Kildare GAA Sport Science / Athletic Development Internship

October 5th, 2017 | Club News, Coach Education, Coaching & Games, Development Squad, Health & Wellbeing, News, Uncategorized

Kildare GAA Sport Science / Athletic Development Internship 

(Flexible 3 – 9 months)

Role Profile

  • The Intern will play a role in the implementation of Sports Science support with Kildare GAA under the guidance of the full-time performance staff.
  • The intern will work as part of a team, in conjunction with other full-time and voluntary personnel, to deliver the Kildare GAA performance support objectives.
  • Under the guidance of Kildare GAA performance staff, the post holder will play an active role in:
    • Performance coaching.
    • Monitoring and testing athletes.
    • Delivery of strength & conditioning programs for various teams (e.g. development squads & secondary school teams).

Positions

There is a selection of internships available to choose from:

  • 4 hours per week internship 
    • The post holder will be required to work a maximum of 4 hours per week.
    • Contact hours will be primarily evenings & weekends (e.g. development squad sessions).
    • The hours may vary depending on workload and seasonal changes (maximum 4 hours per week).
  • 8 hours per week internship 
    • The post holder will be required to work a maximum of 8 hours per week.
    • Contact hours will be primarily evenings & weekends (e.g. development squad sessions).
    • The hours may vary depending on workload and seasonal changes (maximum 8 hours per week).
  • 12 hours per week internship
    • The post holder will be required to work a maximum of 12 hours per week.
    • Contact hours will consist of daytime, evening & weekends (e.g. secondary school teams & development squad sessions).
    • The hours may vary depending on workload and seasonal changes (maximum 12 hours per week).

Key tasks:

  • Update & monitor the Smartabase Player Monitoring System.
  • Design & delivery of strength & conditioning programs.
  • Delivery of player educational content, including practical workshops and lectures.
  • Assist in the regular fitness testing for development squad players.
  • Liaise with County Games Development Personnel & attend meetings and personnel training as required, to support the development of the function & the role.

Essential Criteria:

  • The candidate should have an interest in strength & conditioning.
  • The candidate should be a member of a GAA club & have previous coaching experience.
  • Foundation or Award 1 GAA Coaching Course would be an advantage.
  • Good administrative & IT skills with a strong working knowledge of IT related packages & systems.
  • Good communication & presentation skills (verbal & written).
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects & deadlines; hands-on approach to getting things done.

Other Requirements:

  • Access to own transport.
  • Please note these positions are subject to Garda Vetting.

Training:

  • The successful candidate will receive full training for this role.
  • The candidate will receive a qualification in Resistance Training for Youth GAA Players.
  • The candidate will be mentored throughout the duration of the role by full-time performance staff.

 

Candidates interested in the above positions should apply by sending their Curriculum Vitae to paul.divilly.gda.kildare@gaa.ie .

Application closing date: 4:00pm Wed 25th October.

Internship start date:  Tuesday 7th November (Flexible).