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Florida Complex Hitting Coach

at Houston Astros

Posted: 9/30/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 10af56c2-e28d-4922-b595-666300ae19c8
Keywords: coach

Job Description

Florida Complex Hitting Coach

Department: Player Development

Supervisor: Director, Player Development

Classification: Full Time/Exempt

Summary:

The Houston Astros are currently seeking a Florida Complex Hitting Coach in the Player Development Department. Serving as a uniformed coach at our West Palm Beach, FL Complex.

Essential Duties / Responsibilities:

The Florida Complex Hitting Coach will be expected to:

  • Implement organizational hitting development program
  • Plan daily hitting practice while coordinating with other members of the field staff
  • Analyze hitter performance deficiencies using tools, reports and technology
  • Prescribe and monitor a development plan for each hitter based on areas of opportunity
  • Collaborate with affiliate Strength Coach and Performance Apprentice to identify and act on solutions related to physical limitations/opportunities
  • Communicate plans, goals and progress with players and relevant staff members throughout checkpoints
  • Assist other field staff when able and necessary with normal day to day operations at complex (throwing BP, hitting fungoes, etc)

Requirements / Qualifications:

  • Interest in player development, strength & conditioning and analytics.
  • Ability to understand and advocate for changes due to new information and or tools in baseball.
  • Ability to work and communicate well with people in a wide variety of roles including players, coaches and front office.
  • Strong computer skills and proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Professional or collegiate playing experience is a plus.
  • Fluency in Spanish is a plus.
  • Technical degree is a plus.

Additional Requirements / Qualifications:

  • Must travel with assigned minor league team.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 25 pounds.
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time as well as bending, reaching, throwing, and swinging a bat.
  • Visual acuity to distinguish pitches and facilitate instruction.
  • Ability to work both indoors and outdoors.