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Real Monarchs

Real Monarchs

Strength and Conditioning Coach - Real Monarchs


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Jan 3, 2024


The Utah Royals FC, Real Salt Lake (RSL), and RSL Training Academy are dedicated to the growth and success of soccer in Utah. The Utah Royals FC is committed to empowerment, while RSL represents the state with pride and fosters a winning culture. The RSL Training Academy nurtures young athletes and instills values of discipline and teamwork. Together, they are committed to inspiring the soccer culture of Utah and creating lasting impressions one winning experience at a time.The Strength and Conditioning Specialist ensures that MLS NEXT Pro athletes achieve an elite level of performance. The Strength and Conditioning and/or Performance Specialist applies scientific knowledge to improve a Player’s performance and prevent injuries.  The Strength and Conditioning Specialist will take the lead/overseeing the physical development of High Potential Players (HPP) from the academy by working in conjunction with the Academy Strength and Conditioning Specialist to ensure that when HPP are with the academy there is continuity in programming and there is no decrease in physical development.  Must work under the supervision of the League and Club Chief Medical Officer and the Athletic Training Staff as it relates to Player health and safety. RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE :In collaboration with the Medical Staff and under the supervision of the CMO: Designs and implements safe and effective strength and conditioning programs for MLS NEXT Pro Players Assists in the overall development of players within the RSL pipeline from Academy to first-teamLeads and supervises sports performance training sessions Designs the daily, weekly, and monthly training plans and periodization strategies Educates and counsels Players regarding strategies to improve performanceCommunicates with the sports medicine staff regarding injured, rehabilitating and deconditioned Players to modify strength and conditioning programs with agreement from sports medical staff Works with medical staff to design and modify return-to-play strength and conditioning programs for post-rehabilitation Players Evaluates Player performance through performance testing, including but not limited to, workload monitoring and body composition testing Maintains the appearance, safe functionality, and organization of equipment in the weight facility, as well as educates and enforce weight room rules Demonstrates interpersonal skills required to work effectively with Players, coaches, other Club personnel, and MLS NEXT Pro staff Complies with all MLS NEXT Pro medical policies and procedures Attends activities/meetings/programs as required by MLS NEXT Pro MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Work Experience A minimum of one (1) year of full-time experience at the professional level OR full-time experience at the MLSNEXT or Elite Academy, NCAA or U SPORTS level as a strength and conditioning specialist Educational Experience Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science, Kinesiology, Physical Education, or related field or National Federation’s equivalent Licenses or Certifications Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certification by the NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association), or Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) certification by the NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) CPR certification Proven ability in the following areas: strength training, Olympic lifting, plyometrics, SAQ (speed/agility/quickness) development, specific and non-specific energy system development, flexibility, recovery, injury prevention, nutrition, sports science and analytics Extensive knowledge and experience in the implementation of strength and conditioning programming for athletes  PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Preferred: Master’s Degree in Exercise Science, Kinesiology, Physical Education, or related field Recommended additional certifications: Certified Performance Sport Specialist (CPSS), USAW, CPT-NASM, CES, and XPS PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:The job requires regularly lifting/pushing up to 50 pounds and occasionally lifting/pushing more than 75 pounds or exerting heavy force, in a wide disparity or environmental conditions. The job involves standing, stooping, bending, lifting, pushing, etc. Real Salt Lake 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. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request an accommodation. Note: The need may arise to revise, supplement, or rescind portions of this job description, and Real Salt Lake reserves the right to do so at any time. Employees shall be required to meet the qualifications and perform the duties of any revised job description.

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