The Houston Astros is currently seeking a Florida Complex Pitching Coach in the Player Development Department. Serving as a uniformed coach at one of our affiliate locations or at our complex in West Palm Beach, FL.
Essential Duties / Responsibilities:
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
A Minor League Pitching Coach will be expected to:
Implement organizational Pitching development program.
Plan daily Pitching practice while coordinating with other members of the field staff.
Analyze pitcher performance deficiencies using tools, reports, and technology.
Prescribe and monitor a development plan for each pitcher based on areas of opportunity.
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 at complex (throwing BP, field setup, etc).
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.
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.
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.
Ability to lift and carry up to 25 pounds.
Ability to stand for extended periods of time as well as bending, reaching, throwing, and swinging a bat.
Ability to work both indoors and outdoors.
Position Type and Expected Hours of Work
Ability to work a flexible schedule, including; extended hours, evenings, weekends, and holidays.
Will be stationed at one of our minor league affiliates or Spring Training Complex and will include overnight travel throughout the season.
Triple-A Affiliate: Sugar Land, TX
Double-A Affiliate: Corpus Christi, TX
High-A Affiliate: Asheville, NC
Low-A Affiliate: Fayetteville, NC
Spring Training Complex: West Palm Beach, Florida
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.