Assistant Athletic Trainer, Men’s National Team
Chicago, IL Sport Development
Job Type
Full-time
Description

U.S. Soccer Overview 


We are U.S. Soccer and we are the future of sport in the United States. Our mission is to make soccer the preeminent sport in the United States. We embrace diversity, technology and global connections to drive the growth of our sport and serve our athletes and fans. We seek motivated, passionate, skilled people who can think, create and work on a team. 

U.S. Soccer is a growing company that looks for team members to grow with it. U.S. Soccer offers a comprehensive compensation package, casual work environment, an inclusive culture and an atmosphere for professional development.

The Federation’s core principles set organization-wide standards to identify and foster our culture and inform how we interact and hold each other accountable. These principles guide U.S. Soccer: We Win Together. We Aim High. We Champion Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. To be successful as a USSF employee, it is critical to demonstrate and live up to these principles every day and with every interaction with peers, stakeholders, and partners. 

The Federation’s core values are the individual attributes and characteristics that staff embody to uphold the organization’s principles and succeed. These values guide our employees: Integrity. Commitment. Teamwork. Respect.


Position Description
 

The assistant athletic trainer will support the Men’s National Teams and athletic training practice across U.S. Soccer. The individual will commit to the Sports Medicine department’s mission and strategy to maximize health and performance across all sport development programs at U.S. Soccer. Working along side the medical, performance and technical staff, this person will contribute to the development and delivery of world-class athletic training support to the Men’s National Teams players and player pool(MNT).

Requirements

  

Primary Responsibilities 

  • Provide athletic training and assist with medical support for the MNT as requested by the Chief Medical Officer, and Sports Medicine Senior Manager
  • Travel extensively with MNT to training camps and games both within the United States and abroad
  • Under the direction of the Head Athletic Trainer, responsible for the design and delivery of U.S. Soccer standards in injury prevention, recognition, evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation to all MNT players
  • Responsible for evaluating and referring significant injuries and/or illnesses to the team physician, consultants, hospitals or specialists as appropriate
  • Responsible for tracking and developing individual programs with all MNT players within U.S. Soccer camps and their club environments
  • Ensure all medical data collected, stored and up to date correctly in line with USSF standards, including but not limited to; nature of injury or illness, treatment is given, date, insurance, injured reserve, injury protection, medical authorization, medical information release, physical examinations, medical referrals, surgical reports and x-ray/MRI information
  • Ensure all data collected is disseminated to all required staff and players in line with U.S. Soccer standards and time frame
  • Work closely with the medical and performance  staff to ensure the USSF standards in all testing, screening, monitoring and return to play protocols are optimized, delivered and recorded
  • Maintain medical inventory, supplies, and equipment and evaluate new technology/devices to support player care
  • Support medical administrative duties related to WADA/USADA, Workers Compensation, and others as designated
  • Build a strong relationship with MNT clubs home and abroad to ensure the bi-lateral sharing of data and information is provided pre and post-camp
  • Supervise and support other medical staff within MNT training camps
  • Develop and maintain a pool of network medical professionals to support the team in the camp environment 
  • Contribute to the development and support of all athletic training practice across U.S Soccer
  • Help support and develop internal and external continued professional development for staff within the Federation and practitioners within clubs
  • Contribute to the education of staff and coaches within the Federation, and those enrolled in Federation specific qualification pathways


Minimum Qualifications 

  • Master’s Degree in Athletic Training or related field 
  • NATABOC certified athletic trainer (ATC)
  • Current CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer (or equivalent) certification
  • Minimum 5 years of clinical experience working within Soccer and/or other elite sport 
  • Member of NATA or similar governing body
  • Must be able to stand for long durations, squat, bend, lift, carry, and climb ladders
  • Must be able to lift, move, and carry up to 75 pounds 
  • Capable of working in fast-paced and demanding environments
  • Must be able to connect “micro” details to the “macro” vision and mission
  • Proficient experience with Microsoft Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook), Electronic Medical Record System, GPS Monitoring System, or other player monitoring platforms
  • Excellent written and verbal communication combined with a professional demeanor
  • Able and willing to travel up to 50% of the year 
  • Able and willing to work non-traditional hours including evenings and weekends as needed 

Desired Qualifications 

  • Passion for soccer
  • Advanced education in manual therapy and rehabilitation techniques 
  • Proficient in managing and executing emergency medical care best practice
  • Advanced certification/experience in applied movement analysis and biomechanics (AFS or related)
  • Proven track record in delivering world-class medical provision to professional players 
  • Vast knowledge and expertise of medical modalities, equipment, and technology 
  • Sport Academic Publications
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish)
  • Thorough institutional knowledge of U.S. Soccer’s mission, goals, technical plan, policies, practices, and procedures 
  • Previous experience with a club or national team 


Working at U.S. Soccer is a unique opportunity. Employees who work at U.S. Soccer have the following attributes: 

  • Live our Principles & Values
  • Adopt  a company centric approach—Serve the Athlete and the Fan
  • Embrace and see learning as a lifelong pursuit 
  • Possess a growth mindset—keeps an open mind and seeks new challenges 
  • Practice self-assessment and self-reflection
  • Open to criticism and does not make excuses
  • Possess a tireless work ethic
  • Wants to be part of a team that wins
  • Has the ability to be firm but fair 
  • Communicate in a direct, open and honest manner
  • Build relationships through genuine interpersonal skills