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
screening, evaluations 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 sports and exercise sciences, the fundamentals of movement (kinematic sequencing), having a variety of program design methods, the art and science of coaching and team building, AND business--especially in the ability to work within a budget, and understand how decisions affect cashflow. Interested in opening your own facility some day, or having your own products? Then this is also a great place to start.
All interns will receive assignments and must complete an internship project (for specific details, contact us).
(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: May 18 to August 16 (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
"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 Vancouver Canucks
"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 Forward (Retired)
"I've been forutnate enough to train with Jeremy and Finish First for almost 20 years. His training system specifically addressed my needs as a developing youth hockey player and changed to specifically address my needs as I matured as a player throughout juniors, college, and the pros. Using the Finish First Sports Performance training programs, I was able to play at my strongest, fastest, and in the best shape possible, while staying healthy for a long productive career. I can't recommend this training enough. If you do it, and commit to getting better, you will get better--guaranteed!"
--Sean Berkstresser (Voss), 9 Year Professional Hockey Player, RMU NCAA D1 Hockey Alum
"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
"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..."
--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 (Retired)
"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 (Retired)
"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
"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, Professional Hockey Goaltender
OHL Player of the year 2011-12
CHL Goaltender of the year 2011-12
"Training is a great way for an athlete to separate themselves from their competition. Finish First Sports Performance offers a unique training program that is tailored to your personal goals. As a hockey player, I quickly recognized the importance of lower body strength. My goal, when coming into Finish First, was to increase my leg strength. Coach Jeremy Hoy and his workouts have pushed me to reach my goal..."
--Andrew Lister, RMU Men's ACHA D1 Ice Hockey
"I have been training with Coach Hoy for over five years and without his help and expertise I know that it would never have been possible for me to be where I am today. In training with Coach Hoy and the hockey specific training regimen he has designed, I have seen significant improvements each summer in my explosion, quickness, agility, strength, and endurance..."
--Matt White, Professional Ice Hockey Player
"I have been working with Jeremy Hoy and Finish First since I was 12 years old, and he was the first person who taught me the importance of off-ice training. The unique, athlete specific training tailored to your particular sport is what makes Finish First so special. When you walk into Finish First, you know that you are stepping into an environment that will challenge and bring out the best in you..."
--Parker Milner, Professional Ice Hockey Goalie (2xNCAA D1 Champ)
"When it comes to finding the perfect athletic performance training in Pittsburgh, the search starts and ends at Coach Hoy’s Finish First Sports Performance. As my hockey career has progressed, my off-season workouts have only gotten more and more essential. The sport-specific workouts put together by Coach Hoy and his staff has helped me add strength, speed, and endurance to my game that I did not possess before..."
--Nick Jones, Professional Ice Hockey Player
"Finish First Sports Performance and Jeremy Hoy are a true testament of passion and drive in personal health and fitness. With Coach Hoy and Finish First, I've found the same drive and discipline that is needed in finding and maintaining personal success and growth. Jeremy's principles and work ethic have pushed me to finding more inside and outside of the gym. Finish First breeds success and guarantees results..."
--Noah Zamagias, Collegiate Golfer
"I would highly recommend Finish First Sports to anyone who is looking to improve their sport specific performance and overall physical conditioning. I was looking to make my golf swing more efficient and was extremely satisfied with the workout programs and results. My core strength, flexibility and kinesthetic movements all improved which has positively affected my ball striking, balance and endurance..."
--Drew Bohn, PGA Professional
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