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The position will plan and deliver the athlete development program to NYCFC II players. Athletic development is a fundamental component of young players’ long-term progress and is therefore crucial to delivering sustainable success at New York City Football Club.

The role will include working as part of a multi-disciplinary team to deliver best practice support to NYCFC II players, including the administration of the strength & conditioning, nutrition, recovery, daily monitoring, fitness testing programs and training load management for optimal performance, among other tasks.

WHAT YOU’LL DO:

  • In line with the NYCFC 1st team physical development philosophy, plan, deliver and evaluate physical development sessions for NYCFC II team and individuals to maximize individual development and performance.

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

    • Return to play protocols

    • Strength and conditioning (Mobility, Pre-Activation, Post-Session S&C)

    • Warm-Up

    • Data Monitoring/GPS

  • Collaborate with other NYCFC Performance Coaches with the development and implementation of the NYCFC High Performance philosophy that will integrate into the vision and structure of the club.

  • Assist NYCFC II coaches with the planning, delivery and review of training sessions

  • Assist with the monitoring and assessment of NYCFC II players physical development. This will include the management of data collection, analysis, reporting and providing feedback to coaches and players.

  • Assist with the practical implementation of appropriate nutrition and hydration strategies for players for training, matches and travel.

  • Apply an interdisciplinary approach with close links to other stakeholders including the NYCFC II coaches, athletic trainers, analysts as well as Academy and 1st team.

  • Periodization of NYCFC II team off-season, preseason and in season programs.

WHAT YOU’LL BRING:

  • 2+ years paid experience in a team environment

  • Certified strength & conditioning coach (CSCS)

  • History of working with young athletes

  • Spanish speaker (preferred, not mandatory)

  • Microsoft office proficient

  • Experience with STATSports GPS

  • Experience using Vald technologies (NordBord, ForecFrame, ForceDecks)

KEY RELATIONSHIPS

  • 1st team Performance Director

  • 1st Team Head of Sport Science & Performance Coaches

  • Academy Performance Coaches

  • 1st team and Academy Athletic Trainers

  • NYCFC II and Academy Coaches & Administrators

  • NYCFC II MDT, including medical, performance analysis, recruitment, and operations teams

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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

WHAT WE OFFER:

  • 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

NEW YORK CITY FOOTBALL CLUB OVERVIEW:

At New York City FC, we are on 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 most recently won the Campeones Cup in 2022 along with the MLS Cup in 2021. 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.