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Strength Scoop - Tuesday November 8, 2016

Tuesday November 8, 2016


Notre Dame: The Strength and Conditioning department at the University of Notre Dame is currently accepting applications for internship positions for the Summer 2017 semester. Interns will have the opportunity to work with all 25 Olympic Sport Teams at the University of Notre Dame. Qualifications: Candidates MUST be enrolled in an institution of higher education AND be receiving class credit, candidates must possess or be working toward a certification through the CSCCa, NSCA and/or USAW, candidates must possess one year of previous experience in a strength and conditioning program or have previous collegiate athletic experience. There is no monetary compensation provided. However, the position offers the opportunity of advancement in the field of strength and conditioning as well as the fulfillment of credit hours toward a program degree. Interns will receive hands-on experience with elite level Olympic Sport teams. Please submit cover letter, resume, and 3 references to Kaitlin Sweeney, Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach via email at

South Alabama: The University of South Alabama Strength & Conditioning Department is accepting applications for Spring 2017 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 December 1st, 2016. Applicants must also be willing to work early mornings and late nights during the week and weekends. This is a nonpaid 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