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Considering the Mental Health of Athletes

February 19, 2021

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The purpose of this article is to explore some phrases that strength and conditioning coaches may hear or behaviors they may witness, and provide some direction to identify which allied healthcare and performance professionals may need to get involved to best help the strength and conditioning coach and athlete elevate their performance.

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The Role of Exercise in Anxiety and Depression: Background and Practical Considerations

June 1, 2017

Article

Evidence suggests a positive relationship between physical activity, exercise, and mental health. Exercise as a treatment modality is now being considered alongside psychotherapeutic and pharmacological approaches, and the role of specifically trained exercise specialists and personal trainers is an important component of the multi-disciplinary team.

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Strategies Aimed at Optimizing Mental Recovery from Training and Occupational Performance

April 30, 2021

Article

The purpose of this article is to provide education surrounding the importance of recovery in tactical populations, identify key aspects of the mental recovery process, and identify strategies Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitators® (TSAC-F®) can implement to promote mental recovery when working with athletes.

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How to Minimize the Risks Associated with Intensive and Specialized Sports Training in Adolescent Females

October 15, 2018

Article

Early sport specialization is often characterized by intensive training and is becoming increasingly common. Adolescent female athletes who train excessively and adopt poor diets are at risk of the female athlete triad, overuse injury, mental health issues, and overtraining.

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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.

Integrating Mental and Physical Strength and Conditioning for the Tactical Athlete: What the Research Says

May 1, 2016

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The path to actual integration of mental and physical training for the tactical athlete is paved with growing empiricism. The current challenge is to sustain creative development of functional approaches and demonstrate that integration can deliver potential benefits.

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NSCA’s Coaching Podcast, Episode 28: Matt Nein

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Matthew Nein, Head Sports Performance Coach for Salisbury University, talks to the NSCA Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Scott Caulfield, about receiving the NSCA Collegiate Strength Coach of the Year award, personal and program values, and mental toughness.

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Survival Swimming Performance Enhancement Workshop – Mental Skills and Virtual Reality to Manage Acrophobia

January 26, 2020

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This article will highlight an intervention involving mental skills training and virtual reality (VR) to address acrophobia with this population.

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Non-Specific Low-Back Pain and Corrective Exercise Solutions

June 25, 2021

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For those dealing with clients who have back pain, this article focuses on non-specific low-back pain and potential exercise solutions for it.

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Exercise Programming for Tactical Athletes Suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

April 24, 2017

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In this session from the NSCA’s 2017 TSAC Annual Training, Mick Stierli discusses the new 12-week structured exercise program for law enforcement that was recently implemented in New South Wales, Australia. Stierli explains how to integrate a similar program into an organization and how to gain buy-in from tactical athletes.

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