Ole Miss Strength and Conditioning Internship (May 2015-August 2015)
Ole Miss, aka the University of Mississippi, was a dream come true, especially after watching the movie The Blind Side several times with Michael Oher.
It was a Saturday night, and I was exhausted from a long week from Hofstra. I was home watching the Blind Side. During the movie, I had one thought come to me, "contact Ole Miss to coach there."
After I had that thought, I went on google to contact every coach in the strength and conditioning department. After emailing everyone, I had my interview one week later through Skype.
After I received acceptance, I was in tears because it was a dream come true.
The athletic team for Ole Miss was a great adventure to be able to provide dynamic warmups for women's basketball, and coaching for baseball, volleyball, women's soccer, track and field, and cheerleading.
I completed 473 hours for the Ole Miss athletics, averaging 43 hours per week.
I programmed dynamic warmups for women's basketball, and coaching for baseball, volleyball, women's soccer, track and field, and cheerleading.
For any cover letter's you send to jobs, here are a few suggestions:
- Who are you?
- Why do you want this position?
- How can you asset the program?
- Thank you
For any phone interviews, here are a few suggestions:
- Have general questions
- Follow up email
- Take notes
For any in-person interviews you have in the future, here are a few suggestions:
- Dress to impress
- Remember names
- Be yourself
- Follow up
The following are lessons and specific methods that I learned as a strength and conditioning coach for my internship from the Ole Miss athletics program.
- What will separate you from everyone? Education, certifications, experience, and connections.
- If you are looking to become a strength and conditioning coach, you can use the following websites: Footballscoop.com and strengthperformance.com
- Having a "why" will make you a better Coach.
- Working hard is a skill.
- Four standard suggestions for muscle recovery: mobility, rest, sleep, and nutrition.
- Be careful what you post on social media.
- It may not be what you know, but who you know.
- Are you willing to sacrifice for what you believe?
If you have any questions, contact us.