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Dominican Academy Pitching Coach with Houston Astros in Houston · TX

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Dominican Academy Pitching Coach
Department: Player Development
Supervisor: Director, Player Development
Classification: Full Time/Exempt

The Houston Astros are currently seeking a Dominican Academy Pitching Coach in the Player Development Department. Serving as a uniformed coach at our Academy in the Dominican Republic.

Essential Duties / Responsibilities:
The Dominican Academy Pitching Coach will be expected to:
  • Implement organizational Pitching development program.
  • Plan daily Pitching practice while coordinating with other members of the field staff.
  • Analyze pitcher performance deficiencies using tools, reports and technology.
  • Prescribe and monitor a development plan for each pitcher based on areas of opportunity.
  • Collaborate with affiliate Strength Coach and Performance Apprentice to identify and act on solutions related to physical limitations/opportunities.
  • Communicate plans, goals and progress with players and relevant staff members throughout checkpoints.
  • Assist other field staff when able and necessary with normal day to day operations at the Academy (throwing BP, Pitching fungoes, etc.)

Requirements / Qualifications:
  • Interest in player development, strength & conditioning and analytics.
  • Ability to understand and advocate for changes due to new information and or tools in baseball.
  • Ability to work and communicate well with people in a wide variety of roles including players, coaches and front office.
  • Strong willingness to work with individuals from a variety of socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Fluency in Spanish is not required but a strong willingness to work towards a working proficiency is required.
  • Strong computer skills and proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Professional or collegiate playing experience is a plus.
  • Strength & conditioning related degree is a plus.

Additional Requirements / Qualifications:
  • Must travel within the Dominican Republic with assigned team.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 25 pounds.
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time as well as bending, reaching, throwing, and swinging a bat.
  • Visual acuity to distinguish pitches and facilitate instruction.
  • Ability to work both indoors and outdoors.

Approximate Program Dates:
  • January Camp (Mon-Fri): 
    • January 21st, 2020 through March 5th
  • March Camp (Mon-Fri): 
    • March 10th through April 3rd
  • Dominican Summer League Pre-Season (Mon-Sat half-day): 
    • April 14th through May 31st
  • Dominican Summer League (Mon-Sat): 
    • June 1st through August 24th
    • Break: July 19th through July 26th
  • Dominican Instructional League (Mon-Fri): 
    • September 15th through November 1st

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