The Strength and Conditioning Coach is responsible for establishing and maintaining a strength and conditioning program for all sports, with the three major goals of improving athletic performance, reducing athletic injuries, and teaching lifelong fitness and movement skills.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Facilitate a collaborative relationship among sport coaches, sports medicine, and the strength and conditioning staff.
- Design and implement policies and procedures for the strength and conditioning program in accordance with the NSCA Strength and Conditioning Professional Standards Guidelines.
- Develop systems for tracking athlete attendance and athlete progress in conjunction with the sport coaches.
- Conduct an annual needs?analysis for each sport team in conjunction with the sport coach and the teams athletic trainer at the conclusion of each sport season.
- Annually conduct and review a departmental risk management plan.
- Complete an annual budgetary proposal for the program that includes routine maintenance, purchase of new equipment, and staffing needs.
- Determine and reinforce expectations for athlete conduct that mirror the schools expectations for curricular and extra?curricular activities, as stated in the schools Student Code of Conduct.
- BS in Kinesiology or related field.
- A current relevant professional certification credentialed by an independent accreditation agency for example, the NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certification.
- Current standard first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and automated external defibrillation (AED) certifications.
- A strong working knowledge and teaching skills in analysis and techniques of strength training.
- Experience and/or expertise in strength and conditioning programming for high school populations.
- Strong motivational abilities.