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19 Mar 2024

Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Saint Paul, MN, USA
Full Time
5+ years exp.
US$60,000 – US$80,000 per year

The Minnesota Wild Organization is seeking a highly motivated and knowledgeable individual to join our organization as an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for the 2024-2025 season. This role will work closely with our Head Strength and Conditioning Coach/Director of Player Performance to develop and implement comprehensive strength and conditioning programs for our professional hockey players. The ideal candidate will possess a deep understanding of strength training, conditioning methodologies, nutrition and supplementation, tools and technology commonly used in professional sports, injury prevention techniques specific to ice hockey athletes, and an understanding of how to rehabilitate hockey-related injuries.


  • Collaborate with the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach to design and execute individualized strength and conditioning programs for players, tailored to their specific needs and goals.
  • Assist in conducting fitness assessments and evaluations to track player progress and identify areas for improvement.
  • Oversee on-ice and off-ice training sessions and guide players on proper technique and form.
  • Work closely with the medical and coaching staff to develop and implement injury prevention strategies and rehabilitation protocols.
  • Maintain accurate records of training data and player performance metrics.
  • Assist with the setup and maintenance of the team's strength and conditioning facilities and equipment.
  • Stay current with the latest advancements in strength and conditioning research and apply relevant findings to program development.
  • Provide support and guidance to players on nutrition, hydration, and recovery strategies to optimize performance and recovery, in-season and off-season.


    • Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science, Kinesiology, Sports Science, or related field. Master's degree preferred.
    • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certification from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).
    • CPR/AED certification is required; additional certifications in sports medicine or athletic training are a plus.
    • 5+ years of experience working in strength and conditioning is required.
    • 3+ years of previous experience working with elite athletes is required, preferably in a professional hockey environment.
    • Strong knowledge of periodization principles and exercise prescription.
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively interact with players, coaches, and staff.
    • Ability to work independently as well as part of a collaborative team environment.
    • Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development and continuing education.
    • Dedicated to the team's success and willing to adapt to the needs of the organization.
    • Thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced work environment, under pressure while maintaining a high level of professionalism.


  • Required to be present at all home practices and games throughout the NHL season.
  • Ability to travel for away practices and games, as well as occasional travel to visit prospects or support our AHL team in Iowa.
  • Attend all team camps and be available for off-ice training sessions.
  • The Minnesota Wild Hockey Team is dedicated to fostering a supportive and inclusive work environment where employees can thrive personally and professionally. We believe in investing in our team members and providing opportunities for growth and advancement within the organization.


  • Competitive salary based on experience, qualifications, and potential for adjustments based on performance.
  • Competitive benefits package which includes:
    • Health insurance
    • Dental coverage
    • Vision benefits
    • 401(k) retirement savings plan, with employer matching contributions
    • Continuing education and relevant certification support.
    • Relocation assistance.
  • Our organization values the contributions of our employees and strives to provide competitive compensation packages.


  • In addition to applying on this platform, you must submit a resume, cover letter, and references to this LinkedIn Job Posting. In your cover letter, please highlight your relevant experience and qualifications for the role of Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach with the Minnesota Wild Hockey Team.
  • We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
  • We are aiming to have the Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach position filled by early July.
  • Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their applications promptly to ensure consideration in our selection process.
  • The Minnesota Wild Hockey Team is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in the workplace. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including those with diverse backgrounds and those with disabilities.


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