Reporting directly to the Director of Strength and Conditioning, the individual hired will be responsible for all facets of the strength and conditioning program for men’s soccer, men’s and women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s track & field, and women’s field hockey.
This includes ensuring a safe and effective working environment in the varsity weight room, strength and conditioning program development and implementation for assigned sports and working closely with the sports medicine program within university, conference and NCAA rules and regulations.
Accountability for execution of specific strategic activities and outcomes within the assigned sport or area.
These will include sustained performance and execution in the following areas: - Adhering to Director of Strength and Conditioning’s philosophy of performance training - The use of independent discretion and judgment in creating strength and conditioning programs for assigned sports programs - Instructing student-athletes in proper and safe weight training techniques, plyometrics, speed development drills, conditioning exercises and agility movements that are current and scientifically valid - Effectively communicating with a diverse population of student-athletes - Responsible for overall strength and conditioning program development, execution and instruction as it pertains to student-athlete sport performance and physical well-being including: - Program development based on sport specificity, seasonality and competitive strategy, progressive instruction and acclimation, sports nutrition education and counseling, and injury rehabilitation programming and instruction - Independent and unchallenged decision-making regarding all student-athlete participation in strength and conditioning activities. Accountable for student-athlete welfare while coaching - Ensures all student-athlete injuries are properly reported to appropriate medical staff and that student-athlete injuries are accommodated appropriately in student strength and conditioning program - Responsible for the development and implementation of policies and protocols ensuring a safe and effective environment in the varsity weight room by inspecting all equipment, appropriately setting up the facility and monitoring each team’s training sessions, when staffing permits - Responsible for role modeling behaviors and leadership for student-athletes
Accountable for maintaining personal compliance with all relevant governing bodies including: - NCAA - specific conference - athletic department - university policies
Strong work ethic and excellent communication skills required.
Prior coaching experience and/or graduate assistantship or internship in a Collegiate Strength & Conditioning setting.
Master’s degree in Exercise Science, Health, Physical Education, or related field.
One year of coaching at the collegiate level.
Strong background in teaching or coaching Olympic/Ground-based movements.
A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science, Health, Physical Education, or related field is required.
Colgate University is committed to the principle of institutional control in administering its athletics program in a manner consistent with the NCAA, ECAC, and Patriot League rules. Each individual involved in the athletics division is obligated to maintain competency and knowledge of the rules, to act within his or her realm of responsibility in full compliance with the governing legislation, and to report any violation of NCAA, ECAC or Patriot League rules of which he or she is aware. Should a situation warrant further investigation, you have an affirmative obligation to cooperate full in the infractions process, including the investigation and adjudication of a case. The failure to do so can be grounds for your termination with cause.
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