High School Coaches’ Resources

High school coaching is a rapidly-growing area of strength and conditioning, and can be an exciting career choice for strength and conditioning professionals who want to have a lifelong positive impact on young people.

How to Launch Your Career as a High School Strength and Conditioning Professional


Description of High School Strength and Conditioning Profession

Getting Started

Becoming a High School Strength and Conditioning Coach


NSCA’s Coaching Podcast, Episode 16: Micah Kurtz

Resources to Help You Advocate for a Position at a School

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Why Your High School Needs a Qualified Strength and Conditioning Professional


What are the Competencies of a Qualified Strength and Conditioning Professional?

Legal Benefits

Legal Benefits of Certified Strength and Conditioning Coaches
Roles of Athletic Trainers and Strength and Conditioning Coaches

Case Study

How safe is your teen’s strength and conditioning program?

Case Study

Are outdated weight training techniques increasing your child’s injury risks?

Case Study

Certified Coach Gives Young Athletes Skills That Are Bigger Than Sports

Case Study

"I am Here to Keep Your High School Athletes Safer"

Case Study

The Significant Change Quietly Taking Place in High School Athletics
Creating a S&C Program for Your High School or College
The Case for High School Strength Coach Hires
Why High School Athletes Need Strength & Conditioning Coaches
‘Doing right by kids’: certified strength coach a boost to Catawba Ridge athletics

Free Evaluation Worksheet

Identify areas of risk and liability in a weight room.

Position Proposal Packet

Download sample documents and information to use when you propose a new position.

Printed Info Packet

Request a free information packet designed to be shared with ADs and school administrators.

Improving Your Existing Program

Standards and Guidelines

Strength and Conditioning Professional Standards and Guidelines

Preventing Sudden Death

The Inter-Association Task Force for Preventing Sudden Death in Secondary School Athletics Programs: Best-Practices Recommendations

Articles, Videos, and Podcasts

Articles, videos, and podcasts for high school coaches.
Download "Basics of Strength and Conditioning" Manual (pdf)

Position Statement

NSCA Position Statement on Youth Resistance Training

Position Statement

NSCA Position Statement on Long-Term Athletic Development
Youth Training and Long-Term Athletic Development


10 Pillars of Successful Long-Term Athletic Development
Foundations of Coaching Lifts: Hands-on Approach to Coaching Lift Progressions


Strength of America Award

The Childhood Obesity Epidemic

Childhood obesity is getting worse, study says
Weighing Down Our Military

Information for Parents

The 10 Pillars for Successful Long-Term Athletic Development
Implications for Training in Youth: Is Specialization Benefiting Kids?
Injury Prevention in Youth Athletes: A Summary in 9 Key Points
Youth Performance and Fitness—Strength and Conditioning Information for Parents
An Introduction for Parents: What is Long-Term Athletic Development?

Early Sport Specialization

LTAD, Youth Resistance Training, and Early Sport Specialization: What It All Means

Case Study

3 Smart Questions Every Concerned Parent of a Teen Athlete Should Ask

Case Study

Youth who play multiple sports tend to be healthier, become better athletes, and have a lot more fun
How to Choose the Right Sports Performance Program
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