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Strength Scoop - Tuesday April 10, 2018

Tuesday April 10, 2018

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Ball State: The Ball State University Football Strength and Conditioning Staff is now accepting applications for 2 Volunteer Interns for the 2018 summer strength and conditioning program. The internship begins May 14, 2018 and ends July 20, 2018. These are unpaid positions. Completion of this internship can fulfill credit hours toward a program degree, hours toward SCCC Certification with the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association, and offer an opportunity for advancement in the profession. Various projects and presentations will be assigned during the internship that will relate to all things necessary in becoming a strength and conditioning professional. Daily responsibilities for these positions include, but are not limited to; assistance in the supervision of the Ball State University football team, set up and breakdown for daily strength and conditioning activities, routine maintenance, cleaning, and organization of the training facility. Desired characteristics for these positions include; great work ethic, strong desire to enhance knowledge of strength and conditioning, attention to detail, punctuality, and accountability. Preferred qualifications: Pursuing Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in exercise physiology or related field; NSCA-CSCS or USAW certifications; CPR certification. Experience in a Strength and Conditioning Program or having previous collegiate athletics experience is also preferred. Please email a resume and three references to ballstatecardsfb@gmail.com by April 27, 2018. No phone calls please.

Houston: The University of Houston Sports Performance Department is accepting applications for the Spring 2018 Volunteer intern position. The official start date for this position would be MAY 14th and continue through AUGUST 6, 2018. This is anUNPAID, position and offers Division I experience and training in an educational environment and the opportunity for future recommendations or opportunities in the field of strength and conditioning. Responsibilities will include: assist the Olympic Sports Performance staff in the training of the University of Houston Division I Track & Field, Women’s Soccer & Volleyball program, along with various Olympic sports; assist with daily administrative, and maintenance duties; assist in the set-up and break-down of equipment for every workout; spotting athletes and participate in weekly projects and assignments for the duration of the internship. Minimum Qualifications: must have a strong work-ethic, enthusiasm and a desire to develop the characteristics necessary to become a successful strength and conditioning coach. Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in exercise science or related field and pursuing CSCS or relevant certification from one of the following: NSCA, CSCS; CSCCA, SCCC; USAW and CPR –First Aid certification. Candidates must email a letter of application, resume and the names of three references to Assistant Director of Sports Performance-Olympic Sports Coach Minor Bowens at mcbowens@central.uh.edu.

Florida State: Florida State Strength and Conditioning Department is accepting applications for interns for Summer 2018. This is a volunteer, UNPAID, position and offers Division I experience and training in an educational environment and the opportunity for future recommendations or opportunities in the field of strength and conditioning. Responsibilities will include: assist the Football Strength and Conditioning staff in the training of the Florida State University’s Division I football program; assist with daily administrative and maintenance duties; assist in the set-up and break-down of equipment for every workout; spotting athletes; and participate in weekly projects and assignments for the duration of the internship. Minimum Qualifications: must have a strong work-ethic, enthusiasm and a desire to develop the characteristics necessary to become a successful strength and conditioning coach. Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in exercise science or related field and pursuing CSCS or relevant certification from one of the following: NSCA, CSCS; CSCCA, SCCC; USAW and CPR –First Aid certification. Candidates must email a letter of application, resume and the names of three references to Assistant Football Strength and Conditioning Coach Joey Carnes at jcarnes@fsu.edu.

Western Michigan: Western Michigan University Olympic Strength and Conditioning is now accepting applications for INTERN/VOLUNTEER coach positions for the SUMMER/FALL 2018 semester. No prior experience is necessary. Daily responsibilities will include assisting with the supervision and implementation of performance training programs for Olympic sports, teaching student athletes proper technique and equipment use, attending to the daily maintenance of the training equipment, and completion of the internship education curriculum. Intern qualifications include: high interest in the field, passion to learn, punctuality, group speaking & communication skills, and strong work ethic. Preferred qualifications include completion of bachelor degree in exercise science, physiology, kinesiology, or exercise related field. Great opportunity to receive Division 1 strength and conditioning experience, potential future professional recommendations, networking opportunities, and college internship credit if applicable. Candidates must have high passion for field and strong desire to learn and pursue career in strength and conditioning. If interested in the position, please email a cover letter, resume, and three references to michael.d.carbott@wmich.edu.

