Marquette University Sports Performance Coach Internship Summer 2017

deadline 15 April 2017
employer Marquette University
type Internship
approved Yes

Marquette University Sports Performance Coach Internship

Summer 2017 Dates: May 15 - Aug 18, 2017


Potential coaches should be highly motivated with a strong desire to work in a fast paced and competitive Division I environment. Successful candidates should have prior weight room experience in collegiate or professional athletics. Additionally, candidates should be working towards completion of a bachelor's/master's degree and/or have a strong desire to gain experience in the field of sports performance. Preferred qualifications include prior classes in anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, and exercise physiology as well as certification through the CSCCa, NSCA or USAW.


No monetary compensation. Class credit toward graduation with prior institution approval.

Approved SCCC practicum site.


Departmental objective:

- Develop impactful, forward thinking coaches who possess the necessary skillsets to excel in the field of sports performance enhancement

Intern coach objectives:

- Gain coaching experience in accordance with the philosophy of the department and the goals of the Division I athletics programs

  • Work closely with all sports performance coaches with backgrounds in academic, collegiate and pro sport settings

- Develop technical proficiency in performing and coaching the foundational and Olympic lifts

  • In-house certification mimics and prepares coaches for CSCCa and NSCA certifications

- Progress through a continually evolving and holistic coach development program covering (but not limited to):

  • The art and the science of coaching
  • Relationship development and connecting with all athletes
  • Theory, development and application of periodization for collegiate athletics (semester assignment)
  • Theory, instrumentation and implementation of performance evaluation protocols
  • Understanding, operation and interpretation of player load management systems (Catapult)
  • Understanding, operation and interpretation of velocity based training modalities (EliteForm)
  • Cover letter and resume building for sports performance
  • Presentation technique and public speaking for sports performance
  • Resourcing and networking techniques for the 21st century

The successful candidate should be motivated to enter into a demanding schedule of coaching and professional development while bringing his/her own unique set of skills to collaborate and better the staff, coaches and student athletes at Marquette University.


It is the mission of the Marquette Sports Performance Staff and Athletic Department to invest in young professionals who demonstrate a growth mindset and unwavering passion for their field. We welcome all applicants who meet the qualifications criteria above and encourage young, dedicated professionals with a varied and valuable background to apply.

Interested coaches should submit a cover letter, resume and 3 references to Coach Stuart Roche using the contact information below. Note that your cover letter should not summarize information already detailed in your resume, but expand on the experiences and desire to grow in this field.

Stuart Roche
700 N 12th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233
(414) 750-4111