Motivational Climate and Strength and Conditioning Coach-Athlete Relationships in the Weight Room

by Maura Bergan, MS, CSCS, and Jasmin Hutchinson, PhD
NSCA Coach June 2017
Vol 3, Issue 2


The four components of the coach-athlete relationship are closeness, commitment, complementarity, and co-orientation. Coaches should seek to deeply understand the value of each category and how to maximize these reciprocal characteristics with their athletes.

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This article originally appeared in NSCA Coach, a quarterly publication for NSCA Members that provides valuable takeaways for every level of strength and conditioning coach. You can find scientifically based articles specific to a wide variety of your athletes’ needs with Nutrition, Programming, and Youth columns. Read more articles from NSCA Coach »



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Springfield College

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