Strength Scoop – Friday October 20, 2017

Friday October 20, 2017

New Mexico State: New Mexico State University (Sunbelt/WAC) is currently accepting applications for FIVE SPRING UNPAID Internships for the Spring 2017 Semester. The dates, which are somewhat flexible, are January 17 th – May 17 h . Selected interns will be working with all of our 17 sports at NMSU, including Football. Job duties will include assisting the Sports Performance Staff in all aspects of running a Sports Performance Department at the highest possible level. First priority will be assisting in implementation of strength and power development, linear and lateral speed development, plyometric periodization, and all aspects of conditioning. These responsibilities will go along with assisting in facility maintenance and aiding in enforcing weight room policies and procedures. QUALIFICAITONS: Applicants must be pursuing a career as a collegiate strength and conditioning coach. Additionally, the applicant must be completing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Exercise Science or a related field, or looking to fulfill the obligations required to become SCC certified. Preference will be given to applicants who have obtained their SCCC, CSCS, USAW, and CPR certifications. They must have a strong work ethic, outstanding energy, enthusiasm, and a great desire to learn about the strength and conditioning profession. BENEFITS: If accepted, interns will gain the experience of operating in a Sports Performance Department at a D-1 (FBS) school. They will learn proper exercise techniques, correct exercise prescriptions, and develop leadership skills that are critical to being an effective coach. If desired, applicants can complete their SCCC (CSCCa) internship portion of their certification under mentor Don Decker (Director of Sports Performance (CSCCa Board Member). Additionally, selected interns will gain knowledge on data management, bar velocity and training standards, become proficient using the EliteForm system located on all 24 platforms and gain a working knowledge of the Medtronic Zephyr Performance System. All interested applicants email a cover letter, resume, and references to Akeem Robinson, Senior Associate Director of Sports Performance at [email protected].

Missouri: “The University Of Missouri Department Of Athletic Performance is now accepting applications for the position of Volunteer Intern for Olympic sports during the 2018 spring session.  There is no monetary compensation provided, however, the aforementioned internship is a learning opportunity that qualifies as practical experience toward the 9 months or 640 hours required toward SCCC certification with the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association as well as theoretical and practical experience that can be applied to CSCS certification from the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Daily responsibilities include, but are not limited to: assistance of supervision for daily activities, set up and break down for daily activities, routine maintenance, weekly educational projects and reports, and assistance with execution of workout design and implementation for various sports.  All prospective interns are expected to have an interest in advancing in a career in athletic performance. Prospects should have outstanding work ethic, energy, enthusiasm and attention to detail.  Individuals chosen for this position are subject to university background checks and will possess or be in the process of obtaining CPR/First Aid/AED certification. Please email a cover letter, resume, and three references to Dawn Malone at [email protected] by January 10, 2018.”

Gardner-Webb: The Gardner-Webb University Athletic Performance Department is accepting applications for the position of Graduate Assistant (GA). Gardner-Webb University is a private, Christian, Baptist-related university in Boiling Springs, NC home to 22 NCAA Division I Athletics Programs. This position provides tuition remission for up to 18 graduate hours per year as well as a grant for $5500 spread throughout the year, for a full-year contract (fall, spring, and summer terms). You must be accepted into the Gardner-Webb Graduate School prior to employment. The position is subject to a university background check. Intended start date is January 2018. Successful applicants should have the ability to excel within a collaborative team environment; strong work ethic; effective communication skills; & desire to further one’s career in the field of Athletic Performance/Strength & Conditioning while having a strong commitment to Christian higher education. Responsibilities: Assisting in all aspects of the Gardner-Webb Athletic Performance program, design and implementation of sport specific training programs for 3-4 assigned sports teams; ability to effectively teach and execute proper technique of lifts and drills; supervision of team workouts; assist with the maintenance and upkeep of the Athletic Performance Facility & compliance with all appropriate university, Big South Conference, and NCAA Rules/Regulations. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is required as well as working toward or already obtained a certification from an accredited strength and conditioning organization (NSCA, USAW, CSCCa, etc.). Possess CPR/AED and First Aid certification. Experience working in a NCAA/NAIA 4- year college or university weight room with a variety of teams. Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs & Athletic Performance/Strength & Conditioning related technology is encouraged. If interested, please email or mail cover letter, resume, and list of 3 professional references to Director of Athletic Performance Chris McCormick at [email protected]. Review of applications will be ongoing until position is filled.

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