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NBA Academy Athletic Trainer - onsite in Senegal

REQ ID:  1298

New York - Remote, New York, US, 10017

At the NBA, we’re passionate about growing and celebrating the game of basketball. Through the intensity of the game and the amazing athletic skill of our players, we deliver excitement to hundreds of millions of fans around the world.

As a global sports and media business, the NBA is so much more. While Basketball Operations runs the league’s on-court activities, other departments manage relationships with television and digital media partners, develop marketing partnerships with some of the world’s most recognizable companies, oversee the licensing of NBA merchandise, and handle a wide range of responsibilities that drive the NBA’s success.


Position Summary:


The Academy Trainer will be responsible for both the care and prevention of athletic injuries for the NBA Academy. They will attend all Academy training sessions and matches. Duties involve evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries, education around injury management and prevention and building resilient and competent athletic movement patterns in athletes. In addition, this position is expected to document treatments and training sessions in the athlete management system with the goal of injury prevention, maximizing performance and student education.


Major Responsibility:


  • Treat all Academy players appropriately and promptly
  • Manage Academy athlete injury status and maintain communication with the Performance Director, Academy Technical director, Academy coaches, and players parents or guardian as well as other appropriate medical professionals
  • Travel with the academy team for away matches as indicated
  • Comply with all NBA medical policies and protocols
  • Maintain proper documentation for all academy treatment and rehabilitation needs with the athlete management system
  • Actively collaborate with the Performance Director, Academy performance staff, Academy physician, and coaching staff to plan, execute and monitor return to play protocols
  • Maintain a positive attitude to help the players succeed in their goals


Required Skills/Knowledge:

  • NATABOC (or CATA) Certified Athletic Trainer
  • Current CPR certification
  • SFMA certification preferred
  • Display superb communication & organizational skills
  • Possess personal professional liability insurance
  • Minimum one (1) years certified athletic trainer experience in a sports environment, preferably with basketball experience



  • Minimum four (4) year college/university
  • Bachelor's Degree in Athletic Training or Health-Related Field Master's Degree in related health care field preferred
  • Master's degree (or higher) in athletic training from an accredited program preferred
  • Have tuberculosis screening, measles and mumps (MMR), seasonal flu and hepatitis B immunizations


We Consider Applicants For All Positions On The Basis Of Merit, Qualifications And Business Needs, And Without Regard To Race, Color, National Origin, Religion, Sex, Gender Identity, Age, Disability, Alienage Or Citizenship Status, Ancestry, Marital Status, Creed, Genetic Predisposition Or Carrier Status, Sexual Orientation, Veteran Status, Familial Status, Status As A Victim Of Domestic Violence Or Any Other Status Or Characteristic Protected By Applicable Federal, State, Or Local Law.

Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City