New agreement establishes support and benefits between both groups
March 12, 2015
Colorado Springs, CO – The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) is proud to announce a new partnership with the National Basketball Strength and Conditioning Association (NBSCA). The agreement establishes a mutually beneficial relationship between the two associations that will support each organization’s mission to improve athletic performance and fitness.
As part of the agreement, the NSCA and NBSCA will support one another by sharing resources and knowledge through a variety of channels including publications, conferences, clinics, and webinars. The partnership will also allow all strength and conditioning coaches in the NBA and NBA D-League the opportunity to become a member of the NSCA’s Registered Strength and Conditioning Coaches® (RSCC) Program.
The RSCC Program is a registry of coaches who have demonstrated experience and knowledge in their field. RSCC coaches have a minimum of two years of experience in applying foundational knowledge to assess, motivate, educate, and train athletes for the primary goal of improving sport performance. The Registry is separate and distinct from the medical, dietetic, athletic training, and sport coaching fields by recognizing professionals who are employed full-time as strength and conditioning coaches in either the scholastic, collegiate, or professional levels.
“The NSCA Registered Strength and Conditioning Coaches distinction represents the most qualified coaches in the industry and encourages the highest standards of professional practice and responsibility,” said Jesse Wright, the President of the NBSCA and Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Philadelphia 76ers. “These coaches embody the rich tradition of excellence and commitment to continuing education that the NSCA prides itself in, and the NBSCA coaches are very excited to join this group.”
“I applaud the NBSCA on its commitment to keeping abreast of the latest strength and conditioning continuing education,” said Scott Caulfield, the NSCA’s Head Strength and Conditioning Coach. “I look forward to working closely with the NBSCA to provide NBA strength and conditioning coaches the resources they need to continue to be leaders in the field and advance their careers, as well as giving NSCA members more access to the excellent work NBSCA coaches are contributing to the profession.”
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About the National Basketball Strength & Conditioning Association
The National Basketball Strength & Conditioning Association (NBSCA) is a professional organization of certified NBA Head and Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coaches. Our mission is to improve the level of athletic performance of the NBA players and franchises, as well as build a foundation upon which each of our members can grow and develop professionally. We seek to provide our athletes with the highest standard of training and education, in applying current evidence-based protocols in the field of Human Performance. The NBSCA also serves as a unified resource and leader in our industry, in understanding and communicating the latest in science and research within the sport of basketball.
About the National Strength & Conditioning Association
The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) is an international nonprofit professional association founded in 1978 and is dedicated to advancing the strength and conditioning profession around the world.
The NSCA advances the profession by supporting strength and conditioning professionals devoted to helping others discover and maximize their strengths. The organization disseminates research-based knowledge and its practical application by offering industry-leading certifications, research journals, career development services, and continuing education opportunities. The NSCA community is composed of more than 45,000 members and certified professionals who further industry standards as researchers, educators, strength coaches, personal trainers, and other roles in related fields.
Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the NSCA serves as a valuable resource for its members, the fitness industry, general public, and the media. The association provides a wide variety of resources and opportunities designed to strengthen, build, advance, and unify.
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