The Sports Performance Associate assists and implements protocols and procedures to monitor all facets of athlete well-being, training and games; applies scientific knowledge to improve performance and prevent injury of Academy athletes under the supervision of the Sports Performance Coach and Director of Sports Performance; assists with return to participation of injured athletes; assists in the management of the strength and conditioning facility. As a part-time employee, the Sports Performance Associate will report to the Director of Sports Performance and will work 20 hours per week, to include trainings and games.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Special projects and assignments as business dictates.
Assist with providing direction through monitoring all players wellness, training, match and strength & conditioning programs to improve players performance.
Coordinate with the sports medicine staff regarding injured and/or rehabilitating players to modify and individualize training programs; assist with the return to participation of injured athletes.
Test and evaluate players physical performance and create reports for coaches and players under the guidance of the Sports Performance Coach Academy.
Evaluate player performance through performance testing, monitoring training workloads and body composition testing.
Assist with daily field warm ups, strength training sessions.
Design and implement field and gym programs under the supervision of the Sports Performance Coach.
Makes recommendations and assist with providing guidance to the athletes on nutrition, physical conditioning, injury prevention and off-season programming.
Demonstrate interpersonal skills required to work effectively with players, coaches and other team personnel.
Comply with all MLS medical policies, protocol and Game Operations Manuals.
Attend in house Sports Performance meetings.
Responsible for the maintenance, creation and control of all personally identifiable information or any other information protected by any Confidentiality or Privacy Standards or Company Policies that you have access or knowledge of, including but not limited to any state or federal regulations including HIPAA.
This position has no supervisory responsibilities
SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science, Kinesiology or related field, or in pursuance of
1 Year related experience
CSCS certification or ability to obtain within 6 months
Experience designing training reports through Excel, Tableau preferred
Experience using technologies such as: Catapult GPS & Heart Rate Technology preferred
Current CPR/First Aid certification
Knowledge and experience in the implementation of strength and conditioning programming in youth level athletes
Knowledge in the following areas: strength training, Olympic lifts, plyometrics, speed development, conditioning, flexibility, injury prevention, nutrition and strength and conditioning equipment
Knowledge of medical terminology
Ability to speak Spanish preferred
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands to handle or feel
The employee frequently is required to talk or hear
The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
The noise level in the work environment is sometimes loud
Will work in all types of weather, including extreme heat and cold
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
CSCS certification preferred.
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.
This company is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without