Marco Escobar

Major: Kinesiology and Health
Company/Organization: Goldfinch Sports Performance
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Destination: Ankeny, Iowa
Timeframe: Spring 2024
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*Lead group training sessions *Track and record data for athletes (sprint times, vertical jump, broad jump) *Clean the facility (vaccuming, laundry, wiping down equipment) *Complete online reading assignments *Use training apps for data analysis (Teambuildr, Hawkins Dynamics, Excel) *Design training protocols


Gaining a better understanding of using the technological apps involved with our facility, Excel was not the most friendly app prior to my internship. Most importantly, the people and kids I was able to work with and impact I had on them is something I take great pride in.

Learning experience

Understanding that not all athletes are the same. Understanding their different training goals and aspirations within their respective sport. But most importantly, knowing how to maximize their talents and efforts with how you connect with them. Some athletes like a quieter, more interpersonal approach, and some like the old school high energy style.

What advice would you give?

Take the time to invest in your education and don't be afraid to make some mistakes along the way. Also, do the pre-internship to ensure that this a field you truly want to pursue.

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