The strength and conditioning coach is responsible for the overall operation of the Holderness School strength and conditioning program. He/she will work with the Director of Athletics to develop and maintain the establishment of a program for Holderness athletics that is consistent with institutional goals and are aligned with the best practices of school strength and conditioning programs in independent schools and colleges. The strength and conditioning coach will work closely and proactively with other members of the department (including but not limited to: Head Athletic Trainer, Assistant Athletic Director, Director of Physical Plant, Snowsports Director and all coach’s varsity and junior varsity) to design, develop, implement, monitor, and assess the strength and conditioning programs for Holderness School athletes. Working with the Head Athletic Trainer, and under the direction of school Physician, the Strength and Conditioning Coordinator / Assistant AT will work with patients in the rehabilitation process and assist in occasional game-day coverage.
Strength and Conditioning Responsibilities
Provide proper instruction, supervision, and motivation to all student-athletes.
Collaborate with head coaches to incorporate desired and specific goals into overall strength and conditioning plan.
Provide testing, training, and progress reports to coaches.
Assist with daily maintenance and upkeep of strength training facilities.
Work closely with the athletic training staff to help improve injury prevention and facilitate rehabilitation.
Assist with administrative and budget aspects of the strength and conditioning program.
Ensure a safe and productive working environment, enforcing all codes of conduct.
Teach and demonstrate proper lifting techniques for various forms of strength training.
Teach and demonstrate knowledge of speed, agility, and flexibility training.
Teach and advise student athletes on proper methods of rest and recovery.
Provide basic nutritional guidelines as they pertain to athletic development.
Athletic Trainer Responsibilities
Occasional athletic training game coverage as needed.
Ability to facilitate rehabilitation programs for pre / post-operative orthopedic patients.
Bachelor's degree in related field. Athletic training, Exercise Science, Exercise Physiology, or Kinesiology preferred.
Current NATABOC certification and NH Licensure eligibility.
On field athletic training skills.
A minimum of 3 years of professional experience as a credentialed strength and conditioning coach at high school or college.
Demonstrated credentials and membership in nationally recognized strength and conditioning organization (NSCA or equal).
Demonstrated current First aid, CPR and AED certification.
Demonstrated effectiveness and proficiency in the design and teaching of strength training and conditioning theory and technique.
Demonstrated knowledge and ability to teach speed, agility and flexibility training.
Demonstrated understanding of basic nutritional guidelines as they pertain to athletic development.
Demonstrated ability to motivate both male and female high school athletes.
Demonstrated ability to identify strengths and deficiencies in student athletes technical and physical execution and the ability to design individual workouts to address those issues to maximize performance.
Demonstrated ability to instruct coaches and others within a high school athletic department.
Demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to work effectively with high school athletes.
Demonstrated excellent verbal, written and organizational skills.
Demonstrated ability to interact with diverse groups.
Ability to work with student athletes to develop and monitor programs during school vacations. Thanksgiving (1 week) December break (2 weeks), March break (3 weeks), summer break (10 weeks).
Located amid the lakes and mountains of central New Hampshire since
1879, Holderness School is a traditional co-ed independent secondary
school, serving grades 9-12. Holderness strives to strike a balance in
fostering the resources of the mind, body, and spirit: the mind through a
challenging college preparatory curriculum; the body through outdoor
activities and required interscholastic athl...etics; and the spirit through
school and community service and affiliation with the Episcopal Church.
Holderness remains by choice a small school where everybody plays an
important role, and where students, faculty, and staff maintain close