2017 Strength & Conditioning Internships
We are looking for enthusiastic, positive, knowledgeable and hard working people to work within our coaching staff to develop their skills, and perhaps fill open positions within our staff upon completion.
Your role will be to:
- Observe our coaching staff working mostly with athletes ages 10 to 21+ as we train them to improve their mobility, strength, speed and conditioning.
- Learn from a series of courses we will make available to you in regards to speed development, Olympic lifting, and the art of coaching.
- Use your intellectual curiosity to ask questions of our current coaches on the finer points of what we do.
- Begin coaching our athletes in stages – the better prepared you are the more opportunities we will provide to you. You may also work with our adult group fitness classes, as well.
- Listen and learn to each 30-day evaluation so that you can confront your greatest areas of need as a developing coach, and begin the hard work of filling in the gaps you currently have (we all have them as young coaches)
A quality Power Source intern should have all of the following:
- An energetic, positive personality
- A passion for helping others to succeed
- Strong communication skills, and an ability to build positive relationships with a wide range of personalities.
- The knowledge and desire to learn that will make you a great teacher in a relatively short period of time. With this in mind, you should be working towards (or currently posess) a Bachelors degree in Exercise Science or a related field. A CSCS certification is also helpful.
- A solid work ethic. Coaching can be a fun profession but also is more work than most outside the field realize.
What You Will Learn As
A Power Source Intern
Other than working on college campuses, it is difficult to find real-world strength & conditioning experience. At Power Source, we offer you the opportunity to learn cutting-edge training techniques in a real-world setting.
In our internship program you can expect to see the latest training concepts for developing speed, agility, quickness, power, strength, building muscle, and improving athleticism. We pride ourselves on using only the exercises and techniques that deliver genuine results for athletes. In short, we will not be showing you the newest angle on bicep curls, or how to add 10 pounds to a bench press. We will teach you how to train athletes to become better athletes, plain and simple.
More importantly, you will also get invaluable experience in learning to communicate as a coach. This skill is not easy for anyone initially, and it takes years to truly find your voice. Internships are a perfect way to get past the classroom environment, and begin to develop your ability to teach others the information you have spent so much time gathering. The teaching and coaching professions demand extensive hands-on experience before truly becoming a great leader.
“I chose to work with Power Source because this is exactly what I would like to do when I finish with my education. The experience that I had was more than what I expected. The learning curve is high and thinking on your feet is a must. My experience gave me the opportunity to help individual athletes in their workouts; and showing them correct technique in agilities, strength, and running portions. The group of athletes in Power Source was willing to learn and grow each day in their technique and overall intelligence in their sports.
This summer was an amazing experience, I never worked with a group of athletes that were so willing to learn day in and day out. The working environment with Jim Herrick and the other coaches was friendly and inviting where we learned off of each other. You will never feel like you are by yourself.
A benefit for me that I took away from the program was that I was not fully comfortable working with a big group of athletes. After coaching big and small groups throughout the summer I became comfortable with how to coach a big group. With larger groups you have to engage everyone while still keeping the group and goals in mind.
I would definitely recommend this program to coaches that are starting out, because you are going to be applying the knowledge that you learned in college. As an Intern you will be coaching all different types of sports and athletes with varied personalities. Also, interns can learn how to use correct methods on designing a program for athletes.”
SirKeevin Hardiman, former intern
“I learned an incredible amount about the field through interning with your program, but most of all you showed me so many different ways to open up to all sorts of kids. Relationships are the most important part of being any type of coach, and you connected to every child and parent that walked through the door.”
– Emily G., former intern
“I chose to work with Power Source because coaching is definitely something that I want to get into in the future. My experience was definitely a learning one. Not only did I learn proper lifting technique, speed and agility drills, and games. I’ve also learned that building a relationship with the athletes is important as well.
I would recommend this because in the 10 week period you can easily see the progression in speed and strength in all of the athletes.”
Keon Valcourt, former intern
Strength & Conditioning Internship Details
Here are a few things you should know about this coaching opportunity:
- Typically an internship is a 10 week position, but if you need more hours to fulfill class credit we are open to that.
- Start and end dates are up to you.
- This is an unpaid position. Ideally you are doing this to fulfill class credit towards graduation, but if not understand it is the experience and knowledge you’ll be gaining in an apprentice role.
- That being said, at the end of your internship period if we are in a position to hire additional staff a promotion is entirely possible for highly qualified candidates. In 2017 we will be hiring at least one new full-time coach, possibly two.
- You will be working with a wide range of athletes. The ages run from 10 thru 22+, and they collectively play a dozen different sports. This will expose you to a ton of different training needs
- Remember, we are looking for people who can become a positive role-model for our young athletes and even for our adults. Classroom and sport-related knowledge is nice, but our current staff has set a strong precedent where our kids now look forward to working with friendly and motivational coaches.
How To Apply For An Internship
Please send an email to Jim Herrick at email@example.com with the following information:
- The body of your email should be your cover letter.
- Attach a resume with 2-3 references, preferrably ones from previous coaching positions.
- Attach a brief video of no more than 5 minutes stating why you are interested in learning more about Strength & Conditioning, what drew you to this position at Power Source, and what you hope to accomplish by joining our team.