The primary function of this position will be to assist the Director of Sports Performance and the rest of the staff with the management of total athletic preparation of our athletes. Our interns will have the unique opportunity to see the behind the scenes on what goes into training and what changes based on the athlete that you are training. The unique ability to work with technology like a velocity-based trainer, Force plates, and timing gates gives our interns the upper hands within sports science. Finally our interns will enter into our curriculum, which is attached as well.
Other duties to include, but not limited to: -Development of training programs -Application of appropriate motivational techniques -Instruction of athletes in the proper execution of weight training exercises and : -Plyometrics -Agility drills -Flexibility training -Speed development techniques -Conditioning modalities -Communicating with appropriate coaching personnel regarding the needs and demands of the student-athletes.
- The successful candidate will gain valuable experience COACHING athletes of all ages and training ages.
Minimum qualifications include: -Eligible candidates will need to be in good academic standing and finishing their undergraduate studies or have graduated with their Bachelor’s degree -Financially capable of holding the position for the Spring Semester (ASAP to May 2021) since NO MONETARY COMPENSATION WILL BE PROVIDED. (Help with housing is available)
-Successful applicants must have a strong desire to become strength and conditioning professionals and a tireless work ethic in order to accommodate the demands of the position.
Preferred qualifications include: -Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in related field (Exercise Science, Kinesiology, Sports Performance, etc.) -Nationally recognized certifications
-Previous experience working in a collegiate or professional athletic setting -Previous playing experience in a collegiate or professional level.
Interested applicants should send a resume and a list of 3 professional references with phone and e-mail contact information in ONE PDF to John Delf-Montgomery, Director of Sports Performance, ER Fitness, firstname.lastname@example.org.
ER Fitness Internship Department
Spring Internship 2020
Sports Performance Internship
Semester: Spring 2020
Instructor: John Delf
Office: ER Fitness and Zoom Classroom
Office Phone: 770-833-5713
Office Hours: Monday Through Friday
12:30 – 2:30
Text and Other Materials:
1. Required Text: RANTS OF A STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING MAD MAN, KURT HESTER
2. Technology Resources: ZOOM Calls for our online meetings
Course Description: Topics include Bio-energy Systems, Elements of Programming, Assessments, “Mother Movements”, Athlete Psychology, Leadership in the Weight Room, Understanding the Competition Schedule, and What to expect in this Field. This course is designed to prepare students for life as a Sports Performance Coach.
After completion of the course the student will be:
Prepared for further work in Athletic Performance.
Able to Represent and solve real-world problems and applications of Athletic Performance.
Exposed to technology that enhances understanding of Athletic Performance.
Able to apply the assessment tools to drive programming.
Able to perform and coach the “Mother Movements”.
Able to apply different programming styles to best fit their programs.
Able to set up and implement a sound warm-up, pre-lift, and lifting session.
Exposed to the reality of our field and do your part to make it better
Course Calendar See Below
Evaluation Methods: There will be four graded assignments and a comprehensive final project. Assignments may be given which will count as part of the test grade for the applicable unit.
This project will consist of a 4 day a week training program for a 4-week training cycle. This should include a proper warm-up, Pre-lift exercises, weight room session, and conditioning. I will submit mine for y'all to look at use a reference moving forward. BASED ON YOUR ASSIGNED TEAM for a preseason training phase.
Final grades are determined by the percentage as follows: 90-100=A, 80-89=B, 70-79=C, 60-69=D and below 60=F.
Make-up Information: Communicate immediately to John Delf-Montgomery (see contact information above)
Attendance Policy: Since this is a virtual internship your only “Attendance grade” will be being present on zoom for our presentations from other coaches in the field.
SPECIFIC DETAILS OF THIS SYLLABUS MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE