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Strength Scoop - Monday October 10, 2016

Monday October 10, 2016


South Carolina: The University of South Carolina football strength and conditioning department is seeking VOLUNTEER interns for Spring 2017. This is an UNPAID position. This internship will give you experience in the areas of: program design, nutrition, facility management, staff education, Catapult analysis, and development for the off season and during the spring football season. Qualifications: 1. You must have your CPR/First Aid/AED certification. 2. You must be working toward certification and exhibit a strong desire to be a strength and conditioning coach. 3. You must be a hard working individual. We will take resumes until October 28th. To apply (no phone calls please), send a resume and cover letter along with 3 references to David Feeley, Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach at

North Dakota State: North Dakota State University’s Strength and Conditioning department is seeking applicants for a Football Strength Conditioning unpaid Internship for the spring semester of 2016. This position will begin in January and end in May. The intent of the internship is to provide a semesters worth of hands-on coaching experience working with our strength and conditioning staff and eventually with our student-athletes. This will allow the individual to gain knowledge of our program thus making them a viable candidate for future GA positions. Duties will include assisting the Director of Football Strength & Conditioning with all aspects of the football strength and conditioning program as well as daily maintenance of the nutrition area, weightroom and other responsibilities as assigned. Applicants must be prepared to work long hours. These hours will vary throughout the internship and will include early morning, late afternoon, or weekend hours. Requirements: Applicants must possess a relentless work-ethic and have a strong desire to work with football in an intense environment. They must understand the importance nutrition plays in the development of student-athlete and be willing to assist in that role. Again, this is a hands-on internship where you will be expected to coach student-athletes once you have taken the time and interest in learning the system. Candidates that are open-minded, inquisitive and have the ability to listen and learn through an example-based, learning environment are encouraged to apply. Previous weight room or athletic coaching experience preferred. Please include cumulative GPA on resume. Application: E-mail resume, cover letter, GPA, and names of three references to: Jim Kramer, Director of Athletic Performance – Football at

New Mexico State: New Mexico State University (Sunbelt/WAC) is currently accepting applications for FIVE Fall UNPAID Internships for the SPRING 2017 Semester. The dates, which are somewhat flexible, are January 3 rd – May 16 th . 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

Saginaw Valley State: Saginaw Valley State University Strength and Conditioning, an NCAA Division II institution, is seeking two full-time UNPAID interns for the Spring 2017 semester. Full-time Interns must possess a strong work ethic, a desire to excel in the field of strength and conditioning and have a strong strength training background. Duties include, but are not limited to: assisting the Strength and Conditioning staff in developing and administering all phases of speed, strength and conditioning programs to all varsity sports. The individuals will serve as top assistants for select varsity sports as assigned by the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach. Qualifications: Must be working towards a degree in the field of exercise science or similar. Individuals must possess or be working towards a CSCS, and additionally have the option of completing the internship practicum for the CSCCa Examination. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of references to Chris Winter, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach. These positions will be open until filled. Interested candidates can contact head strength coach Chris Winter at