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Minor League Strength & Conditioning Coach - Tampa Bay Rays (Port Charlotte · FL)

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Player Operations: Strength and Conditioning
Title: Minor League Strength & Conditioning Coach

Description: The Tampa Bay Rays are seeking a driven individual with movement expertise and baseball knowledge to join our minor league Strength & Conditioning staff. This full-time role will contribute to our departmental goals to optimize physical preparation, build resilience, and minimize injury risk. The individual will work as part of an interdisciplinary team of professionals including field staff, medical, nutrition, mental health and performance, and performance science. This role may be based out of our Player Development Complex in Port Charlotte, Florida, or one of our four affiliate cities.

Department: Strength & Conditioning, Player Development
Reporting Relationships: This position will report to the Minor League Strength & Conditioning Coordinator and the Director of Player Development.

  • Implement and execute Rays strength and conditioning programming with the assigned team, with an astute ability to tailor program needs to individual athlete demands 
  • Conduct organizational physical assessments at various checkpoints pre-, mid-, and post-season
  • Facilitate initiatives from, and collaborate effectively with, various members of the health and performance team, including but not limited to athletic training, performance science, nutrition, mental health and performance, and our team physicians
  • Communicate regularly with the coaching staff, leadership, and department staff
  • Demonstrate empathy and adaptability, working with athletes from various backgrounds and English language proficiency
  • Assist with testing and assessments throughout the course of the season
  • Maintain a clean, safe, and organized weight room at all times  
  • Travel with the assigned team for away games throughout the season
  • Document athlete workload and create appropriate reports
  • Contribute to individual and organizational continuing education efforts
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) licensure 
  • Minimum of two years of experience in a high-performance environment, including collegiate or elite level sports
  • Demonstrated understanding of the physical demands within baseball; explicit baseball experience highly preferred 
  • Familiarity with workload management systems 
  • Flexibility to work evenings, weekends, and occasional holidays in line with the baseball schedule
  • Fluency in Spanish is preferred but not required 
Location: Location to be determined 

All offers contingent on a satisfactory background check.

Statement: All applicants for employment are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to commencing employment. Applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment will be required to produce proof of vaccination status prior to their first day of employment. Applicants with qualifying disabilities or bona fide religious objections, or who are pregnant, may be exempted from this requirement or otherwise accommodated if they are unable to be vaccinated.

Acknowledgement: (Yes/No) I understand that if offered a role and by accepting a role with the Tampa Bay Rays or Rowdies, I will be participating in COVID-19 community risk mitigation practices including wearing masks in common areas and being vaccinated against the virus.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.

Job Questions:

  1. Please list the various sports you have experience with, and the level of competition:

  2. Do you speak any additional languages? If so, please specify what language and level of proficiency:

  3. What is your approximate available start date?