High Point University is recruiting for an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach. The Coach will assist the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach in all aspects of strength and conditioning for High Point University’s athletic teams and student-athletes.
Design and implement team and individualized strength and conditioning programs for sport teams as directed by the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach. Instruct student-athletes on proper technique and execution of Olympic lifts, free weight exercises, flexibility, plyometric training, agility movements, speed development, aerobic and anaerobic conditioning, and all other parameters of sport training.
Communicate with the head coaches on a daily basis to facilitate training needs, as well as coordinate the rehabilitation activities of student-athletes with the athletic training staff. Maintain a working knowledge of the NCAA and Big South Conference rules and regulations and High Point University Policies and Procedures.
Maintain a safe environment for all HPU student-athletes. Fulfill the University’s mission of providing extraordinary service and education to our student-athletes and all other members of the HPU community.
Education, Experience and Training
- Experience in professional or Division I collegiate strength and conditioning. Bachelor’s
- Degree in Exercise Science or related field. CSCS, SCCC, or USAW Certification.
- CPR/AED/First Aid Certification.
- Knowledge, Skills, Ability
- Knowledge and understanding of all sport programs and the training principals to support each.
- Certified in strength and conditioning and/or weightlifting by an accredited organization.
- Ability to design sport-specific speed, quickness, and agility workouts.
- Ability to relate to and work with student-athletes, coaches, faculty, and the external community. Heavy lifting required.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES :
On field instruction of Speed, Conditioning, Plyometric, Proprioception, and Sport Specific athletic enhancement. Evaluation of the student-athlete and integration of speed development to the strength development program, as well as instruction and organization of all team and/or general sessions.
Some modalities would include, but are not limited to, acceleration, change of direction, top-end speed, agility, plyometric development, flexibility, vertical jump training, and energy system conditioning.
Accountability and documentation of athlete’s progress. This would include monitoring, documenting, tracking, and reporting strength, speed, power, and explosion metrics to all student-athletes and coaches.
This individual would help create a standard measurement and documentation process for all student-athletes to explain current athletic performance and set goals for ongoing improvement.
Interaction with athletic training staff in development of rehab protocols for injured student-athletes, as well as development of alternative training methods for injured/rehabilitating student-athletes and those limited in participation.
Maintain an open line of communication with the other members of the strength staff, sport coaches, and student-athletes.
Be available to meet with prospective student-athletes when requested by sport coaches.
Responsible with the upkeep and maintenance of the weight room.
Responsible for strength and conditioning programs which elicit safe and correct execution of exercise technique.
Assistance, instruction, and monitoring of weight room activity during times conducive to student-athletes and strength and conditioning staff.
Program development decisions, judgment on student-athlete performance and strength and conditioning development.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES :
Assist with intern staff.