Athletic Performance Work Placement

Full Time
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Job title: Athletic Performance Work Placement

Department: Athletic Performance

Based at: Blackburn Rovers Senior Training Centre, Brockhall Village, Old Langho, Blackburn, BB6 8FA

Reports to: First Team Athletic Performance coach

Placement length: 11 month work placement for the 2024/2025 football season (1st July 2024 – 31st May 2025).

Placement Purpose: To gain experience in all areas of athletic performance within the first team environment. The work placement will provide the successful candidate with a complete understanding of working within an elite sports environment.

Full description

Duties and responsibilities:

 To be committed to ensuring the safeguarding and welfare of all stakeholders, promoting their well-being whilst maintaining professional boundaries;

 To assist in the collection and coding of strength and power data using VALD equipment and training load data using STATSports GPS;

 To support in the visualisation of data to ensure effective feedback of relevant information;

 To support with the delivery of pre-activation sessions;

 To assist and shadow with the delivery of pitch warm-ups;

 To support with the delivery of gym sessions;

 To assist in the preparation and distribution of daily supplements; and

 To support with the preparation of match day supplements.

Skills and Knowledge Required:

 IT literate including Microsoft Word and Excel;

 Effective communication with internal and external stakeholders;

 Ability to perform group and individual presentations; and

 Able to utilise and understand data metrics.

Qualifications required:

 To be working towards a sports/coaching or performance related degree at undergraduate or MSc level.

DBS check required: Yes (Enhanced)


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