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Please note, as a condition of employment, COVID-19 vaccination (at least the initiation of the process) is required prior to start date. Accommodations for medical or religious reasons will be considered.

Summary:

The Houston Astros are currently seeking a Development Coach in the Player Development Department. Serving as a uniformed coach that will aid in the implementation of player development initiatives while handling the conventional responsibilities of a 4th coach. This position could lead to a variety of different positions within the organization in the future. This position will be based in Asheville, NC.

Essential Duties / Responsibilities:

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

  • Have a large responsibility in the defensive and baserunning development of the players.

  • Assist position players in game preparation that include, but are not limited to, early work and game review sessions.

  • Assist the field staff with conventional responsibilities of a 4th coach, such as throwing batting practice, hitting fungoes, and coaching first base.

  • Assist the staff and players with the implementation of systems and technologies.

  • Assist staff in the creation of information/reports used in game (i.e. advanced scouting reports, defensive positioning cards, etc…).

  • Help prepare players physically and mentally for optimal performance at the current level and above.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements & Qualifications

  • Coaching experience.

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

  • Interest in strength & conditioning and analytics.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Strong organizational skills.

  • Strong computer skills and proficient in Microsoft Office.

  • Professional or collegiate playing experience is a plus.

  • Fluency in Spanish is a plus.

  • Strength & Conditioning related degree is a plus.

Work Environment

This job operates both outside in a baseball field and office setting. This role will involve being in the heat and on the individual’s feet for long periods of time. 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. This role routinely will be in an inside or outside type of environment for long periods of time, of which includes bending, throwing, and swinging a bat. This role will require the individual to be physically moving for long periods of time. This role will require the individual to lift and carry up to 25 pounds throughout the day. The individual must be able to visual acuity to distinguish pitches and facilitate instruction.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

Ability to work a flexible schedule, including; extended hours, evenings, weekends, and holidays.

Travel

Will be stationed at our Asheville, NC location with in-season travel.

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.

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