We have a number of excellent opportunities for students who would like to gain performance analysis experience with local sports teams. These include hockey, rugby and football but you do not necessarily need to be a player of that particular sport to become involved.
These types of opportunity have served as the springboard in recent years for students to progress to careers with professional clubs or postgraduate studies in related areas. Relevant experience is essential in this very competitive field!
If you would like to know more – or to register an interest – please contact Sandy Willmott at firstname.lastname@example.org . The positions would be suitable either for individuals or for small groups of students who might want to share a role.
Steph Brennan (Sport & Exercise Science, Year 2) is a part-time coach for Synergy Sports Coaching, traveling to different primary schools within Lincolnshire to deliver both PE curriculum lessons and multi-sport after-school clubs for children from Reception to Year 6. She also finds time to coach hockey for the University of Lincoln, Kingston-upon-Hull U16 and U14 boys and girls, and for Hurricane Sports in junior development camps and CPD sessions. In her first year at University she was a member of the National Young Coaches Academy for England Hockey and Youth Sport Trust.
“These opportunities have allowed me to gain experience in working with a variety of different groups in both a school and competitive setting. The variety in the coaching roles I am currently undertaking requires me to use transferable skills gained from my degree in overcoming the different problems and situations that I may come across.
I had gained my coaching qualifications prior to coming to university, but the amount of sporting qualifications on offer from the university – and the content taught on both the SES and SDC courses – will equip you with the knowledge required to complete similar roles to the ones I have. I would thoroughly recommend getting involved with a community group or gaining leadership experience whilst at university as it involves and develops so many skills that are used in a variety of jobs.”
Steph coaching the University of Lincoln Men’s 2nd XI Hockey team