Senior Strength and Performance Specialist
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Facility: Rep 1 Sports
Location: Irvine, CA
Address: 15350 Barranca Pkwy, Irvine, CA 92618, USA
Shift: 8 Hours - Day Shifts
Job Schedule: Full time
Weekly Hours: 40.00
Responsible for the comprehensive performance program design, implementation, training and supervision of professional athletes. Lead dynamic warm-up routine for professional athletes before practice and games. Have availability for all scheduled events, including evenings and weekends. Oversee the of-season/summer performance program for middle school and high school athletes in individual, small group and team settings. Must possess strong communication and interpersonal skills. A team minded professional who embraces growth and challenges. Ability to work in individual, small group and team settings. Thorough understanding of the physiological basis of exercise and the ability to program/instruct according to the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA), American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and USA Weightlifting (USAW) guidelines.
Provide instruction and demonstration of correct Olympic lifting technique, along with other strength, speed development, agility and plyometric exercises while applying them in a periodized framework. Provide instruction and demonstration of appropriate dynamic warm up, mobility and stability exercises based on individualized athlete needs. Ability to administer and interpret SCORE testing assessment for pre/post evaluation of athletic readiness. Complete SCORE testing report and deliver results to athlete/parents. Incorporate sport timing systems for all large group and team SCORE testing. Ability to administer and interpret results for submaximal cardiovascular and fitness assessments.
Collaborate with appropriate Sanford departments as required; such as but not limited to, Sport Science Institute (SSSI), Power-PT, Athletic Training, Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Physician groups, etc., to gather accurate and reliable athlete testing data for use in research. Work with Sanford Physical Therapy staff to incorporate SCORE pro biomechanical assessment results into individualized athlete performance programming. Assists in the promotion of POWER services and in the development of new programming. Assist with collection and computer entry of accurate athlete testing data. Maintain an accessible record of all written and electronic athlete performance programming. Responsible for safety, maintenance and cleanliness of the weight room, equipment and overall facility.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in a field of exercise science, kinesiology, health, physical education, recreation or other closely related discipline is required. Master's degree in one of the identified bachelor's degree areas is preferred.
Highly desirable two or more years of experience in the strength and conditioning field at the high school, college, professional or private sector. Competency in Microsoft Office and basic computer skills is required. Possess a thorough understanding of the physiological basis of exercise and the ability to program/instruct according to the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and USA Weightlifting (USAW) guidelines.
Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required within six weeks of employment and certification required to be maintained. Certification on one of the following areas is preferred at date of hire: Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches association (CSCCa), USA Weightlifting, and or American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). CSCS Certification through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) is required within one year of date hire. If working in California, leadership may consider 10 years of applicable experience in lieu of CSCS Certification.
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Job Function: Sports Medicine and Wellness
Req Number: R-33816