• Updated 5 months ago

I am writing to ask about the possibility of an internship/assistant position in your Sports Science/S&C team from August 2017. This would be alongside studying for an MSc in Strength and Conditioning – I am due to begin a 2-year distance learning course at St Mary’s University from October 2017.

I am currently in my final year of completing a BSc in Sport and Exercise Science at Surrey University. I also work part-time as an Academy Coach at AFC Bournemouth within the Foundation Phase (8-11) and as Head of Football Coaching and 1st team Coach at Surrey University.  I recently completed the UEFA B licence and FA Youth Award (modules 1-3).

I enclose a copy of my CV.

Although the bulk of my experience to date is in coaching, my ultimate aim is to become a Sports Scientist within football as my passion is to improve performance in elite sport/athletes through a science based approach. The experience of working in an academy environment has given me the confidence to work in pressured situations and improved my organisational skills.

I am a very driven individual who holds the value of self-development and self-reflection as key to improving myself every day. I am receptive and respond well to feedback. I have good interpersonal and communication skills, and am able to adapt to different player needs and learning styles, combining coaching of university players aged 18+ with coaching 9-11 year olds at AFC Bournemouth.  Since starting at AFC Bournemouth in July 2015 I have had close contact and experience of working with Sports Science staff within the Academy.

I also have practical experience of working in sports science laboratories having assessed VO2 max testing, Wingate Testing (anaerobic capacity), skinfold and anthropometric testing, various blood lactate testing and use of a isokinetic dynamometer.

I am always looking to improve my knowledge by reading relevant journal articles such as the UKSCA journal. I am currently reading Tony Strudwick’s book, Soccer Science.

Skills

  • Hard working/conscientious/trustworthy

Education

From:
08
To:
2014

BSc Sport & Exercise Science. - University of Surrey

From:
08
To:
2011

MSc Civil Engineering - University of Portsmouth

Experience

From:
Aug 2015
To:
Current job

Academy Coach - AFC Bournemouth

From:
Aug 2015
To:
Current job

Head Coach - Surrey University

To contact this candidate email mikegoulden31@gmail.com

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To contact this candidate email mikegoulden31@gmail.com

Contact using webmail: Gmail / AOL / Yahoo / Outlook