The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) announces a new partnership with the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). The new agreement helps equip more coaches with the latest anti-doping knowledge.
October 25, 2016
Colorado Springs, CO – The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), a worldwide authority on strength and conditioning and the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), the U.S. leader in anti-doping, are excited to announce a new partnership. The agreement will help equip more coaches with the latest anti-doping knowledge and help them understand the role they play in keeping sports clean.
Both organizations agree that coaches are one of the most influential people in athletes’ lives and are in a unique position to help them make positive and healthy choices. Together these organizations strive to empower coaches. As part of the agreement, the NSCA will offer USADA’s Coach’s Advantage® resource free of charge to all professionals, starting in 2017. Coach’s Advantage is a comprehensive, online educational tutorial comprised of six video modules that arm coaches with the latest anti-doping information. Getting the resource out to over 40,000 NSCA certified strength and conditioning professionals will help preserve the integrity of competition, inspire true sport and protect the rights of athletes, coaches and all of those involved.
“It’s a win, win, win,” says NSCA Executive Director Michael Massik. “This partnership enables the NSCA to continue to equip and support coaches, gives USADA a new way to reach more professionals with vital information about anti-doping and the coaches are equipped with information that enables them to make a positive impact with athletes and the sport.”
“USADA is excited to share our Coach’s Advantage tutorials with the NSCA membership,” said USADA Education Manager Tammy Hanson. “Research has shown that coaches are often ranked as the number one most important influence in an athlete’s life, and so we are glad to work with the NSCA to help this group of elite coaches best serve their clean athletes.”
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.
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