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    February 2018  |  Vol. 5 - Issue 1

    Issue 5.1 of NSCA Coach contains articles on the power position, strength and conditioning philosophy, combining physical and mental training, dynamic warm-ups for land-based athletes, examining athlete “buy-in,” common mistakes and suggested practices for Olympic lifts, developing mental skills for athletes, and a sample five-week program for collegiate female volleyball. 

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    Table of Contents  
    06|  The Power Position—Characteristics and Coaching Points by Guy Hornsby, PhD, CSCS, USAW, William Cedar, CSCS, USAW-1, Satoshi Mizuguchi, PhD, CSCS AND Michael Stone, PhD, CSCS

    14| Philosophy in Strength and Conditioning—Clarifying Coaching and Training Philosophy by Scott Caulfield, MA, CSCS,*D, RSCC*D AND Brian Gearity, PhD, CSCS, FNSCA

    18| Combining Physical and Mental Training by Andy Gilham, PhD, CSCS*D, CC-AASP
    26| Dynamic Warm-Ups for the Land-Based Athlete by Julia Triano, MS, CSCS and Louis Pellegrini, MS, CSCS
    32| Is Athlete "Buy-In" All That it is Cracked Up to Be? by Clayton Kuklick, PhD, CSCS and Brian Gearity, PhD, CSCS, FNSCA
    38| The Olympic Lifts—Suggested Practices and Common Mistakes by Vilayat Del Rossi, MA, CSCS*D, USAW
    42| Developing Mental Skills in Athletes by Ben Fletcher, MS, CSCS
    44| An Applied Five-Week Off-Season Strength and Conditioning Program for Collegiate Female Volleyball by Michael Waller, PhD, CSCS, NSCA-CPT and Hannah Macke
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  • Editor
    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