U.S. Soccer

Performance Analyst - Youth National Teams (YNT)

U.S. Soccer

Location

California

Role Type

Closing Date

Analyst

Nov 27, 2021

Role description

Description
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 YNT Performance Analyst contributes to the design and delivery of data & video analysis to support our technical staff in all phases of the game during domestic and international camps and competitions. Their role is to ensure all research is done clearly, effectively, and efficiently to help optimize development within our youth environments.



Requirements
Primary Responsibilities

Travel extensively with YNT into training camps and games domestically and abroad
Record, capture & code all YNT games and training sessions while in the camp environment
Ensure all data & video is collected and uploaded to all required staff and players in line with the USSF standards and time frames
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, scouting, long-term player & team tracking
Help in the creation of automated scripts and reports to enhance the delivery of information and efficiency of workflows for youth and senior national teams
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 practices
Manage and create relationships with external technology partners to enhance the support of performance analysis
Stay up to date on the latest performance analysis research/technology and help support other colleagues’ development within the Federation
Support Sporting Analytics and USSF in developing internal and external research in this area
Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Performance Analysis, Mathematics, or equivalent area
Minimum 2 years applied experience as a video/performance analyst (or similar role) working with coaches and performance staff in club, college/university, or national team
Proven track record of establishing and delivering a robust performance analysis system around data collection, data management, and data dissemination
Experience working with various performance analysis equipment and technology (specifically SportsCode, Hudl Studio, CoachPaint & Keynote)
Knowledge and understanding of a programming language (Python, R, or SQL)
Ability to operate a drone and camera equipment
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.
Excellent written and verbal communication combined with a professional demeanor
Capable of working in fast-paced and demanding environments
Must be able to connect “micro” details to the “macro” vision and mission
Proficient experience with Microsoft Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook)
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
Desired Qualifications

Passion for soccer
Practical experience with data visualization tools (Tableau, Qlik, etc.) a plus
Excellent organizational, data collection, planning, and leadership skills
Bilingual (English and Spanish)
Thorough institutional knowledge of U.S. Soccer’s mission, goals, technical plan, policies, practices, and procedures
Working at U.S. Soccer is a unique opportunity. Employees who work at U.S. Soccer have the following attributes:

Live our Principles & Values
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