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Athletic Trainer / Performance Therapist - Sacramento Kings (Sacramento · CA)

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Player Operations: Team Administration/Operations
The Sacramento Kings organization is an engaging, fast-paced, and fun Sports and Entertainment Franchise. As a member of our team, you'll be given the opportunity to impact the Sacramento region both on and off the court. Combining a collaborative and innovative work environment with a talented and diverse staff, we've created a workforce in which every team member has the tools to reach their full potential.

Who We Are:

On a mission to lead from the front- setting the standard for the development and preparation of elite basketball players- the Sacramento Kings Health & Performance Team is committed to an interdisciplinary high-performance approach that integrates innovation, research and development, learning, mentorship and application. We’re driven to change the game in player care in pro sport and change our legacy. At the Kings you’re joining a culture of excellence and a culture of learning. We will empower you to realize your greatest potential. 

Position Overview:

The Athletic Trainer will contribute to the delivery of world-class care to King’s players- Sacramento & Stockton- assisting the Director of Athlete Health in the customization of health, wellness and performance programming. As a key member of the Health and Performance Team, they will share a progressive, team-centric mindset, and a commitment to an integrated high-performance approach. During the G League season they will manage all sports medicine services for the Stockton Kings, with support from the Health & Performance Team.

The position will be focused on: a) the preparation of players for practices and games, b) daily monitoring and reporting of athlete health & wellness, c) performance of first aid and acute injury and illness care, and, d) execution of administrative tasks assigned by the Director of Athlete Health.

What You Will Do:

  • Perform pre- and post-practice/game treatment procedures on players as needed
  • Schedule medical appointments, manage OTC medications and consult with team physicians on injury diagnostics, imaging, and prescription medication management
  • Perform soft tissue/manual therapy on players as part of a complementary holistic approach to care
  • Assist with the development, integration and delivery of individualized hydration, nutrition, and recovery protocols and programs
  • Oversee day-to-day organization, maintenance and cleanliness of facilities and equipment
  • Assist with ordering, organization and management of equipment, supplies, medications and supplements
  • Assist with the maintenance and cleanliness of all training spaces
  • Participate in continuing education and learning activities as assigned
  • Assist with special projects and other duties as assigned

Who You Are:

  • 5+ years of full-time experience working in a professional (or similar elite) sport environment
  • Master’s degree in Athletic Training, Kinesiology or Exercise Science required, dual-certified Physical Therapist/Athletic Trainer preferred
  • Certification by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification (NATABOC) & appropriate State licensure
  • Demonstrated experience managing acute injury management return to performance
  • Knowledge of the biomechanical and physiological demands of the game of basketball, and corresponding assessment and monitoring strategies
  • Knowledge of, and experience working with, athlete management systems (ie: SMARTABASE) and performance software
  • Competency in the Microsoft Office suite of programs, Keynote, Pages, and the NBA’s Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system (AthleteRMS)
  • ART &/or LMT licensure, with demonstrated impact using manual therapy skills, tools and techniques to complement our holistic approach to athlete management
  • Current CPR and First Aid certification

What You Embody:

  • Leadership- You demonstrate initiative with problem solving, relationship building, and, positively elevating the performance culture. You bring exceptional professionalism, a high level of self-awareness and emotional intelligence. You are a strong communicator, and know how to communicate up, down and across the organization.
  • Teamwork- You impact the success of the team through advanced organization skills, attention to detail, sense of urgency, adaptability, proactive and transparent communication, and a focus on our key performance indicators
  • Integrity- You demonstrate extreme ownership & radical honesty.
  • Growth & Innovation- You are constantly curious, always seeking opportunities for connection, collaboration, growth and impact.


  • This position requires unconventional hours and regular travel both in and out of season, and frequent work outside of normal business hours to ensure all deadlines and responsibilities are met
  • Must be eligible (remain eligible) to work legally in the United States

The Sacramento Kings Organization is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital/familial status or any other protected class under federal, state, or local law.  The Sacramento Kings organization also complies with all provisions of the U.S. Government's Executive Order 11246 dated September 24, 1965 and the rules, regulations and relevant orders of the Secretary of Labor.