Full Time Job

Jr. Baseball Assistant Coach

Detroit Tigers

Detroit, MI 05-17-2024
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Detroit Tigers
• Commitment to build relationships with RBI stakeholders.
• Support by participation in Detroit Tigers Community Impact programs as needed.

Support to Head Coach
• Supports the Tigers Nike RBI Baseball Head Coach in all phases of RBI Baseball program.
• Commitment to complete mandatory MLB & Club training requirements (i.e. US Center for SafeSport and Positive Coaching Alliance)
• Assists in the design, planning, and implementation of Baseball training, conditioning, practice, and competition programs
• Teaches Baseball skills in one or more specialty areas (i.e., pitchers, catchers, hitting, infield, outfield) during practices, games, and individual/group training sessions
• If assigned, accepts coaching assignment that will prepare scouting reports, game plans, and scorecards
• If assigned, accepts coaching assignment to organize all athlete uniform needs and equipment requests
Optional Programs
• Fall Team Tryouts: ability to host a fall try out, to build rosters before any offseason workouts
• Fall Ball: opportunity to coordinate short schedule tournaments after RBI World Series
• Offseason/Winter Development: ability to host indoor training & conditioning program

Position Specific Competencies Title and Definition

Action Oriented

Takes on new opportunities and tough challenges with high energy and enthusiasm.

Communicates Effectively

Develops and delivers multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences; to meet people where they're at.

Plans and Aligns

Establishes courses of action for self and others to ensure that work is completed efficiently. Develops ways to get work done; managing time and resources to effectively organize people and activities.

Interpersonal Effectiveness
Openly and culturally appropriately communicates with diverse groups of people. Awareness of cultural responsiveness.

Situational Adaptability

Adapts approach in real time to match the shifting demands of different situations.

Critical Thinking

Practices objective rather than subjective modes of reasoning and action. Maintains perspective when assessing qualitative and quantitative information, to ensure decisions align with the mission of the department. Appropriately challenging and questioning status quo beliefs & practices.

Problem Solving

Builds a deliberate approach to address challenges and opportunities; manages situations by drawing on one's knowledge and experiences, calling on other references, resources, and seeking additional support from colleagues.


Being receptive to feedback, willing to learn, embracing continuous improvement and growth.

Education & Experience
• High school diploma or GED
• 3+ years of experience playing or coaching 18u travel, high school, or collegiate level Baseball teams
• Strong public speaking skills that connects with 14-18 year old athletes
• Strong knowledge of Baseball skills and strategy

Complementary Experience
• Excellent oral & written communication skills; bilingual, fluent in English & Spanish
• Professional or collegiate Baseball playing or coaching experience
• First Aid, CPR and/or any other applicable certifications

Job Requirements
• Passion for using sports as a platform to positively impact kids' character and development of life skills and values
• Superior organization, communication, and leadership skills
• Travel to youth tournaments, MLB RBI Regionals, MLB RBI World Series, and other youth programs
• Must be willing to work morning, evening, weekend, and extended days and hours may be required

All items listed above are illustrative and not comprehensive. They are not contractual in nature and are subject to change at the discretion of Detroit Tigers.

Detroit Tigers is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to that individual's race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

The Company will strive to provide reasonable accommodations to permit qualified applicants who have a need for an accommodation to participate in the hiring process (e.g., accommodations for a job interview) if so requested.


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