Football Coaching Jobs

For many football coaches, the limit of their involvement is with youth teams and this will continue to be a vital component in the maintenance and development of the national game, but what about experienced coaches who wish to make the leap into paid employment within coaching? Fortunately there are a wide variety of opportunities available both at home and overseas with some very unusual jobs on offer for coaches with an open mind and a little flexibility.

One very popular category of football coaching jobs is within residential youth football coaching camps which are held during the summer in the UK and beyond. Generally the nature of such jobs requires coaches to be resident within the camp during the period of employment and be responsible for the children in their care rather than simply just coaching them. Many employers only require the FA Level 1 Coaching Course qualification and experience with young players and (as with all coaching jobs) a current first aid certificate.

There are also a good number of football coaching vacancies within sport, fitness and leisure centres in the UK. A lot of positions in such organisations are more general sport coach roles but many football focused centres exist which offer jobs purely relating to football coaching.

If you fancy using your football coaching skills to do something slightly different and maybe see the world, there are some interesting options available. Believe it or not you could get a job on a cruise ship as a football coach or even volunteer in the developing world and work coaching youth groups in Africa or Asia - the world really is your oyster!