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Real Salt Lake

Real Salt Lake

Academy Head of Performance


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Posting Date

Nov 30, 2022

Role description

Real Salt Lake is searching for an Academy Head of Performance. 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 Athletic Performance Department as a whole, which also services our MLS NEXT and MLS teams.ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Develops and implements daily warmups prior to training for both Academy teams Designs and conducts weekly in-gym strength training sessions for both Academy teams Conducts on-field performance sessions (acceleration, sprinting, change of direction, jumping and landing mechanics, etc.)Monitors and reports on athlete’s athletic development throughout the year report to Academy coaches and to the 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 Implements club-wide physical development structure in collaboration with other Performance Coaches.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Physiology or related field plus two (2) years of professional experience. Experience working with different sports science technology, including GPS, Force Plates, NordBord and ForceFrame Ability to work independently, but also as part of a larger Performance TeamEnthusiasm for working with and developing high school-aged athletes Ability to work evenings and weekends to accommodate the teams' schedules. REQUIRED CERTIFICATIONS: NSCA’s CSCS or CSCCa’s SCCC Current CPR/First Aid Certified PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Masters degree preferredPrevious experience working in soccer is preferred. PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS: The job requires regularly lifting/pushing up to 50 pounds and occasionally lifting/pushing more than 100 pounds or exerting heavy force, in a wide disparity or environmental conditions. The job involves extensive 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 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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