The Houston Astros are currently seeking a Minor League Defense and Baserunning Apprentice in the Player Development Department. Serving as a uniformed coach at our complex in the Dominican Republic. The position could lead to a variety of different positions within the organization in the future.

Essential Duties / Responsibilities:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Helps Staff build technology-oriented projects

  • Assist coaching staff in their responsibilities, specifically, but not limited to, defense and baserunning.

  • Collaborate with field staff, coordinators, and front office to implement and help improve player development initiatives

  • Collaborate with affiliate Strength Coach and Performance Apprentice to identify and act on solutions related to physical limitations/opportunities

  • Communicate plans, goals and progress with players and relevant staff members throughout checkpoints

  • Assist other field staff when able and necessary with normal day to day operations.

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Requirements / Qualifications:

  • Interest in on-field coaching

  • Must have ability to throwing batting practice and hit fungo

  • Interest in player development, strength & conditioning, and analytics.

  • Ability to understand and advocate for changes due to new information and or tools in baseball.

  • Ability to work well with analysts in the front office.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Strong computer skills and proficient in Microsoft Office.

  • Hard working and driven to succeed.

  • Professional or collegiate playing experience is a plus.

  • Fluency in Spanish is a plus.

  • Strength & conditioning education and experience is a plus

  • Must be able to travel with assigned minor league team.

Work Environment

The work will largely be performed at a sports venue (indoor or outdoor- hold/cold environment) that could be heavily crowded with high activity. This job operates both outside on a baseball field and in an office setting. At times the noise could become excessive.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to stand for long periods of time, walk long distances and/or climb up/down stairs; may be required to stoop, kneel, crouch, sit and/or move/lift up to 50lbs of equipment or supplies; use hands handle or feel objects, tools or controls. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and focused vision. Medium strength is required.

  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.

  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time as well as bending, reaching, throwing, and swinging a bat.

  • Visual acuity to distinguish pitches and facilitate instruction.

  • Ability to work both indoors and outdoors.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position that will require a flexible schedule. This position requires travel throughout the entire season

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.