The Performance Coach will deliver all gym-based programming for the NBA players, whilst managing the performance pathway for 2-way players with G-League affiliate, Lakeland Magic. The Performance Coach will directly report to and work in conjunction with the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach to deliver on and off-court conditioning programs, individual and team warm-up and recovery strategies.
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise/Sport Science or similar degree (Master’s preferred)
Experience: Minimum of 5 years of professional or college experience, preferably with experience in basketball. One-year minimum and a collegiate or professional High Performance setting.
Certificate/License: CSCS or equivalent (RSCC preferred)
Results Driver: Take initiative and achieve challenging work goals; focuses one’s energy to maintain high work standards.
Highly Involved Team Member: Work cooperatively with others to accomplish group goals.
Educator: Provide appropriate intervention strategy and feedback to athletes and staff.
Critical Thinker: Draws conclusions and makes recommendations based on qualitative and quantitative information.
To oversee and develop pathways to facilitate improvements in all aspects relating to athletic development including speed, agility, endurance, and power.
Develop and implement the abovementioned programs through appropriate planning, preparation, monitoring, and management.
In conjunction with the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach, plan off-season (May – Aug) and seasonal (Sept – April) resistance training cycles.
Develop individual, specific training cycles that tie in with the overall basketball program, whilst keeping in mind individual requirements for athletic development.
In conjunction with Head Strength & Conditioning Coach and Applied Sports Scientist, be responsible for the collection of all strength and power testing results and provide appropriate analysis with recommendation for immediate and long-term program design.
Ensure all athletes display excellent technical execution of all resistance training programs.
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