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Performance Coach for MLS NEXT Pro

Nashville SC

Application Deadline Ended
Apply by Ended 11/9/2022

Performance Coach for MLS NEXT Pro | Nashville SC

Performance Coach for MLS NEXT Pro

Nashville SC

Apply by Ended 11/9/2022

Posted 2 months ago

No Longer Accepting Applications



Nashville, TN, USA

Job Type

 Job Description

The Performance Coach will be responsible for supporting and assisting the club in the physical development and maintenance of players for Nashville Soccer Club’s MLS Next Pro team. This person will work closely with the 1st Team Head of Performance as well as the medical departments to create team and player-specific programs and administer those programs on the field and in the gym. The person in this role should have prior playing and/or coaching experience and be expected to comfortably facilitate soccer-centric programs.  In addition, they should also have a formal educational background in exercise physiology and load management across a variety of metrics as it relates to elite level soccer.  This role will report directly to the 1st Team Head of Performance and work closely with the Head Coach/Manager and Athletic Trainer for NSC’s Next Pro team, as well as various other key front office staff.


This position will assist in the following areas:
  • Managing and directing on-field warm up and cool down sessions, as well as individual sessions for targeted or rehabilitating players
  • Evaluating and implementing physical conditioning sessions/protocols for players throughout the pre-season, in-season, and off-season phases (i.e. energy system development, speed and agility, etc.)
  • Distribution of player devices and processing data into club systems on a daily basis
  • Utilizing various monitoring software, tools and technologies to report on player performance and injury prevention
  • Designing and implementing strength training and preventative strategies within the gym environment
  • Developing strong interpersonal relationships with players and staff to effectively administer programs
  • Producing educational materials for players to guide towards best practices in the optimization of sport performance
  • Organizing and maintaining field and gym equipment
  • Surveying literature and best practices for future implementation
  • Traveling with team as necessary

Qualifications RequiredQualifications Required

  • Undergraduate (Bachelor’s) Degree from a 4-year accredited University in related field of study such as Kinesiology, Exercise Science, Sport Science, Biomechanics, Strength & Conditioning, and/or similar
  • NSCA-CSCS (Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist)
  • CPR Certification
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