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Job listing closed on 4 Jul 2024
25 Jun 2024

Performance Coach, Academy

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ St. Louis, MO, USA
Full Time
1+ year exp.

Who CITY is:

St. Louis CITY is more than just the newest local MLS soccer team, we have quickly become the heartbeat of St. Louis and are leading the frontier of an emerging cultural renaissance. Join our growing family of 500+ visionaries in a fun and fast-paced work environment that provides unmatched potential for new ideas, personal growth, and immediate impact.

Who you are:

CITY provides a progressive and supportive workplace that lets YOU be YOU. We value unique experiences and perspectives, and we hire employees who leverage their differences to add value.

Feel the impact of your ideas come to life as you join in the thunderous roar of 22,500 impassioned fans at our state-of-the art facility.

What CITY does:

Join us today in the mission of uniting the St. Louis Region and redefining what it means to be a soccer team.

The academy performance coach will report directly to the director of performance and academy director. The ideal candidate will have a passion for developing athletes at the elite youth level (MLS Next) and have experience designing age-appropriate programs both in the gym and on the field. Additionally, the academy performance coach will work with athlete/ team monitoring systems in order to provide coaches, academy director and director of performance daily, weekly and game reports/ summaries.

To create an elite training and competitive environment that strives to reach all parts of the St. Louis region and achieve the highest level of success by creating a culture of excellence, providing life enriching experience that seeks to develop a complete player on and off the field.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work as part of the Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) alongside the academy director, coaching staff, performance staff and sports medicine staff to maximize the athletic potential of academy players in line with the club's philosophy.
  • Establish regular testing and performance measures for Academy teams.
  • Teach proper execution, techniques and safety for all lifts and movement drills.
  • Communicate and work in partnership with performance & medical staff to provide an integrated program of strength & fitness goals, injury prevention, reconditioning and performance training. Develop football oriented practical solutions based on individual and team data-analysis (GPS, wellness, testing etc.)
  • Lead training and matchday warm-ups.
  • Plan and deliver scientifically based optimal recovery strategies post practice and games.
  • Develop individual off-season training programs.
  • Contribute to regular CPD events encompassing First Team and Academy staff. Be an ambassador for the soccer club and share in its vision and values. Other duties as assigned.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Minimum of 1 year of experience in a strength and conditioning/ or related role.
  • Bachelor's degree required in Exercise Science or related field.
  • Strength and Conditioning Specialist certification required (or working towards).
  • First aid and CPR certification preferred.
  • At least 1 year of experience working within the football profession.
  • Must be self-motivated, detail-oriented and have a sense of accountability.
  • Ability to work productively under pressure and be consistently proactive.
  • Strong PC skills (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).
  • Ability to work extended hours, weekends and holidays when required. Must have reliable transportation and a valid driver's license.

St. Louis CITY SC is building a team that is passionate about their work, the success of our Club and the growth and revitalization of our region. We desire people who hold themselves and others accountable and are driven by setting new standards for fan engagement.

TKFC LC is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.