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Strength Scoop - Tuesday July 12, 2016

Tuesday July 12, 2016

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Grand View University (NAIA - Des Moines, IA): The Grand View University Strength and Conditioning Department is now accepting applications for the position of Graduate Assistant. This is a 2 year position intended to start the 2016 academic year. Compensation includes 80% tuition waiver and $2,000 stipend. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to; assisting the Head Coach with the supervision and execution of the strength and conditioning program, in charge of 2-3 teams, overseeing interns, set up and break down for daily training, routine maintenance and cleaning of the facility and equipment, and completion of curriculum. Required qualifications include strong work ethic, completion of an undergraduate 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. Preferred qualifications include working toward or already obtained a certification from an accredited strength and conditioning organization (CSCCa, NSCA, USAW, etc.), possess CPR/AED and First Aid certification, and experience working in a college or university weight room with various teams and hours. Applicants must be admitted into the graduate program prior to start date. Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and athletic performance/strength and conditioning related technology is encouraged. Applications will be taken until the position is filled. All interested candidates please email a cover letter, resume, and three professional references as one PDF document to Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Matt Paja at mpaja@grandview.edu.

Arizona: The University of Arizona Football Strength and Conditioning Department is now accepting applications for Volunteer Interns for the Fall of 2016. This internship will begin August 3rd, 2016 and will conclude at the end of December 9th, 2016. This is an unpaid position. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to; assisting with the supervision and execution of the strength and conditioning program for the University of Arizona Football team and potentially other University Athletic Programs, set up and break down for daily training, routine maintenance and cleaning of the training facilities, and completion of the internship curriculum. 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 preferred qualifications include previous coaching in a collegiate setting and personal involvement in a collegiate competitive sport. Applications will be taken until the positions are filled. All potential applicants are strongly advised to make sure this internship is economically feasible before applying. All interested candidates please email a cover letter, resume, and three references to Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach Bryan Klobucar at bryanklobucar@email.arizona.edu.

New Mexico State: New Mexico State University (Sunbelt/WAC) is currently accepting applications for FIVE Fall UNPAID Internships for the Fall 2016 Semester. The dates, which are somewhat flexible, are August 8 th – December 13 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 akeemr84@gmail.com.

Wichita State: Wichita State University’s High Performance Training Department has 3 UNPAID internship opportunities available for the 2016 Fall semester beginning August 22nd through December 8th. Successful candidates will gain valuable experience in the coordination of intercollegiate high performance training systems, individualized program design and implementation, functional athlete assessments, on-the-floor coaching, and athlete readiness monitoring programs. Minimum Qualifications include: Strong work ethic; punctuality; enthusiasm; desire to further one’s career in the field of Strength & Conditioning. In addition, you will work within a CSCCa approved mentorship program gaining the necessary time commitment for candidates seeking to obtain the gold-standard SCCC certification. Preferred Qualifications include: Pursuing Bachelors or Master’s Degree in Exercise Science, Anatomy, Exercise Physiology, Kinesiology, Biomechanics, Measurement and Evaluation, and/or Nutrition; SCCC or USAW certifications; CPR certification and coaching experience. The position responsibilities are diverse and may include but are not limited to: assisting in weight room supervision, stocking nutritional stations, working within excel and database entry, set-up and break-down of sessions, and assisting in the coaching and monitoring programs of individual and team sessions. If qualified send a letter of interest, resume, and three professional references to Adam Ringler High Performance Coach Wichita State University at aringler@goshockers.com.

UMass: The University of Massachusetts-Amherst is currently accepting applications for the FALL 2016 volunteer internship positions. These are positions for the FALL 2016 training session, August 1st- December 1st, with the opportunity to stay longer. Qualified candidates would work with all facets of a NCAA Division 1 FBS football strength and conditioning 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 strength and conditioning 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 James Carson at jocarson@umass.edu.