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Nashville SC

Nashville SC

Assistant Performance Coach - Academy


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Posting Date

Aug 29, 2023

Role description

POSITION OVERVIEWThe part-time Assistant Performance Coach for the Nashville SC Academy will be responsible for supporting and assisting the club by providing an integrated High-Performance LTAD program for it’s Academy players, in line with the Club and Performance department philosophy. This position will work closely with the Academy Director, Academy Performance Coach, and Academy Medical Department to create team and player-specific programs and administer those programs on the field and in the gym for developing youth athletes within the Academy. The person in this role should have prior playing and/or coaching experience and be expected to comfortably facilitate soccer-centric programs.  In addition, they should also have a formal educational background in exercise physiology (or similar degree) and load management across a variety of metrics as it relates to the development of youth soccer athletes.  This role will report directly to the Head of Performance for the First Team and will work closely with the Academy Director, Academy Performance Coach and Academy Athletic Trainer, as well as various other key coaches/staff.RESPONSIBILITIESThis position will direct and/or assist in the following areas:Assisting, managing and directing on-field warm up and cool down sessions, strength training, prehabilitation, as well as individual sessions for targeted or rehabilitating players in conjunction with medical staffDistribution of player devices and processing data into club systems on a daily basis, along with wellness monitoring, testing administration, RPE collection, compiling, analysis, and reportingUtilizing various monitoring software, tools and technologies to report on player performance and injury preventionDirect and/or assist with the delivery of scientifically based optimal recovery strategies post trining and post-matchHelp develop and implement individual and/or team off-season programsHelp develop strong interpersonal relationships with players and staff to effectively administer programsHelp producing educational materials for players to guide towards best practices in the development and optimization of sport performanceOrganizing and maintaining field and gym equipmentSurveying literature and best practices for future implementationContribute to and advance LTAD programming and curriculum, data collection, testing, analytics, and reporting to develop high-performance in youth playersOccasional travel with team to games/eventsMINIMUM REQUIREMENTSUndergraduate (Bachelor’s) Degree from a 4-year accredited University in related field of study such as Kinesiology, Exercise Science, Sport Science, Biomechanics, Strength & Conditioning, and/or similarNSCA-CSCS (Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist)CPR CertificationPREFERREDGraduate (Master’s) Degree from an accredited University in related field of study2-3 years experience working with youth soccer within the United StatesXPS-EXOS Performance SpecialistFunctional Movement Screening (FMS) – Certified Level 1/2Bilingual in Spanish and EnglishHOURS15-20 hours per weekNights and weekend availabilityWe are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.

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