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Job listing closed on 11 Jul 2024
12 Jun 2024

2nd Assistant Athletic Trainer - UT Royals

🇺🇸 Herriman, UT, USA
Full Time
2+ years exp.

The Utah Royals FC, Real Salt Lake (RSL), and RSL Training Academy are dedicated to the growth and success of soccer in Utah. The Utah Royals FC is committed to empowerment, while RSL represents the state with pride and fosters a winning culture. The RSL Training Academy nurtures young athletes and instills values of discipline and teamwork. Together, they are committed to inspiring the soccer culture of Utah and creating lasting impressions one winning experience at a time.


The 2nd Assistant Athletic Trainer assists the Head Athletic Trainer in managing the day-to-day sports medicine operations for the NWSL Team. In this capacity, the 2nd Assistant Athletic Trainer will provide injury prevention strategies, and evaluate, treat, and rehabilitate Players’ medical problems. The 2nd Assistant Athletic Trainer works under the direction and supervision of the Head Athletic Trainer and the Team’s Chief Medical Officer/Team Physician(s). The 2nd Assistant Athletic Trainer will assume the duties of the Head Athletic Trainer in the event the Head Athletic Trainer is unable to or at the discretion of the Head Athletic Trainer and/or Team’s Chief Medical Officer/Team Physician(s). A year-round employee, the 2nd Assistant Athletic Trainer will attend all training, scrimmages, and Home and Away Games.


Working in collaboration with the Team Medical Staff and under the direction and supervision of the Team CMO/Team Physician(s):

  • Manages the healthcare of players including, but not limited to, first aid/emergency care, on-site injury evaluation, application of appropriate modalities, development and implementation of rehabilitation and prevention programs, and scheduling of medical referrals.
  • Monitors any changes in mental, psychological, and physical health of the players through daily interactions and discuss with/refer to appropriate Team Medical Staff as indicated.
  • Consults with players regarding dietary needs, nutritional supplements, and has a familiarity with WADA/FIFA banned substances and and refers to CMO/PCSM Team Physician/RD as indicated.
  • Complies with OSHA standards regarding blood-borne pathogens.
  • Orders, maintains, and inventories supplies and clinical equipment.
  • Keeps athletic training room and other clinic areas safe, clean, and organized.
  • Maintains a complete and up-to-date roster of Player health and participation records in the League’s Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system.
  • Electronically documents accurate first report of injury, physician diagnosis, Player assessments, Player treatments, and return to play dates.
  • Initiates insurance/Workers’ Compensations claims for Players.
  • Demonstrates high-level interpersonal skills required to work effectively with Players, Team Medical Staff, Coaches, other Team personnel and League staff.
  • Maintains professional liability insurance.
  • Compiles reports as required by the League.
  • Complies with all League medical policies and protocols.
  • Abides by all local, state, and federal laws and regulations specific to their profession, codes and standards of their governing bodies, must follow all applicable League Rules and Team policies (e.g., informed consent, medication management, etc.).
  • Attends all activities/meetings/programs as required by the League.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required by the League.


  • Board of Certification (BOC) Certified Athletic Trainer
  • In good standing with the BOC
  • Utah State License or eligible
  • CPR certification in Basic Life Support


  • Minimum four (4) year college/university bachelor’s degree in related field (Athletic Training degree preferred)
  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience caring for elite-level athletes (i.e., collegiate, professional, etc.)
  • Must have experience working in a fast-paced, high-demand environment with competitive athletes
  • Sound knowledge of current injury prevention strategies, screening/profiling and treatment techniques
  • Proficiency in advanced rehabilitation skills (i.e.: Graston, Active Release Technique, Dry Needling, Blood Flow Restriction Training, manual therapy, joint mobilizations, etc.)
  • Ability to work calmly and under pressure alongside other team members


  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Performance Enhancement Specialist (NASM-PES) and/or Corrective Exercise Specializations (NASM-CES)
  • Master’s degree or higher in related health care field (Athletic Training degree preferred)


The job requires regularly lifting/pushing up to 50 pounds, occasional lifting/pushing/exerting heavy force up to full weight of athlete (i.e. assisting with lifting a stretcher or helping athlete up off the ground). The job involves standing, stooping, bending, lifting, pushing, typing, etc.

Real Salt Lake provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request an accommodation.

Note: The need may arise to revise, supplement, or rescind portions of this job description, and RSL reserves the right to do so at any time. Employees shall be required to meet the qualifications and perform the duties of any revised job description.