Academy Performance Coach

  • Chicago Fire FC
  • Chicago, IL, USA
  • 11 Nov, 2021
Full time Academy Coaching Sports Science Strength & Conditioning

Job Description

Chicago Fire FC is Chicago’s ambassador to the global sport of football. Founded in 1997, and competing in Major League Soccer, Chicago Fire won its first championship in its debut season and was foundational in the careers of several current MLS coaches and players, as well as International and UEFA Champions League coaches. 
 
Under new ownership, the Club recently returned to Soldier Field as well as opened a new 50,000 square foot office in the heart of the city. With tremendous growth and expansion, the Club is laying the foundation for an audacious and ambitious vision that will transform the brand and the company in the coming years.
 
Chicago Fire FC is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion. Our diversity initiatives start with the recruitment and selection process; therefore, we’d like to welcome all diverse candidates to apply to opportunities within our Club. 







Chicago Fire Football Club is seeking a dedicated Academy Performance Coach to join our team! 
 
Job Responsibilities:
  • Under the Director of Academy Performance, work in partnership with Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT), including technical staff, athletic trainers, and support staff, to provide an integrated High-Performance LTAD program for Academy players, in line with the Club and department philosophy
  • Direct and/or assist in the delivery of field, prehabilitation, strength, rehabilitation sessions and match day warm-ups in team and individual settings, teaching proper technique and safety for all exercises and movements
  • -          Direct and/or assist with GPS distribution, collection, download, and cutting, wellness monitoring, testing administration, RPE collection, compiling, analysis, and reporting
  • Contribute to and advance LTAD programming and curriculum, data collection, testing, analytics, and reporting to develop high-performance football-oriented solutions
  • Direct and/or assist with delivery of scientifically based optimal recovery strategies post-training and post-match
  •  Develop individual and team off-season training programs
  •  Travel with Academy teams to matches and events
  •  Assist in additional tasks as directed by Director of Academy Performance
  •   Assist with daily operations and administrative tasks
  •  Contribute to regular CPD events encompassing First Team and Academy staff
  • Be an ambassador for the football club and share in its vision and values
 
Minimum Qualifications
  • -          Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science, Sport Science, Kinesiology, Strength & Conditioning, or a related field
  • -          NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
  • -          Three years’ experience in a strength & conditioning role, with at least two years’ experience working within the football profession
  • -          Ability to contribute to a High-Performance environment and collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team
  • -          Clear understanding of and proven ability to implement Long-Term Athletic Development (LTAD)
  • -          Competency in data science, including use of Microsoft Excel, GPS systems, Monitoring software, etc
  • -          First aid and CPR certification
  • -          Self-motivated, detail-oriented and have a sense of accountability
  • -          Ability to work productively under pressure and be consistently proactive
  • -          Ability to work extended hours, weekends, and holidays when required
  • -          Must have reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license
 
Desired Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in Exercise Science, Sport Science, Kinesiology, Strength & Conditioning, or a related field
  • Five years’ experience in a strength & conditioning role, with at least four years’ experience working within the football profession
  • Expertise in data science, including use of Microsoft Excel, GPS systems, Monitoring software, etc
  • Expertise in Velocity and Agility programming, curriculum development, and delivery
 
 
CFFC is committed to providing equal employment opportunity and maintaining a workplace for employees and applicants for employment that is free from discrimination.   The Company does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, citizenship, age, veteran or military status, disability, sexual orientation, sexual orientation or expression, marital status or any other characteristic protected by law. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including hiring, promotion, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.  
If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, please contact the Human Resources Department at hr@chicagofirefc.com to let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.