We understand that getting great experience in the industry is hard to come by.
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.
ABOUT THE INTERNSHIP
EXPECTATIONS OF ALL APPLICANTS
- 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
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