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NSCA Coach

NSCA Coach provides valuable takeaways for every level of strength and conditioning coach through quarterly, electronic issues. You can find scientifically based articles specific to a wide variety of your athletes’ needs with Nutrition, Programming, and Youth columns. You must be a member of the NSCA to access NSCA Coach.

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August 2018 | Vol. 5 - Issue 3

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Issue 5.3 of NSCA Coach contains articles on group dynamics in strength and conditioning, developing a youth strength and conditioning program, training for pistol shooting performance, growth and maturation of female athletes, consequences of too much discipline, training for Paralympic discus throwers, long-term athletic development for middle and high school athletes, and programming for collegiate female cross country runners.

Table of Contents  

06|  Components of Group Dynamics within the Strength and Conditioning Context by Andy Gillham, PhD, CSCS,*D, CMPC
12| Developing a Youth Strength and Conditioning Program: Best Practices by Enrique Alanis, Samuel Cavazos, Javier Alanis, Yamilex Gallardo, April Lara, Aylen Alaniz, and Juan Gonzalez, PhD, CSCS
18| Eccentric and Balance Training to Enhance Pistol Shooting Performance in the Young Athlete by Carmen Salinas, Samantha Gomez, Jenny Zamora, Alexis Flores, Amanda Hankins, and Juan Gonzalez, PhD, CSCS
30| The Growth and Maturation of the Female Pediatric Athlete by Amanda Martinez, Liana Chee, Alyssa Lopez, Raul Castillo, Diana Navarro, and Alma Olivarez
36| Unintended Consequences of Too Much Discipline by Clayton Kuklick, PhD, CSCS and Brian Gearity, PhD, CSCS, FNSCA
40| Balancing the Imbalance – The Training of a Paralympic F44 Discus Thrower by Lawrence Judge, PhD, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT, RSCC*E, FNSCA, Don Hoover, PhD, PT, CSCS, and David Bellar, PhD, CSCS,*D, RSCC*D, FNSCA
50| Using LTAD to Program for a Middle School Athlete and a High School Athlete: Part 2 – Creating a Developmentally-Appropriate Strength and Conditioning Program by Rick Howard, MEd, CSCS,*D, USAW
56| Year-Round Strength Training for Collegiate Female Cross Country Runners – Sample Program by David Granato, MS, CSCS

Brian Gearity, PhD, CSCS, FNSCA

Assistant Editor
Britt Chandler, MS, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D

Publications Director
Keith Cinea, MA, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D

Managing Editor
Matthew Sandstead, NSCA-CPT,*D

Publications Coordinator
Cody Urban

Editorial Review Panel
Charles Allen, PhD, CSCS, USAW 
Jonathan Anning, PhD, CSCS,*D
Joel Bergeron, MS, CPS, CSCS,*D
Douglas Berninger, MEd, CSCS,*D, RSCC, USAW  
Nicole Dabbs, PhD
Yvette Figueroa, MS, CSCS
Juan Gonzalez, PhD, CSCS, USATF
Meredith Hale-Griffin, MS, CSCS
William Klika, PhD, CSCS, RSCC*E
Brian Lehmann, MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS
Bryan Mann, PhD, CSCS,*D, RSCC*D 
Pat Mahady, MS, CSCS
Ed McNeely, MS 
Jonathan Mike, PhD, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, USAW 
Ryan Puck, MS, CSCS, USAW
Evan Schick, PhD, CSCS
Collis Spann, MS, IKFF CKT L2, USAW-2 
Aaron Suma, MA, CSCS,*D, USAW-2
Tai Tran, PhD, CSCS,*D

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