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Minor League Coaching Apprentice

Houston Astros

Minor League Coaching Apprentice | Houston Astros

Minor League Coaching Apprentice

Houston Astros

Apply by 2/22/2023

Posted 19 days ago

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Houston, TX, USA

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 Job Description

The Houston Astros seek a Minor League Coaching Apprentice to join the Player Development Department as a uniformed coach at our complex in West Palm Beach, FL. This position will be immersed in a collaborative environment where candidates will be given the opportunity to grow and develop. While some contributions will be felt immediately, our true focus is on finding candidates with the necessary attributes to be long-term members of our team. We encourage applicants from all backgrounds.

Essential Duties / Responsibilities:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Applicants should have interest in gaining familiarity with player development, and learning to:

  • Assist coaching staff with planning/execution of daily practice routines and other duties including, but not limited to, hitting, defense, and baserunning instruction
  • Help staff build and implement technology-oriented projects related to various aspects of position player development
  • Support implementation of Astros hitting development program and assist in design/monitoring of individual development plans
  • Assist with analysis of position player performance using various tools, reports, and technologies
  • Communicate with field staff, coordinators, and front office to implement and improve player development initiatives
  • Collaborate with other disciplines, including Sports Medicine & Performance, to identify and act on solutions related to physical limitations/opportunities
  • Communicate plans, goals, and progress with players and relevant staff throughout checkpoints
  • Assist field staff, when able and necessary, with day-to-day operations (e.g., throwing batting practice, hitting fungo, etc.)
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Qualifications RequiredQualifications Required

  • Interest in on-field coaching, including throwing batting practice and hitting fungo
  • Curiosity about player development practices, strength & conditioning, and analytics
  • Basic familiarity with information and/or tools used in professional baseball
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proficient computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office
  • Strong work ethic and willingness to learn
  • Professional or collegiate playing experience is a plus
  • Fluency in Spanish is a plus


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