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Job listing closed on 13 Apr 2024
30 Mar 2024

Rapids Academy Performance Intern

🇺🇸 Commerce City, CO, USA
0+ years exp.
US$18.29 per hour

Job Title: Academy Performance Coach Intern

Department: Colorado Rapids Academy

Business Unit: TCX

Location: 6000 Victory Way, Commerce City, Colorado

Reports To: Academy Technical Director

Employment Type: Variable Hour – Hourly– Exempt/Non-Exempt

Supervisor Position: No


Kroenke Sports & Entertainment (KSE) is an American Sports and Entertainment holding company based in Denver, Colorado. KSE is committed to providing world class sports and entertainment for both live and broadcast audiences. We are the employer of choice as the owner and operator of Ball Arena, DICK’S Sporting Goods Park, the Paramount Theatre, Denver Nuggets (NBA), the Colorado Avalanche (NHL), Colorado Mammoth (NLL), Colorado Rapids (MLS), KIMN,KXKL, KKSE (FM/AM), Altitude Sports & Entertainment, Major League Fishing/Fishing League Worldwide (MLFLW), Winnercomm, Outdoor Sportsman Group and SkyCam.

Nature of Work:

The Academy Performance Coach Intern will assist and support the club’s Performance Department in the planning and delivery of a full athletic performance/development program for the Colorado Rapids Development Academy. This program will impact approximately 80 Academy players aged between 13 & 18 years of age.

Examples of work performed:

  • Support Academy Strength & Conditioning coach in design and implementation of a periodized athletic development program to be delivered in weight room and on the training field
  • Support Academy Strength & Conditioning coach in collection of data provided by GPS/Heart Rate Monitoring systems or other available modes and provide coaching staff with data points to guide periodization and session building
  • Support Academy Strength & Conditioning coach in Activation/Regeneration sessions as needed (at home and away)
  • Support Academy Strength & Conditioning coach in providing individualized Return To Play (RTP) Protocols that allows each athlete to progress safely back to full training
  • Support Academy Strength & Conditioning coach in providing at home training programs for those not traveling, injured, or during cancelled session (due to weather)

This description is a summary only and describes the general level of work being performed, it is not intended to be all-inclusive. This position's duties may change occasionally and/or based on business needs. We reserve the right to add or delete duties and responsibilities at the discretion of the supervisor and/or hiring authority.

Working Conditions & Physical Demands:

  • Typical Office Conditions
  • Lift 50 lbs. daily
  • Work in extreme weather conditions


  1. This individual must possess a minimum of a B.S. in Exercise Science, Kinesiology, or Athletic Training.
  2. First Aid/CPR certification required.
  3. A CSCS, NASM-PES, or equivalent certification is preferred
  4. Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.
  • Preferred
    1. A Masters in Sports Science, Exercise Science or equivalent is preferred.
    2. Ability to acquire or produce and maintain a valid driver’s license and meet company vehicle driving standards.

Competencies/Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to maintain positive attitude and demonstrate professionalism
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality
  • Ability to complete work accurately and in a timely manner
  • Ability to work independently & in a group setting and demonstrate good judgment skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Possesses excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and adapt to changing environments


  • Base hourly range $18.29 per hour

Benefits Include:

  • 401K/Employer Match

Equal Employment Opportunity

Kroenke Sports & Entertainment (KSE) provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.