Josh Belford

Josh Belford

PE Teacher/Group Exercise Instructor/Football Coach/Haitian Missonary/Shark Conservationist

  • Southern Chester County PA
  • joshuatbelford44@gmail.com
  • 484-995-3648

Certifications

Certifications

Pennsylvania State Certification in Physical Education

Pennsylvania Department of education

Pending

CPR & AED Certification

Jan 2016 - Present

CPR Certification for Children and Adults

Heads Up Coaching Certification

USA Football
2013 - Present

- Concussion Recognition & Response
- Heat Preparedness & Hydration
- Sudden Cardiac Arrest
- Proper Equipment Fitting
- Heads Up Tackling
- Heads Up Blocking

Work History

Work History

Group Exercise & Swim Instructor

YMCA Greater brandywine valley
Dec 2015 - Present

SNAP (Special Needs Adapted Program): SNAP Fit: Fitness Class, SNAP Aquatics, Swim Lessons

- Providing adapted group exercise experience for children with disabilities
- Providing adapted swim lessons for children with disabilities
- Behavior Management
- Structuring and planning classes & Lessons
- Delegating responsibilities for volunteers

Therapeutic Staff Support

Child & Family focus, Inc.
Mar 2012 - Aug 2015

TSS: 1-on-1 Behavioral Therapist

- Executing behavioral treatment plans
- Collection and processing of behavioral data
- Transfer of skills to caregivers (teachers, parents, etc.)
- Non-violent crisis prevention training
- Experience working in school, home and community settings

Education

Education

Health & Physical Education (K-12)

West Chester University of PA
Jan 2014 - May 2017

- BS Health & Physical Education
- Teaching Certification

Psychology

West Chester University of pa
Aug 2009 - Dec 2011

- BA Psychology

Coaching/Fitness & Aquatics instruction

SNAP Fit Head Instructor: Kennett Area YMCA, Kennett Square, PA                                                                                            2016-Present
SNAP Aquatics Head Instructor: Kennett Area YMCA, Kennett Square, PA                                                                               2016-Present
Assistant Head Football Coach: Kennett Middle School, Kennett Square, PA                                                                      2016 - Present
YMCA Basketball Coach: Kennett Area YMCA, Kennett Square, PA                                                                                                                 2016
Swim Instructor: Kennett Area YMCA, Kennett Square, PA                                                                                                               2015-Present
Offensive Coordinator: Fred S. Engle Middle School, West Grove, PA                                                                                                          2015
Head Football Coach: 100-lb Junior Varsity, Avon Grove Wildcats, West Grove, PA                                                                                 2015
Assistant Baseball Coach: Avon Grove Little League, West Grove, PA                                                                                                          2015
Head Football Coach: 80-lb Junior Varsity, Avon Grove Wildcats, West Grove, PA                                                                                   2014
Defensive Coordinator: 80-lb Junior Varsity, Avon Grove Wildcats, West Grove, PA                                                                               2013

SNAP Fit
As the lead instructor, I worked with the director of Group Exercise and Wellness Departments to create an inclusive and adapted group exercise class. I worked with the Volunteer Coordinator to assign volunteers to 1-on-1 responsibilities with children. I created the floor layout and class format, which addresses the 5 components of fitness each class.

Football Coaching

  • Recruiting and delegating responsibilities for assistant football coaches.
  • Teaching safe tackling and fundamental schools to student athletes ages 7-13.
  • Developing leadership, teamwork and other life skills.
  • Teaching fundamental skills to support the youth and middle school programs as a "feeder-program" for the high school.

Volunteer

  • Mission Trips: Port-au-Prince & Merger, Haiti - Project One & Smyrne Orphélinat. Fundraising, donation of goods and childcare; orphan sponsorship.
  • Shark Conservation: National Oceanic Atmospheric Association - Tag sharks with trackers, measurement of body, recording of sex and species and release.