Head of Sports Science/Performance Coach (USA)

Description:

The Head of Sports science will need excellent analytical skills, attention to detail and strong decision-making skills. The main duty is to assist the Head of Performance ensuring all players optimize their performance. This position will work within a highly collaborative Performance Department to contribute to the delivery of an outstanding sport science program for the team.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide sport science support as requested by the Head of Performance
  • Develop practical training solutions based on data analysis
  • Work closely with the Performance Department and coaches to provide support and guidance with training plans
  • Collaborate with the medical staff to ensure all testing, monitoring and return to play protocols are being delivered effectively
  • Ensure a seamless collection of all necessary player data (GPS, Wellness, RPE, etc.)
  • Design and deliver daily team reports based on data collected and analyzed
  • Prepare and submit weekly player reports to be discussed with the Head of Performance
  • Provide sport science and performance education to players when needed
  • To undertake any responsibilities as seen appropriate by the Head of Performance

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in sports science
  • Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) Accreditation (NSCA)
  • Current CPR and AED certification
  • Minimum of 3 years of practical performance experience; Soccer or team sport experience is preferred
  • Knowledge and experience in prescribing training loads to deliver performance requirements for athletes
  • Proficient on computer with software such as: Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, and Video Editing

Desirable Qualifications

  •  Master’s degree in Sport Science/Kinesiology/Physiology/Performance, or related field
  • Demonstrate ability to collect, interpret, and deliver training monitoring data (GPS, Heart rate, RPE, Wellness, etc.)
  • Experience designing and implementing strength and conditioning or end stage return to play programs
  • Experience working in collaboration with coaches and other support staff
  • Related experience in professional soccer
  • Bilingual English and Spanish

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