club Full, Clean Driving Licence
Emergency First Aid Certificate
Safeguarding Children Certificate
Satisfactory Enhanced CRB Disclosure
To make suggestions to improve the working situation and contribute to positive employee relations
within their area of work and Everton Football Club as a whole.
Health & Safety
To take reasonable care for the health and safety of yourself and other employees and members of the
public who may be affected by your acts or omissions at work.
To comply with all aspects of the Everton Football Club Health and Safety Policy and Arrangements, to
enable the Company to perform its civil and statutory obligations in relation to Health & Safety.
Identify and meet the needs of colleagues and our customers, focusing on initiating and welcoming
contact and communication whilst striving to deliver first class customer service.
Recognise potential complaint situations and make effective steps to avoid and/or resolve these
To take responsibility for your own development and to help realize your own potential by undertaking
any necessary internal or external training sessions in accordance with the Company’s Performance and
Development Review Policy.
Ensure effective communication within your work team and across the Company whilst actively offering
support and guidance as necessary.
Equal Opportunities and Harassment
To cooperate with measures introduced to ensure there is equality of opportunity in employment. To
ensure understanding, awareness and compliance with the Company’s Equal Opportunities Policies.
To ensure that the working environment is free of sexual and racial harassment and intimidation and any
other form of harassment constituting unacceptable behaviour which is personally offensive.
This document is a guide only and should not be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive. It is intended
as an outline indication of the areas of activity and will be amended in the light of changing needs of
All employees may be required to undertake any other duties as may be reasonably requested.