Virtual Internships

Developing coaching confidence

Do you feel like just another sports coach?

More so than ever with the restraints of the pandemic it’s becoming a huge challenge for aspiring and established coaches to differentiate themselves from the crowd. Jobs are suffering, in-person internships are logistically unviable, accreditation assessments are being cancelled left, right, and centre, and most academic courses are replacing all their practical content with written material.

So yes, whilst you may have a certificate in hand and a degree under your belt, can you deal with a problem when it arises and find the answers to your questions when you go it alone?

Are you equipped to coach in a pandemic?

Do you even know where to start?
A number of courses are appearing online which just add to the noise and make it more complicated for learners to sift through the BS. Being well read is only a start point, but you need to be able to communicate a clear message and be confident in your delivery on the field.

Subsequently, we have produced a ‘virtual internship’. An online experience which will address the disconnect between business and performance, help you uncover the tools to assess not guess, and provide you with a safe space to ask the “stupid questions” and gain confidence in your ability to go into the world and coach.

Speedworks have a proven approach, through athletes, teams, practitioner mentees and a decade of interns who have moved on to a range of performance roles. Follow their journey, engage with our network and differentiate yourself with a speed “X-Factor”.

You back us, and we will back you.

We are confident enough in our strategy to evolve top quality coaches, therefore, all those who complete the online internship will be invited to apply for a paid internship position.

Not just another sports coach. Invest in your future.

Internship outline:

  • Instructors/Speakers: Jonas Dodoo, Speedworks Coaches (Past and Present), Industry Leading Guest Speakers.
  • Duration: 4 weeks


  • Start Date: 18th October 2021 (5th Cohort)
  • 3 x webinars per week.
  • 1 x Zoom Q&A per week.

All webinars will be pre-recorded to enable you to learn at a time which best suits you. Zoom sessions will be live, but recorded and accessible to all enrolled members.

Key Themes:

  • Sprint analysis.
  • Training principles.
  • Speed training.
  • S&C and injury rehab for speed.

Topics of Conversation:

  • Building the 100m sprinter.
  • Speed is for all coaches and athletes.
  • Debunking the myths about speed training.
  • The psychology of speed.
  • How to re-introduce speed to the rehabilitating athlete.
  • Identifying breaks in the chain – coaching eye.
  • Overcoming barriers to speed.
  • A typical exercise menu and useful coaching cues.
  • Assess don’t guess – how to complete a full motion analysis in just 10-minutes.
  • Becoming a coach consultant.
  • How to make it as a self-employed coach.
  • How to coach through COVID.
  • Keeping your head above the rest – standing out in the crowd.

Additional Perks:

  • Certificate of completion
  • Official Speedworks merchandise.
  • Opportunity to apply for a paid internship with Speedworks Training.
  • Take-away resources and guides which will assist you throughout your career.