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Cards minors strength and conditioning intern program continues


Prior to the 2007 season, then assistant GM John Mozeliak brought forward an innovative proposal with business case to add strength and conditioning interns at every level of the St. Louis Cardinals organization’s minor league system.

The idea was to not only focus on development of the prospects, but also to free up the existing minor league trainers for their primary job of injury prevention and of course treatment.

When introduced, the plan was for a group of locally-based interns to execute a consistent organization-wide conditioning program under the direction of the major league club’s longtime strength and conditioning coach Pete Prinzi.

The organization must be pleased with the results as they are continuing this program for a third season in 2009. They currently have posted job openings for strength and conditioning interns in both Memphis and Jupiter for the Redbirds and Palm Beach Cardinals, respectively.

Responsibilities include: “Work and travel with team, lead daily stretch and conditioning, supervise weight room, record weigh-ins, report to coordinator regularly.”

The positions pay $1100 per month plus meal money. If you’re qualified or know someone who is, more information can be found here.

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