Team Operations - Academy Pre-Formation S&C Coach

  • Orlando City SC
  • Orlando, FL, USA
  • 14 Apr, 2024
Full time Academy Coaching MLS Soccer Coach Youth

Job Description

About Orlando City and Orlando Pride: 
 
 

With two major professional teams, Orlando City and Orlando Pride, the Orlando City Soccer Club (OCSC) has established itself as one of the preeminent Clubs in professional soccer.
 
Orlando City joined Major League Soccer (MLS) as the league's 21st franchise in November 2013, becoming the first MLS team in the Southeast. The Lions began league play in March 2015. In 2019, Orlando City re-launched Orlando City B (OCB) to bridge the gap between its successful youth development academy and the First Team.

The Orlando Pride, OCSC’s National Women’s Soccer League franchise, began play in 2016 – bringing professional women’s soccer to Orlando for the first time.

Orlando City and Orlando Pride play at Exploria Stadium, a 25,500-seat soccer-specific stadium built in 2017 and located in the heart of Downtown Orlando.
 
With a footprint across the central Florida region and a roster comprised of international and home-grown talent, Orlando City and Orlando Pride boasts global relevance through its assemblage of world-class athletes.



Title: Pre-Formation Strength and Conditioning Coach

Department: Team Operations

Reports to: High Performance Manager, Academy

FLSA: NonExempt, Full-time, Salary

 

Position Summary: The S&C Coach manages and supports the Pre-formation age groups in their daily training and weekend games. The coach coordinates all training and game activities with football and medical staff and has a special focus on the physical preparation, recovery, and development of the players.

 

Duties & Responsibilities:

● Design and implement safe and effective strength and conditioning programs for junior athletes.

● Create and deliver movement literacy, proficiency, and control sessions.

● Develop and document screening protocols for physical assessment, movement, and agility.

● Lead daily preparation of all pre and post training activities.

● Lead pre-activation, gym, and recovery sessions.

● Lead on individual and group grass conditioning sessions.

● Manage game/practice hydration & recovery strategy.

● Assist in management of return to play rehab (evaluations, testing, early to mid-stage rehabilitation, gym, and grass progressions) under direct supervision.

● Assist Sports Scientist in all testing protocols.

● Maintain a database of all gym, conditioning, testing, and programming.

● Develop GPS protocols using Statsport for the future implementation of this technology.

● Assist with organizing, cleaning, and sanitization of the gym facilities.

● Assist with maintaining the cleanliness of the Cooler Room.

● Assist with restocking and refilling of materials.

● Assist with packing travel bags for home and away matches.

● Assist with all staff in providing support for MLS NEXT Academy and MLS NEXT Pro Team.

● Other duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS
It’s never just a job at Orlando City SC.  It’s a way of life. We live and breathe soccer. We believe each role is as unique as the person who does it. To join our team, you will also possess these qualifications:

· CSCS (NSCA) or PES (NASM)

· CPR certified.

· Bachelor's Degree in S&C, Sports Science or Applied Kinesiology.

· Master's Degree in a related field.

· Bilingual (English, Spanish, Portuguese), preferred but not required.

· Effective academic and applied knowledge of contemporary practice in performance training / strength/rehabilitation /psychology.

· Experience working with junior athletes.

· Experience with movement and speed training.

· Proficient in PowerPoint, Excel, and Word.

· 2 years of previous soccer experience preferred.

· Ability to work non-traditional hours including evenings and weekends.

 

 



We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class