Director of Performance

Columbus Crew SC

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Apply by Ended 2/15/2021
Director of Performance | Columbus Crew SC

Director of Performance

Columbus Crew SC


Apply by Ended 2/15/2021

Posted 2 months ago

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Columbus, OH, USA

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 Job Description

  • Direction and leadership of performance department and all staffing stakeholders underneath you in the performance, nutrition, and sports science data departments. Engage strong management skills that demonstrate the ability to lead, mentor and develop staff
  • Main priority will be first team activities, leadership of department will mean guidance of programming to second team and academy stakeholders to ensure alignment
  • Design and implement safe and effective strength and conditioning programs that align with a player first culture
  • Plan and develop training/game warm-up periods
  • Work with sports science data department to integrate daily heart rate and GPS data collection into player programs and plans
  • Lead and supervise performance training sessions
  • Improve player performance through multiple strategies to ensure player health and sustainability
  • Communicate with the sports medicine staff regarding injured and/or rehabilitating players to modify and individualize strength and conditioning programs
  • Evaluate player performance through consistent performance testing, monitoring training workload and body composition testing
  • Maintain the appearance and organization of equipment in weight facility, as well as educate and enforce weight room rules. Create culture of enthusiastic weight room and strength program participation
  • Create offseason individual programming for each player
  • Maintain and work with club technologies and platforms as required – ex: Sports Office, STATS Sports, Bridge Athletic, and more.
  • Creation of weekly/monthly reports for various stakeholders as required
  • Demonstrate interpersonal skills required to work effectively with players, coaches and other team personnel and MLS staff
  • Comply with all MLS medical policies, protocol and Game Operations Manuals
  • Work under the direction of the Head of Sports Science & Medicine

Qualifications RequiredQualifications Required

  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (C.S.C.S.) certification by the NSCA
  • Accredited Strength and Conditioning Coach by UKSCA (if International)
  • Level Three ASCA Accreditation
  • Current CPR/First Aid certification
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science, Kinesiology, Physical Education, or related field.
  • Master’s Degree in related field highly preferred
  • A minimum of two (2) years of full-time experience at the Professional level within a Performance department
  • Proven ability in the following areas: strength training, Olympic lifts, plyometrics, speed development, conditioning, flexibility/mobility, prevention and HR/GPS tracking
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in the implementation of strength and conditioning programming for Elite level athletes
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills and experience working in a cooperative environment
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage many projects
  • Passionate and enthusiastic manner that has a proven history of motivating professional athletes
  • Strong management skills with a work history that demonstrates the ability to lead and develop your staff / people
  • Fluency in second language preferred (preferably Spanish, Portuguese or French)
  • Computer skills necessary in MS Office, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook
  • Strong background in technical platforms within the field (Catapult, Polar, My Coach, StatsSports, etc)
  • Must be willing to travel for business – weekend work and travel is necessary

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