USA Bobsledding team chooses NSCA certified coaches to manage its strength programs

Strategy will better prepare our athletes for more international wins

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – The United States Bobsled and Skeleton Federation has signed an official partnership agreement with the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) designed to maximize its athletes’ physical conditioning for upcoming international competitions. The NSCA sponsored the U.S. team to a gold winning victory at the 2012 World Championships. The agreement paves the way for National Team athletes to train with NSCA-certified coaches. This provides the team with finest strength training in the industry better preparing them for world-class competitions.

The agreement underscores the NSCA (www.nsca.com) as the worldwide authority on strength and conditioning, particularly in the world of Olympic-bound athletes. Its certifications are the industry’s gold standards. Currently, there are 21 National Team athletes working with NSCA-certified coaches.

“This is precisely the type of relationship we need in an effort to support all National Governing Bodies (NGB),” says NSCA’s Board President, Dr. Jay Hoffman. “As we align ourselves with more NBGs, we will definitely see increased excellence in athletic performance.”

Adds the NSCA’s Education Director, Dr. Bill Sands, “As Americans focus our pride and attention on our Olympic athletes this summer, it’s important to remember that the NSCA is committed to helping all Americans grow stronger and lead healthier lives. From high school and college athletes, to individuals seeking guidance from certified personal trainers, NSCA’s goal is to provide greater access to qualified strength and conditioning professionals who can help you achieve your goals safely and effectively.”

Media Note: To schedule an interview and learn more about why strength and conditioning matters for everyone – not just Olympic-bound athletes, contact Greg Nockleby at 719.632.6722.

About the National Strength & Conditioning Association

The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) is an international nonprofit educational association founded in 1978. Evolving from a membership of 76, the association now serves over 30,000 members in 52 countries. Drawing upon its vast network of members, the NSCA develops and presents the most advanced information regarding strength training and conditioning practices, injury prevention, and research findings.

Unlike any other organization, the NSCA brings together a diverse group of professionals from the sport science, athletic, allied health, and fitness industries. These individuals are all in pursuit of achieving a common goal—the utilization of proper strength training and conditioning to improve athletic performance and fitness.

Central to its mission, the NSCA provides a bridge between the scientist in the laboratory and the practitioner in the field. By working to find practical applications for new research findings in the strength and conditioning field, the association fosters the development of strength training and conditioning as a discipline and as a profession.

Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the NSCA serves as a valuable resource for its members, the fitness industry, general public, and the media. The association provides a wide variety of resources and opportunities designed to strengthen, build, advance, and unify.

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