Orange County Soccer Club

Orange County Soccer Club

Sport Science Data Analyst Intern

Orange County Soccer Club - Intern
Jobs in Irvine · CA
Internship: Internship
Orange County Soccer Club is seeking to hire a sport science data analyst intern to assist the sport science/performance staff with day-to-day operations for the Club. This internship provides valuable experience within a professional sports setting and will equip students on how to use Catapult player tracking technology. Students will learn how to set up the equipment for practice and game sessions. In addition, interns will learn how to run live sessions and create session reports, which will introduce concepts such as athlete load management, periodization, injury prevention, and performance enhancement. Students are also encouraged to learn from other branches of the club such as athletics training and strength and conditioning, as this opportunity will require students to communicate across a variety of fields within the team.
 
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Tasks may include but are not limited to: 
  •  Setting up and taking down Catapult player tracking hardware and software, before and after training sessions and matches.
  • Manage Catapult software system (consistently update system, organize daily session data, ensure all data is properly synced, and submit technical support with any problems pertaining to software malfunctions).
  • Manage Catapult hardware (ensure all units are charged before sessions, monitor hardware functionality and status, assist in distributing vests before sessions, and submit technical support with problems pertaining to damaged equipment or device hardware malfunctions).
  • Monitoring live parameter outputs for each athlete during training sessions and matches. 
  • Assist sport scientist, athletic trainer, and/or the performance coach with monitoring parameter outputs for athletes coming back from injury.
  •  Format cloud-based reports or non-cloud-based reports for athletes, coaching, performance, and medical staff. (It should be noted that at times, this may require different reports for each field). 
  • Complete any project requests from the sport scientist, performance and/or coaching staff, using the Catapult data. 
  • Assist sport scientist in attending to any emails requesting shared data for players going overseas or players participating on national teams.
  • Assist strength and conditioning/performance coaches in the gym with workouts and/or baseline testing.
  • Assist performance coaches with fitness sessions after practices and matches.  
 
Intern Requirements
  • Applicants with previous experience in soccer (coach, staff, player) are preferred, but not required.
  • Must have a high level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations and information. 
  • Must be able to work successfully in a fast-paced environment while managing multiple tasks at once.
  • Exceptional communication skills (both verbal and written).
  • Flexible schedule with the ability to work weekends and evenings, as required.
  • Proficient in excel, word, and power point.
  • Some experience in computer programming, coding and/or other data analyzation platforms is highly recommended but not required. 
  • Some experience in sport performance and/or strength and conditioning is highly recommended but not required.
 
About Orange County Soccer Club:
Orange County Soccer Club is a professional soccer team in the United Soccer League (USL) and the highest level of pro soccer in Orange County.
  • The USL Championship is the world’s largest Division II professional soccer league, with representation in 35 markets across the U.S. and one division below the MLS. 
  • Games are played at the new Championship Soccer Stadium at the Orange County Great Park. 
    • Championship Soccer Stadium is a professional soccer facility that opened in 2017
    • The 2018 season was the club’s first full season playing at the 5,500 seat capacity stadium. 
    • The stadium has played host to USL, MLS, Liga MX, and TJ League team exhibitions. 
Club Achievements
  • 2021 USL Championship League, Champions.  
  • Premiered “Path to Glory” docuseries on CBS Sports Network, highlighting the groundbreaking partnership between OCSC and European powerhouse Glasgow Rangers of the Scottish Premier League (2020).
  • Transferred Aaron Cervantes to Glasgow Rangers (2020). Aaron (age 18) signed with OCSC at the age of 15. Cervantes was a member of the U17 Men’s National Team (2019) and part of USL’s 20 under 20 list.
  • Executed first ever player move from USL to the German Bundesliga with Bryang Kayo (2020). 
  • Announced first ever local TV Broadcast Partnership with COX and Spanish Radio Broadcast Partnership with Tu Liga 1120 AM KTMZ (2020).
  • Launched Orange County Soccer Club Community Foundation (2020).
  • OCSC’s 14-year-old phenom Francis Jacobs competed with Glasgow Rangers’ U16 Academy Team in Alkass International Cup (2020).
  • 2016 and 2018 USL Western Conference Finalist.
  • Signed 16-year-old US U-17 International Kobe Henry (2020).
  • Signed Sean “Ugo” Okoli, former USL 2016 MVP with Cincinnati (2020).
  • Announced strategic partnership with Scotland-based Rangers Football Club (2019).
  • Signed youngest pro soccer player in U.S. history Francis Jacobs (2019).
  • Signed Michael Orozco, former member of the U.S. Men’s National Team and Liga MX stalwart (2019).
  • Re-signed Thomas Enevoldsen (2019), 2018 USL Championship All-League First Team member.
Social Media Handles
  • IG: @orangecountysoccer
  • FB: @orangecountysoccer
  • Twitter: @orangecountysc

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.