Given the numerous approaches and variables which contribute to leadership effectiveness, it is unlikely any single approach is sufficient. This article briefly discusses the leadership approaches most commonly associated with team sports with the intent of providing a foundational understanding of leadership to strength and conditioning coaches.
In the intercollegiate athletic setting, the strength and conditioning coach can play a role in the development of student-athlete leadership. For the strength and conditioning coach to be a positive contributor to this effort, he or she must have a clear understanding of their role, the role of the sport coach, and the interaction and relationship between the two.
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In this lecture from the NSCA's 2014 National Conference, Tim Pelot talks about the factors that define effective leadership. Join Pelot as he discusses how leadership is what truly drives the programs behind strength & conditioning.
CoachesProgram designOrganization and Administrationleadershipeffective leadersstrength and conditioning coachesleaders
Dr. Whitney Moore and Val Smith from Wayne State University use this session, from the 2019 NSCA National Conference, to provide evidence-based motivational strategies and leadership behaviors, strength coach tested relationship-building strategies, and explain different levels of informal leadership training opportunities.
"How can we practically, meaningfully and positively affect communication, leadership, and motivation for our staff, our athletes, and our teams?" Tim Wakeham strives to answer this question during this lecture from the 2015 NSCA Coaches Conference.
Dr. Whitney Moore and Val Smith from Wayne State University use this session, from the 2019 NSCA National Conference, to provide evidence-based motivational strategies and leadership behaviors, strength coach tested relationship-building strategies, and explain different levels of informal leadership training opportunities
Help advance the strength and conditioning profession while earning CEUs by volunteering and contributing to an NSCA Committee, Special Interest Group (SIG), or in the State and Provincial Director (SPD) Program
Captain Tony Soika, MS, CSCS, TSAC-F, speaks at the 2013 National Conference on what it takes to become a tactical strength and conditioning coach. In this first of four videos, Tony reviews the importance of leadership.
TSAC FacilitatorsProfessional DevelopmentStrength and ConditioningCoaching;TSACTactical