Athletic Trainers

Complete Online Application HERE

January 18, 2016

Dear Athletic Trainer, or Athletic Training Student


The Athletic Trainer Internship Program at the Volleyball Festival provides an excellent opportunity for student and certified athletic trainers to get hands-on experience in the field of athletic training. With over 500 teams from throughout the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and other countries, the tournament provides a multitude of educational experiences. A staff of approximately 20 student and 10  athletic trainers are supervised by an outstanding group of and additional 5 senior staff athletic trainers. There are opportunities to learn from these professionals with their wide range of experience in the field of athletic training. In addition we have an outstanding group of physicians, on site, who provide both medical care to the athletes and education to our staff. Please note that priority hiring is given first to returning members of previous festivals staff and to those who are available for the entire tournament with no scheduling conflicts.


The Volleyball Festival competition will be held June 24-27, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona at the Convention Center. Welcome Party is June 23.Please plan on arriving on June 22. See full schedule below.




Wednesday, June 22

  • Set up 9am - 2 pm for a small group of staff (by selection).
  • Practice coverage in PM (by selection)
  • Educational seminar TBD (optional)

Thursday, June 23

  • Mandatory meeting 9am - 1pm
  • Practice coverage in AM (by selection)
  • Mandatory Welcome Party 6 - 8:30pm

Friday, June 24  - Sunday June 26

  • Tournament competition 8am - 11pm or end of play
  • Work 6am to 6pm OR 11 am to 11pm (approximately) depends on end of play

Monday, June 27

  • Competition 8am - 6pm approximately
  • Finals Noon - 6pm
  • Work 6am - 11am or 11am - 6pm or cover specific championship games and packing up our supplies etc..

Student interns must be enrolled in a CAATE Accredited Program and be current in Health Care Provider CPR during the time of the Festival and be First Aid Certified as well.


There are a limited number of positions available for Athletic Trainers and those individuals will be expected to provide mentoring and supervision to the athletic training student interns.


Student interns will be paid a stipend of $400.00 dollars for the tournament and Athletic Trainers are paid $15/hour in their first year as an ATC at the Festival.  In their second year as an ATC at the Festival the pay is $18/hour and after that $20/hour but will be given a maximum of 40 hours for the tournament in a schedule but could be less depending on play and tournament end time.  Over 40 hours would have to be approved by a VF AT Senior Staff supervisor.  Meals are provided for both athletic trainers and  student interns while working.  If needed, Housing, is provided at no cost with the following understanding:

  • Students are placed in double, triple or quad occupancy as space and rooms dictate
  • Students may request specific roommates and we will try to accommodate, but no guarantee’s can be made
  • Athletic Trainer’s are placed in double occupancy unless requesting roommates (up to a max of 4 in a room)

All hotels are full service and within walking distance to the Convention Center. Housing begins Wednesday, June 22 and can be provided until the morning of Tuesday, June 28.  If you are selected to work practices and/or set up on Wednesday, June 22, your housing can start Tuesday, June 21.  Please note that student and certified athletic trainers are responsible for their own transportation costs to Phoenix, AZ.


Athletic training student interns are given a daily work schedule which is determined based on coverage needs. Initial work schedules are distributed at the orientation meeting. However, these schedules can be adjusted as needed by tournament play and flow. Additionally, you are expected to attend the staff meeting and help with the Welcome Party as part of your stipend. Monday, June 27 is the last day of play and ends by approximately 6 pm. On that day, we are usually finished packing by approximately 9 pm.  We have flexibility in scheduling on the last day, so it is no problem to depart after 4pm but everyone is encouraged to depart in for late evening or you can stay in the hotel through Tuesday, June 28, 2016.


As an added bonus, each year we try to do an optional education seminar before or during the tournament.  However, at this time we do not know the topic or if one will be offered.  If offered, there will be CEU’s available for athletic trainers and an update will be provided to all accepted staff via email.


Applications are due March 20, 2016. Please complete the application by clicking HERE. Please note: the application must be completed in ONE SESSION. You will need the information from your resume and the names and phone numbers of 3 references.  Please remember we wait to see how many previous staff are returning to determine how many new positions are available. 


Final Acceptance decisions are made by April 15.


Once accepted, athletic trainers are sent a form for you to submit your request for housing needs, including any roommate requests, and are also asked for other necessary information that we may need not have been on the application. Please note, athletic training student interns’ schedules need to be flexible throughout the event.  Once contacted of your acceptance, it's important to quickly provide your housing needs and roommate request information.


To apply, click on the link provided above or HERE to complete the online application which is automatically submitted to me and reviewed. Again, the application needs to be completed in ONE SITTING and you will need information that is commonly found on a resume, including the names and phone numbers of 3 references.


Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or need additional information.     


I look forward to hearing from you!





Dr. Eric J. Fuchs, ATC, EMT-B

Volleyball Festival Director of Sports Medicine 

Moberly Buildg Rm 109

Dept of Exercise & Sport Science

521 Lancaster Ave. 

Richmond, KY 40475 

859 582 3042 cell

859 622 1254 fax