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november 2023 | Vol. 10 - Issue 4

NSCA Coach 10.3 Cover

Issue 10.4 of NSCA Coach contains articles on the current state of the sport science field, training programs for Paralympic throwers, low back pain in golfers, alternative licensure for physical education teaching, personal perspectives on alternative licensure programs, coaches’ guide to sports burnout, establishing confidence and buy-in, and training for pickleball.

Table of Contents  


The Current State of the Sport Science Field and Careers – Integration, Data, and Professional Pathways by Luke Pelton, PhD, CSCS, CISSN, and Eric McMahon, MEd, CSCS,*D, TSAC-F, RSCC*D


Designing a Resistance Training Program for Paralympic Throwers by Lawrence W Judge, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT, RSCC*E, FNSCA, Josh Cinnamo, and Bruce Craig, PhD, FNSCA


Understanding Low Back Pain for Golfers by Shawn LaCourt, DC, CSCS, Trevor Shaw, DC, DACRB, CSCS, Shane Carter, DC, MBA, FIAMA, and Adam Sergent, DC, DACBSP, DACRB


From the Field Two-Part Series: Part 1 – The Benefits of Alternative Licensure for Strength and Conditioning Coaches Pursuing Physical Education Teaching by Gary McChalicher, EdD, CSCS


From the Field Two-Part Series: Part 2 – Perspectives on Alternative Licensure Programs (ALP) from a Current Full-Time High School Strength and Conditioning Coach and Former ALP Particpant by Sam Melendrez, MS, CSCS,*D, RSCC


Coaches’ Guide to Sports Burnout by Samantha Dardaman, MS, CSCS, RSCC


Establishing Confidence and Buy-In Into – A New Performance Program in Non-Traditional Settings by Mark Walker, MAEd, CSCS


Training for Pickleball by Allen Hedrick, MA, CSCS,*D, FNSCA

NSCA Retraction and Correction Policy

Brian Gearity, PhD, CSCS, FNSCA

Assistant Editor
Britt Chandler, PhD, 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,*D, TSAC-F, USAW 
Jonathan Anning, PhD, CSCS,*D, FNSCA 
Shaun Edmonds, PhD, CSCS, NSCA-CPT
Yvette Figueroa, PhD, CSCS
Daniel Flahie, MSEd, CSCS,*D
Andy Gillham, PhD, CSCS,*D, CMPC
Juan Gonzalez, PhD, CSCS, USATF
Meredith Hale-Griffin, MS, CSCS
William Klika, PhD, CSCS, RSCC*E
Tessa Koschel, PhD, CSCS
Brian Lehmann, MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS
Thaddeus Light, PhD
Pat Mahady, MS, CSCS
Bryan Mann, PhD, CSCS,*D, RSCC*D
Ed McNeely, MS, CSCS 
Jonathan Mike, PhD, USAW
Jake Sankal, MEd, RD, CSSD, RSCC 
Aaron Suma, MA, CSCS, RSCC, USAW-2
Chris Szedlak, PhD, FHEA
Tai Tran, PhD, CSCS

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