The UC San Diego Athletic Performance Department is accepting applications for UNPAID Athletic Performance Apprentices. We are seeking highly motivated candidates with a strong desire to work in a fast paced, educational, and high-performance training environment. Selected candidates will have the opportunity to work with athletes from 23 teams and the possibility to focus on a preferred sport such as Soccer, Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Water Polo, & Volleyball. Individuals selected will be members of the Performance Staff. The apprenticeship will provide an intensive look into our holistic athletic development system. Qualified candidates will obtain experience working alongside senior level practitioners in Sports Science, Nutrition, Mental Performance, Sports Medicine, Rehab Science, and Sports Performance. Candidates will also gain experience working with a variety of technology including: VALD ForceDecks, ForceFrames, NordBord, Catapult, VBT, SmartSpeed Plus and Smartabase. Candidates will get first-hand experience facilitating our holistic athletic development approach including in house educational presentations from Senior Performance staff and our Athletic Performance Unit Discipline leads to round out an experience that will enhance your understanding of how to develop an athlete. *Possibility of a paid part-time position for qualified applicants. Not guaranteed with apprenticeship.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Candidate responsibilities include supporting the functions of full-time performance coaches (preparation for games/training sessions, coaching athletes, cleaning/breakdown, data collection, etc.). The selected candidates will also be required to complete the self-paced intern curriculum; which includes an experience checklist, staff development meetings, online tutorials, and a capstone presentation. Particularly for applicants seeking experience with specific sports, the candidate is expected to be available as scheduled by the Performance Coordinator to accomplish the learning objectives of the apprenticeship. This may include early morning, afternoon and early evening training times.
Must possess or obtain either the NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), or the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association SCCC, certification within 30 days of hire
First Aid and CPR certifications
Have a bachelor’s degree or completing requirements to attain degree
Strong work ethic, punctuality, enthusiasm, respect, and desire to perform at a high level
Due to the nature of the duties as they relate to working with scholar-athletes, a background check is required prior to the start of the internship.
To Apply: Please send a letter of interest and resume with references to Matt Cox, Senior Performance Coach (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Review of applications for positions will begin immediately. Apprenticeship will begin mid-July and continue until June 2023.
UC San Diego, located in La Jolla, in the San Diego Metropolitan area, enrolls over 35,000 students and is one of the University of California’s 10 campuses. UC San Diego has earned recognition as one of the world’s premier research universities and one of the top 10 public universities in the nation. Triton Athletics has a proud tradition of academic and athletic excellence and sponsors 23 varsity sports. UC San Diego Athletics is reclassifying to NCAA Division I as a member of the Big West Conference. Triton Athletics won two of its last three and seventh overall California Collegiate Athletic Association Commissioner's Cups in 2017-18 and, placed among the top 10 in the nation in the Learfield Directors' Cup for the third straight year.
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UC San Diego, located in La Jolla, in the San Diego Metropolitan area, enrolls over 35,000 students and is one of the University of California’s 10 campuses. UC San Diego has earned recognition as one of the world’s premier research universities and one of the top-10 public universities in the nation.
UC San Diego Athletics sponsors a broad based program of 23 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) sports, with approximately 600 student-athletes. It promotes the pursuit of excellence, strength of character, teamwork, ethical conduct, and diversity, and is inextricably linked to the educational mission of the University.
UC San Diego has begun the journey to reclassifying to NCAA Division I and the Big West Conference. The Tritons will begin playing a full schedule in the Big West in the fall of 2020, spend four years in a reclassification period, and then have full-fledged NCAA Division I status in the fall of 2024.