Head of Coaching, Girls' Academy

FC Nordsjælland

Vacancy summary

  • Salary:
    Competitive
  • Location:
    Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Category:
    Academies
  • Closing date:
    June 18th
  • More info & apply:
    See below
  • Reporting To: Head of Academy
  • Number of Direct Reports: 4+ Academy coaches
  • Location: Denmark (Danish speaker preferred)
  • Start Date: Q2 2021
  • Relocation Available? No

The Role

The Head of Coaching is an exciting opportunity to centralise and strengthen the core pillars of the FCN playing philosophy in the Girls’ Academy over the next three years and hopefully beyond.

This role is responsible for ensuring the implementation of style of play and training principles (customised to age-group) in the girls’ Academy. The primary relationship is with Academy football coaches in the girls’ Academy, while working collaboratively with Academy peers to ensure a rounded programme.

The successful candidate will stay closely linked to the women’s first team. This role must ensure co-operation with other specialists required for development of players to the highest level, whilst ensuring consistency and progression through Academy to adult football.

The role involves a deep commitment to both Right to Dream’s manifesto, and the holistic development of our young players in preparing them for adult life, and elite football in combination.

Right to Dream is a group of Academies, professional football clubs, and educational institutions now growing across the world. Our purpose is to redefine the way the world sees excellence.

First founded more than 20 years ago in Ghana, the Academy creates an environment that empowers talented youth and the next generation of leaders to fulfil their potential. Now, Academies in Denmark and Egypt join our family, and together we prove that excellence can be found anywhere.

Our Academies have produced an opportunity eco-system that has enabled hundreds of student-athletes to go to top schools in the US, professional footballers playing top flight European football, and youth and senior internationals.

You can read more about Right to Dream HERE

Role Tasks

  • Contact person in relation to DBU regarding sporting matters for the girls’ academy
  • Responsible for the implementation of coherence in the style of play of FCN in the girls’ Academy
  • Responsible for implementation of the curriculum for U13-U18
  • Responsible for organization and planning of training for U13-U18
  • Ensure supervision, sparring and evaluation of U13-U18 coaches
  • Responsible for ensuring the club’s procedures for individual development is followed at U13-U18
  • In collaboration with team coaches ensure that there is consistency in individual evaluations, player meetings, development plans and the individual training for the players at U13-U18
  • Secure transition for players to the next age group, including from U18 to women’s first team
  • Work closely with other specialists to achieve the best possible effect in training sessions
  • Responsible for the development of the individual coach
  • Operational responsible for trainee program for new coaches in the girls’ Academy
  • Cooperate on exchange journeys for coaches with other Right to Dream Academies in partnership with the Football-Purpose department.
  • Ensure the holistic development model of Right to Dream Academies works in synchronicity with the technical football development programme.

Candidate Overview

The ideal candidate will demonstrate a keen connection and commitment to the growth of young football players as human beings, not just athletes. They will have a strong track record as a football coach/instructor in an elite football environment. They will be determined, capable of offering challenging feedback, relationship oriented and compassionate in approach.

They will have a demonstrated track record of working with and influencing football coaches. They will understand pedagogy and programme for a top development environment. The ideal candidate will enjoy a constructive and engaged work environment where feedback and conversation to help the development of the program is commonplace.

What the ideal candidate will really care about is the development of players and the development of the game of football for women. They will see the player as a person first, and being the best player that they can be is one step to becoming all they can be.

Qualifications & Experience

Required Experience:

  • Academy level football development experience
  • Teaching and coaching qualification
  • Programme management experience across multiple stakeholders • Positive relationship management
  • People management
  • Presentation and teaching skills

Desirable Experience:

  • International work experience
  • Experience in female sport
  • People leadership

How to Apply

If you’re interested in this role, please download the Job Description (Head of Coaching Girls FCN New pdf.pdf), and submit your CV and covering letter to people@righttodream.com with the subject line 'TGG Head of Coaching Girls.'

Deadline for applications is 18th June 2021.

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