Strength & Conditioning Internships Available

Category: News
Author: Joe Pinchin
Date: 17th September, 2019

The Leicester Riders are looking to offer Strength and Conditioning Internships for the upcoming basketball season working with the professional team and academy programmes.

Leicester Riders Basketball Programme has a long-established Academy programme that aims to prepare young talent for playing at the university and collegiate level and is one of the largest academy programmes in the UK.


Title: Strength and Conditioning (S&C) Intern
Responsible to: Head of S&C/Sport Science and Lead S&C Coach
Role: Assist in the delivery of S&C/Sport Science support to the Charnwood College England Development Academy Programme (Ages 16-19).
Hours of work: 12-18 hours/week
Remittance: £1000 CPD budget provided by the Kris Ledgard Foundation and a Leicester Riders kit pack
Start Date: w/c 23rd September 2019

Key Tasks

  • Assist the Lead S&C coach in the delivery of gym-based and on-court S&C to the EDP academy.
  • Work within and around the guidelines set by Basketball England in conjunction with the EDP regulations and audit.
  • Carry out and provide daily load monitoring and training recommendations for the EDP academy.
  • Work within an interdisciplinary Sports Science and Medicine (SSM) team to support EDP academy player development and education.
  • Opportunity to lead S&C provision to the Riders foundation (Ages 16 and below).
  • Engage in weekly CPD tasks/activities and provide bimonthly reports/reflections to attain the UKSCA accreditation.

Essential Criteria

  • Sport Science/S&C undergraduate degree (A)
  • Experience working within an interdisciplinary team (A/I)
  • Minimum of 1-year experience delivering/assisting S&C support to large groups and individuals (A)
  • Ability to communicate effectively with people of various ages and backgrounds (A/I)
  • Reliable and hard-working individual with the ability to be responsible for multiple tasks at a time and perform at a high level (A/I)

Desireable Criteria 

  • Possess/completing postgraduate degree in Sports Science/S&C (A)
  • Knowledge and understanding of general sport science, nutrition and psychology to aid the support service (A/I)
  • Previous experience playing/working within basketball (A/I)

Will be assessed via the application (A) and/or interview (I) process.

To apply please forward your CV and accompanying Covering Letter to

Head of S&C/Sport Science: Arran Parmar –

Lead S&C Coach: Edward Hanson –

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