Loughborough Football Goalkeeper Coach

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Loughborough Football Goalkeeper Coach

Loughborough Sport are looking for a successful and experienced individual to coach and help develop their highly talented goalkeepers within the University's football programme.

Loughborough University, Epinal Way, LE11 3TU
Contact Name
Rebecca Sawiuk
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Loughborough University

About Loughborough Football Goalkeeper Coach

As a Goalkeeping Coach for the football programme, you will be responsible for leading the planning, organisation, and coaching of the goalkeepers on the Men's and Women's Performance Programme at Loughborough University. You will be guided by the Loughborough Way Philosophy and wider Football Strategy, to responsibility coach both the Loughborough Lightning Women's Goalkeepers (Tier three) and Men's Performance Goalkeepers, these Goalkeepers often represent the BUCS 1st team.

Key Tasks:

  • Lead on the planning, delivery and evaluation of goalkeeping sessions and the development of the goalkeepers as required - over seen by the Head Coach.
  • Assist the Head Coach in the training programme for the Football programme.
  • Assist with the coaching of set plays e.g., attacking and defending corners, free kicks and general restarts.
  • As and when appropriate take responsibility for working with the goalkeepers and other unit e.g., forwards, defenders and/or midfielders.
  • Work with and provide performance feedback to the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) on a weekly basis.
  • In collaboration with the Head Coach lead on the development, monitoring and evaluation of the individual Player Development Plans (IDP) for goalkeepers.
  • Deploy an evidence-based approach to player development e.g., work with the performance analysts to use data within your coaching process.
  • Create a positive learning environment which fosters learning and player development within the programme.
  • To deliver against the Performance Plan outcomes.
  • Mentor student coaches as and when required

Loughborough University are looking for a candidate who has experience in both player development (preferrable the Professional Development Phase but not essential) and performance driven environments where winning is important. They place importance and value on both of these aspects of the role but fundamentally prioritise the development of the person first. This is an exciting opportunity for the right person working within the PDP and senior football environments.

The successful candidate will be expected to work alongside professional staff, performance athletes and within a interdisciplinary staff coaching team.

A typical week would include two training sessions and a match day.