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Autonomy-Supportive Coaching: A New Perspective on Training Athletes

November 12, 2021

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From the 2021 NSCA’s Coaches Conference, Adam Feit, Coordinator of Physical and Mental Performance at Springfield College, discusses the benefits of satisfying athletes’ and coaches’ basic psychological needs. He also explains how behaviors can help or hinder performance and how to create an autonomy-supportive training and coaching environment.

Coaches Professional Development Behaviors Motivation Support Feedback Autonomy-Supportive Training

Beyond Reps and Sets – Strength and Conditioning Coaches Guide to Implementing Self-Determination Theory into Practice

May 6, 2022

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The purpose of this article is to provide strength and conditioning coaches with practical knowledge from the framework of self-determination theory to facilitate student-athlete motivation within the weight room across varying sports.

Coaches Exercise Science Professional Development Self-Determination Theory Motivation Autonomy Psychology

Intrinsic and Extrinsic Performance Motivation: Turning Athletes’ Attitudes from “Have to” into “Want to”

August 5, 2022

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This article aims to share practical application strategies that strength and conditioning coaches can use in fostering a positive change in their athlete’s performance by understanding intrinsic and extrinsic performance motivation and how to adopt an autonomy-supportive coaching style.

Coaches Exercise Science Professional Development Motivation Intrinsic Extrinsic Attitude Leadership

Maintaining Motivation for Collegiate Basketball Players

January 1, 2015

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Competence, autonomy, and relatedness are three keys to promoting a more intrinsically motivated athlete. These components can be combined in nearly limitless ways, which is especially important for the long basketball season.

Coaches Exercise Science Program design sports psychology training for basketball how to motivate athletes Motivation

Understanding Weight Bias among Personal Trainers and Practical Strategies

March 4, 2022

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This article seeks to explore weight bias and provide strategies to reduce weight bias behaviors.

Personal trainers Basic Pathophysiology and Science of Health Status or Condition and Disorder or Disease Professional Development

Giving the Clients What They Want—A Personal Perspective

October 1, 2014

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It is the job of the personal trainer to help clients reach their goals in a safe and effective manner. However, it can be easy to lose sight of the big picture of a client’s life and have tunnel vision on specific training aspects that may not matter.

Personal trainers Organization and Administration Professional Development personal trainers how to be a successful personal trainer Personal training

Strength and Conditioning Journal

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The Strength and Conditioning Journal is the professional journal for strength coaches, personal trainers, physical therapists, athletic trainers, and other health professionals working in the strength and conditioning field. The journal's mission is to publish articles that report both the practical applications of research findings and the knowledge gained by experienced professionals.

NSCA’s Coaching Podcast, Episode 103: Ali Kershner

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Ali Kershner, Director of Creative Strategy for Art of Coaching, talks to the NSCA Coaching and Sport Science Program Manager, Eric McMahon, about overcoming adversity on the road to win the 2021 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Women’s Basketball Championship at Stanford University. Topics under discussion include the inequalities found at the NCAA tournament, being true to yourself as a coach, and working outside of the weight room to help strengthen coach-athlete relationships. Find Ali on Instagram: @kershner.ali or Twitter: @alikershner | Find Eric on Instagram: @ericmcmahoncscs or Twitter: @ericmcmahoncscs

Coaches Professional Development

Battalion Integration of Physical Performance Experts

October 6, 2023

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This article explores the challenges and successes of integrating physical performance experts at the battalion level.

TSAC Facilitators Program design Organization and Administration Professional Development

The Independent Path – Considerations for Career Personal Trainers

April 10, 2020

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This article articulates important independent personal trainer and employee personal trainer differences, research and planning guidelines moving forward, important marketing considerations, financial literacy, and the importance of moral support.

Personal trainers Professional Development Personal Trainer Managing Business Marketing Personal Training Career

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