The Assistant Coach plays a critical role in achieving the overall goals of the strength program by providing important recommendations, suggestions and decisions regarding strength, speed and conditioning programs, etc. as well as offering initiative and independent judgment (e.g., in providing coaching instruction, evaluating and communicating with student-athletes, and representing the athletic program to constituents).
- Effective leadership ability and strong communication skills, both oral and written. Enthusiastic and creative motivational ability.
- Demonstrated learning orientation in the area of sports performance training and protocols.
- Proficient in teaching Olympic movements, speed and acceleration techniques, change of direction, flexibility techniques and specific conditioning for male and female varsity sport teams.
- Prior experience in designing training and reconditioning programs for injured athletes.
- Demonstrate a knowledge base in various aspects of nutrition.
- Proficient computer skills with a major emphasis on Excel spreadsheets.
- Commitment to diversity and to serving the needs of a diverse population.
- Works in conjunction with the head coaches of assigned teams to implement all aspects of training including scheduling, supervision, training environment, motivation, and goal setting for individual athletes and team.
- Develops and implements year-round, sport specific training programs—including resistance, cardiovascular conditioning, flexibility, agility, and speed programs—to maximize athletic performance and limit injury potential.
- Maintains “cutting edge” approach to strength & conditioning by researching literature, observing programs at other institutions, and establishing valuable professional contacts/relationships.
- Applies professional expertise to evaluate findings and develop programs to meet sport-specific needs and goals.