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U.S. Soccer Federation

U.S. Soccer Federation

Performance Analyst, MNT

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Apr 27, 2024

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U.S. Soccer Overview

We are U.S. Soccer and we are the future of sport in the United States. Our mission is to make soccer the preeminent sport in the United States. We embrace diversity, technology and global connections to drive the growth of our sport and serve our athletes and fans. We seek motivated, passionate, skilled people who can think, create and work on a team.

U.S. Soccer is a growing company that looks for team members to grow with it. U.S. Soccer offers a comprehensive compensation package, casual work environment, an inclusive culture and an atmosphere for professional development.

The Federation’s core principles set organization-wide standards to identify and foster our culture and inform how we interact and hold each other accountable. These principles guide U.S. Soccer: We Win Together. We Aim High. We Champion Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. To be successful as a USSF employee, it is critical to demonstrate and live up to these principles every day and with every interaction with peers, stakeholders, and partners.

The Federation’s core values are the individual attributes and characteristics that staff embody to uphold the organization’s principles and succeed. These values guide our employees: Integrity. Commitment. Teamwork. Respect.

Position Description

The Performance Analyst is responsible for contributing to the design and delivery of data & video analysis to support our technical staffs in all phases of the game during domestic and international camps and competitions. Their role is to ensure all analysis is done in a detailed, effective and efficient way to help optimize development within our youth environments.

Primary Responsibilities

Build automated data reports (i.e. player scouting, opposition, and post-game) to enhance the delivery of information and efficiency of workflows that can be delivered consistently and impact decision-making.
Develop a series of metrics and visualizations that accurately measure key aspects of the team’s game model and benchmark against other nations.
Develop interactive data visualization or dashboards for the USMNT analysis department and technical staff to analyze performance on a player & team level.
Answer performance questions using a variety of event, tracking and player physical data sources that can help understand the key factors to tournament success.
Ability to ingest data from third party APIs and be used in both a live and post-match capacity.
Contribute to the design and delivery of all performance analysis support, including (but not limited to) pre-match, in-game, post-match, individual player support, long-term player & team tracking.
Travel extensively with MNT for training camps and competitions both domestically and internationally.
Support the capture & coding process for all USMNT training sessions & games
Support the management of USMNT video and data collection ensuring consistent alignment and distribution to staff and players in line with the USSF standards and time frames.
Collaborate with other analysts within the federation to improve and expand on analysis processes.
Develop strong working relationships across the multi-disciplinary team, sharing and informing best practice.
Manage and create relationships with external technology partners to enhance the support of performance analysis.
Stay up to date on latest performance analysis research/technology and help support other colleagues’ development within the federation.
Collaborate with the Director of Research and Innovation for R&I implementations within the Men’s National Team.
Support SAD and USSF in developing internal and external research in this area

Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Performance Analysis, Mathematics, or equivalent area
Minimum 5 years applied experience as a data analyst (or similar role) working with coaches and performance staff.
Experience with SQL-style databases
Proficient using Python or R to create automated data processes and reports
Able to read in data from third-party APIs
Basic modelling experience using various machine learning techniques
Experience working with various performance analysis equipment and technology (specifically SportsCode, Hudl, CoachPaint & Keynote).
Excellent analytical and verbal communication skills – the ability to convey the ‘story’ from the data
Strong knowledge and understanding of soccer (tactics, principles of play, modern trends) and the overall landscape of the sport in the U.S.
Experience using data to answer soccer-specific questions
Proven track record of establishing and delivering a robust performance analysis system around data collection, data management and data dissemination.
Able and willing to travel up to 40% of the year
Able and willing to work non-traditional hours including evenings and weekends as needed
Ability to operate a drone and hi-pod

Desired Qualifications

Master’s Degree in Performance Analysis, Mathematics, or equivalent area
Knowledge and understanding of a programming language (Python, R or SQL)
Practical experience with data visualization tools (Tableau, Qlik, etc.) a plus
Strong verbal, written, in-person and presentation communication skills
Excellent organizational, data collection, planning and leadership skills
Coaching and/or playing experience preferred
Data analysis experience at a professional team or organization

Working at U.S. Soccer is a unique opportunity. Employee who work at U.S. Soccer have the following attributes:

Adopt a company centric approach - Serve the Athlete and the Fan
Embrace and see learning as a lifelong pursuit
Possess a growth mindset - keeps an open mind and seeks new challenges
Practice self-assessment and self-reflection
Open to criticism and does not make excuses
Possess a tireless work ethic
Wants to be part of a team that wins
Has the ability to be firm but fair
Communicate in a direct, open and honest manner
Build relationships through genuine interpersonal skills

U.S Soccer is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, citizenship, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information, military status, political belief, or any other characteristic protected under the law. This policy applies to all our employment practices within our organization.

We strongly encourage women, people of color, LGBTQIA, veterans, parents, and persons with disabilities to apply.

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