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Baseball Analytics Intern with USA Baseball in Cary · NC

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Internship: Internship
Baseball Analytics Intern
Start Date: May 24, 2021
End Date: August 31, 2020
*Full-time hours (40+ hours per week).
*This is a paid position.

All USA Baseball employees will operate under a remote work plan for the 2021 season. All employees will be expected to work remotely during business hours, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET, unless otherwise scheduled by your supervisor or during USA Baseball sanctioned events. If assigned to work an event, employees will work on-site at an assigned facility. USA Baseball will implement strict COVID-19 guidelines for all events in 2021 in order to protect the long-term health and safety for its employees and participants.

Position Reports to: Director, Baseball Operations (Carter Hicks) 
Background: USA Baseball’s National Training Complex in Cary, N.C. is equipped with TrackMan radar and data collection capabilities. The Trackman radar allows USA Baseball to enhance its evaluation and selection processes as well as assist in player development and training by adding in individual pitch and hit tracking data. This internship position will touch all programs and events that hold programming at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in 2021 including, but not limited to, NCAA Division II Baseball Championship, 14U National Team Development Program, 15U National Team, 16U National Team Development Program, Collegiate National Team, National Team Identification Series, and other opportunities on a to be determined basis.
Position Responsibilities:
  • Obtain a thorough understanding of functionality and troubleshooting processes related to the Trackman game tagging software and set up/take down of related equipment. 
  • Train others to use Trackman software & handle equipment during game days and events. 
  • Tag games and/or supervise TrackMan taggers during USA Baseball events as needed.
  • Process USA Baseball’s automated reports in R Studio (or similar program(s)) for various on-site and off-site events alongside supervisor. Troubleshoot report issues as necessary.
  • Various administrative duties related to TrackMan system & data processing, including roster creation, data cleaning, and data storage.
  • Analyze TrackMan and other data for analytical player evaluation & development insights. Includes charts, tables, visualizations & statistical modeling.
  • Manage the implementation of Diamond Kinetics SwingTracker and PitchTracker technologies across multiple National Teams and events and oversee the associated data collection and analysis.
  • Assist with the analysis of BATS data and Synergy video from the Collegiate National Team
  • Suggest and implement improved functionality & new ideas for reports and analytical insights.
  • Perform ad-hoc analyses of gathered data as needed.
  • Work closely with and in support of the Baseball Operations and Sport Technology departments. 

Basic Qualifications:
  • Computer Science, Statistics, or related background. Must have strong quantitative analysis & computing skills. 
  • Technical skills required: R, SQL, advanced Excel. Database creation experience or User Interface Development skills is a plus.
  • Passion for studying baseball & knowledge of the game - particularly related to pitch types and game scoring.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to work alongside office and on-field personnel.
  • A background check is required prior to employment.
  • Weekend availability for all USA Baseball events taking place at the National Training Complex in Cary, NC for the duration of the internship.

About USA Baseball: 
USA Baseball is the National Governing Body for the sport of baseball in the United States and is a member of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and the World Baseball Softball Confederation.  The organization selects and trains the Olympic, Pan Am, Premier 12 and World Baseball Classic teams (and all other USA Baseball Professional Teams); the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team; the USA Baseball 18U, 15U and 12U National Teams; and the USA Baseball Women’s National Team, all of which participate in various international competitions each year.  
The organization is responsible for the proliferation and health of the sport, and leads a number of amateur initiatives including PLAYBALL and Pitch Smart.  USA Baseball also presents the Golden Spikes Award annually to the top amateur baseball player in the country. 

USA Baseball is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of USA Baseball to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion or creed, sex, age, disability, citizenship status, marital status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job Questions:

  1. How did you hear about this job?

  2. What do you hope to learn and experience through this internship opportunity?

  3. How have you used the COVID-19 Pandemic to better prepare yourself for this opportunity as well as future opportunities within the baseball industry?

  4. How do you plan to maximum productivity and efficiency in a remote working environment?