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This article is important because it provides a conceptual model that will assist strength and conditioning professionals in designing programs that develop strength and power in each primary sports vector. It provides new terminology that more accurately describes ground-based movement, and the terminology could prove itself helpful in predicting the transfer of training from resistance training to performance.
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Written by Coach Mike Favre, this article encompasses some of the necessary experience, education, certifications, and personal development needed to become a strength and conditioning coach.
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In this lecture from the NSCA's 2014 National Conference, Tim Pelot talks about the factors that define effective leadership. Join Pelot as he discusses how leadership is what truly drives the programs behind strength & conditioning.
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“As a performance coach, the NSCA provides me with up to date and new information, which allows me to construct various programs for my athletes."
Coach Travis Brown, CSCS, *D, Sports Performance Coach, Rapid Sports Performance
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