Minor League Athletic Trainer – Arizona Complex League

San Diego Padres

Minor League Athletic Trainer – Arizona Complex League

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Title: Minor League Athletic Trainer – Arizona Complex League

Department: Player Development

Reports To: Minor League Athletic Training Coordinator

Supervises: N/A

Status: Full-time, exempt

We are looking for a committed, full time minor league athletic trainer to be assigned to the Arizona Complex League in Peoria, AZ. You will work within a team of medical professionals, strength coaches, sport science staff and on-field coaching staffs to coordinate the prevention, treatment, rehabilitation, and reconditioning of professional baseball players. The ideal candidate will be team focused, open minded, driven, of good character, and demonstrate positive teammate qualities.


Medical Duties:

  • Consult and collaborate with other members of the Padres sports medicine, strength, and coaching staffs
  • Prevention, evaluation, treatment, rehabilitation, and management of athletic injuries
  • Identify and meet the goals and needs of our players through a wholistic and total body approach
  • Develop individualized, player centered care plans, baseball progressions, and throwing progressions
  • Timely, effective, and concise communication of injuries and illnesses with the Minor League Athletic Training Coordinator, other members of the medical and strength staff, the coaching staff as well as front office staff
  • Implement health and performance screening during spring training and throughout the season as requested by our Player Development/Sport Medicine Staff
  • Provide quality, personalized, and evidence-based care with best available interventions
  • Be able to provide mental/psychological support as needed throughout spring training and the season
  • Provide emergency aid (basic wound care, on and off the field emergent care, as well as BLS/CPR/AED) when
  • necessary
  • Promote and provide an example of a healthy lifestyle, fitness, and wellness
  • Promote, facilitate, and be an example of lifelong learning, critical thinking, and creativity in your practice
  • Demonstrate an eagerness to learn from peers within the organization and execute organizational evaluation
  • techniques, treatment, and therapeutic exercise principles
  • Follow professional guidelines, laws, and standards set by the NATABOC Standards of Professional Practice,
  • Federal, and State Licensing boards
  • Organize and maintain a professional training room:
    • Availability to players and staff to render treatment and assistance prior to daily schedule o Maintain a clean and safe training room
    • Organize inventory medical supplies and rehabilitation equipment
    • Maintain professional dress code and behavior during work and travel
    • Adhere to OSHA & MLB medical facility/training room rules and policies
    • Need to execute guidelines and protocols established by local, state and federal authorities for infectious disease, as well as by the organization regarding testing, quarantining and treating those with an infectious disease or suspected to have an infectious disease.
    • Be aware of Emergency Action Plan with Affiliate and Local EMS wherever your team plays and/or practices

Administrative Duties:

  • Maintain player and staff electronic medical records and hard files
  • Daily documentation of objective findings, treatments, doctor appointments, correspondence from doctors, diagnostic testing, and any other relevant medical information pertaining to individual
  • Update and maintain accurate daily injury/maintenance reports that will be sent daily to appropriate medical and front office staff
  • Establish and maintain rapport with local and organizational team physicians
  • Establish network with other healthcare professionals in rehabilitation and sports medicine
  • Provide leadership and education for all members of the medical and performance staff
  • Coordinate local physicals (entry and exit), diagnostics, specialists, and doctor appointments

JOB REQUIREMENTS – Must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Current NATA BOC Certification/ Athletic Training Licensure
  • Demonstrate the ability to work within a team approach to player health
  • Strong evaluation skills
  • Strong manual therapy skills
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Available to work 10+ hours per day, typically 6 days a week
  • Valid passport
  • Have a positive professional image and demeanor
  • Physical requirements as per that of an orthopedic/sports, manual physical therapist including, but not limited to:
    •  Ability to stand for long periods of time
    • Ability to provide manual intervention and resistive exercise to professional baseball players o Ability to demonstrate complex movement patterns and exercises
    • Ability to throw/playcatch
    • Ability to transfer and lift patients independently


  • Experience working as an athletic trainer with collegiate and/or professional baseball players
  • Desired continuing education coursework: SFMA, PRI, DNS, ART, IASTM, Myofascial Decompression (Cupping)
  • General baseball knowledge and exposure to professional and/or baseball culture
  • Strong desire to model and influence positive, winning clubhouse culture
  • Bilingual English and Spanish is preferred

The San Diego Padres are an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Paul Porter – pporter@padres.com.

Resumes are accepted until filled.