Find or Become a Mentor

Who you know directly impacts the opportunities available to you—and being in someone's corner not only expands their options, but also improves the health of our industry.

5 Ideas for Connecting with NSCA Professionals

Are you looking to find another coach, trainer, researcher, or other professional in your city or area of interest? Explore how to find a potential mentor, or provide guidance and advice to someone newer to the field, and grow the strength of the NSCA community while you’re at it.

1. Join a Professional Development Group

These four groups focus on segments of industry expertise, allowing you to connect with other peers in your profession. Join the related Facebook group, introduce yourself, ask questions, and seek or share advice.

2. Join Special Interest Groups

Are you coaching athletes in a specific sport? Or maybe you have an interest in special populations? Connect with colleagues and potential mentors and mentees by engaging in one or more of the NSCA’s many Special Interest Groups (SIGs).

3. Attend NSCA Events

With more than 50 NSCA clinics and conferences offered each year in the US and Canada alone, events deliver excellent opportunities to meet industry leaders, subject matter experts, and colleagues with similar interests.

4. Learn From Published Authors

Strength and conditioning experts from around the world contribute each month to the NSCA's 5 peer-reviewed journals. Explore the findings of authors, and reach out to better understand and connect with what is making waves in your areas of interest.

5. Connect with Committee Leadership

Want to discover more ways to get involved at the NSCA or meet with professionals who are knowledgeable about key initiatives? Connect with NSCA Committee leadership and discover how you can advance the strength and conditioning profession.

Is Mentorship Right for You?

Before becoming a mentor or mentee, start by understanding what is needed for a positive experience: 

  • Show your commitment to the profession and to continuing your professional development by holding a current NSCA membership and certification.
  • Keep your social media accounts like LinkedIn up to date with your current positions, education obtained, and relevant skills. 


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