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Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach

Los Angeles Lakers

El Segundo, CA 06-29-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Job Title: Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach

Department(s): Strength & Conditioning

Reports to: Head Strength & Conditioning Coach

The Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach will work with the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach to ensure that each player has an individually designed strength and conditioning program to promote and support his performance and health maintenance. This role also works closely with the athletic training department to help implement, monitor, and adjust player workouts year-round as needed. This individual will assist in motivating players and holding them accountable for their work in the weight room.

In addition, the Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach will assist with collecting, inputting, and monitoring performance-related data from the weight room. This individual must have a strong understanding of the professional team environment and possess a solid quantitative and analytical skillset. Must be able to work well in a team, work irregular hours, and travel overnight for extensive periods of time.

Essential Functions (Duties & Responsibilities):

Strength & Conditioning
• Support the design, development, and delivery of individualized comprehensive periodized strength, speed, agility, and conditioning program; measure and monitor progress, and modify programs as needed
• Provide appropriate instruction and demonstration while enforcing proper techniques, execution, and safety for all lifts and movements
• Document player status and daily weightlifting programs, progress, and performance, as related to weight room
• Participate in the delivery of player activation and warm-up sessions during shoot around, practices and games
• Maintain a clean, organized, and safe weight room and work environment
• Effectively motivate athletes to achieve maximum potential in all areas of performance
• Assist with body composition, anthropometric, and performance-based testing
• Adhere to all team and League rules and reporting
• Complete administrative and other duties as assigned

Sports Performance
• Help determine appropriate data points and collection protocols, working cross functionally to communicate the process and problem-solve questions/issues
• Support data collection process, including information such as baseline testing and measurements, rate of perceived exertion, load monitoring, key performance indicators, exercise and treatment logs, injuries, and specific return to play programs for players
• Assist in evaluation and implementation of sports science technology
**Responsibilities subject to change based on organizational needs and direction from management.

Education:
• Bachelor's degree required in Exercise Science, Sports Medicine, Sports Science, Kinesiology or other related field
• Master's degree preferred

Credentials and Certification:
• Certifications related to the position are required: Current certification as Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
• Current certification in CPR/AED and First Aid

Previous Experience:
• At least three (3) years of elite or pro level strength and conditioning experience required
• At least two (2) years of work experience (or multiple years of internship experience) with sports science or data analytics in a collegiate and/or professional setting required
• Previous experience working directly with basketball players required, collegiate or professional level preferred
• Prior use and application of sports performance technology and athlete monitoring tools required

Technology Capabilities:
• Proficient computer skills including use of Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel
• Experience with athlete management systems and technologies such as Smartabase, Kinexon, Vald systems, and Kanga Tech, etc.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
• Must have uncompromised ability to protect confidentiality/privacy of others and company documents and records
• Excellent interpersonal skills and strong communication skills, both verbal and written, including ability to communicate effectively with different audiences
• Ability to simultaneously work on multiple projects with different timelines and priorities
• Highly organized, detail oriented, and motivated with an analytical mindset
• Demonstrated ability to act with the utmost discretion and professionalism; must have ability to maintain professional appearance
• Functions well as part of a team, reliable and flexible team player, both within own department and the company as a whole

Physical Demands: Ability to lift 50 pounds or more; able to properly demonstrate and perform executed exercises

Location: El Segundo (offices M-F), downtown Los Angeles (Cyrpto.com Arena for Lakers home games), away games, and other occasional off-site events

Travel: Travel with team to preseason, regular season, and post season away games, as well as California Classic and Vegas Summer League games; occasional other travel required

The pay range for this role is $90,000 to $110,000. Actual compensation packages are based on several factors that are unique to each candidate, including but not limited to skill set, depth of experience and certifications

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.

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Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r1mw0x-3-92-91-54-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $90,000 to $110,000 Per Year ($ USD)