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Background: This Baseball Systems & Analytics position will support a range of USA Baseball player identification and development programs and initiatives. USA Baseball’s National Training Complex in Cary, N.C. is equipped with the latest Trackman V3 radar and data collection capabilities. The Trackman radar system 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. In addition to TrackMan, USA Baseball utilizes a range of technologies to measure players’ athletic performance, bullpen and batting practice metrics, and cognitive speed of processing. This internship position will work with both large and small datasets to identify trends, support player identification and selection processes, and develop tools to enhance USA Baseball’s use and understanding of athlete performance data.

Anticipated Start Date: March 2023
USA Baseball has two Intern, Baseball Systems and Analytics positions available.
Anticipated End Date: October 2023

Responsibilities:
  • Aggregate, organize and analyze athlete performance data collected at various USA Baseball events to support and enhance USA Baseball’s sport performance and analytics efforts
  • Query databases and applications to extract data from systems
  • Create reports and dashboards to measure data error and accuracy
  • Serve as a resource for USA Baseball Program Directors, Scouts and National Team Coaches for athlete performance data
  • Process USA Baseball’s automated reports in R Studio for various on-site and off-site events alongside a supervisor. Troubleshoot report issues as necessary
  • Perform 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
  • Manage the implementation of Diamond Kinetics SwingTracker technologies across all National Teams and events and oversee the associated data collection and analysis working in collaboration with the Technology Department
  • Set up cameras and capture high speed video at select events as directed by Director, Baseball Operation and Senior Director, Technology
  • Process high speed video captured on select athletes to share with USA Baseball program directors and coaches
  • Utilize the Synergy Sports Baseball App and Video Editor to organize, aggregate, and share video clips for use by USA Baseball coaches and players
  • Suggest and implement improved functionality & new ideas for reports and analytical insights
  • Perform ad-hoc analyses of gathered data as needed
  • Attend various games and events to operate TrackMan as directed by Director, Baseball Operations or Senior Director, Technology
  • Assist in the implementation and development of new systems designed to present, share, and analyze athlete performance data
  • Identify areas of future growth for the program, including use of emerging technologies, strategies for improved data management & analysis and collaboration with other USA Baseball initiatives
  • Operate additional baseball performance technologies including, but not limited to, Rapsodo Hitting and Pitching systems

Qualifications:
  • Experience within baseball, and a passion for the sport and its different elements
  • Interest in sports science, data analytics, player development and long-term player safety initiatives
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills and the ability to organize, interpret and process many different data sets into a streamlined process
  • Proficiency and previous experience with coding languages such as R, SQL, and Python
  • Strong quantitative analysis & computing skills with a background in Computer Science, Statistics, or related background
  • High level literacy and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Google Drive Suite
  • Positive attitude and ability work well in a fast paced, team setting
  • Good time management and communication skills
  • Ability to relocate to the Durham/Cary, North Carolina area for the duration of the internship
  • A completion of a successful background check is required prior to employment 

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience supporting a team or coaching staff within a data analytics team or department
  • Experience working with Amazon Web Services cloud database systems
  • Experience building dashboards and/or data visualizations in R Shiny
  • Experience using high speed cameras to capture video on athletes in practice and game scenarios
  • Experience processing, editing, and sharing high speed video clips
  • Ability to utilize existing and emerging technologies within the game to achieve team goals
  • Previous experience with Rapsodo, Diamond Kinetics, Trackman, or other emerging baseball technologies

Required Education: 
  • Candidates should possess or be working towards a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Communications, Technology or other relevant degree

Compensation:
  • Hourly 

USA Baseball is dedicated to building an authentic and inclusive workplace. If you are interested in an open position but are hesitant to apply because of your experience, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be a great fit for USA Baseball and the right candidate for this position or other roles in our organization.

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 and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) and the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC).  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, Pitch Smart, and BASE. 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. At USA Baseball we would encourage you to apply to as many internship positions that you find a genuine interest in. If you decide to apply to more than one USA Baseball position, please list them here.

  2. Are you a local candidate?

  3. If selected for this position and you are not a local candidate, would you be willing to relocate?