Productive and growing competitive atmosphere
Olympic Strength and Conditioning Intern (Former Employee) – Clemson, SC – June 21, 2017
While at Clemson University, I was interning with their Olympic Sports Strength and Conditioning department. A normal day I would be at work at 5:30 a.m. and leave at 7:00 p.m., and I would train different team during the early morning and all afternoon. My director expected a lot out of his coaches, which is why the facility was so well ran and taken care of. The staff was required to be able to multitask in order to complete all of the demands placed upon them, creating a very busy workplace environment. This experience help me understand the culture and expectations around a collegiate Strength and Conditioning coach. I learned more about exercise progressions, programming, and proper coaching on the floor. With this being a top Division 1 program, the management demanding and competitive. The stress level from the heavy workload was the most difficult aspect of this job. However, the opportunity I was given to work with their high caliber athletes, and the ability to learn about different training styles, theories and technologies was the most enjoyable aspect of the job.