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Vacancy: Strength & conditioning coach

20 July 2020

Mansfield Town Football Club are seeking to recruit a driven and dedicated strength & conditioning coach ahead of the 2020-21 season.


Position title: Strength and conditioning coach
Reports to: First team manager
Department: First team
Position reporting to you directly: Sports analyst assistant

Position Summary:

The strength and conditioning coach is responsible for establishing and maintaining a strength and conditioning programme with the major goals of improving performance and minimising injuries.

You will devise training plans according to sound scientific principles, supervise training sessions, evaluate players, maintain player records, and teach strength and conditioning classes.

You will be responsible for maintaining the strength and conditioning facility, and for establishing policies, plans, and procedures for the safe and professional operation of the facility.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Design and implement strength training and conditioning programmes in-season, off-season, and pre-season for all first team players which is underpinned by sound scientific evidence and practice based rationale. These programmes should be designed to work alongside specific sports performance programmes, to support development while assisting in the reduction of injuries.

2. To facilitate the day-to-day strength and conditioning training for the first team under the guidance of the first team manager.

3. To assist with the development of a timetable of exercise routines, movement patterns and weight training.

4. To lead and manage the strength and conditioning sessions as confirmed by the timetable.

5. To communicate with players and coaches about training development, to recommend and guide accordingly.

6. In order to individualise training programmes and evaluate players, to help design and perform baseline tests to assess the skills and strengths/weaknesses of players.

7. To maintain records of programmes in order to monitor progress. You will need to communicate this information to coaches and if necessary use data in order to assess training programmes’ effectiveness.

8. Work in cooperation with the medical team in the rehabilitation and strengthening of injured athletes.

9. Facilitate a collaborative relationship among coaches, the medical team, and the strength and conditioning department.

10. Design and implement policies and procedures for the strength and conditioning programme.

11. Prepare any relevant budgetary proposals for the program that includes routine maintenance, purchase of new equipment, and staffing needs.

12. Determine and reinforce expectations for player conduct that mirror the club's expectations.
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13. To manage the space, storage and equipment, ensuring equipment is set-up and put away safely

14. To fully understand the implications of the Health and Safety Policy within the club and be responsible for maintaining standards which meet these requirements.

15. Practice within the rules of the UK Strength and Conditioning Association Professional Code of Conduct, Standards and Guidelines including promoting adherence to ethical guidelines and regulations with regard to drugs and doping in sport.

16. Other duties as assigned and required for the performance of the club and role.

Skills and competencies:

• Ability to identify key areas of focus, pertaining to strength and conditioning, for sports performance and translate into effective operational delivery in terms of planning, programming and coaching.

• Competent at delivering strength and conditioning that is underpinned by sound scientific evidence.

• Basic ability to critically analyse objective data to inform strength and conditioning practice.

• Adaptable to changes in the training environment and ability to maintain athlete focus.

• Strong listening and communication skills.

• High emotional intelligence and basic conflict resolution skills.

• Effective at delivering information to positively affect player and/or coach behaviour.

• Possess a growth mind-set and thirst to learn and develop.

• Ability to prioritise time to optimise impact and work effectively either independently or as part of a team.

• Effective at fostering professional relationships with relevant parties to promote cross pollination.

Qualifications:

• A qualification at degree level in Sports Science or similar subject.

• UKSCA accreditation and evidence of continual professional development in this discipline.

• Willingness to update First Aid and Health and Safety requirements, and undertake further training as required.

Salary: Competitive, and based on experience
Closing date for applications: Sunday 26 July 2020

Applications should send a covering letter and CV to diane.ceney@mansfieldtown.net


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