In this session from the 2018 NSCA National Conference, Lance Walker talks about how to create and develop age-specific strength training programs for ages 9 – 18 and how the programs change and progress. He also discusses how to get the most out of each program for young individuals.
Personal trainersCoachesExercise ScienceProgram designLong Term Athletic DevelopmentLTADYouth TrainingAge Specific TrainingStrength Training
In this video from the NSCA’s 2018 Coaches Conference, sports performance coordinator from Salisbury University, Matt Nein, describes what mental toughness is, skills associated with mental toughness, and how to develop this attribute in athletes.
CoachesExercise ScienceNutritionProgram designMental SkillsMental ToughnessPsychological Skills TrainingPSTAthlete Development
Understand the relationships between different testing variables and what they mean. In this session from the NSCA’s 2017 Coaches Conference, Bryan Mann explains how to use various equations from research to garner deeper insights into commonly collected data.
In this video from the NSCA's 2013 Personal Trainer Conference, Chad Waterbury discusses how to maximize motor unit recruitment. Chad discusses three ways to recruit more motor units - lift heavy, accelerate sub-maximal loads, and train with high-tension movements.
Personal trainersExercise ScienceProgram designmotor unitsstrengthpowerbody composition
In this lecture from the NSCA's 2014 Coaches Conference, Dr. Bryan Mann addresses velocity-based training (VBT) in sports. Dr. Mann defines VBT as "the use of various devices that measure displacement and time" as he describes each device and its ability.
CoachesExercise ScienceProgram designvelocity based trainingVBTBryan MannStrength and ConditioningSports Performance
In this lecture from the NSCA's 2016 Coaches Conference, Caitlin Quinn discusses how to implement simple techniques for creating a disciplined (yet enjoyable) team lifting environment. Quinn talks about how to hold athletes to a high standard of knowledge and movement accountability, how to teach simple physiology to achieve desirable technique, how to instill a level of ownership within each athlete, and how to place a large emphasis on an athlete's mental engagement throughout a lifting session.
CoachesExercise ScienceExercise TechniqueOrganization and AdministrationTeam EnvironmentStrength and ConditioningMovement AccountabilityMental Engagement
Founded in 1978, the NSCA has been serving its members by bridging the gap between science and application. Take an online tour of the NSCA’s legacy and learn about the Association’s impact on strength and conditioning as both a practice and profession.