• Alvin Roy Award for Career Achievement
    This award for career achievement was created in honor of Alvin Roy, who helped establish strength and conditioning as the cornerstone of any athletic training program.
  • History of the Alvin Roy Award

    Alvin Roy Award

    Alvin Roy helped establish strength and conditioning as an integral part of any training program. Roy was one of the first coaches to prove that lifting weights would improve both speed and power, and he helped debunk the myth that lifting weights made athletes slower.

    This esteemed award is given posthumously to an individual whose career achievements made a substantial impact on the scientific understanding, methodologies, and practice of resistance training as a component of sports conditioning. The NSCA Board of Directors carefully deliberates recipients of this prestigious award.


    Congratulations to our 2014 winner, Dr. Tudor Bompa!

    Past Recipients of the Alvin Roy Award Include:

    2013 - Thomas DeLorme, PhD

    2007 - John Patrick O’Shea, PhD

    2004 - Edmund J. Burke, PhD, CSCS

    2000 - John Grimek

    1995 - John Terpak, Sr.

    1993 - Peary Radar

    1987 - Bob Hoffman

    1986 - Alvin Roy