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7 Feb 2024

Academy Athletic Performance Coach

🇺🇸 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.


This is a full-time position, that is primarily responsible for the athletic performance of our Academy teams but is also expected to work as part of Real Salt Lake’s Athlete Health & Performance Department, which also services our MLS NEXT PRO and MLS teams.


  • Develops and implements all daily warmups before training for both Academy teams
  • Develops and implements weekly in-gym strength training sessions for both Academy teams
  • Develops and implements on-field performance sessions (acceleration, sprinting, change of direction, jumping and landing mechanics, etc.)
  • Manages and develops individual programs for High Performing Players (HPP) within the Academy as identified by the coaching/management staff
  • Monitors and reports on athlete’s athletic development throughout the year to Academy coaches and to Head of Performance
  • Assists athletic trainers with return-to-play progressions for injured athletes
  • Liaises with academy coaches and assists with session planning, specifically as it pertains to daily, weekly, and yearly physical loading
  • Overseas and helps implement club-wide physical development structure with other Performance Coaches
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Physiology or related field
  • Must have 2 years of working in a collegiate, MLS Academy, or professional setting
  • Must be able to work with different sports science technology and can produce reports for coaches, medical, and others, including GPS, Force Plates, NordBord and ForceFrame, and Timing gates.
  • Must be able to work independently, but also as part of a larger team.
  • Must be enthusiastic to work with and develop high school-aged athletes
  • Ability to work variable schedules including mornings, evenings, and weekends
  • Must be able to physically demonstrate performance exercises and on-field activities
  • Ability to travel, including potential international.
  • Must pass SafeSport training and background check


  • Current CPR/First Aid Certified


  • Experience with soccer preferred, but not required


The job requires regularly lifting/pushing up to 50 pounds and occasionally lifting/pushing more than 50 pounds or exerting heavy force, in a wide disparity or environmental conditions. The job involves standing, stooping, bending, lifting, pushing, 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.

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