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FC Cincinnati

FC Cincinnati

Academy Performance Analyst Intern


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Posting Date

Dec 20, 2022

Role description

Job Title: Academy Performance Analyst InternDepartment: Academy Performance AnalysisReports to: Head of Performance Analysis & Director of Player Development About FC Cincinnati:FC Cincinnati is a professional soccer team that plays in Major League Soccer, having entered the league as its 24th team in 2019. The club’s wide and diverse ownership group is led by controlling owner Carl H. Lindner III; as well as managing owners Meg Whitman and Dr. Griff Harsh; Scott Farmer; and George Joseph. Originally founded in 2015 by Lindner III and current president Jeff Berding, FCC began play in the United Soccer League (USL) in 2016. 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. FCC entered MLS as the 24th team in 2019. FC Cincinnati opened the Club’s privately funded, 26,000- seat soccer-specific TQL Stadium in the West End neighborhood of Cincinnati in 2021. About MHTC:The team also 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, while the FCC Academy teams utilize a separate 4,000 sq. ft. wing of the building. 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. Internship Summary:In this internship, you will be working within the First Team Performance Analysis Department. You can expect to learn and gain valuable experience in how performance analysis is utilized at the elite level. This internship is set to begin in January. The candidate for this role must be able to work up to 25 hours per week. The working week schedule is dictated by the 1st team fixtures this will include evening, weekend, and holidays. This is a paid internship (on an hourly basis) and college credit is available if needed.Primary Responsibilities:Capture academy training sessions and code both live and post trainingUse the data captured in training to provide feedback to coaches and playersCapture academy fixtures both home and away when required – utilizing both live and post-match codingLabel academy fixtures generating KPI’s on both individual and team levelWork in line with the coaching syllabus to create educational video’s using both 1st team and other leagues to demonstrate best practiceCreate post-match analysis video to be utilized with both players and coachesWork with the Club’s data analyst to create benchmarking for academy playersAny ad-hoc tasks as requested by Head of Performance Analysis and Director of Player Development Qualifications & Skill Requirements:Working towards a Performance analysis or Sports related degreeSoccer coaching qualifications – US Soccer D or equivalentGood technical and tactical soccer knowledgeHigh level of attention to detailAbility to work unsocial hours including evenings and weekends.Ability to work under pressure for long hoursDisplay superb organizational skillsRepresent FC Cincinnati’s family friendly brand in all capacities while representing the clubMust be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and provide verification of vaccination prior to start dateFC 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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