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Programming Tactics for Speed/Power Athletes Training toward the 2018 Games

January 29, 2018

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Learn about programming tactics you can use for your strength/power athletes who are preparing for the 2018 Olympic Games. Brad DeWeese, coach for several Team USA athletes, shares his first-hand experience preparing athletes for the Olympic Games in this session from the NSCA’s 2018 Coaches Conference.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Strength and Power Athletes 2018 Olympic Games USA Athletes Programming Tactics

Supporting the Winter Sport Athlete from Talent I.D to Olympic Podium

December 17, 2018


This 2018 National Conference video features Scott Riewald in an overview of the 2018 USA Winter Olympic team and discusses how sport science support contributes to elite athlete performance. As well as the training, preparation, and expanding talent identification initiatives to influence performance for the Olympic Games.

Coaches Exercise Science Program design Organization and Administration Olympic Games Winter Sports Winter Olympics Sports Science

Coach's Advantage by USADA


Arm yourself with the latest anti-doping knowledge. The NSCA is partnering with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) in order to equip strength and conditioning professionals with the latest in anti-doping education and a better understanding of the important role they play in keeping sports clean.

Sliding Toward Sochi—Part I: A Review of Programming Tactics Used During the 2010–2014 Quadrennial

June 1, 2014

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This article provides an overview of the sporting demands of the bobsled competition in the Sochi Olympic Games, and how the theoretical basis of training attempted to meet these requirements.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design strength training for bobsled push athletes strength and conditioning for bobsled sliding sport training Bobsled training

Strength and Conditioning for Table Tennis Athletes

April 1, 2013

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This article provides a brief overview of the physical demands of table tennis, plus recommendations of specific strength and conditioning exercises to improve table tennis performance.

Coaches Exercise Science Program design Table tennis fitness training how to train for table tennis demands of table tennis

Considerations for Specialist Tactical Law Enforcement Officers during Long-Term Special Events

April 1, 2016


The lack of specific training for tactical athletes during long deployments poses a significant issue. This article addresses mitigation strategies that can help them perform at their best and reduce the risk of injury.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Technique Program design deployment training Detraining long-term deployment tactical fitness

NSCA Announces 2022 Coach of the Year Awards


The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) is proud to announce the recipients of the organization’s 2022 Coach of the Year Awards: Professional Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year: Dan Dalrymple, CSCS, RSCC*E College Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year: Liane Blyn, MS, CSCS, RSCC*E Assistant College Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year: Ryan Metzger, MS, CSCS, RSCC

Carissa Gump - NSCA’s Coaching Podcast, Season 7 Episode 15


This episode of the NSCA Coaching Podcast presents drug testing and anti-doping initiatives in elite sport. Team USA 2008 Olympian, Carissa Gump, discusses how her journey as an international level weightlifter led to her becoming an ambassador for fair competition. Gump shares lessons from overcoming a career-threatening injury prior to the 2008 Olympics, with NSCA Coaching and Sport Science Program Manager, Eric McMahon, and how a passion for supporting athletes has fueled her career as a sport business executive. Learn about opportunities that the NSCA Foundation has for aspiring strength and conditioning professionals, and how the NSCA Foundation serves to promote the philanthropy of the coaching profession. Learn more about clean sport and anti-doping by taking the USADA Coach’s Advantage Course for 0.2 NSCA CEUs. Check out NSCA Foundation resources to discover grants and scholarships available for strength and conditioning professionals. More episode links: USADA – U.S. Anti-Doping Agency TrueSport – Education for Coaches, Athletes, and Parents NSF for Sport – NSF Certified Nutritional Products Listing Global DRO – Drug Reference Online Drug Free Sport – Anti-Doping Services and Education Email Carissa at carissa.gump@nsca.com| Connect with Eric on Instagram: @ericmcmahoncscs or Twitter: @ericmcmahoncscs

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