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Sheffield Wednesday Football Club is looking for a Professional Development Phase Coach.

The successful candidates will be responsible for developing an elite, multi-disciplinary environment to maximise the development of players in the Professional Development Phase, in line with the club’s coaching and playing philosophy and meeting all EPPP requirements.

Principal accountabilities:
 Plan, deliver and evaluate coaching sessions in line with the academy’s coaching and playing philosophy.
 Lead/assist a varied games programme for players in the Professional Development Phase.
 Ensure all players in the Professional Development Phase have an Individual Learning Plan which is consistently delivered, reviewed and adapted, with appropriate opportunities to practice on the areas highlighted.
 Work effectively with other departments to ensure the academy operates in a multidisciplinary environment.
 Assist with administrative tasks related to the role, including general organisation, recording of sessions, player reviews, learning objectives and weekly reflections through the PMA and other systems.
 Monitor and report on the achievement of performance targets and overall progress of the Professional Development Phase.
 Manage the transition of players that play and train between the Youth Development Phase (YDP) and Professional Development Phase (PDP).
 Manage the transition of players that play and train between the Professional Development Phase (PDP) and Under-23s and/or first team.
 Conduct performance reviews with all Under-18 players, using a multi-disciplinary approach which meets EPPP criteria.
 Contribute to the scouting and recruitment process where appropriate.
 Attend and contribute to meetings as directed by the academy manager or Head of Coaching.
 To undertake personal CPD as appropriate to meet the demands of the role.
 Any other reasonable duties as requested by the Head of Coaching and/or academy manager.


  • UEFA A Licence.
  • FA Advanced Youth Award (or working towards)
  • UEFA Pro Licence (desirable).
  • Sports/management related degree (desirable).
  • FA Talent ID qualifications (desirable).


  • To be discussed.