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Houston Dynamo FC Academy Performance Internship
 
Houston Dynamo FC Academy is seeking candidates for the physical performance internship program. The physical performance internship program provides hands-on experience with the various duties and responsibilities required to coordinate a successful high-performance program. 
 
Position title: Academy Performance Intern

 Reports to: Adam Centofanti, Head of Academy Strength & Conditioning
 
Due date to apply: July 1st, 2021
 
Job description: This position’s role is to help the development of Houston Dynamo FC Academy’s performance program. The primary goal for this position is to positively contribute to the development of each player’s physical performance in the professional pathway, as well as grow each intern’s understanding of the requirements of being a performance coach in elite soccer.
 
These positions will be structured as both paid and unpaid internships, and academic credit is available for students as needed. The position is predominantly based at Houston Sports Park, and requires occasional travel (domestic). The position will amount to approximately 20-25 hours per week. Opportunities for advancement within the Dynamo FC Academy are possible for exceptional candidates.
 
Specific duties and responsibilities:
  • Pre-Professional Phase= (U23-U16)
    • Assist with the delivery of gym sessions
    • Assist with on field conditioning and physical themed warm-ups
    • Assist with testing, screening and data collection
    • Assist in all operations (set up, pack up, on field flow etc.)
  • Formation Phase= (U15-U13)
    • Delivery of age-appropriate strength sessions
    • Delivery of on field conditioning to bridge gap to pre-pro phase
    • Performance testing and data collection
    • Assist in all operations (set up, pack up, on field flow etc.)
 
Requirements: 
  • Background in sport – track & field, Olympic weightlifting, soccer desired
  • Minimum of 18 years old with a valid driver’s license 
  • Working towards degree (2-3 years) in Exercise Science, or related fields
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Candidates must be very committed, flexible and able to adapt
  • Candidates must exhibit a strong desire to learn and a strong work ethic
  • Respectful/professional with the ability to uphold club standards
  • Humble
  • Punctual
  • Organized
  • Positive attitude
 
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.