Lead Physical Performance Coach
Hours of work: 37.5hrs per week, flexibility
Location: Millwall FC Training Ground BR1
Responsible to: Head of Performance
We are seeking a progressive, enthusiastic & innovative practitioner to join us to enhance our provision of physical performance coaching with our 1st Team.
Experienced in working in elite sport, you will have excellent interpersonal skills and a proven track-record in achieving positive outcomes in your career to date.
Leading or assisting, you can drive forward the goals and ambitions of the department that aims to maximise its impact in support of the team.
Responsibilities will include, but not limited to, pre-training & match preparation sessions, on/off field conditioning sessions, rehabilitation programmes and recovery/regeneration protocols, collection & analysis of key metrics, report generation and a commitment to CPD
The role includes, but is not limited to:
Lead/Assist with the design & delivery of individual and group physical sessions, including a variety of ‘prep’ sessions and those to enhance speed, power, strength, agility etc.
Lead/Assist with the collection of 1st team sport science and monitoring data including, but not limited to; Wellness Questionnaires, Readiness To Train Screening, Live & Post- Training GPS Metrics, a variety of physical assessments &
Lead/Assist with aspects of rehabilitation for players in collaboration with the Club’s medical team
Lead/Assist with the collation and reporting of 1st team physical data, for monitoring and bench marking purposes, ensuring a thorough record of all key activities relating to physical development, workload, and profiling.
Prepare/Present written reports on players at appropriate meetings.
Design appropriate Gym-based conditioning programs for individual players based on individual-needs, adjusting appropriately following review
Lead/Assist in the design/delivery of injury mitigation programmes alongside the club’s medical team.
Initiate and contribute to special projects that are part of the wider development of the performance and medicine department.
Assist with preparation for training/matches including nutritional, technical and physical equipment and supplies
Essential / Desired Requirements:
Knowledge of contemporary theory & practice in performance science disciplines, with a focus on physical aspects of performance
Ability to liaise with players, medical & performance staff, technical coaches and other support staff as appropriate while maintaining appropriate confidentiality
An understanding of individual responsibility in complying with Health and Safety policies
An understanding of the Governing Body (EFL/EPL & FA) and UKADA doping policies, especially in relation to nutritional supplementation
A commitment to continual professional development through attendance and contribution to in-house and external activities
Experience of planning and delivering activation, warm-up, recovery/ regeneration sessions, flexibility, core, stability, speed, agility, strength/ power development and integrated conditioning sessions, with team sport athletes.
Experience of leading/assisting mid-end stage rehabilitation programmes, as well as appropriate conditioning in acute/early stage rehabilitation.
Experience of enhancing/developing physical performance programmes according to test results or specific individual needs
High degree of proficiency with a range of physical performance testing and monitoring software/equipment and the ability to report results effectively in digital format.
High degree of proficiency in employing a range of physical conditioning methods and in utilising appropriate of training philosophies & equipment.
Excellent understanding of MS Excel and effective data presentation
A minimum of 5 years working with athletes in a performance/sport science capacity including 3 years’ experience of working in an elite team sport environment
Experience of conducting research for internal/external publication
Evidence of CPD event attendance in last 2-3 years
Evidence of a proven track record in designing training programmes specific to elite football or other team sport athletes
Experience in using PowerBi / Tableau and/or Athlete Management Systems
Have worked within an elite sports’ multi-disciplinary team • Experience of a number of working environments / institutions • Have been part of a successful team
Experience of actively engaging with players, technical coaches and medical staff to keep players healthy, developing and prepared to perform
Excellent physiological & anatomical knowledge and an ability to apply this specifically when communicating with players, coaches and medical staff.
Ability to appropriately communicate complex data in terms and styles that are easily understood by a wide range of audiences
Ability to work irregular and unsociable hours as required, involving work outside normal office hours, evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays
Promote, adhere to and implement the Club’s Equality Policy and to work consistently to embed equality, diversity & inclusion within the Club.
Able to interact with all levels of staff in a professional manner and maintain professional conduct at all times
To be flexible to undertake other duties when needed
Have a good understanding with the Club’s safeguarding, equality, diversity and inclusion policies
An undergraduate degree in a Sport Science related field
Post-holder will be subject to a DBS check at the appropriate level
Master’s or Doctoral degree in a Sports Science related field
First Aid Certificate
NSCA, ASCC or UKSCA Certified (or working towards)
To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to the quantity of applicants expected, only those short-listed will be notified. Closing date for applications: Wednesday 8th June 2022.
This document is a guide only and should not be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive. It is intended as an outline indication of the areas of activity and will be amended in the light of changing needs of the organisation. All employees may be required to undertake any other duties as may be reasonably requested. Millwall Football Club are fully committed to equality, diversity, inclusion and anti-discrimination. We will work to address areas of under-representation and disadvantage in all aspects of our operations, activities and services. In practice, this means that we will respect the needs of each and every individual regardless of their differences; and to this end we will deliver our operations, activities and services in such a way so as to ensure that that no one is excluded.