Lower Academy Head Coach: Under 10 - 12, Ghana

Roles & Responsibilities

The Lower Academy Head Coach will be expected to support the football Department in the following ways.


  • Plan and deliver football coaching sessions to be conducted on the Lower Academy players with the aim of improving and developing them to the best possible level

  • Implement the Academy coaching Style of Play and principles ensuring that clear and consistent messages are always communicated.

  • Work within the Training Methodology and Principles.

  • Work in conjunction with the Head of Lower Academy, Technical Director and Lower Academy performance staff to plan, deliver and review the coaching programme for Lower Academy players.

  • Ensure all multidisciplinary objectives across macro, meso and micro timeframes are achieved.

  • Lead preparations and manage all aspects of the U10-U12 games programme.

  • Discuss team and squad selections with the Head of Lower Academy & Technical Director prior to each fixture.

  • Assist in Position Specific training for Upper academy players.

  • Ensure players Individual Development Plans are up to date and continually monitored and assessed with the players regularly.

  • Assist and collaborate with various components of the football department i.e., Lower Academy staff, Analysts, Sports science and Medical

  • Ensure all data on kitman labs is kept fully up to date and accurate for all training and games.

  • Develop a 6-week training plan for U10-U12 players, in line with the RTD U10-U12 Tactical Periodization.

  • Organise and lead weekly team tactical and individual player progress meetings with the Technical Director, Head of Lower Academy, and members of the multidisciplinary performance staff.

  • Assist other components of the academy i.e., Character, purpose, and School with the aim of having more information to support the academy player.

  • Assessment of Trialists in the academy and report to the Technical Director

Matches, Tournament And Tours

  • Assist when required in the organization of a football tournament and matches hosted at Right to Dream Academy environment

  • Assist when required in the organization and planning of tours and trips to play in football tournaments in Ghana and abroad


  • Upon the instruction of the Technical Director, the Lower Academy Lead Coach will be expected to support scouting duties/activities of various age in Ghana and abroad

Knowledge, Skills & Experience


  • Experience of working with players at U10-U12 elite level.

  • Excellent communication and listening skills.

  • Strong Presentation skills.

  • Knowledge and understanding of safeguarding, welfare, and equality.

  • Competent in Microsoft Office and Apple software packages.


  • Previous experience of working abroad.

  • Competent in analysis software packages, i.e., Sports Code, Hudl and Wyscout.

Qualifications and Training


  • UEFA/CAF (or equivalent) B License or Advanced Youth Award

  • Basic First Aid for Sport.

  • In date police clearance report, i.e., PVG, DBS


  • Degree in Sports Coaching/Science, teaching, or Pedagogy.

Closing date for applications is Friday 23rd September.

Please note, we want to fill the role quickly, therefore we will close the applications prior to the closing date above, should we receive appropriate candidates.

Please send your CV and Covering letter to fatah.a@righttodream.com