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Job listing closed on 5 Feb 2024
28 Jan 2024

Rapids II Strength & Conditioning Coach

🇺🇸 Commerce City, CO, USA
Full Time
3+ years exp.
US$60,000 – US$65,000 per year

Job Title: Rapids II, Strength & Conditioning Coach

Department: Colorado Rapids II

Business Unit: Colorado Rapids

Location: Commerce City, CO

Reports To: Colorado Rapids Head of Performance

Employment Type: Full Time – Salaried– 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, 1STBANK Center, Denver Nuggets (NBA), the Colorado Avalanche (NHL), Colorado Mammoth (NLL), Colorado Rapids (MLS), Altitude Sports & Entertainment, Major League Fishing/Fishing League Worldwide (MLFLW), Winnercomm, Outdoor Sportsman Group and SkyCam.

Nature of Work:

Responsible for the implementation and monitoring of a full athletic performance program for the Rapids II players.

Examples of work performed:

  • Provide a periodized program for each day, week, year (microcycles – macrocycles) both in the weight room and on the field
  • Gather 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
  • Serve as a resource to coaching staff regarding training variables and their impact on session output
  • Perform Daily Warm up/Cool down routines for both training and games
  • Perform Activation/Regeneration sessions as needed (at home and away)
  • Implement an Athlete Education Program including but not limited to recovery, nutrition, strength training, and injury prevention
  • Provide individualized Return To Play (RTP) Protocols that allows each athlete to progress safely back to full training
  • Create an individualized athlete profile consisting of data gathered from GPS/Heart Rate system, weight room activities, on field performance (games), and testing results (FMS, Lactate Testing, 1RMs, etc.)
  • Work with 1st Team Player Development Coach to monitor and manage training loads for High Potential Players participating across various teams.
  • Provide at home training programs for those not traveling, injured, or during cancelled session (due to weather)
  • Create and distribute required reports for US Soccer as required
  • Serve as a resource for Colorado Rapids Alliance Clubs
  • Publish articles on a monthly basis to assist with coach education
  • Travel as required
  • Assist the Sr. Director of Soccer Development and Academy Technical Director with any other duties as assigned.

This description is a summary only and is describing the general level of work being performed, it is not intended to be all-inclusive. The duties of this position may change from time to time 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
  • Stand and walk 1/3 to 2/3 of time.
  • Sit up to 1/3 of time.
  • Talk or hear 2/3 or more of time.
  • Use hands to finger, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl up to 2/3 of time.
  • Lift up to 50 lbs. up to 1/3 of time.
  • Moderate to loud noise.
  • Outdoor weather conditions 2/3 of time.
  • Clear vision at 20”, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


  • Required
    1. First Aid/CPR certification required.
  • Preferred
    1. This individual must possess a minimum of a B.S. in Exercise Science, Kinesiology, or Athletic Training. A Masters in Sports Science, Exercise Science or equivalent is preferred.
    2. A CSCS, NASM-PES, or equivalent certification is preferred

Competencies/Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Individual must demonstrate professionalism, punctuality, and exhibit proper ethical behavior
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills and the ability to work with a diverse group of individuals
  • Must possess the ability to adapt to unpredictable circumstances and handle a highly demanding work environment
  • Ability to prioritize responsibilities and multi-task effectively.
  • Knowledge of professional sports team operations, public relations, and/or sponsor relations is preferred.
  • Ability to acquire or produce and maintain a valid Colorado driver’s license and meet company vehicle driving standards.


  • Base Salary Range $60,000 - $65,000 per annum

Benefits Include

  • 12 Paid Company Holidays
  • Health Insurance (Medical, Dental, Vision)
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Life Insurance
  • Short and Long-term Disability
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Flexible Spending plans (FSAs)
  • 401K plan/ 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.