The New York Mets are seeking a Bench Coach at the Minor League affiliate level. The primary responsibility of this role will be to create environments that push to develop players defensively and on the bases. In particular, the Bench Coach will use monthly reports that track the progress of the team in these areas to tailor practice to the needs of the affiliate.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Develop and distribute team defensive positioning cards alongside direction from their coordinators
Engage the players and staff of the affiliate daily by emphasizing the fundamentals of the Mets organization in the Minor Leagues
Utilize all available/relevant information across Player Development sub-departments to drive development with each player
Create a monthly report on team fundamentals, with particular attention paid to the team’s execution defensively and on the bases
Facilitate innovation within the affiliate staff as it relates to practice design, feedback loops, and constraints – particularly by devoting time to the areas which the monthly report shows the affiliate is deficient
Experience within a professional organization as an on-field coach
Ability to throw batting practice, hit fungoes, and generally facilitate a baseball practice
Disposition to actively communicate across different disciplines within Player Development
Strong desire to impact the defensive/baserunning development of their affiliate
Mindset/desire to learn, especially from those on their own affiliate staff
Spanish fluency OR a desire to learn basic components of the language
The above information is intended to describe the general nature, type, and level of work to be performed. The information is not intended to be an exhaustive or complete list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required for this position. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. The individual selected may perform other related duties as assigned or requested.
The New York Mets recognize the importance of a diverse workforce and value the unique qualities individuals of various backgrounds and experiences can offer to the Organization. Our continued success depends heavily on the quality of our workforce. The Organization is committed to providing employees with the opportunity to develop to their fullest potential.
$15,000.00 - $15,750.00