Strength and Conditioning Internships
Gain Valuable Hands-On Experience Training Athletes
An internship at Finish First
Sports Performance will offer you the opportunity to experience hands-on,
individualized coaching with youth, high school, collegiate, and professional
athletes, as well as the opportunity to become more familiar with advanced
program design, including advanced functional
evaluation and assessments.
Unlike most other sports
performance internships, you will also have the opportunity to learn about
business--sales, marketing, website development, and additional valuable
business skills such as cash flow and debt management.
A sports performance coach
increases his/her market value by understanding business, especially in a
collegiate or professional sports environment--athletic directors and managers
prefer to hire coaches that can work within a budgeted financial situation, and
have the potential to increase revenues for their business or university
(Including, but not limited to)
Assist with marketing, advertising of training, website,
camps, clinics, seminars
Assist with creating new profitable training programs for
parents, athletes, coaches
Assist with camps/clinics as deemed necessary by Director
Assist with daily maintenance of facility (including, but
not limited to cleaning equipment, taking out garbage, etc.)
Assist with daily business operations (billing, ordering,
expenses, membership sales, sales tracking, inventory management, etc.)
Assist with Newsletter (distribution, writing articles,
Assist with various forums, video channels, etc. that
Finish First Sports Performance, LLC has a relationship with
Assist with website development, promotion and maintenance
Assist with athlete evaluations (learn all aspects of
evaluations; perform evaluations with individual athletes and/or teams)
Assist with athlete programming and coaching (evaluation,
program design and implementation)
Guide/Coach athletes on floor during workouts (program
Assist with video production, photographs for marketing,
Present on performance related topics at various camps,
clinics and/or seminars
Attend various business meetings with Director (pertaining
to performance advisory council, marketing, finance, etc.)
Applicants should be competent in general exercise
physiology and kinesiology
Applicants should be well versed in a variety of training
Applicants should be professional, clean, honest, and
Applicants should be good at time management
Applicants should be eager to learn and accepting of
Applicants must be comfortable interacting with others
(athletes, parents, coaches, etc.)
(MUST HAVE EXCELLENT INTERPERSONAL SKILLS, ie. a personality!)
Applicants should be comfortable speaking to groups
Applicants should be effective and skilled communicators
(written and verbal)
Strength and Conditioning Internship Schedule
Finish First Sports Performance
internships are scheduled according to three academic terms. All interns are
expected to work a minimum of twenty hours per week throughout the duration of
their contracted term.
Term 1: September 1 to December 23 (2 Positions) App.
Term 2: January 12 to May 2 (2 Positions) App. Deadline:
Term 3: June 1 to August 23 (2 Positions) App. Deadline:
3/15 (Dates are subject to change. Please
Contact Us for specific dates)
How to Apply
All interested applicants must
complete the internship application form online.
If you have any questions, you may
Contact Us online, or at:
Attn: Internship Coordinator
Finish First Sports Performance, LLC.
1003 Moon Run Rd
McKees Rocks, PA 15136
Toll Free# (866) 468-2231
"Coach Jeremy Hoy and Finish First is one of if not the main reason I am where
I am today. If it were not for his sport-specific training programs, I could only have dreamt
of making it this far. Any athlete who has any aspirations of making it to the
next level is foolish to not train with Finish First. Regardless of your current skill,
going anywhere else to train is a waste of time, money and talent."
--Christian Hanson, NHL Boston Bruins/AHL Providence Bruins
"Training for the Miss America pageant included 6 weeks of intense training at Finish First Sports performance. Coach Jeremy Hoy put my physical endurance to the test and pushed me to my limit. In those intense weeks of physical preparation, I truly learned what It meant to be an athlete. Training at FFSP can help ANY pageant girl become an athlete - She will look and feel her very best. ..."
--Miss Pennsylvania America 2011, Juliann Sheldon
"As you progress in hockey and aspire to get to higher levels, your off season training becomes increasingly important.
Once I started training at Finish First I noticed a difference in my strength, speed, and power on and off the ice.
There is no better place for a hockey player to train than Finish First. Where I am now in my career I can credit to Finish First,
and I know continuing my training there will get me where I want to be."
--Matt Bartkowski, NHL Boston Bruins/AHL Providence Bruins
"Working out at Finish First Sports Performance with Jeremy Hoy was by far the best workout experience I've ever had. I spent six weeks going to FFSP two and three times a day and each time I had a unique workout that helped me achieve the results I desired. Jeremy was always so encouraging and pushed me both physically and mentally to reach my full potential. I went to Miss America in the best shape of my life and felt so confident and prepared..."
