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Chicago Women's Soccer Academy - Chicago Red Stars

Chicago Women's Soccer Academy - Chicago Red Stars

Sports Scientist and Data Analytics


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Posting Date

Dec 18, 2022

Role description

Sports Scientist Data AnalyticsThe Chicago Red Stars is looking for an enthusiastic, skilled, and conscientious sports science professional to assist with optimizing performance for our dynamic winning team! Reports to the High-Performance Director. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:Collaborate with Technical, Athletic Training, Strength and Conditioning staff, and the Fitness Rehab Coach in designing and administering individualized pre-training protocols, in-season technical sessions, and recoveryAssist with all pre-practice setup, warm-up, and additional activities in conjunction with the needs of the coaching staff, Athletic Training, and High-Performance DirectorManage all in-training GPS tagging and post-session uploading of training sessions, and the matching and individualization of dataCollaborate and communicate with the Technical staff and the High-Performance Director on activation, regeneration, and individualized fitness sessions during travel and away matchesAssist the High-Performance Director with all individualized on-field activitiesLiaise and implement relevant technology in conjunction with Athletic Training, medical staff, and Strength Conditioning for early, mid, and end-stage required rehab sessionsEducate and counsel players and staff regarding strategies to enhance performance and fitness load managementOversee, design, and implement weight room technology data in conjunction with the High-Performance DirectorEvaluate player performance through performance testing, workload monitoring, and other anthropometric assessments alongside the High-Performance DirectorReview sports science data and provide data-driven feedback to playersMaintain the aesthetics and upkeep of equipment and Red Stars facilitiesAttend all relevant team and staff meetings and participate in required activities, meetings, and programsDeliver daily data reports to organizational partnersQualificationsBachelor’s degree in Exercise Science/Sports Science field required. Master in Exercise Science/Sports Science preferred.Minimum of one (1) year of professional or college experience, preferably in the NWSL, MLS, USL, or other elite-level organizationsCertified Performance and Sports Scientist (CPSS) certification by NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association) or equivalent credentialsCertified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)Experience in utilizing sports science technologies such as GPS, Velocity Based Training Systems, Heart Rate Monitoring, and Load Management SystemsDemonstrated ability to effectively and professionally communicate with diverse audiences using a variety of interpersonal skills, methods, and mediaProficiency in Microsoft and Apple applications, data visualization platforms, knowledge of current technologies, and commitment to remaining current with industry best practicesHigh ability to exercise sound tact, judgment, and discretion The Chicago Red Stars provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

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