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Needs Analysis for a Tactical Athlete

March 25, 2019

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Learn the basics of conducting a needs analysis for tactical athletes based on the athlete’s goals and desired outcomes, assessments, limitations on workout frequency and duration, equipment availability, health and injury status, and occupational physiological demands.

TSAC Facilitators Program design Testing and Evaluation Tactical Needs Analysis TSAC-F

Using Your Creativity and Knowledge Base to Implement LTAD—A Sample LTAD Program and Lessons Learned

June 1, 2017

Article

This article describes an innovative approach that was used to implement a long-term athletic development (LTAD) program in a health club, and includes the steps used for implementation.

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Sample Job Description - Full Time Strength and Conditioning Coach

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This sample job description is intended to be used as a starting point for creating a job description that is appropriate for your situation.

From Successful Trainer to Gym Owner—9 Steps to Open Your First Facility: Part 3

October 29, 2018

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In the final stage of the gym opening process everything starts to feel very real. Once a location has been chosen, the next steps are to negotiate and sign a lease, create an opening timeline, and plan the grand opening event for the facility.

Personal trainers Organization and Administration Professional Development Personal Training Facility Business Development Gym Owner Steps to Owning Gym

Coaching Advancement and Eleiko Equipment Grants Recipients

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The NSCA Foundation is proud to announce the recipients of the 2018 Coaching Advancement Grant, Nicholas Cuthrell, and Eleiko Equipment Grant, North High School.

Considerations for Transitioning to Online Personal Training

August 13, 2021

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The purpose of this article is to provide the reader some direction and suggestions for how to make the transition to online personal training smooth and successful.

Personal trainers Program design Professional Development Online Personal Training Clients Schedule SAID Principle

History of Fitness Testing in Tactical Occupations

June 1, 2017

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Physical assessments have evolved as a result of developments in scientific research, equipment loads, operational environments, and doctrine.

TSAC Facilitators Testing and Evaluation Fitness testing TSAC tactical strength and conditioning

Shift-Based Program Scheduling for Firefighters

April 1, 2016

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There is no argument that periodization is successful, and that different models can be applied with success in different fashions. The question of how shift work really affects a periodized program—more specifically firefighter shift work—is less clear.

TSAC Facilitators Program design shift work periodization fitness for firefighters tactical strength and conditioning firefighters TSAC

TSAC Research Review, Issue 38.3

April 1, 2014

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This research review covers topics such as the effects of police officer equipment loads, military occupational specialties, and the effects of protective clothing and self-contained breathing apparatus for firefighters.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Technique Program design mobility injury risk factors protective clothing aerobic capacity Equipment loads

Understanding Risk Management as a Fitness Professional

June 1, 2017

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There's risk in every business, but fitness professionals can often face higher risk than most. While personal trainer insurance can offer solid protection, fitness professionals can best protect themselves by understanding the fundamentals of risk management as they apply within the realm of sports and fitness. In this article, global insurance firm Integro Entertainment & Sports offers tips on how to best protect yourself and your business, defines common insurance terms, and provides an overview to understanding insurance conditions.

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