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Job listing closed on 18 May 2024
9 May 2024

Head Jr. Baseball Coach

🇺🇸 Detroit, MI, USA
Full Time
3+ years exp.

Detroit Tigers:

  • Serve as the primary contact & liaison to Detroit Tigers front office staff
  • Commitment to build relationships with RBI stakeholders: Detroit PAL, Rosedale-Grandmont Little League, DRILL, Detroit Parks and Recreation, Legends League, Eagle Sports
  • Support by participation in Detroit Tigers Community Impact programs as needed.
  • Mandatory attendance and participation in monthly Head Coach RBI Zoom meetings to receive program updates, share successes, and address challenges

Manager to Assistant Coaches:

  • Take part in the recruitment, hiring, and development of assistant coaches
  • Commitment to ensuring full coaching staffs complete mandatory MLB & Club training requirements (i.e. U.S. Center for SafeSport and Positive Coaching Alliance)
  • Design, plan, and implements Baseball training, conditioning, practice, and competition programs
  • Leads coaching staff that teaches Baseball skills in each specialty area (i.e., pitchers, catchers, hitting, infield, outfield) during practices, games, and individual/group training sessions
  • Establishes coaching assignment that will prepare scouting reports, game plans, and scorecards
  • Establishes coaching assignment to organize all athlete uniform needs and equipment requests

Optional Programs:

  • Fall Team Tryouts: ability to host a fall try out, to build rosters before any offseason workouts
  • Fall Ball: opportunity to coordinate short schedule tournaments after RBI World Series
  • Offseason/Winter Development: ability to host indoor training & conditioning program

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Action Oriented - Takes on new opportunities and tough challenges with high energy and enthusiasm.
  • Communicates Effectively - Develops and delivers multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences; to meet people where they’re at.
  • Plans and Aligns - Establishes courses of action for self and others to ensure that work is completed efficiently. Develops ways to get work done; managing time and resources to effectively organize people and activities.
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness - Openly and culturally appropriately communicates with diverse groups of people. Awareness of cultural responsiveness.
  • Situational Adaptability - Adapts approach in real time to match the shifting demands of different situations.
  • Critical Thinking - Practices objective rather than subjective modes of reasoning and action. Maintains perspective when assessing qualitative and quantitative information, to ensure decisions align with the mission of the department. Appropriately challenging and questioning status quo beliefs & practices.
  • Problem Solving - Builds a deliberate approach to address challenges and opportunities; manages situations by drawing on one’s knowledge and experiences, calling on other references, resources, and seeking additional support from colleagues.
  • Coachability - Being receptive to feedback, willing to learn, embracing continuous improvement and growth.
  • Passion for using sports as a platform to positively impact kids’ character and development of life skills and values
  • Superior organization, communication, and leadership skills
  • Travel to youth tournaments, MLB RBI Regionals, MLB RBI World Series, and other youth programs
  • Must be willing to work morning, evening, weekend, and extended days and hours may be required

Education & Experience:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • 3+ years of experience coaching 15u travel or older, high school, or collegiate level Baseball teams
  • Experience managing or leading diverse coaching staffs and players
  • Strong public speaking skills that connects with 13-18 year old athletes
  • Strong knowledge of Baseball skills and strategy
  • Excellent oral & written communication skills; bilingual, fluent in English & Spanish
  • Professional or collegiate Baseball playing or coaching experience
  • First Aid, CPR and/or any other applicable certifications

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.