Strength and Conditioning Coach

@Olympique Lyonnais Groupe in Strength & Conditioning
  • Décines-Charpieu, Rhône, France
  • Post Date : May 14, 2024
  • Apply Before : May 24, 2024
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Job Description

The Strength & Conditioning Coach will lead on the management, planning and delivery of the day-to-day gym based physical training. They will collaborate with the Performance and Medical Staff to ensure a clear philosophy and pathway for player development Support and develop women as women. The S&C Coach will work closely with the Technical, Medical and Performance Multi-Disciplinary Team.
The Strength and Conditioning Coach will:

  • Collaborate with the Sport Science Lead to deliver cutting-edge bespoke monitoring, management and development plans.
  • Provide Strength and Conditioning support to players during all training sessions and games, with some travel required.
  • Lead on the programming and delivery of gym-based strength and conditioning, as well as Return to Play programs and support.
  • In collaboration with the Sport Science Lead and Physios, develop and implement female-specific movement assessment screening and gym-based profiling, and develop individualised movement correction and development programs.
  • In collaboration with the Performance and Medical team, develop a robust athletic development strategy, with emphasis on the testing, monitoring, analysis and visualisation of athlete progressions.
  • Assist the Sports Science Lead on the programming and delivery of on-field conditioning, warm-ups, speed development and individual development sessions, as required.
  • Collaborate with the Sports Science Lead and Medical team to ensure all players receive individual physical programs, monitoring and management to track player development.
  • In collaboration with the Performance and Medical staff create and monitor off-season training programs.
  • Work collaboratively with the Performance, Medical and Innovation team to provide multi-disciplinary support by implementing and monitoring optimal female health, wellbeing, recovery, physical profiling, strength and conditioning, training and match load monitoring, nutrition, psychology, and return to play strategies.
  • Collaborate with the Performance, Medical and Innovation staff in the review, development and co-ordination of Applied Performance and Medical research projects, contributing to an evolving world leading High Performance support program.
  • Mentor undergraduate student volunteers, and interns.
  • Attend and assist with workshops, in-service meetings, professional development courses/workshops and other development opportunities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. The above provides an outline for the role required and should not be regarded as a conclusive list.

The ideal candidate has:

  • A BSc in Health-Related, Kinesiology or Exercise/Sports Science.
  • Master’s degree in Health-related, Kinesiology. Strength & Conditioning, or Exercise/Sports Science or Performance related field.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in the field of sports science / S&C / performance.
  • Applied Strength and Conditioning experience with elite footballers (exception may be granted for experience in other professional sports)
  • Experience working with female athletes with an understanding of female physiology is essential.
  • Hold either a UK Strength and Conditioning accreditation (UKSCA), Accredited Strength and Conditioning Coach qualification (ASCC), or the US National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach qualification (CSCS) or equivalent.
  • Passion for the success of Women’s Professional Sports, innovation, research, and an appetite for an exciting new sports landscape
  • Enthusiastic and energetic team player, with experience of working as part of a Multi-Disciplinary team
  • High level of knowledge of Women and Girls Athletic populations to meet the demands of Elite football
  • Highly experienced in the planning and delivery of gym-based and pitch-based football programs
  • Knowledge of women’s professional football preferred
  • Possess exceptional organisational skills with a strong attention to detail and ability to prioritise/multi-task.
  • Valid and accepted enhanced DBS or be willing to undertake this check if successful
  • Ability to work in a fully integrated medical and performance department, to be committed to ensuring the safeguarding and welfare of all OL athletes
  • Maintain confidentiality and protect sensitive information regarding injured player. Maintain confidentiality and protect sensitive information within football departments, upholding the highest levels of professional at all times
  • Experience of developing and implementing innovative ideas and putting them into practice
  • Experience within other football competitions i.e. UEFA Champions League, FIFA or other high level competition experience
  • Experience in utilising sports science technologies such as: Teambuildr, GPS and HR monitoring, VBT technologies, flywheel training device, 1080 Sprint, VALD (NordBord, Force Frame and ForceDecks), and Athlete Management Systems such as Smartabase
  • Strong PC skills (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint), and experience of data visualisation software such as Tableau and Power BI
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, and a high degree of emotional intelligence
  • Strong cultural competency and excellent communication skills to effectively engage and interact with players from diverse international and cultural backgrounds
  • Have a passion for innovation and growth of women’s sport
  • Ability to work in the EU
  • Ability to work non-traditional hours, including scheduled games that can/will be weekends, evenings and perhaps Holidays.

LOCATION

This role will work out of the Groupama OL Training Center. Candidates must have immediate eligibility to work in the European Union.

ABOUT US

Olympique Lyonnais Feminin are setting a vision and building an infrastructure in which all the players and staff can thrive. The newly formed Performance, Medical and Innovation Department will be a key part of that process. The strategic vision of the Department is to ‘Empower, educate and develop women by providing bespoke high performance and medical support, creating a unique and inspiring World Class environment.’ Led by our owner, Michele Kang, our vision is to:

1. Become the most preeminent sports organisation in the world;
2. Have a high-performance culture of winning on and off the pitch;
3. Train women as women; and
4. Motivate and inspire the next generation of girls and women.

If you have the aspiration, drive, and qualifications to join our professional Club, please apply with your CV and cover letter through the Teamworks link by Friday 24th May.

Interviews will be held at a date to be confirmed and only those invited to interview will receive return notification from Olympique Lyonnais.

Olympique Lyonnais is committed to a policy of treating individuals fairly and recruiting, selecting, training, and promoting based on merit, experience, and other work-related criteria. We do not discriminate against any applicant based on age, race, religion, sex, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

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