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Academy Performance Analyst Intern

FC Cincinnati

FC Cincinnati

Milford, OH, USA
Posted on Tuesday, November 7, 2023
Job Title: Academy Performance Analyst Intern
Department: Academy Performance Analysis
Reports to: Head of Performance Analysis & Director of Player Development

Position Summary:

In this internship, you will be working within the First Team Performance Analysis Department. You can expect to learn and gain valuable experience in how performance analysis is utilized at the elite level. This internship is set to begin on or about January 15and conclude in June. The candidate for this role must be able to work up to 20 hours per week. The working week schedule is dictated by the 1st team fixtures this will include evening, weekend, and holidays. 
What You’ll Do: 
  • Capture academy training sessions and code both live and post training
  • Use the data captured in training to provide feedback to coaches and players
  • Capture academy fixtures both home and away when required – utilizing both live and post-match coding.
  • Label academy fixtures generating KPI’s on both individual and team level
  • Work in line with the coaching syllabus to create educational video’s using both 1st team and other leagues to demonstrate best practice
  • Create post-match analysis video to be utilized with both players and coaches
  • Work with the Club’s data analyst to create benchmarking for academy players
  • Any ad-hoc tasks as requested by Head of Performance Analysis and Director of Player Development

What You’ll Bring: 

  • Good technical and tactical soccer knowledge
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Ability to work unsocial hours including evenings and weekends.
  • Ability to work under pressure for long hours
  • Display superb organizational skills
  •  Represent FC Cincinnati’s family friendly brand in all capacities while representing the club

 What You’ll Need:

  •  Working towards a Performance analysis or Sports related degree
  • Soccer coaching qualifications – US Soccer D or equivalent
  • Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and provide verification of vaccination prior to start date 
What we offer interns:
  • FCC welcome gifts
  • Resume and profile reviews
  • Tour of TQL Stadium and MHTC
  • Discount off team store merchandise
  •  Community volunteer opportunities
  • Job shadow opportunities
  • Paid hourly and/or college credit opportunities
About FC Cincinnati
FC Cincinnati is a Major League Soccer team playing at TQL Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio. Originally founded in 2015 by Carl H. Lindner III and co-CEO Jeff Berding, FCC started play in the United Soccer League (USL) in 2016. FCC entered MLS as the 24th team in 2019. The club’s wide and diverse ownership group is led by controlling owner Lindner III; as well as managing owners Meg Whitman and Dr. Griff Harsh; Scott Farmer; and George Joseph.
FC Cincinnati opened the club’s privately funded, 26,000-seat soccer-specific TQL Stadium in the West End neighborhood of Cincinnati in 2021, a venue which has won numerous global awards including the World Football Summit Best Venue 2022 in Madrid and the 2022 Prix Versailles World Title in the Sports Category in Paris, France.
FC Cincinnati won the 2023 Supporters’ Shield – the annual award given to the team with the most points in the regular season – and clinched a spot in the 2023 MLS Playoffs for the second straight year. The club won the 2018 USL Regular-Season Championship in record-setting fashion and earned postseason berths in all three of its USL seasons. In 2017, FC Cincinnati also advanced to the semifinals of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, a run that included victories over two MLS squads.
About Mercy Health Training Center 
In 2019, the club opened the state-of-the-art Mercy Health Training Center (MHTC) in Milford, Ohio. Designed by MSA Sport, the $30 million, 24-acre facility includes three full-size, lighted soccer fields – including two stabilized natural grass surfaces and one synthetic turf surface – as well as a goalkeeper-specific training area. The MLS team is housed in a 30,000 sq. ft., multilevel building abutting the fields, including a separate, 4,000 sq. ft. wing of the building for the FC Cincinnati Academy. 
Additionally, there is a 3,000 sq. ft. maintenance facility on the property. In the design process, the MSA Sport design team benchmarked training grounds across the world, including the best in Europe, South America, and Asia. The goal of the design meets the original goal to develop one of the premier and most progressive team facilities in Major League Soccer and North America.
FC Cincinnati is 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.