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 skills. This position also includes two practical classroom sessions with students weekly.
- Design and implement individual and team strength training and conditioning programs in season, off-season, and pre-season for all school sanctioned athletic programs in a manner that reflects research-driven practices and long-term athletic fitness and development.
- Work in cooperation with the sports medicine and athletic training staff in the rehabilitation and strengthening of athletes.
- 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 system for tracking athlete attendance progress in conjunction with coaches.
- Conduct an annual needs analysis for each sport team in conjunction with the sport coach and the team’s athletic trainer at the conclusion of each sport season.
- Annually conduct and review a departmental risk management plan.
- Complete a budgetary proposal for the program that includes routine maintenance, purchase of new equipment and staffing needs.
- BS in Kinesiology or related field.
- Current relevant professional certification credentialed by an independent accreditation agency (e.g. NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist certification).
- Current standard first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), 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.
- Must know how to operate strength and conditioning equipment, automated external defibrillator and sports medicine equipment.
- Evidence of ability to interact positively with student athletes, colleagues, and the public.
- Evidence of strong organizational skills and effective oral and written communication skills.