--Miss Pennsylvania America 2010, Courtney Thomas
"Finish First has helped me to perform at my best and to be in the best shape possible in order to compete at the highest level. Jeremy's motivational attitude and custom workouts allow me to get the most out of my training - which is geared towards making me a better hockey player AND stronger athlete. His specialized drills and exercises for goalies, and for improving my dynamic vision, have had an immediate transfer to what I need on the ice. ..."
--Brianne McLaughlin, Goaltender, USA Women's Olympic Ice Hockey Team
"I spent six weeks at Finish First Sports Performance working intensely with Coach Hoy to prepare for the Miss America pageant. I worked out three times a day, every day! Coach Hoy pushed me harder than I ever could have imagined possible. When I felt defeated, he always had an inspirational story or quote to re-inspire me, and then he would push me harder. Jeremy saw an inner-strength and confidence in me even when I struggled to see it in myself. ..."
--Miss Pennsylvania America 2009, Shannon Doyle
"Prior to training with Jeremy Hoy and the team at Finish First, one of the biggest knocks I received from coaches was my endurance. I would slowly wear down as the season went on, which would make me lose a step in a game where every inch is so important. Since I began my off-season training with Jeremy's programs in the summer of 09' this has no longer been an issue. ...Jeremy has made me a much more explosive and confident power forward. ..."
--Chris Kushneriuk, Professional Hockey Player for the Bakersfield Condors
"Jeremy Hoy and Finish First Sports Performance has by far been the best sport-specific training I've ever experienced. I've played for many teams and have had countless different trainers and training programs, and they weren't even close. The program is designed for me as a hockey player, to improve my performance on the ice. Hoy's program allowed me to stand out in hockey and move on to the next level. ..."
--Brock Meadows, Professional Hockey Player, Texas Brahmas
"Having competed at the local, state and national levels before coming to Jeremy, I always knew how I wanted to look but never got precisely the results I was striving for. With FFSP, I was able to SURPASS my expectations and become the strongest competitor I could be. Combined with expertise in training, nutrition and overall health, I thank Jeremy and his staff for making me both mentally and physically STRONG! ..."
--Elyse Healy, Top 10 Miss PA 2010
"I trained under Jeremy Hoy at Finish First Sports Performance in preparations for the 2009 and 2010 Miss Pennsylvania pageants. I am proud to say that I was a preliminary swimsuit award winner both years! Jeremy gives his full attention to his clients and creates their routines and diet plans specifically for them. Jeremy trained me in ways I have never experienced before. New exercises, new muscles, and new pains! ..."
--Shauna Rice, 2009 & 2010 Preliminary Swimsuit Winner and Top 5 Finish
"Each and every year you need to make sure that you are in your top shape when heading into the season. With the customized training that Jeremy Hoy and Finish First gives you, you get into your top shape so you have that edge over the other people. I can credit Finish First and Jeremy Hoy for where I am now in my career and where I want to be. If you are serious about making it to the next level and want to gain that edge over the others then I recommend training with Jeremy Hoy and Finish First."
--Denny Urban, Professional Hockey Player, Reading Royals
"Jeremy and the coaches at Finish First Sports Performance have helped me prepare for each hockey season through intense hockey specific training. With the rigorous schedule of major junior hockey, my training experience at Finish First has helped me to stay strong and not wear down through the long season, and helped me to finish the year as strong and explosive as I started it."
--Michael Houser, Goaltender, London Knights (OHL)
OHL Player of the year 2011-12
CHL Goaltender of the year 2011-12
"Even though I live and train in Chicago during the summer, I am able to stay in touch with Coach Hoy and get weekly programs that really help me prepare for the upcoming season."
--Theo "Teddy" Ruth, NHL Columbus Blue Jackets/AHL Springfield Falcons
"Jeremy Hoy knows hockey and hockey specific training. I have watched many elite players over the years train with him and they are always prepared, in good shape and ready to go when the season starts."
--Derek Schooley, NCAA Division 1 Men's Ice Hockey Head Coach
"We pride ourselves on being the hardest working/best conditioned team in the USHL and Coach Hoy makes that possible. His knowledge, attention to detail, and no-nonsense approach to training pushes our players to their maximum potential. When players leave our program I have no doubt that they will bring with them the strength, power and conditioning to help them excel at the level. We have Jeremy to thank for that."
--Anthony Noreen, Head Coach, Youngstown Phantoms USHL Ice Hockey Team
"Training with Coach Hoy at Finish First not only helped me in my MTV Made pageant performance but also as a collegiate athlete -- it was the best training I've received in 20 years of being an athlete. Going into my pageant experience as an athlete I felt I had the advantage of the fitness and swim suit routine, but soon realized I was wrong... Coach Hoy provided me with a workout that not only got me in phenomenal pageant shape but also was still helping with my athletic career..."
--Maeve Gallagher, 3-Sport College Athlete, MTV Made Celebrity