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Strength Scoop - Wednesday July 5, 2017

Wednesday July 5, 2017

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Maine: The University of Maine Sports Performance department is now accepting intern applications for Fall 2017. Applicants should be working toward a degree in Exercise Science (or a related field), or hold an undergraduate degree in the respective field. Selected individuals should expect to gain experience working with all 15 Division 1 sports at The University of Maine, including Ice Hockey (Hockey East), Football (FCS, CAA), Basketball (America East) as well as other nationally recognized programs. Applicants should be highly motivated, eager to learn, and possess the desire to be involved with high- level collegiate athletics. Applicants must be able to commit a minimum of 20 hours per week working with the Sports Performance staff; undertaking responsibilities of working with both in-season and off- season program implementation, set-up and breakdown of team lifts, coaching as directed, and other administrative duties as assigned. Once accepted into the Sports Performance Internship role, interns should expect to learn directly from the sports performance staff through team training sessions, as well as involvement in weekly staff meetings and intern education workshops designed to prepare interns to sit for the CSCS exam if not already certified. There will be no monetary compensation for this position. However, there will be 2-3 paid part-time positions becoming available in the spring. These positions are responsible for 2 varsity teams and will assist with football. Applications will be accepted until positions are filled. To apply, please send a resume including 3 professional references, and cover letter to Matt Marshall at Matthew.Marshall@maine.edu.

South Florida: The University of South Florida Strength and Conditioning program is looking for 2-4 Volunteer Interns for the Men's and Women's Basketball Program for the 2017 Fall semester. The internship will begin August 15th. These internships are UNPAID positions. Prerequisites: The candidate must be pursuing or have completed a Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science or related field and be CPR and First Aid certified. Candidates must be considering, pursuing or possess a certification through the CSCCa and/or NSCA. Daily responsibilities will include, but are not limited to assisting in the day to day operations of the facility, cleaning and maintenance duties, set-up and break-down of equipment for all workouts, data collection, organizing nutrition/fueling station and assist with POLAR HEART RATE systems. The internship program will consist of mock interviews, presentations to the staff, weekly topics and evaluations. Candidates must possess a strong work ethic, respectable character, 100% commitment to the program and a desire to pursue a career in the strength and conditioning field. Please note: All unpaid interns are required to work a minimum 20 hours per week, and if this position is not a financially feasible option for you, please do not apply. Please send a cover letter, resume, three references and contact information to Bryce Karasiak at bkarasiak@usf.edu, CC: Stephen Parker at sparker11@usf.edu.

Temple: Temple University Department of Olympic Sports Strength and Conditioning is now accepting applications for Fall 2017 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, SCCC). Start Date: August 21st End Date: December 13th. All internship offers are contingent upon passing a Federal and Pennsylvania background check. Please send resume, cover letter and three references in one PDF attachment to Coach Inman at michael.inman@temple.edu by 7/28/17.

Pitt: The University of Pittsburgh’s Strength and Conditioning Department is currently accepting applications for volunteer interns for the Fall 2017. Daily responsibilities include: assisting with the set up and break down of weight room and fields for conditioning workouts; facility management; assist with supervision and demonstration during the training sessions. Applicants must be highly self motivated, able to follow directions, desire to learn, and have a strong work ethic. The Successful applicants should be working towards earning their Bachelor’s degree and a certification from the NSCA-CSCS, CSCCA, USAW and/or have experience as a collegiate athlete. Interns must be CPR/AED certified. This is an unpaid position, however, volunteers will receive experience working at a Division I program, better understanding of program design, have the potential to earn recommendations for future career opportunities, receive college credit if applicable as well as 2.0 CEU’s through the NSCA (CSCS). Please send a cover letter, resume, three professional references to: Chris Gilman, Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach, at cgilman@athletics.pitt.edu. Deadline to apply is August 4th, 2017.

Villanova: Per source, Jack Sprague has accepted a position on the Villanova strength staff. Sprague previously worked with the strength program at the Citadel.

New Mexico State: New Mexico State University (Sunbelt/WAC) is currently accepting applications for FIVE Fall UNPAID Internships for the Fall 2017 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.

Coppin State (FCS - MD): The Coppin State University (D1-Baltimore,MD) Sports Performance department is now accepting applications for 2-3 open positions for the fall 2017 internship program starting August 7 th and lasting through December 8th with the opportunity to continue into the spring semester. This internship is for Olympic sports ONLY (no football). Selected individuals should expect to gain experience working with all Olympic sports at Coppin State University. Applicants should be highly motivated, eager to learn, and possess the desire to be involved with high-level collegiate athletics. Applicants should be working toward a degree in Exercise Science, or hold an undergraduate degree in the respective field and be working towards an accredited certification (CSCS or SCCC). Accepted interns should expect early mornings, long days, and evening hours. The internship curriculum includes the opportunity to learn directly from the sports performance staff through team training sessions, as well as involvement in weekly staff meetings and intern education workshops designed to prepare interns for real life situations and to sit for the CSCS exam and/or the SCCC exam. You will be assigned to complete various different assignments including an annual program for a selected sport, and a professional portfolio. This is strictly a VOLUNTEER internship. There will be no monetary compensation for this position; however, selected individuals should expect to receive valuable experience with various Division 1 athletic programs. Interns will also earn a letter of recommendation at the completion of the internship (contingent upon performance). Applications will be taken until the positions are filled. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to Director of Sports Performance Matt Walker at mwalker@coppin.edu.

Stony Brook (FCS - NY): Stony Brook University Athletic Performance department is seeking highly motivated candidates to fill internship positions during the Fall 2017 semester. Individuals will gain knowledge and experience working in a Division I Collegiate Strength and Conditioning setting. It may fulfill course credit if necessary. Daily responsibilities will include but are not limited to: assisting with supervision and execution of strength training programs for various sports, including Football, daily maintenance of the training facilities, and professional development assignments throughout internship curriculum. Qualifications: Currently pursuing bachelors/masters in exercise science or related field, certified in CPR/First Aid, and a strong desire to become a Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coach. Pursuing NSCA, or other certification(s). There is no compensation for these positions; however, successful applicants will gain Division 1 experience and essential knowledge and skills necessary for a successful career in Strength and Conditioning. Applicants please submit a cover letter, resume, and professional references to Vinnie Cagliostro at vincent.cagliostro@stonybrook.edu.