The Academy Athletic Trainer (AAT) manages the day-to-day sports medicine operations for New York City Football Clubs Academy teams. In this capacity, the AAT provides injury prevention strategies, evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation for players’ medical problems. This position will also work with the Performance Department to plan and deliver best practice support to Academy players, including the administration of the strength & conditioning, nutrition, recovery, daily monitoring, and fitness testing programs, among other tasks. The AAT works under the direction and supervision of the Medical Lead and Head of Performance Service. f.


  • Performs as Certified Athletic Trainer in managing the health care of Academy players. Health care includes, but is not limited to: first aid / emergency care, on-site injury evaluation, application of appropriate modalities, developing rehabilitation and prevention programs, as well as conducting rehabilitation and making medical referrals

  • Maintain a complete and up to date roster of player health and participation records in the League-provided electronic medical record system

  • Order, maintain, and inventory supplies and clinical equipment

  • Perform other duties as assigned or required

  • Assist with the Youth Affiliate education program

  • Assist the Performance Department in planning, delivering, and evaluating physical development sessions to maximize individual performance

  • Technical responsibilities will include the development, implementation, and delivery of the following:

    • Return to play protocols

    • Strength and Conditioning

    • Warm-up

    • Data Monitoring/GPS

  • Assist with monitoring and assessment of Academy players, including management of data collection, analysis, reporting, and providing feedback to coaches and players

  • Assist with practical implementation of appropriate nutrition and hydration strategies for players

  • Apply an interdisciplinary approach with close links to other stakeholders including MLS2 and First Team

  • Assist with periodization of the teams’ off-season, preseason, and in season programs


  • Certified Athletic Trainer with a NY State License

  • In good standing with NATABOC and a member of the NATA (or CATA)

  • Minimum of 2 years paid experience in the field of sports medicine

  • Certified strength & conditioning coach (CSCS) preferred

  • Current professional CPR certification

  • Possess personal professional liability insurance

  • History of working with young athletes

  • Medical soccer experience preferred

  • Bilingual/Spanish speaker preferred


  • Applicant must be able to comply with MLS Next Safety and Well-Being policy and any other applicable child safety policies provided to applicants by NYCFC

  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays, as necessary

  • New York City Football Club requires a COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment, subject to exception under applicable law


  • Excellent health, dental & vision insurance, with options to fit you and your family’s needs

  • Comprehensive and competitive benefit programs, including maternal & paternal leave

  • Ancillary benefits: Commuter, gym membership, and Citi Bike discounts

  • Your health is important! Our wellness strategy focuses on mental and physical wellbeing through in-office and virtual programs

  • Four complementary tickets to every NYCFC home match

  • Team outings, happy hours, and annual staff gatherings to celebrate our co-workers

  • A dynamic, ambitious, and fun work environment


At New York City FC, we are in a mission to build this City into one of the soccer capitals of the world. The Club was announced as Major League Soccer’s 20th franchise and is the first and only MLS team located within the five boroughs of New York City. The Club consistently finishes at the top of the Eastern Conference and is the reigning 2021 MLS Cup Champion. The games are broadcast locally through YES Network with national television coverage through ESPN, Fox and Univision. New York City FC ranks in the top five of key commercial categories for Major League Soccer franchises: season tickets, attendance, gate receipts, partnerships and retail merchandise sales. The franchise’s social media platforms are already in the top two most-followed in MLS for Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

New York City FC is also one of ten clubs comprising City Football Group and counts Manchester City FC, Melbourne City FC, Yokohama F-Marinos, Girona FC, Montevideo City Torque, Sichuan Jiuniu FC, Mumbai City FC, Lommel SK and Espérance Sportive Troyes AC among its sister clubs.

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.