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1st September
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Volunteer with MMU Sport: Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach

1st September to 1st May
To help us provide high quality support to maximise performance and prevent injury in teams/athletes training at MMU, we have created a number of valuable opportunities for students to learn and develop their skills as a volunteer strength and conditioning coach.

What is the role? 

Students will develop their knowledge in disciplines such as strength, speed, programming, coaching etc. through a variety of theory and practical based sessions alongside their coaching roles. Each student will be assigned to a team or group of athletes such as MMU Rugby Union, MMU Scholarship athletes, Manchester Thunder Netball, Manchester Giants Basketball etc.

What skills/experience does the student need?

We are looking for students who exhibit our core student workforce behaviours:

Adaptable, approachable, communicative, confident, creative, fun, inclusive, knowledgeable, patient, prepared and supportive.

In addition, the following skills and experience would be desirable:

•       Foundation sport science knowledge / studying sports science related degree

•       Appropriate coaching qualifications such as GB weightlifting or S&C level 2

•       Ambition to pursue a career in Strength & Conditioning

•       Coaching experience (can be within a sport or fitness related)

•       Knowledge and experience of physical fitness testing

•       Competent with Microsoft Office (specifically Excel)

•       Strong organisation and communication skills (especially dealing with groups)

•       A passion for helping people and a willingness to learn & improve

What is the time commitment?

Successful applicants will be assigned to a team or group of athletes on a day/time that fits based on academic/work commitments etc. Delivery will be 2-5 hours each week, some opportunities have a greater time commitment than others.

NB: Please ignore the ticket options on the right of the page and apply by clicking the pink ‘apply by 01/04’ button on the upper right side of the page.

Associated Badges:

In A Nutshell...

  • Gain experience...leading S&C support to athletes
  • Develop knowledge...through applied lectures, practicals and discussions throughout the year
  • Understand...what it takes to work towards a career in S&C
  • Develop your career...with different opportunities, contacts, tasks e.g. interview prep etc.
  • Research...collect data with our athletes that can be used towards a project or dissertation
  • Earn up to 240 Rise points ... which can be recognised within your degree.

Ticket Options


  • place 01/09/24 to 01/05/25 - Platt Lane Sports Complex
    Weekly Coaching
    You will be assigned to a day/time/team in which you will be responsible for supporting their physical development.