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Strength Scoop - Thursday May 19, 2016

Thursday May 19, 2016


Arizona State: Arizona State University Sports Performance Department is currently seeking qualified volunteer internship candidates for the Fall 2016 semester. This is an unpaid position, no monetary compensation will be provided. Accepted applicants will gain experience working at the Division I collegiate level with football along with working with a variety of Olympic sports. Position responsibilities will consist of, but are not limited to, the following: setting up and breaking down of equipment for training sessions, assisting with routine maintenance of training facilities, and participation in projects and assignments throughout the duration of the semester. Applicants must be certified or working toward certification with the CSCCa (SCCC) or the NSCA (CSCS) and have current CPR/AED certification. The candidate(s) must possess strong communication skills, motivational skills, and must have a strong desire to become a strength and conditioning professional at the collegiate or professional level. Interested candidates should email a resume, and three references (names and phone numbers) to No phone calls please.

Santa Clara University: The Santa Clara University Strength & Conditioning Department is actively seeking applicants to fill our Intern-Mentorship Program, working with Olympic Sports within our program for the 2016 Fall Term (Aug 22nd – Dec 16th). The intent of the Intern-Mentorship Program is to provide a several month experience of hands-on training to prepare the candidate to take on the next level position in strength and conditioning as either an intern, graduate assistant or full-time strength coach. Intern Coaches are expected to participate in a comprehensive educational program, including white board discussion and hands-on experience in the following areas: program design, exercise selection and cueing, Olympic lifting progressions and techniques, plyometric, speed and agility techniques, energy system development, regeneration methods, nutritional basics, and facility and athlete management. Dependent upon the previous knowledge/experience of the candidate, he/she will have the opportunity to work with force plate testing and analysis, Sparta Trac software, and GPS monitoring. Intern Coach responsibilities will include various duties within the SCU Strength & Conditioning Department and different sport teams. Hours will vary throughout the term and may include early morning, late afternoon, or weekend hours. Requirements: 1) CPR/AED/First Aid 2) Bachelor’s degree and/or current enrollment in a related field 3) Must have a strong desire to pursue a career in strength and conditioning at the high school, collegiate, or professional team setting, possess an excellent work ethic and have the ability to take initiative and be pro-active. Preferred: 1) SCCC, CSCS and/or USAW certifications 2) Previous weight room or athletic coaching experience. Compensation: Continual educational resources, access to networking opportunities, potential future recommendation for professional advancement and continuing mentorship beyond completion of the internship. There will be no monetary compensation for this position. With no guarantee, there may be paid opportunities to work camps/clinics during the Summer Term. APPLICATION (DEADLINE June 17, 2016): 1) Send cover letter, resume, and contact information for at least two to three references (ALL DOCUMENTS MUST BE IN ONE FILE, preferably Microsoft Word or PDF, AND NOT EXCEED 3 PAGES IN LENGTH) 2) Send one video file with yourself teaching the Power Clean, Squat and RDL to: Patrick Dolan at