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Florida Complex Pitching Coach with Houston Astros in Houston · TX

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Florida Complex Pitching Coach
Department: Player Development
Supervisor: Director, Player Development
Classification: Full Time/Exempt
 Summary:
 The Houston Astros are currently seeking a Florida Complex Pitching Coach in the Player Development Department. Serving as a uniformed coach at our complex in West Palm Beach, FL.
Essential Duties / Responsibilities:
The Florida Complex 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 complex (throwing BP, field setup, etc).
  • Provide affiliate coverage during in-season staff breaks.
Requirements / Qualifications:
  • Coaching experience.
  • Ability to understand and advocate for changes due to new information and or tools in baseball.
  • Interest in strength & conditioning and analytics.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Strong computer skills and proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Professional or collegiate playing experience is a plus.
  • Fluency in Spanish is a plus.
  • Strength & Conditioning related degree is a plus.
Additional Requirements / Qualifications:
  • Must travel with assigned minor league 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.

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