Position: Detroit Tigers, Player Development Coach
Location: Lakeland, Florida
The Detroit Tigers are currently seeking Player Development Coaches for minor league affiliate coaching staffs. This role will work collaboratively with the Manager, Hitting Coach and Pitching Coach. As a member of the Tigers Player Development staff, this coach will collaborate with Baseball Analytics, Performance Science and Video Operations to support the goal of improving on-field player performance. This coach will be responsible for the support of technologies and data collection, the review and distribution of advance reports and general coaching support. A successful candidate will have strong on-field baseball experience, a technical aptitude and an educational mindset.
- Assist the coaching staff with the integration of information provided by Baseball Analytics, Performance Science, Athletic Training, Strength and Conditioning and Video Operations.
- Provide guidance, oversight and support for the technologies used by coaching staff and players.
- Continually educate and support players and staff members on organizational analytics, technologies and philosophies.
- Provide regular feedback to appropriate staff members on the implementation and usage of technologies and data to ensure effectiveness and quality.
- Assist with the development of daily plans to support overall Player Development goals for each player.
- Throw batting practice and participate in on-field training sessions on an as-needed basis.
MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Excellent organization and time-management skills.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Strong aptitude for information technology.
- Experience or strong interest in using baseball data to support coaching or skill development.
- Prior professional or collegiate playing experience strongly preferred.
- Knowledge of advanced baseball statistics preferred.
- Experience with any of the following technologies strongly preferred.
- Blast Motion / Diamond Kinetics
- K-Motion / 4D Motion
- Force Plates
- Experience with programming or scripting languages (e.g., Python, R, SQL) a plus.
- Fluency in Spanish a plus.
- Located at the Tigers minor league affiliates (Toledo, OH; Erie, PA; Lakeland, FL; Comstock Park, MI; Norwich, CT).
- Requires travel on road trips.
- Evening, weekend, and holiday hours required.
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