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What are the typical work hours for a strength and conditioning coach


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Lewis’s Answer

So I'm not on the training and coaching side of my organization, but one of the benefits to working in a professional sports team is the chance to reach out to those experts that are also your co-workers, so that's what I did! This is the response to your question from my team's Head Strength & Conditioning Coach, so a person who is holding down the position you want to pursue. Hope this helps!

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S&C Coach hours – Hours can vary and depend on the sport you work, the team/head coach you work for, and then particular part of the season you are in. In general strength and conditioning coaches are available and working with athletes before practices and after practices.

For a strength and conditioning coach in basketball for example, you will work a lot more hours during the season due to practices, games, and travel. On a typical practice day during the season, I’m usually working from 7:30-3:30 at the arena. On a game day, I’m usually working from 8:00a-12:00p and again from 3:30p-10:30p.

During the offseason, your hours are a bit reduced due to the lack of travel, games, practices, and player availability. You get most of your training done during the offseason with more time to work with athletes one on one. A typical day usually runs from 8:30-2:30.

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Matthew’s Answer

Hello,

I have worked with a few different strength and conditioning coaches during my time working in athletics.

The short answer is their hours vary depending what team they work with, but you can almost guarantee you will have early mornings, and will potentially travel a lot (depending on the team you work with)

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CLAUDIA’s Answer

Hi! Hours could vary depending on where you work and what you're doing. At a high school it would be after school hours mostly 3-6 or 7pm. If you're working at the collegiate or professional level it would be full time but span longer than your typical 9-5, as workouts range anywhere from early morning to late night. If you were working in a private facility they could also span but you would have more freedom to build your own schedule. Hope this helps!

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Jacqueline’s Answer

Hi there! I don't do coaching full time, I do it part time as I have another job and typically I spend 2.5 hours for 5 days a week doing this for my team. I coach Crosscountry and track and field.

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John’s Answer

They can be long and certainly not 9 to 5 -- especially if you work for a sports team. If you work with individual clients, you have to be flexible according to their schedules.

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