Youth Football Coach (M/F)


Sport Lisboa e Benfica is recruiting for its projects and teams in the area of Youth Football:


to be defined





Key tasks

To develop young players, based on the principles of the Benfica methodology, on an integral development (personal and sporting) and on Benfica’s Mystique;

To optimize the development of players, so that they continue their training and achieve their potential and talent, becoming able to play at the highest competitive level.

Key responsibilities

To develop, motivate and coach young players and their teams;

To deal and guide children/young adults, respecting their growth and maturity states, in regards to the proposed age group;

In a multi-disciplinary dynamic, create, implement and keep updated the 'Individual Development Plans' of each player;

To execute the required organization and planning tasks;

To ensure cohesion, conflict resolution and the management of the different members of the team (players, staff, etc);

To cooperate with the different stakeholders of the Football Department;

To participate and support the talent ID and talent management processes, through the regular performance and potential evaluations;

To cooperate and show availability to transmit information to the players’ parents/guardians.


Diversified experience of at least 3 years in training, in the environment of Youth Football/ Club;

Experience working in multidisciplinary teams

Experience in team management (desirable)

Recognized curriculum in player development

Qualifications, Education and Training Required

UEFA A License or similar (mandatory)

UEFA A License or similar (desirable)

Degree or Master’s Degree in Sports Training (desirable)

Basic knowledge of Sports Science.

Football knowledge at tactical, physical and youth development levels

Computer skills

Video editing knowledge (desirable)

Languages: Portuguese and/or English

Personal attributes and skills

Passion for Youth Football

Connection with the age group

Love for dynamic and offensive football

Availability and commitment

Information analysis and a critical eye

Creativity and innovation

Orientation towards results

Working methods and organization



Conflict management

Working under pressure

Team work and interpersonal relationship

Work place: Lisbon, Seixal or other designated place where SL Benfica Youth Football activities might take place

Starting date: to be confirmed

The applications shall present the ‘Qualifications, Education and required training’, including, mandatorily, an updated CV and introduction letter

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