Job Title: Arizona League Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Employ Status Seasonal (January 2019 – October 2019)
FLSA Status: Exempt
Summary Provides overall supervision/implementation of the strength and conditioning program for minor league players at the Arizona Maryvale complex. Evaluates, motivates, and educates athletes in all aspects as it relates to performance enhancement and durability. Assists with nutritional evaluation for players at the assigned minor league affiliate club. The position requires residing in Arizona during January off-season training, Spring Training, Extended Spring Training, the AZL championship season, and Arizona Instructional League.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Other duties may be assigned.
- Spring Training:
- Supervise all Strength and Conditioning workouts
- Assist Major League Staff and Minor League Coordinator with all performance testing and supervision of strength and conditions programs for major league and minor league players
- Give assisted, individual stretches
- Make sure workout logs are completed
- Assist athletic trainers and physical therapist with rehabilitation programs as needed
- Conduct team stretches, warm-up, agility, weight lifting and running programs
- Keep weight room clean and organized at all times
- Assist with rotator cuff program
- Implement and oversee strength and conditioning program as designed by Strength & Conditioning Coordinator
- Set aside time to work individually with players who need assistance
- Supervise all workouts at all times, no exceptions
- Make sure workout cards are completed
- Report any problems/injuries to athletic trainers, coaches, coordinator
- Communicate daily with manager, coaches and athletic trainer
- Assist athletic trainers with rehab programs as needed
- Organize and set-up team weight lifting times on the road
- Provide NSF educational information and updates to players
- Provide proper nutritional counseling to any players in accordance with the Milwaukee Brewers Nutritional Guidelines
- Report and record any supplement abuse (steroids, recreational drugs, etc.) immediately to the Strength & Conditioning Coordinator
- Keep attendance log up to date, no exceptions
- Report to Strength & Conditioning Coordinator weekly giving summary of overall program issues
- Conduct team weigh-ins every 2 weeks
- Responsible for monthly player reports to Strength & Conditioning Coordinator
- Keep weight room clean and organized at all times
- Monitor the nutritional value of meals/snacks provided in the clubhouse
- Continuous evaluation of all player’s physical development at Arizona Maryvale Complex
- Assist with implementation of rotator cuff program
- Provide corrective exercise programs for players based on spring training assessments and continuous evaluations of players deficiencies
- Mandatory attendance is required for the following:
- All meetings by Strength & Conditioning Coordinator, Manager or Front Office Personnel
- Bi-monthly off season phone calls to players, with recording to the Brewers Off-Season website
- Implement and supervise training sessions at the Arizona Maryvale Complex during off season programs.
- Create and implement video content on the strength and conditioning website
- Provide educational information for the strength and conditioning website
- Assist in any research projects as assigned by the medical department
- Monthly webinar/Skype projects with strength and conditioning staff to develop new policies/procedures, ideas, philosophies, research articles as it relates to professional baseball
Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Education and/or Experience
Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Must be FMS certified. Must have CSCS credentialing from the NSCA, as well as RSCC if working at the AAA or AA level (as it pertains to professional baseball). CEU Credits are required to keep certification current and must be approved by Dir-Medical Ops prior to registration of CEU courses.
To perform the job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft office software including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, and Internet Explorer. Other computer capabilities required to update websites, submit online reporting and other basic computer related tasks.
Other Skills and Abilities
Requires ability to adjust and adapt on the fly in a timely and professional manner
Need to be a motivator to all players
Need to be able to find ways to get the most physically out of all players
Bi-Lingual a plus (Spanish, English). Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 100 pounds. In specific instances, the employee must be able to move and/or spot athletes moving up to 500 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions, which may include heat, cold and various forms of precipitation. The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Requires travel as assigned for all road games, meetings and seminars.
In addition to in-season availability, must also be available for off-season training in Arizona for January 2019, early spring training reporting, and Arizona Instructional League at the direction of the Dir-Medical Ops, the Major League Strength and Conditioning Coach and/or the Minor League Strength & Conditioning Coordinator.