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Job listing closed on 18 May 2024
11 May 2024

Performance Coach, First Team

🇺🇸 St. Louis, MO, USA
Full Time
5+ years 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.


The Head Performance Coach will be responsible for establishing and maintaining a strength and conditioning program to promote the health and wellness of St. Louis CITY SC First Team athletes. This role will be a key contributor in improving athlete performance, reducing potential injury, and teaching lifelong fitness and movement skills.


Design and implement strength training, periodization and conditioning programs in‐season, off‐season, and pre‐season in a manner that reflects research‐driven practices and our Club's commitment to the welfare of our athletes.

Expertise in running soccer-based warm-ups and end stage rehabilitation programs.

Work in collaboration with the sports medicine staff during rehabilitation and return-to-play protocols.

Support and facilitate a collaborative relationship among St. Louis CITY SC coaching staff.

Conduct an annual needs‐analysis for the team in conjunction with the Director of High Performance, Director of Sports Medicine, Head Coach, and Head of Sports Science.

Assist the Goalkeeper and Specialist coaches, as needed.

Maintains all applicable continuing education and certifications as required.

Contributes to the overall success of St. Louis CITY SC by performing all other duties as assigned.


5+ years' experience in the field of strength and condition, preferably in the instruction of athletes or athletic teams.

BS in Kinesiology, Exercise Science, or related field, required. Master's Degree in similar fields, preferred.

Must hold or be working towards NSCA - Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) or Certified Performance and Sports Scientist (CPSS)

Current first-aid, CPR, AED, certifications.

Strong working knowledge and teaching skills in analysis and techniques of strength training.

Ability to demonstrate the appropriate skills and techniques to be properly used by athletes, and visually monitor athletes during the use of those techniques, in the weight-room and on the field.

Must possess/ be working towards soccer coaching licenses.

Dynamic interpersonal communication skills that enhance the ability to positively interact with athletes/coaches/staff

Effective organizational and time management skills

Ability to work in varying degrees of noise, temperature, and environments (both indoors and outdoors), role requires the coach to frequently lift/ move or demonstrate with heavy objects (+50lbs).

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.