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Strength Scoop - Monday December 3, 2018

Friday December 3, 2018


Arizona State: Arizona State University is currently accepting applications for the SPRING 2019 volunteer internship positions. These are positions for the SPRING 2019 training session, JAN 7 th - MAY 3 rd , with the opportunity to stay longer. Qualified candidates would work with all facets of a NCAA Division 1 FBS FOOTBALL sports performance program. This is an UNPAID position. However, the position offers the opportunity for advancement in the field of strength and conditioning, as well as the fulfillment of credit hours towards a degree program. The position is responsible for assisting FOOTBALL sports performance staff with the implementation of the program, set up and break down of all workouts, maintenance and upkeep of the weight room and facility, and hands-on experience training collegiate athletes. Required qualifications include completion or current pursuit of an undergraduate degree in exercise science or a related course of study, a desire to become a strength and conditioning professional, and possess a strong work ethic. Preferred qualifications include certification from a recognized governing body (USAW, CSCS, CSCCa), previous coaching experience and proficiency in teaching and performing Olympic movements. Please send your cover letter, resume, and 3 references to James Carson at

New Mexico State: New Mexico State University (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 16 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 Polar Team Pro. All interested applicants email a cover letter, resume, and references to Akeem Robinson, Senior Associate Director of Sports Performance at

Bowling Green: Kevin Tolbert has been hired as Bowling Green's head strength coach. He spent 2015-17 as the director of football strength and conditioning at Michigan.

UC Davis: The UC Davis Strength & Conditioning department is seeking highly motivated internship candidates for the 2019 Winter & Spring quarters. This is a volunteer position, no monetary, housing, or transportation assistance will be provided. However, interns will gain valuable experience, earn recommendation for future career opportunities and participate in the 10-week continuing education curriculum. Strength & Conditioning Interns will assist the Strength & Conditioning staff in all daily operations of the Toomey Weight Room. REQUIRED qualifications include: currently working toward or have completed a Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in Exercise Science or related field; working toward certification through the CSCCa (SCCC) or NSCA (CSCS); First Aid, CPR, and AED Certified; the ability to work a minimum of 20 hours per week; strong work ethic, high energy, attention to detail, and desire to become a strength and conditioning professional. DESIRED qualifications include: Certification through NSCA or CSCCa; previous collegiate/professional strength and conditioning experience or collegiate athletic experience. To apply, email cover letter, resume and list of three professional references to Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach Jake Myers at The anticipated start date is January 7, 2019 for Winter quarter and April 1, 2019 for Spring quarter.