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Strength Scoop - Friday October 9, 2020

Friday October 9, 2020


Youngstown State: The Youngstown State University Strength and Conditioning Department has an opening for (3) three Graduate Assistant positions. The start date will be January 2021. The positions will be in charge of three to four Olympic sports, and potentially assist with football as well as any other sports that the candidate is interested in. The candidate must be certified through the NSCA (CSCS) or CSCCa as well as have an active CPR/AED certification. The potential candidate must have a willingness and drive to learn in a fast pace college environment. The position offers a generous stipend as well as a Graduate tuition waiver (excluding student fees). If interested please contact Matt Sommers at with a Cover Letter, Resume, and 3 References. Inquires must be received by: October 16th.

Illinois: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Olympic Strength and Conditioning Department (non-Football & non-basketball) is currently accepting applications for our Spring 2021 volunteer internship. This is a voluntary position and will receive no monetary compensation. Accepted applicants will have the opportunity to gain experience coaching Division I (Big Ten) student-athletes, as well as, participate in a practical and classroom-based education program. Interns will be eligible to apply internship hours towards undergraduate/graduate internship requirements. Upon successful completion of one semester, interns will have the opportunity to receive a recommendation for future positions. Minimum qualifications include: current CPR, AED, and First Aid certifications; currently pursuing (or holding) a degree in an exercise science related field; a great work ethic and strong desire to become an industry professional. Preferred qualifications include: currently pursing (or holding) a certification from a recognized governing body (NSCA, CSCCa, USAW, ACSM, etc); previous internship/coaching experience; experience as a collegiate athlete; Microsoft Office proficiency; and the ability to commit to at least 20 hours per week. Responsibilities include: assisting with team training sessions; daily, weekly, and semester-long professional development assignments; remaining updated on current developments in strength training and conditioning; and facility maintenance. Interested candidates, send an email with the subject header, “Illinois Olympic S&C Internship – Last Name, First Name.” Please email a cover letter, resume, and three professional references as one PDF file to Emily Schilling, Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach, at

Houston Baptist: HBU’s Athletic Performance Staff is looking for interns for the Spring semester of 2021. We are looking for interns who are highly motivated and passionate about training athletes regarding physical preparation, injury reduction, and most of all character development. Interns will be getting hands on coaching experience at a Division 1 University. Along with working with athletes of various sports, interns will take part in HBU’s in-depth curriculum that covers programing, coaching, knowledge, and personal/spiritual growth. This internship is set on running from mid-January through early May, but the exact dates are to be determined. Applicants must be seeking to become an Athletic Performance Coach/ Strength and Conditioning Coach. Preferred qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in exercise science or related field and/or a certification through the NSCA or CSCCA. Although this is an UNPAID internship, we will provide other benefits such as athletic gear. On top of gaining valuable experience, interns will have the opportunity to earn a recommendation for future employment in the field. Coaching experience will consist of working with Football and/or multiple Olympic sports. Please be aware that Houston Baptist University is a Christian University that celebrates a highly diverse student athlete population and is in Houston, Texas. Applicants may apply from October 8 th, 2020 – January 8 th , 2021. If you are interested please send a cover letter, a resume and 3 references all as one PDF to Coach Dallas Creamer at with the subject line saying: Spring 2021 Internship. Interviews will begin immediately.