The Assistant Athletic Trainer/Strength and Power Coach will be an important bridge in the Philadelphia Union Developmental Pathway. Along with roles in the day-to-day operation and management of first team player care, a major emphasis for this role will be on “smoothing” transitions of our developmental athletes moving from the academy into the first team and new players joining the club. Additionally, the successful candidate will (help) create and implement individual strength, power, and speed programs for Philadelphia Union first team players.
- Develop and implement reconditioning, activations, strength sessions, prehabs.
- Liaise with Union II and Academy staff on players moving between levels.
- Develop Philadelphia Union Movement Competencies and coordinate programming to meet goals.
- Manage homegrown and new player development plans. Coordinate with Performance Department staff on transitions of care.
- Collaborate with Performance Department staff on testing and assessments.
- Manages the healthcare of Players including, but not limited to: first aid/emergency care, on-site injury evaluation, application of appropriate modalities, development of rehabilitation and prevention programs, as well as conducting rehabilitation and making medical referrals.
- Maintain Player health records in the League-provided electronic medical record (EMR) system.
- Minimum four (4) year bachelor’s degree.
- Preferred: Master’s degree in a health-related field.
- Preferred: UEFA or USSF Football Coaching License.
- Advanced Strength and Plyometric Programming.
- Utilization of sport science technology such as Velocity based training, Force Plates, Force Frame, Nordbord, and GPS systems.
- Basic knowledge of performance nutrition.