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FC Cincinnati

FC Cincinnati

Academy Performance Analyst


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Mar 12, 2024


Job Title: Academy Performance AnalystDepartment: AcademyReports to: Head of Performance Analyst and Lead Development Analyst Job SummaryThe Academy Performance Analyst, reporting to the, Head of Performance Analyst and Lead Development Analyst will work with the analytics department focusing primarily on supporting the Academy coaching staff and wider technical staff by leading the provision of video and statistical analysis. Such activities include, but are not limited to; training analysis, post-match analysis, opponent goalkeeper pre-match analysis and providing the recruitment department with video support.  What You’ll Do:Develop, maintain and implement Academy performance analysis strategies.Provide the provision of Performance Analysis across all academy age groups.Lead a team of Interns.Produce educational videos on both the technical and tactical aspects of the game.Create best practice videos on FCC principles.Capture and code training in-line with FCC Principles of play.Capture and code games in-line with FCC Principles of play.Produce IDP video to support the development of individual players.Produce key match stats on both an individual and team basis to monitor athlete development.Work with the Technical staff data analyst to produce statistical reports.Complete pre & post match reports for team and individuals.Manage the storage of all video.Work as part of a multidisciplinary team to aid individual development.Support and work with the Lead development analyst and first team analysis department. What You’ll Need:Bachelor’s degree in a Performance Analysis related subject requiredUS Soccer C license or equivalent governing body requiredMaster’s degree in a Performance Analysis related subject preferredUS Soccer B License or equivalent governing body preferred  What You’ll Bring:Minimum 2 Years’ experience as a Performance Analyst within College or professional soccer.Extensive technical and tactical knowledge.Ability to work to tight deadlines and in high pressure environments.Strong interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with Coaches, Players and key stake holders.Strong attention to detail.Experience in using, but not limited to: Hudl Sportscode & Platform, Spiideo, Telestration software, E.g Tactic pro, Coach paint, Studio, Microsoft office products, and IMovie. Why You’ll Love FCC:Generous paid time off Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, 401k plan with company matchShort-Term & Long-Term Disability InsuranceMaternity & Paternity Leave and Family Building BenefitEmployee Assistance Program and free subscription to the Calm AppDiscount off merchandise in the FCC team storeCommunity volunteer opportunitiesProfessional development and frequent team building opportunitiesEmployee recognition programs and referral programsOpportunity for complimentary staff tickets to home FC Cincinnati matchesAbout FC CincinnatiFC Cincinnati is a Major League Soccer team playing at TQL Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio. Originally founded in 2015 by Carl H. Lindner III and co-CEO Jeff Berding, FCC started play in the United Soccer League (USL) in 2016. FCC entered MLS as the 24th team in 2019. The club’s wide and diverse ownership group is led by controlling owner Lindner III; as well as managing owners Meg Whitman and Dr. Griff Harsh; Scott Farmer; and George Joseph. FC Cincinnati opened the club’s privately funded, 26,000-seat soccer-specific TQL Stadium in the West End neighborhood of Cincinnati in 2021, a venue which has won numerous global awards including the World Football Summit Best Venue 2022 in Madrid and the 2022 Prix Versailles World Title in the Sports Category in Paris, France.FC Cincinnati won the 2023 Supporters’ Shield – the annual award given to the team with the most points in the regular season – and clinched a spot in the 2023 MLS Playoffs for the second straight year. The club won the 2018 USL Regular-Season Championship in record-setting fashion and earned postseason berths in all three of its USL seasons. In 2017, FC Cincinnati also advanced to the semifinals of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, a run that included victories over two MLS squads.At FC Cincinnati, we take pride in our commitment to excellence and fostering a positive work environment. We were honored to be recognized as one of the best places to work in the Sports Business Journal in March 2024. As an organization we strive to create an environment where employees can grow, collaborate, and feel supported.About TQL StadiumTQL Stadium, home of FC Cincinnati, is one of the most ambitious soccer-specific stadiums in not only North America, but the world. Critically-acclaimed firm Populous designed an innovative and forward-thinking stadium that is one of the largest soccer-specific facilities in Major League Soccer. TQL Stadium has been named Best Venue at the 2022 World Football Summit in Madrid and the 2022 Prix Versailles World Title in the Sports Category in Paris, France. The stadium has five team locker rooms, including a comprehensive team suite for FC Cincinnati that features a dressing room, coach’s office, lounge, equipment storage and the Mercy Health Center of Excellence for the team’s medical and game day fitness needs. Within the 18 months of the stadium’s completion, TQL Stadium has featured both the U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Teams, including the USMNT’s FIFA World Cup Qualification match vs. Mexico, and a concert by legendary rock band, The Who.The closest seats are within 15 feet of the pitch at the $250 million, privately funded stadium. The design includes 53 traditional suites and 4,500 premium seats throughout four premium club spaces. FC Cincinnati’s supporters’ section, The Bailey, has grown to be more than 3,100 strong and loom over opponents at a 34-degree angle at the stadium’s north end. A 360-degree canopy roof covers every seat in TQL Stadium, but still allows sufficient sun in to grow a natural grass field. About Mercy Health Training Center In 2019, the club opened the state-of-the-art Mercy Health Training Center (MHTC) in Milford, Ohio. Designed by MSA Sport, the $30 million, 24-acre facility includes three full-size, lighted soccer fields – including two stabilized natural grass surfaces and one synthetic turf surface – as well as a goalkeeper-specific training area. The MLS team is housed in a 30,000 sq. ft., multilevel building abutting the fields, including a separate, 4,000 sq. ft. wing of the building for the FC Cincinnati Academy.  Additionally, there is a 3,000 sq. ft. maintenance facility on the property. In the design process, the MSA Sport design team benchmarked training grounds across the world, including the best in Europe, South America, and Asia. The goal of the design meets the original goal to develop one of the premier and most progressive team facilities in Major League Soccer and North America. About FC Cincinnati 2FC Cincinnati 2 began play in MLS NEXT Pro in 2022. FCC 2 is designed to serve as the bridge between the FCC first team and the Academy and is a professional pathway for players to grow and develop at FC Cincinnati. The club plays its matches at Scudamore Field at NKU Soccer Stadium, Mercy Health Training Center, and TQL Stadium. About MLS NEXT ProLaunched in March 2022 by Major League Soccer, MLS NEXT Pro is a professional men’s soccer league in the United States and Canada that completes the player pathway from MLS NEXT through to MLS first teams.  With 21 Clubs competing during the inaugural season – 20 MLS-affiliated and one independent club, Rochester New York FC – MLS NEXT Pro will grow the game through innovation and diversity by bringing professional soccer to new markets, creating career opportunities for professionals on and off the field, and providing communities with a strong sense of pride. Eight additional MLS-affiliated clubs will join MLS NEXT Pro in 2023, with more independent clubs joining in the years ahead. For more information about MLS NEXT Pro, visit FC Cincinnati 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.

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