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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.

Integration of Clean Variations, Progressions, and Application in Strength and Conditioning Programs

May 5, 2023

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The purpose of this article is to provide the strength and conditioning coach with a template on how to integrate the clean and power clean into athletic training programs.

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Using LTAD to Program for a Middle School Athlete and a High School Athlete: Part 2 – Creating a Developmentally-Appropriate Strength and Conditioning Program

January 28, 2019

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This second article of a two-part series continues the discussion of long-term athletic development (LTAD). This article provides practical application of the LTAD principles by examining two sample programs.

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Athlete Safety

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The top concern of strength coaches should always be athlete safety. For this reason, the NSCA has compiled a list of resources to raise the standard of care when working as a strength coach at any level. By reading and sharing these examples of standards and guidelines, policies and procedures, position statements on vital topics, mental health best practices, and more, strength coaches can push to increase the safety of athletes around the world.

Case Study: Youth who play multiple sports tend to be healthier, become better athletes, and have a lot more fun

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Here are more reasons why award-winning Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach Scott Sahli is happy when kids are involved in multiple sports programs and supervised by certified strength coaches.

Case Study: Should your high school have a CSCS on staff?

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High school administrator discusses the considerations for athletes, non-athletes, faculty and the school budget.

Early Sport Specialization Versus Diversification in Youth Athletes

December 1, 2013

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The purpose of this article is to discuss the different opinions regarding the validity of early sport specialization as opposed to diversification, specifically the effect these two methods have on injuries, motor development, skill acquisition, and social and psychological aspects.

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Reducing the Risk of ACL Injuries in American Football Players— Early Investment for Long-Term Gains

March 18, 2019

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Football is a high intensity collision based sport that has an inherent risk of injury in both competition and practice. The focus of ACL injuries and the development of injury prevention programs have been key in the development of youth athletes to keep them participating in sport with reduced risk of injury.

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Case Study: 3 Smart Questions Every Concerned Parent of a Teen Athlete Should Ask

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The proper age-specific program may improve your teenager’s sports performance and reduce their risk of injuries.

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