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Strength & Conditioning Coach | Houston Astros

Department:              Sports Medicine and Performance

Supervisor:                  Coordinator, Head Strength and Conditioning

Classification:             Contract Full-time (Exempt)

Contract Details:         November 1, 2018-Oct 31, 2019

Location:                     Corpus Christi  


The Houston Astros are looking to recruit a high-level strength and conditioning candidate for their AA minor league position. We seek a highly motivated candidate with extensive coaching skills and experience, who demonstrate they can be extremely adaptable to find solutions to daily performance problems. The candidate should have extensive coaching experience of working with varied levels of athlete and demonstrate the ability to perform well under pressure. They should have practical experiences of utilizing sports science information to inform decision making processes in strength and conditioning practices. The candidate will work as part of a motivated strength & conditioning department who aspire to challenge their athletes to be the best they can be, by developing athletes with a performance improvement mindset at all times.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Utilize the organizations principles of physical development to maximize baseball performance of our players, using information as required to inform programming decisions
  • In season programming and coaching of Acceleration and Speed, Strength/Power, and Metabolic Conditioning development
  • Make daily decisions on suitable programming needs of players that maximizes continued physical development
  • Perform daily and weekly collection of sports science related data that is embedded within the organizations physical development plans
  • Work with baseball coaches to integrate training and manage training schedules daily/weekly as appropriate
  • Manage multiple same day training schedules of players that have varying needs and modifications, to ensure training consistency
  • Collaborate with ATC using daily meetings to maximize player preparation and apply modifications as required to maximize availability for baseball activities
  • Goal set appropriately and work alongside player development to find solutions to help players meet their performance goals
  • Communicate with the Strength and Conditioning Coordinators as required with regards to budgets, equipment, nutrition, travel and accommodation needs
  • Any other admin related roles the team requires as part of the affiliate team within season
  • Personal standards of coaching that drive players to challenge themselves and be better every day
  • Off Season programming and communication with players with the aim of maximizing this period of physical development, with travel as required
  • Assist and lead as required training within Spring Training periods
  • Adheres to high level of professionalism at all times
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned

Essential Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise and Sports Science or related field required, Masters preferred
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) by the National Strength and Conditioning Association required
  • Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach (RSCC) required
  • CPR/AED and First Aid Certified
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience as a Strength and Conditioning Coach at the Professional, Collegiate, or equivalent level

Desirable Skills:

  • Personal standards of coaching that drive players to be better every day
  • Exceptional coaching and organizational skills
  • Ability to coach and demonstrate key principles of acceleration and speed development
  • An understanding of metabolic conditioning principles and associated adaptations
  • Bilingual preferred (English & Spanish)
  • Previous experience working in other sports preferred
  • Rehabilitation experience with previous roles preferred
  • Experience with GPS Technology and other monitoring technology preferred

Miscellaneous Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Work Environment

Position will work in an office, gym and stadium environment. This role routinely uses standard office and gym equipment.  The role will also be moving around the gym and stadium, climbing stairs, crouching, bending, and walking around the stadium. The noise level is usually moderate but can be loud within the stadium environment.

Physical Demand

  • Ability to lift/move/carry items weighing up to 100 lbs on a regular basis
  • Ability to lift/move items weighing up to 100 lbs on an occasional basis
  • Ability to use/operate typical gym equipment on a regular basis, for long periods of time
  • Ability to work in a hands-on position in all weather extremes for extended periods of time
  • Routine Office work

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee will be required to carry and move items up to 100 lbs.


Travel is expected for this position

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.





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