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FC Cincinnati

FC Cincinnati

Sports Science & Nutrition Intern


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Posting Date

Dec 18, 2022

Role description

Job Title: Sports Science Nutrition InternReports to: Director of Sports Performance / Head of Science Nutrition InternDepartment: Sports Performance 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. 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 Mercy Health Training Center: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. Position Summary:This internship provides the opportunity to gain knowledge and experience working in a professional soccer organization. The sports science and nutrition internship position will assist staff supporting FCC and FCC2 players. This position will be based out of the Mercy Health Training Center in Milford, Ohio. The duration of the internship is February – end of May, with a potential to continue to November. The schedule is M-F 9am-2pm. This is an hourly paid position at $14/hour. Primary Responsibilities:Assist the Head of Sports Science and Nutrition and Player Development Coach with the collection, storage and analysis of player data and provide effective feedback to key stakeholders Support the club-wide monitoring strategies for FCC and FCC2 players to individually monitor each player within the team and micro-manage those players to mitigate injury risk and optimize player health, well-being and readinessLead on the collection of FCC and FCC2 player daily wellness information, storage and feedbackUtilize different technologies to determine player internal and external training load and their response to trainingSupport staff with on-pitch equipment set-up and clearance for team-based and individual sessionsAssist the Head of Sports Science and Nutrition to develop an educational resource/program for players in areas such as Nutrition, Lifestyle, Preparation and Recovery to complement existing education provided by coaches and performance department staffPerform regular player weighing and hydration assessment with feedback and recommendationsPerform regular inventory for nutritional supplements and provide appropriate feedback Skill Requirements:Willingness to learn and receive feedbackCreative, dynamic, and enthusiastic personalityExcellent organizational and time-management skillsAbility to demonstrate appropriately with a motivational coaching styleAbility to communicate information in a manner that is easily understood by a range of audiencesAbility to collaborate successfully as part of a Multi-Disciplinary Team to solve performance problemsQualifications Education Requirements:Enrolled in an Exercise Science undergraduate program or recent graduateExperience maintaining databases and working with athlete monitoring systemsKnowledge of sports science, strength and conditioning science, sports nutrition, and sports medicine Proficient in the use of common sports science technological equipment and softwareMust be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and provide verification of vaccination prior to start date 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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