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Strength Scoop - Monday January 18, 2021

Monday January 18, 2021

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Lander University (SC): Lander University is looking to add to their strength staff. Candidates will be responsible for the development and implementation of comprehensive strength and conditioning programs for selected teams (40%) as well as assisting full-time S&C staff if/when required (25%). Candidates will gain experience in all aspects of collegiate S&C, including program design and implementation (20%), interfacing with sport coaching and Sports Medicine staffs (10%), as well as facility scheduling and maintenance (5%). The ideal candidate will have a strong desire to be a collegiate S&C coach and will possess a strong work ethic, high character values, and a willingness to learn and grow. The position will begin approximately August 2021. Candidates must be accepted into a Graduate program at Lander before they are eligible for selection. Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science/Physiology, Kinesiology, or Physical Education; Completion of at least one undergraduate internship experience; Candidates must possess NCAA recognized S&C credential (NSCA-CSCS or CSCCa-SCCC) as well as First Aid/CPR certification at the time of hire. Desired Qualifications: Completion of multiple internship experiences in collegiate strength and conditioning; Possession of USAW certification; Prior playing experience at the NCAA Division 1 or 2 level. Compensation: Selected candidate will receive a 50% tuition and fee waiver as well as a $3000 stipend per semester. Application Procedure: Interested persons should submit a resume, cover letter and 3 professional references, along with a link to a YouTube video of them coaching the Front Squat, Deadlift, and Clean to Jordan Jacobs, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at: jjacobs@lander.edu. Lander University Graduate School application link can be found here: https://www.lander.edu/admissions/graduate

Deadline: For full consideration, applications must be received by February 1. Lander University utilizes a rolling admissions format for Graduate program.

Jacksonville Jaguars: Urban Meyer has made his first hire in Jacksonville.

Florida Atlantic: Florida Atlantic University’s Football Strength and Conditioning program is looking to fill 3-4 unpaid intern positions for the Spring and potentially Summer of 2021. Individuals that are hired will gain valuable knowledge of strength and conditioning via curriculum that is aimed to prepare them for the next step in their strength and conditioning career. Certification prep and various reading materials will be an integral part of this program, as well as hands on experience. Opportunities include the ability to work with performance monitoring technologies such as GPS monitoring systems, gaining an understanding of what it takes to run a Strength and Conditioning program, earning valuable recommendations for future job opportunities, and the ability to take part of a winning culture in paradise. Qualifications for the position are a strong work ethic, working knowledge of strength and conditioning, pursuing NSCA, CSCCA, or USAW certification, and a strong desire to become a strength and conditioning coach. Responsibilities include assisting in the implementation of programming and team accountability protocol, aiding in set up and break down of lifts, and assisting with daily nutrition operations. Applicants must submit cover letter, resume, and three professional references in a single PDF file to rmarco@fau.edu

New Mexico: University of New Mexico Football athletic performance is currently accepting applications for the SPRING 2021 volunteer internship positions. These are positions for the SPRING 2021 training session Deadline to apply: Jan 24 th , 2021. Start date: Immediate. *With a Negative Covid Test result. * Qualified candidates would work with all facets of a NCAA Division 1 FBS FOOTBALL athletic 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 athletic 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 Nate Matos at nmatos6@unm.edu.

Albright College: Albright College Strength and Conditioning Department is now accepting applications for 3 Volunteer Interns for the Winter/Spring 2021. This is an UNPAID position. The intern will be assisting with a variety of strength and conditioning areas: athlete management, program design, exercise selection and cueing, Olympic lifting progressions and techniques, plyometric, speed and agility techniques, energy system development, and recovery methods. Hours will vary throughout the term and will be discussed further upon employment.  Required qualifications include a strong work ethic, completion or current pursuit of an undergraduate or graduate degree in exercise science or a related course of study, and a desire to become a strength and conditioning professional in the collegiate or professional setting. All applicants should have, or be working towards an accredited certification (CSCS or SCCC). Other qualifications include previous coaching experience, preferably in a collegiate setting, and personal involvement in a collegiate competitive sport. Please Email a resume, cover letter, and 3 references as1 PDF fileto Jason Brader at jbrader@albright.edu.

Robert Morris (FCS - PA): Robert Morris University is currently seeking qualified volunteer internship candidates for the 2021 Summer Term. The strength and conditioning program will run from May 17 (date flexible) to August 21. This is an unpaid position however, it is acceptable to have a part-time job to assist with personal finances. Chosen candidates can also have the opportunity to complete internship hours required for the CSCCa – SCCC exam under the mentorship of the Head Strength Coach. The daily responsibilities will include but are not limited to: Assisting with the supervision and execution of the strength and conditioning programs for Football & Basketball Programs, Attending to the daily maintenance of the training facilities, Data input and upkeep, Assist with Sport and S&C Camps, Professional development throughout the semester, Any other tasks assigned by the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach. Interns will gain hands on coaching experience in a collegiate setting on the floor, education in program design and application, have the potential to earn future recommendations for career opportunities and receive college credit if applicable. Robert Morris has a strong reputation and a great track record of the advancement an intern’s future in the strength and conditioning profession. Minimum Qualifications: Strong work ethic, punctuality, enthusiasm and effective communication skills, Desire to become a strength and conditioning coach, First Aid, CPR & AED certified. It is strongly advised that all potential candidates make sure that this internship is economically feasible before applying. Individuals chosen for the position are subject to University background checks. To apply all candidates should send an email labeled “S&C Internship” with a cover letter, resume, and three professional references in one PDF or Word document attached to Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Robert Day at Day@rmu.edu by, May 7, 2021. Review of applicants will begin immediately. Please check out our webpage for more insight via this link.

Wagner (FCS - NY): Wagner College Sports Performance Staff is currently accepting applications for (2) Graduate Assistant positions starting SPRING 2021. The positions will directly work with teams as assigned by the Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Performance Kamali O’Brian. Responsibilities include: -Design and implementation of strength and conditioning programs for assigned teams. -Communication with sport coaches and athletic trainers. -Weight room supervision. -Other duties as assigned by the Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Performance. Requirements: -Applicants should have at least 6 months to a year of internship experience with a high school, collegiate, or professional sports program. -Bachelor’s degree in exercise science or a related field and acceptance into Wagner College MBA or Media Management graduate program. -Certification from a recognized strength and conditioning association (CSCCa, USAW, CSCS) is preferred. -First Aid/CPR/AED certification. Compensation: -A tuition waiver for graduate credit hours. How to apply: Submit a Cover Letter, Resume and, 3 Reference in 1 PDF to: Kamali O’Brian Assistant Athletic Director of Sports Performance at kamali.obrian@wagner.edu.