Currently Not Accepting Applications
1. To provide our potential coaches with the opportunity to further their growth as an athlete and trainer by becoming a coach (Note: This in no way takes the place of strength and conditioning or personal trainer course – which is a requirement for completion of this program)
2. To create a core group of assistant/intern instructors that is both knowledgeable and proficient in the instruction of foundational movements and capable of teaching a fun and valuable Performance Ranch class as well as work with clients in a private or semi-private setting.
The Internship Program was designed with two basic elements in mind:
1) Teach participants how to become good, solid Strength and Conditioning Coaches;
2) Keep the rules and requirements to a minimum so that the program maintains an air of fun, lightness, growth, camaraderie, and learning.
While there are definite requirements to get into the program, the only real “structure” you will find in the program is the progress timeline. This is in place to keep you moving forward so that we know that as a member of the internship you are committed to becoming a coach. Other than that, there are very few “handles” to keep you on track. We are only looking for those people that are responsible self-starters, motivated, and who don’t need hand-holding to keep them on the path.
To become a potential coach via our program, the only requirements are to pass the written and practical tests for each level. We have also included our Level Recommendations to assist you in your preparation for the tests. Remember that these are only recommendations.
We have designed the program to be completed in as little as 4 months or less. The speed at which you move through the program will be determined by your background, experience and diligence in practice and execution.
Note: Completing the Internship in no way obligates you to be a part-time or full-time employee. Neither does completion of the internship guarantee you a position as a part-time or full-time employee.
1. Write a “Letter of Intent”; This letter/essay does not need to be long, but it should be from the heart. (This IS a requirement, and may be used to determine your eligibility for participation in the program.). In the letter you should include answers to the following:
• What do Strength and Conditioning mean to you?
• Why do you want to be a coach?
• Why would someone want you to be their coach?
• What is your background (include all): education, profession, sports, and fitness?
• What are your strengths & weaknesses?
2. 1-on-1 Interview: You may be invited for a 1-on-1 interview with the head coach. The goal of this interview is to discover your motivation and drive into becoming a Strength and Conditioning coach.
3. Experience: Though not required, ideally applicants have some coaching experience (Personal Training or otherwise) and have taken (or are registered to take) their CPT or CSCS test from the NSCA.
4. Deposit: If accepted, you will be required to submit a $250 deposit to participate in the program. This deposit is returned in full to you upon completing the course, or if we make the decision to discontinue the internship for the group or that individual. If you pull out of the course or fail to make the attendance requirements, then we will keep the deposit as a charge of services. This deposit ensures we only take on interns who are dedicated to the program.