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Academy Fitness Coach

Chicago Fire Fc

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Academy Fitness Coach

Chicago Fire Fc


Apply by 11/27/2020


Posted 4 weeks ago

How to apply

Location

Chicago, IL, USA

Job Type

Industry Areas

Fitness & Health

 Job Description

Chicago Fire Football club is seeking a dedicated Academy Fitness Coach to join our team! Reporting to the Academy Technical Director and Director of Performance this highly motivated individual will aid in the design and execution of the physical preparation (training plans) of all academy players to prepare for competitive game play. The successful candidate will ensure the sports science program is progressively implemented over all age groups to optimize and maximize the physical potential of every academy player. Moreover, this individual must embody the vision, mission, and core values of the Chicago Fire Football Club.

Responsibilities:

  • Work as part of the Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) alongside the Technical Director, coaching staff, athletic trainers and other support staff to maximize the athletic potential of academy players in line with the club’s philosophy.
  • Establish regular testing and performance measures for Academy teams.
  • Teach proper execution, techniques and safety for all lifts and movement drills.
  • Communicate and work in partnership with team medical staff and athletic trainers to provide an integrated program of strength & fitness goals, injury prevention, reconditioning and performance training.
  • Develop football oriented practical solutions based on individual and team data-analysis (GPS, wellness, testing etc.)
  • Lead training and matchday warm-ups.
  • Plan and deliver scientifically based optimal recovery strategies post practice and games.
  • Develop individual off-season training programs.
  • 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.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications RequiredQualifications Required

  • Minimum of three years of experience in a strength and conditioning role required.
  • Bachelor's degree required in Exercise Science or related field.
  • Strength and Conditioning Specialist certification required (or working towards).
  • First aid and CPR certification preferred.
  •  At least two years of experience working within the football profession.
  • Must be 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.

How To Apply

Inclusive Note

The employer is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, family status or disability.

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Chicago Fire Football Club are an American professional soccer franchise based in Chicago, Illinois. The team competes in Major League Soccer as a member of the league's Eastern Conference, having moved to the conference in 2002

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