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Andrew Carlson

Major: Kinesiology and Health


Minor/option/emphasis: Exercise Science

Company/Organization: Barwis Methods
Company/Organization website: http://www.barwis.com
Destination: Plymouth/Michigan
Timeframe: Summer

Advisor/Coordinator Email: dpower@iastate.edu

I was responsible for...
Learned how to teach: Olympic Lifts, other lifting technique, acceleration and max velocity running mechanics, PNF stretching, hip mobility specific to hockey and football players, change of direction mechanics/technique, injury prevention exercises, corrective exercises. Worked with various high school teams on lifting days coaching in the weight room and speed and agility days coaching on the turf.

I accomplished...
Being able to coach a small group of athletes through their lift from start to finish without other coach supervision.

I learned...
To care about the people you work for, the athletes are more important than anything you have going on in your life when you are at work. Athletes don't care how much you know until they know how much you care. Too many people are just going through their careers collecting a paycheck. Stand out, leave a legacy by working hard, being a life long learner and building relationships with your athletes and clients.

Advice for others...
Don't just look to get through your college experience. Take an active role by reading additional non required material, try to do an internship every summer not just your last semester, the more experience you can get while still in college, the better your potential for future success is.

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