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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.
ď‚· 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.
ď‚· Contribute to the scouting and recruitment process where appropriate.
ď‚· Attend and contribute to meetings as directed by the academy manager or Head of Coaching.
ď‚· To undertake personal CPD as appropriate to meet the demands of the role.
ď‚· Any other reasonable duties as requested by the Head of Coaching and/or academy manager.


  • To be discussed.


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