Director of Athletic Performance – Washington Wizards

School: Washington Wizards
Position: Director of Athletic Performance
Position Type: Full-time
Organization: NBA
The Director, Athletic Performance is responsible for leading the production and delivery of evidence-based athletic development and injury prevention programs for the Washington Wizards NBA team. This position will also contribute to performance initiatives across Monumental Basketball which include the 2019 WNBA Champions the Washington Mystics, Capital City Go-Go (G-League) and Wizards District Gaming (NBA 2k). We are seeking someone with a wide range of skills to carry out multiple functions in collaboration with our organization’s Athlete Care and Performance Group.
If you are an accomplished strength and conditioning practitioner with a passion for utilizing data to enhance training programs for top athletes and you love basketball we would love to hear from you!

  • Build, coordinate, and track player strength and conditioning plans in accordance with their specific needs and goals.
  • Lead all aspects of the team’s athletic performance assessment and monitoring processes.
  • Build and execute sports performance initiatives across Monumental Basketball.
  • Manage and track regular physiological and biomechanical assessments and adjust plans as needed.
  • Interpret player data along with general movement observations to build detailed strength training, conditioning, and injury prevention training requirements.
  • Analyze and interpret complex information to share with front office staff, coaches, and athletes.
  • Develop and execute key sport science processes, including monitoring and management of player workloads and recovery.
  • Contribute to the development and communication of corrective, rehabilitation and return-to-play programs.
  • Assist in the evaluation of player movement performance and proficiency.
  • Manage upkeep of performance training and sport science facilities, equipment and technology.
  • Develop and implement performance strategies, policies and procedures.
  • Support and aid in the professional development and working practices of team Athletic Performance Coaches.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Postgraduate degree in sport science, exercise science, or strength and conditioning.
  • 8-10 years of experience as a certified strength and conditioning coach for high performance athletes.
  • Experience contributing to applied sports performance research and development initiatives.
  • Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills, with a high attention to detail.
  • Ability to travel with the team as needed.
  • Flexibility to work nights, weekends, and holidays as needed.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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