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Become A Strength And Conditioning Internship

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Working As A Strength And Conditioning Internship

  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Coaching and Developing Others
  • Training and Teaching Others
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Deal with People

  • Stressful

  • $31,000

    Average Salary

Example Of What A Strength And Conditioning Internship does

  • Assisted with coaching 18 Olympic sports.
  • Worked with student athletes and coaches to create individual and group S&C programs.
  • Learn many aspects and methods of program design
  • Designed and lead off-season ice hockey conditioning workouts.
  • Design workouts for weight lifting workout for cross country and conditioning workouts for women's soccer.
  • Train Athletes in proper technique of all Olympic lifts.
  • Worked with professional athletics to help improve their athletic performance for the sport of football
  • Assist in weight training of athletes from football to track.
  • Assisted with a rowing camp where we taught proper form of the back squat, RDL, and push up.
  • Assisted with mens/womens tennis and softball teams.
  • Clean and sanitize weight room equipment.
  • Gained experience of appropriate warm up and injury prevention routines.
  • Directed weight room cleaning and facility maintenance.
  • Observed Master Strength Coach, Bill Gillespie, coach NCAA FCS football team.
  • Assisted the head strength coach with speed and agility training.
  • Performed the Functional Movement Screening (FMS) on athletes throughout the summer.
  • Assisted with the university men's and women's hockey teams and women's volleyball team.
  • Distributed post-workout and halftime nutritional supplements.
  • Demonstrate different lifts and proper techniques.
  • Assisted in the training of athletes from the twenty two Olympic Varsity sports.

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How To Become A Strength And Conditioning Internship

Coaches and scouts typically need a bachelor’s degree. They must also have extensive knowledge of the sport. Coaches typically gain this knowledge through their own experiences playing the sport at some level. Although previous playing experience may be beneficial, it is not required for most scouting jobs.

Education

College and professional coaches must usually have a bachelor’s degree. This degree can typically be in any subject. However, some coaches may decide to study exercise and sports science, physiology, kinesiology, nutrition and fitness, physical education, and sports medicine.

High schools typically hire teachers or administrators at the school for most coaching jobs. If no suitable teacher is found, schools hire a qualified candidate from outside the school. For more information on education requirements for teachers, see the profile on high school teachers.

Scouts must also typically have a bachelor’s degree. Some scouts decide to get a degree in business, marketing, sales, or sports management.

Other Experience

College and professional coaching jobs also typically require experience playing the sport at some level.

Scouting jobs typically do not require experience playing a sport at the college or professional level, but it can be beneficial. Employers look for applicants with a passion for sports and an ability to spot young players who have exceptional athletic ability and skills.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Most state high school athletic associations require coaches to be certified or at least complete mandatory education courses.

Certification often requires coaches to be a minimum age (at least 18 years old) and be trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and first aid. Some states also require coaches to attend classes related to sports safety and coaching fundamentals prior to becoming certified. For information of specific state coaching requirements, contact the state’s high school athletic association or visit the National Association of State Boards of Education.

Although most public high school coaches need to meet these state requirements in order to become a coach, certification may not be required for coaching and sports instructor jobs in private schools.

Some schools may require coaches to have a teaching license and complete a background check.

Certification requirements for college coaching positions also vary.

Additional certification may be highly desirable or even required in order to become an instructor in scuba diving, tennis, golf, karate, or other individual sports. There are many certifying organizations specific to the various sports, and their requirements vary.

Part-time workers and those in smaller facilities or youth leagues are less likely to need formal education or training and may not need certification.

Advancement

To reach the ranks of professional coaches, a candidate usually needs years of coaching experience and a winning record at a college. Some coaches may not have previous coaching experience but are nevertheless hired at the professional level due to their success as an athlete in that sport.

Some college coaches begin their careers as graduate assistants or assistant coaches to gain the knowledge and experience needed to become a head coach. Large schools and colleges that compete at the highest levels require a head coach with substantial experience at another school or as an assistant coach.

Other college coaches may start out as high school coaches before moving up to the collegiate level.

Scouts may begin working as talent spotters in a particular area or region. They typically advance to become supervising scouts responsible for a whole territory or region.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Because coaches instruct, organize, and motivate athletes, they must have excellent communication skills. They must effectively communicate proper techniques, strategies, and rules of the sport so every player on the team understands.

Decisionmaking skills. Coaches must choose the appropriate players to use at a given position at a given time during a game and know the proper time to utilize game-managing tools such as timeouts. Coaches and scouts also must be very selective when recruiting players from lower levels of athletics.

Dedication. Coaches must attend daily practices and assist their team and individual athletes in improving their skills and physical conditioning. Coaches must be dedicated to their sport, as it often takes years to become successful.

Interpersonal skills. Being able to relate to athletes helps coaches and scouts foster positive relationships with their current players and recruit potential players.

Leadership skills. Coaches must demonstrate good leadership skills to get the most out of athletes. They also must be able to motivate, develop, and direct young athletes.

Resourcefulness. Coaches must find a strategy and develop a game plan that yields the best chances for winning. Coaches often need to create original plays or formations that provide a competitive advantage and confuse opponents.

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Strength And Conditioning Internship Demographics

Gender

  • Male

    77.2%
  • Female

    21.7%
  • Unknown

    1.1%

Ethnicity

  • White

    81.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino

    10.1%
  • Asian

    6.7%
  • Unknown

    1.4%
  • Black or African American

    0.7%
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

    54.2%
  • Russian

    6.3%
  • Portuguese

    4.2%
  • Japanese

    4.2%
  • French

    4.2%
  • Swedish

    2.1%
  • Irish

    2.1%
  • Bulgarian

    2.1%
  • Finnish

    2.1%
  • Chinese

    2.1%
  • Hebrew

    2.1%
  • German

    2.1%
  • Tigrinya

    2.1%
  • Cantonese

    2.1%
  • Serbian

    2.1%
  • Greek

    2.1%
  • Korean

    2.1%
  • Arabic

    2.1%
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Top Skills for A Strength And Conditioning Internship

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Top Strength And Conditioning Internship Skills

  1. Student Athletes
  2. Weight Room Equipment
  3. Nutritional Supplements
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • -Performed motivational tasks in implementing programs with student athletes.
  • Set up of drills and weight room equipment prior to team training session.
  • Inform athletes about the safety and effectiveness of nutritional supplements and various ergogenic aids.
  • Interned as a strength and conditioning coach for the football, baseball, softball, soccer, and tennis teams
  • Performed administrative duties and facility maintenance.

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