Northwestern: The Northwestern University Football Sports Performance department is currently accepting internship applications for the 2018 Summer Quarter. The goal of our internship program is to develop young professionals by providing experience in Olympic lifting, traditional strength exercises, corrective exercises, warm-up protocols, recovery methods, program methodology and design, and nutrition. An open mind to various training paradigms and thought processes is a must. Interns will also gain experience with ordering and distribution of nutritional products, staff meetings, continuing education and facility maintenance. Interns will participate in active learning by participating in a work-out and then ‘coached up’. All internships are unpaid. Qualifications We seek highly motivated individuals who are interested in pursuing a career as a sports performance coach in a collegiate or alternate setting. Candidates should be personable, self-motivated, possess a team oriented mindset and professional demeanor. Must be able to demonstrate initiative. Ability to teach diverse group of student-athletes and communicate effectively one-to-one, in small groups and in public speaking contexts. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs preferred. Facility hours vary based on individual and team schedules therefore interns may be asked to arrive early or stay late. Application Instructions Submit cover letter, resume, and three references to assistant director of football performance, Alexander Spanos at alexander.spanos@northwestern.edu.​​

Metropolitan State (D-II - CO): The Metropolitan State University of Denver Strength & Conditioning Department is actively seeking hard working applicants for internship positions working with all varsity sports within our program for the 2018 Summer Term (June 4th – August 15). The intent of the internship is to provide a semester of hands-on training to prepare the candidate to take on the next level position in strength and conditioning as either a graduate assistant or full-time strength coach. Interns are expected to participate in a comprehensive and challenging educational program, including white board discussion and hands-on experience in the following areas: program design, exercise instruction, Olympic lifting progressions and techniques, plyometrics, speed and agility techniques, energy system development, regeneration methods, nutritional basics, leadership and facility and athlete management. Internship responsibilities will include various duties within the MSU Denver Strength & Conditioning Department. Hours will vary throughout the semester and may include early morning, late afternoon hours, and weekends. Previous weight room or athletic coaching experience is a plus. Requirements: 1) CPR/AED/First Aid 2) Must be working towards a Bachelors or Masters degree in a related field 3) Must have, or working towards CSCS, SCCC, USAW, etc. 4) Must have strong desire to pursue a career in the strength and conditioning profession 4) Must be pro-active, excellent work ethic, and disciplined. Compensation: NON MONETARY/UNPAID Continuing education resources, CSCS certification prep, access to networking opportunities, potential future recommendation for professional advancement and continuing mentorship beyond completion of the internship. In order to determine if you’re a correct fit for our program please email the following information to icastill@msudenver.edu.

Briar Cliff: Briar Cliff is currently accepting applications for graduate assistant. Responsibilities would include designing and implementing strength & conditioning programs for all assigned teams and also assist the strength coach with the implementation of all other athletic teams at Briar Cliff University. Other responsibilities would include daily upkeep of the athletic weight room and any other duties assigned by the strength & conditioning coach. Candidate must have a strong work ethic and a passion to work in collegiate strength & conditioning. Working early mornings, late evenings and weekends will be expected. This position is a 10 month (August 1st – May 31st) paid tuition, with a $5,000 yearly stipend. Applicant must have prior coaching experience, CPR/AED certification and a Bachelor’s degree in exercise science or related field. Employment is conditional on the selected candidate being admitted to the BCU graduate school. Applicants are strongly encouraged to hold certifications in either CSCS or SCCC. Submit a cover letter, resume and 3 references to Coach Phil Herkenhoff at Philip.Herkenhoff@briarcliff.edu.