"You can learn anything apprentice style. If you observe someone good at something you can begin to learn how to do it whether it be making a pie, or teaching someone how to hurdle. If you observe someone good at what they do and ask questions and you are curious, usually good things come out of that process."
-Vince Anderson, Texas A&M
Want to learn how to coach? Want to get college credit (or volunteer hours) learning how to coach track and field? The Jacksonville Athletic Club is proud to partner with Colleges and Universities to offer internship opportunities for those students who are interested in a career in coaching (including all track and field events, speed and power development, as well as youth development) sports management, sports marketing and exercise science.
This is a great opportunity for anyone who wants to learn more and get invaluable coaching experience!
Why intern with the Jacksonville Athletic Club?
- You will mentor directly under the Jacksonville Athletic Club coaches
- We provide both experience and educational opportunities
- You will learn about training theory, program design, speed development, strength training, athlete management, etc.
- You will observe and even help assist in the training of athletes at the youth, elite high school, collegiate and post-collegiate levels
- The best track and field internship available in Jacksonville!
Former JAC Interns have been from:
University of North Florida Sports Management Program
Jacksonville University Sports and Exercise Science Program
FSCJ Vision Education and Rehabilitation Center
Heritage College Fitness Training Program (Before this College abruptly shut down on Nov 1st, 2016......)
Keiser University Sports Medicine and Fitness Technology Program
Florida State University Sports Management Program
Salisbury University Exercise Science Program
Arkansas State University School of Health, Physical Education and Sport Sciences
JAC Coaches who have coached at the High School / Collegiate Level:
Mitchell Barton- Pole vault coach at Bishop Kenny HS
Paul Conner- Student manager at Florida State University
Sebastian Moreno- Pole vault coach at Oak Hall HS (Gainesville)
Jordan Walker- Jumps coach at Providence
K'Vonte Scott- Jumps coach at Episcopal / throws coach at Virginia Wesleyan University
Diego Vela- Head coach at Jacksonville University
Jenna Meyers-Sinett- Pole vault coach Bishop Kenny / head coach at Seabreeze HS (Daytona)
Vincent Brooks- Sprints coach at Bishop Kenny /The Bolles School / Fletcher / Bishop Kenny
Jacob Fuller- Reporter with FLRunners and FloTrack
Tim Boeni- Strength and conditioning coach at Ole Miss
Kaija Crowe- Sprints and hurdles coach at The Bolles School
Zoe Harper- Jumps and pole vault coach at Carrollwood Day School (Tampa)
Shelton McLean- Jumps and pole vault coach at Pine Crest School (Fort Lauderdale)
Kyle Martin- Sprints and hurdles coach at The Bolles School
Mark Brown- Throws coach at Shorecrest Preparatory School (St. Pete)
Noah Jirgens- Throws coach at Providence
Tyler Griggers- Throws coach at The Bolles School
Matthew Morris- Head track and cross country coach at Cornerstone Classical Academy
Garett Rhoads- Throws coach at The Bolles School
Patrick Coyle- Pole Vault coach at Bishop Kenny
Dannielle Spence- Throws coach at The Bolles School
Laramie Leakey- Head coach at Middleburg HS
David Bell- Pole vault coach at East Lake HS
Lindsey Finnegan- Sprints coach at The Bolles School
Angelo Panaligan- Sprints coach at The Bolles School
Patti Hupp- Sprints coach at Tocoi Creek HS
There is no better track and field coaching internship in Jacksonville! Contact us today so we can help you learn how to coach!
Registration is now open for our summer club! We have a program for kids ages 5-12 as well as a competitive program for middle school and high school athletes! Including summer meets!