Delaware Sports Blitz is excited to announce a new series we will be doing called Behind the Sports.
The Behind the Sports series is looking at men and women who prepare athletes for their best on and off the court ( SIDs, AD, educators, trainers and etc.). The series will also be looking at different careers in the sports field from media, operating an arena, tickets sales, public relations and etc.
This week we will be featuring Alpha Training’s Founder & Director of Operations Jake Atkinson. As the Director of Operations, Atkinson manages the day-to-day operations of Alpha which includes staffing, training athletes, sales, marketing, directing and etc. As a former athlete himself, Atkinson knows what it takes to excel at a sport. Alpha Training has a passionate staff of coaches which is led by Atkinson who teaches the Alpha athletes techniques that will get the best of out of them when game day comes around. Atkinsion’s passion for athletic training and hard work has made Alpha Training one of the premier athletic training facilities in the state of Delaware.
Name the job and a brief summary of what it entails?
Atkinson: Founder & Director of Operations at Alpha Training
The job basically consists of doing everything, from managing, to staffing, to training, to sales, marketing, directing etc.. Also, running to day-to-day operations of the business while finding strategies to improve and build the business for the future.
How long have you been in this area of work?
Atkinson:A little over 2 years.
What interested you to get in this area of work?
Atkinson: I was an athlete growing up so I was familiar with training and fitness, I had a lot of experience with it from going through it myself.
What is the most rewarding part of the job?
Atkinson: The most rewarding part of the job is seeing your members and clients grow while seeing yourself grow as well.
What are some of the challenges of the job?
Atkinson: The challenges are figuring it out yourself and not having a blueprint or system to follow. It is a lot of trial and error to find the best way to do something.
What advice would you give to someone who wants to work in this job or field?
Atkinson: The advice I would give is to find a great group of people to work with that will push you and give you 100% into what you do.
Whether you are an athlete wanting to get better at your craft or someone who just wants to get in shape, I would recommend Alpha if you are ready to push yourself beyond your limits. First session is Free. If you would like to know more Alpha Training: Click Here.