Asst. Strength & Conditioning Coach

3232 South Highland Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84106

Job Overview:Using SLC Strength & Conditioning core values, the Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach will help the head Strength and Conditioning Coach facilitate advanced programming in a personal or group training setting in a safe and effective manner. May also assist with the development of programs, administer Functional Movement Assessments, and provide guidance on goal setting and basic nutritional intake for members. Other responsibilities may include floor support during Open Gym hours and maintain the overall cleanliness of the premises. Additionally, the Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach should have knowledge of muscular development, excellent communication skills, and the ability to be assertive and make decisions. In order to successfully assist other coaches and members with their training, Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coaches have to be detail-oriented, organized, and great at managing multiple overlapping tasks and priorities, all while maintaining quality and safety in the weight room.

Responsibilities and Duties:In order to successfully assist with the coordination and facilitation of the strength and conditioning programming for a general population with skill levels ranging from novice to expert, the Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach will perform many different tasks. Core duties and responsibilities include the following:

  • Assist with the Facilitation and Design of Training Programs:Works with the head coach to design training programs that revolve around strength, conditioning, and weight training geared toward an array of activity and sport, including general health and wellness. Must account for procedures and regulations enforced at SLC Strength & Conditioning and use training programs not just to maximize overall performance but also to minimize injury. Personal Training responsibilities may be presented upon approval from head coach.
  • Evaluate Members:Observe training, lifting technique, and performance. Any observations should be used in conjunction with member records to assess strengths and weaknesses, and provide feedback to members and the head coach, accordingly. Must ensure proper form and technique is used at all times and proper progressions or modifications are given appropriately.
  • Maintenance of Work Area and Records:Must maintain detailed, accurate, and updated member records in order to track member progress. They communicate this information with coaches and use performance data in order to assess training programs for effectiveness. Must also maintain an orderly and organized work area at all times.
  • Administer Tests:In order to properly and safely execute training programs, the Strength and Conditioning Coach may perform baseline tests to assess the skills and weaknesses of each individual member. Must be able to identify muscular imbalances and understand proper progressions/modifications for various pre-existing injury.
  • Software Management & Sales:Member records will be maintained in software owned and operated by SLC Strength & Conditioning. May be required to sign members up with memberships, ensure contracts and waivers are signed, or assist with sale of retail product.
  • Assist with Administrative Duties:May be responsible for assisting the head coach with filing, organization of member files, and maintaining a work calendar.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Coaching or training experience in a weight training facility
  • Familiar with various training systems and program execution
  • Intermediate knowledge of human anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, and biomechanics
  • Experience with proper weight lifting progressions and modifications for pre-existing injury and injury prevention
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Personable and approachable
  • Timely and dependable
  • BLS/AED Certified
  • First Aid Certified
  • Must be able to safely demonstrate and perform various exercises, multiple times, throughout shift
  • Must be able to safely lift and move up to 100 lbs.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sport Science or related industry
  • Experience in a university or professional strength and conditioning setting

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