Internship Program

Next Intake For November 2020. Applications Close COB 31st of October, 2020

We understand that getting great experience in the industry is hard to come by.

While degrees and certificates give you pieces of paper, they don't give you world-class systems to apply with your athletes and clients. For 10 interns per year, we open our doors for an immersive experience to learn how we train athletes to optimise their sports performance.

Have you finished your degree but struggling with one of these problems?

Personal Training with general populations is an underrated skill - it teaches you the art of communication, buy-in and most importantly, establishes a strong self-image. However, training general populations is a little less 'involved' compared to athlete populations, and doesn't require robust systems to underpin their sports optimisation. For this reason, you want to learn from the best before you try and crack the athlete performance sector of the industry.

If you excelled in your degree but lack practical application, then you know that you've only covered half of the equation to succeed as an S&C coach. If you're already a great communicator and understand athletes, then you see this as the most important next step in your professional development.

If you're an established Strength Coach already working with athletes but have been on your own, you might feel like you've got a limited perspective. You feel that applying for the internship will give you a huge leg up in your career.


An internship at Athletes Authority will provide you with the opportunity to experience hands-on coaching with as many as 30 different athletes per day. Each intern will have the chance to coach emerging, semi-pro and elite athletes, develop a strong understanding of program design as it fits into a larger system of sports performance optimisation, and observe and assist a variety of highly experienced and qualified strength & conditioning coaches.
As an AA intern, you would have the opportunity to compliment your hands-on learning experience with participation in our our monthly internal staff-development days, which focuses on continuing education in an interactive classroom-style learning environment. The successful applicants will also get immediate access to the Emerging Strength Coach Mentorship - a paid program recommended by professional strength coaches like Pat Lane from the Sydney Roosters and Rob Jackson from the AFL. We work closely with our internship participants to develop coaching, assessment and program-design skill sets to compliment career aspirations within the S&C industry.
Additionally, all interns are provided with Athletes Authority kit, and will be granted free participation in any seminars hosted here at our facility during their time with us.


  • Be competent in teaching & coaching warm-up and activation drills.
  • Demonstrate a pre-existing knowledge in a variety of different training techniques and methodologies.
  • Must be comfortable interacting, engaging and communicating with athletes.
  • Conduct yourself in a manner that establishes you as a role model for athletes.
  • Be open an accepting of feedback and criticism.
  • Have a strong self-image.

There is one internship opportunity available for the first half of 2020. Before you apply, confirm that you can meet the time schedule of Intern B. The internship is 6 months in length. Please note that there will be adequate time during your internship hours for study, reading and working through the extensive curriculum.

The Curriculum At A Glance

As part of your Internship, you will be given immediate access to the Emerging Strength Coach System (ESCS). Below is the modules at a glance.

Length: 2 Weeks
Task: Design A Speed Mechanics Session
Practical: Conduct a Max Velocity (VMAX) session
Professional Resource: Yessis, Bosch, Just Fly, SimpliFaster
Required Reading: 'Explosive Running' by Dr Yessis