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Minor League Coach, Dominican Academy

Houston Astros

Posted 4 months ago

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Houston, TX, USA

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Job Description

The Houston Astros seek a Minor League Coach in the Player Development Department. This individual will serve as a uniformed coach and aid in the implementation of player development initiatives in the Dominican Republic. This position could lead to other positions within the organization in the future.

Essential Duties / Responsibilities

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The Minor League Coach, Dominican Academy will be expected to:

  • Support defense/baserunning initiatives and help lead on-field instruction at the Dominican Academy.
  • Assist academy hitting coaches with daily on-field and off-field daily tasks/instruction.
  • Support academy position players in game preparation that include, but are not limited to, early work and game review sessions.
  • Assist the field staff with conventional responsibilities of a 4th coach, such as throwing batting practice, hitting fungoes, and coaching first base.
  • Assist staff and players with the implementation of systems and technologies.
  • Aid in physical and mental preparation of minor league players assigned to the Dominican Academy.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

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Qualifications Required

  • Coaching experience.
  • Ability to understand and advocate for changes due to new information and or tools in baseball.
  • Interest in strength & conditioning and analytics.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Strong computer skills and proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Professional or collegiate playing experience is a plus.
  • Fluency in Spanish is not required but strongly preferred. If not proficient, willingness to work towards proficiency is required.
  • Strength & Conditioning related degree is a plus.

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