Fellowship in Strength & Conditioning
Posted on Nov 14, 2018 by USTA
- Provide hands on opportunity to young next generation of strength and conditioning professionals in high performance and tennis specific strength and conditioning.
- Train the next generation of leaders in strength and conditioning specialized in tennis athletes and player development.
- Opportunity for independent research in a current topic in strength & conditioning, player development, coaching or related topic
- Mentoring by USTA PD Strength and Conditioning staff
- Hands on opportunity helping to run testing, setting up training sessions, and working special projects to further their knowledge.
- Hands on opportunity to apply and conduct tennis specific strength and conditioning sessions to players who train at the National Campus as a supervised coaching role
- Online seminars, workshops, and skills training to develop the frameworks of coaching competitive youth and professional tennis players
- Completion of Coach Youth Tennis course
- Completion of USTA Player Development Coaching Philosophy Course
- Completion of USTA Sport Science course
- Completion of USTA High Performance Coaching Program
- Completion of iTPA CTPS (Certified Tennis Performance Specialist) program
- Professional engagement with mental skills specialists and national level performance coaches
- Skills development in leadership, player relations and media relations
- Additional on-site development opportunities at other USTAPD training centers as well as regional centers
- Fellowship will last approximately 18 weeks from February to early June
- Stipend plus travel expenses
- Bachelor's degree in exercise science or related field (degree earned in last five years) OR Graduate student in Exercise science or related field
- Fellowships are based at the Home of American Tennis in Orlando, FL. Housing expenses are not provided.
- Fellow should maintain a high level of personal fitness and professionalism
- Fellow should be able to provide references upon request
- Fellows must be US citizens or individuals lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence
- Completion of Background Screening and SafePlay courses