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Strength Scoop - Thursday July 14, 2016

Wednesday July 13, 2016


South Alabama: The University of South Alabama Strength & Conditioning Department is accepting applications for Fall 2016 internships positions. Successful applicants must not only have the desire to become a strength and conditioning professional, but also possess a relentless work ethic and positive attitude. The level of initiative set forth by our interns will determine their overall learning experience. The University of South Alabama currently has 17 division I sports with approximately 380 athletes. There are two weight rooms located on campus here at University of South Alabama with 14,000 square feet of working space for the athletes. There are 29 racks and platforms with five sets of dumbbells and various machines used in our day­-to-­day workouts. There is also a 3­ lane covered 100­-meter track and various athletic fields for training. The Strength & Conditioning staff at the University of South Alabama have a variety of certifications including the CSCS through the National Strength & Conditioning Association, SCCC through the Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Coaches Association, Certified Sports Performance Coaches through the United States Weightlifting Association, BioSignature Level 2 Practitioners, Functional Movement Screening, and Crossfit Football Certification. The strength staff are approved mentors through the CSCCa. After a 640 ­hour internship completed at the University of South Alabama the interns will be eligible to sit for the SCCC exam at the CSCCa conference the following May. With the accumulation of all these certifications and experience, the staff will provide a great learning atmosphere for any young coach who participates in the program. After successful completion of the program, strength & conditioning interns will have an understanding of sports nutrition, understand program design and implementation, develop a coaching philosophy, and be able to teach all of the innovative athletic training movements involved in our program. This includes acceleration, multi-directional movement, maximum velocity mechanics, Olympic weightlifting, and Power lifting techniques. Interns will also gain valuable experience leading a group of athletes through: movement preparation, core activation, plyometrics, lift post-workout core movements, and post workout regeneration routines. Applications for the internship at the University of South Alabama should include a cover letter, resume, and references. Applicants should be working towards completion of a bachelor’s or master’s degree. Applications will be due August 1st, 2016. Applicants must also be willing to work early mornings and late nights during the week and weekends. This is a non­-paid position but free apparel will be provided to the student during participation. A background check and liability form must be signed before participation stating the university will not be held responsible for any injuries that may occur during the internship. If there are any further questions pertaining to the internship feel free to contact, the information is listed below. Joshua Miller M.S., SCCC, USAW - Associate Strength & Conditioning Coach -

Temple: Temple University Department of Olympic Sports Strength and Conditioning is now accepting applications for Fall 2016 Strength and Conditioning VOLUNTEER INTERNS. Daily responsibilities will include but are not limited to; assisting with supervision and execution of athletic performance programs for Olympic Sports, facility maintenance and completion of Temple University’s Strength and Conditioning Internship Curriculum. Compensation: Division 1 experience with earned recommendation for future career opportunities. NO MONETARY COMPENSATION WILL BE PROVIDED. Preferred candidates will possess previous strength and conditioning coaching experience or collegiate athletics experience. Preferred candidates will be working toward completion of a Bachelors degree in a related field as well as pursuing a nationally recognized certification (CSCS, CSCCa). Start Date: August 22nd End Date: December 9th. Please send resume, cover letter and three references in one email attachment to Coach Inman at by 7/31/16.

Tennessee Tech: Tennessee Technological University Strength and Conditioning is currently accepting applications for the position of Graduate Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach. Located in Cookeville, TN, Tennessee Tech is a member of the Ohio Valley Conference and home to 14 NCAA Division 1 athletic programs. Compensation for the position is a full graduate school waiver and a monthly stipend. Interested applicants must possess the desire and motivation to pursue a career in athletic strength and conditioning. Candidates must be able to communicate and work with a wide variety of athletes, coaches, and athletic trainers. The successful candidate will be assigned 3-4 sports and will be directly responsible for the year round strength training and conditioning for those assigned sports, as well as assist with other programs as needed. Daily duties will be assigned by the Director of Strength and Conditioning. Minimum qualifications: Possession of a Bachelor’s degree. Working toward, or possessing the CSCS Certification. CPR/AED Certified. Prior experience in collegiate strength and conditioning, as well as experience as a student-athlete are desired qualifications. If interested, please email a cover letter, resume, and references to Casey Kramer, TTU Director of Athletic Performance

Rutgers: Rutgers is seeking to hire a new head football trainer. Interested applicants should email

Buffalo:The University at Buffalo (Buffalo, NY) is seeking proactive and detailed candidates for an UNPAID Football Strength and Conditioning internship for the Fall of 2016. The internship can either start at the beginning of training camp (early August) or the beginning of the football season (end of August), and conclude early December. Candidates can work to earn one coaching spot on “the five” for football as well as assist with other Olympic sports if he/she has interest. Duties will include assisting the strength and conditioning staff with all aspects of physical and psychological development of the football team as well as gaining nutrition experience with the UB athletic fueling station. Candidates should have or be working towards attaining their bachelor’s or master’s degree in a related field and at least one of the following certifications or in the process of acquiring these certifications: CSCS, SCCC, CPR. Preferred qualifications: former collegiate athlete, prior strength and conditioning work experience, bachelor’s and/or master’s degree or enrolled in bachelor’s or master’s program. Interested candidates should send a short 1-2 paragraph description of interest in the body of their email, resume in PDF format, and professional references to: Tom Farniok, Assistant Football Strength and Conditioning Coach at

USC: The University of Southern California - Athletic Department, is currently seeking TWO, full time, UNPAID/volunteer, Strength & Conditioning interns for Olympic Sports (this excludes football) for the Fall of 2016. The internship shall commence on August 22nd and conclude on December 12, 2016. Other than Experience, knowledge acquisition, and possible further recommendations for future Strength & Conditioning positions, NO compensation will be provided, however USC gear will be given to the two candidates upon selection. The Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, assisting the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach, as well as all the other full-time Coaches and staff with the set up and breakdown of any equipment utilized for the session of the day, assisting in the implementation of weightlifting, Plyometrics, all movement sessions including speed, agility, change of direction, warmups, assisting with the maintenance and all other duties pertained to the weight room. Minimum Qualifications: Strong work ethic, passion for the discipline of strength and conditioning, highly motivated, and preferred candidates must be enrolled in a Bachelors Degree program or higher with an Exercise Science or Physiology related field. Preferred Qualifications: Experience working in a Strength & Conditioning or Sports Performance environment, hold or working toward nationally accredited Strength and Conditioning certifications (CSCS, CSCCa, USAW, etc.), and knowledge or experience working with Microsoft Excel. Interested and qualified candidates, please forward a current cover letter, resume, and no more than three professional references to Steve Novencido. Please combine all three documents onto one file and be sure to include “USC Fall Internship 2016” as the subject. Please email the document to: