Tuesday January 2, 2018

Metropolitan State (Denver, CO): The Metropolitan State University of Denver Strength & Conditioning Department is actively seeking hard working applicants for VOLUNTEER internship positions working with all varsity sports within our program for the 2018 Spring Term. The intent of the internship is to provide a semester of hands-on training to prepare the candidate to take on the next level position in strength and conditioning as either a graduate assistant or full-time strength coach. Interns are expected to participate in a comprehensive and challenging educational program, including white board discussion and hands-on experience in the following areas: program design, exercise instruction, Olympic lifting progressions and techniques, plyometrics, speed and agility techniques, energy system development, regeneration methods, nutritional basics, leadership and facility/athlete management. Internship responsibilities will include various duties within the MSU Denver Strength & Conditioning Department including: weight room maintenance/cleaning, workout setups, etc. Hours will vary throughout the semester and may include early morning, late afternoon hours, and weekends. Previous weight room or athletic coaching experience is a plus. Requirements: 1) CPR/AED/First Aid 2) Must be working towards a Bachelors or Masters degree in a related field 3) Must have, or working towards CSCS, SCCC, USAW, etc. 4) Must have strong desire to pursue a career in the strength and conditioning profession 4) Must be pro-active, excellent work ethic, and disciplined. Compensation: NON MONETARY/UNPAID Continuing education resources, CSCS certification prep, access to networking opportunities, potential future recommendation for professional advancement and continuing mentorship beyond completion of the internship. In order to determine if you’re a correct fit for our program please answer the following questions and package the information as one PDF and submit it as follows: Cover Letter ( include complete contact information ) Resume Names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three current references Answer these supplemental questions: Please list and describe your recent areas of coaching experience in strength and conditioning, athletic training and any other jobs held in the sports field (e.g. field throwers, Olympic lifts, triphasic, plyometric etc.). Please list and describe the competitive sports teams you have coached, not including strength and conditioning (freshman JV football team 2002, base running etc.) Please provide the definition of strength, discipline, and grit to you, and how you implement these controls in your current training system. Please provide a short paragraph why you want to be a strength and conditioning coach Incomplete applications or improperly submitted applications will not be considered. Materials can be sent to [email protected].

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