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Job listing closed on 6 Feb 2024
6 Dec 2023

Athletic Training Assistant

🇺🇸 Lakeland, FL, USA
1+ year exp.

The Detroit Tigers are looking for athletic training seasonal assistants for our four minor league affiliates (Toledo, Erie, West Michigan, Lakeland). The applicant would report as part of the Detroit Tigers Sport Medicine Staff in February (Spring Training) and would assist in the care during Minor League Spring Training and the 2024 Minor League Championship Season. Applicants should expect an opportunity to grow as a clinician in professional baseball while gaining valued experience through interprofessional collaboration.


  • Assist in pre-participation examinations/measurements
  • Practice/game coverage
  • Use of the Major League Baseball EMR, and the six domains of athletic training (injury prevention, clinical evaluation and diagnosis, immediate care, treatment, rehabilitation and reconditioning, organization and administration, and professional responsibility).


  • Must be a Certified Athletic Trainer through the Board of Certification, or be enrolled in a CAATE accredited program and eligible to sit for the BOC exam prior to the position start date
  • Eligible for Florida State Licensure
  • Eligible for Practicing Affiliate State Licensure (OH, PA, or MI)
  • Previous Baseball Experience preferred, but not required
  • Applicants are expected to fulfill the entirety of the position
  • Strong communication skills to effectively communicate with the Medical Coordinator, Strength and Conditioning Staff, Field Staff, and Front Office


  • Outdoor and office environment
  • Evening, weekend and holiday hours will be required.
  • Relocation to Lakeland for Spring Training and the assigned affiliate is required with housing provided.

All items listed above are illustrative and not comprehensive. They are not contractual in nature and are subject to change at the discretion of Detroit Tigers.

Detroit Tigers is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to that individual’s race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

The Company will strive to provide reasonable accommodations to permit qualified applicants who have a need for an accommodation to participate in the hiring process (e.g., accommodations for a job interview) if so requested.