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Diversity and Inclusion in Athletics: The Role of a Strength Coach

January 31, 2016

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Strength coaches play a pivotal role in the performance of athletes. In this session from the 2016 NSCA Coaches Conference, Korrey Hammond explains the importance of diversity and inclusion for athletes at any level, as they are factors that should not be overlooked.

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Intrinsic and Extrinsic Performance Motivation: Turning Athletes’ Attitudes from “Have to” into “Want to”

August 5, 2022

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This article aims to share practical application strategies that strength and conditioning coaches can use in fostering a positive change in their athlete’s performance by understanding intrinsic and extrinsic performance motivation and how to adopt an autonomy-supportive coaching style.

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A Mindful Lift – Benefits of Mindful Meditation in Strength and Conditioning – Part 2

March 5, 2021

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Part 2 of this article series explores the possible benefits of mindful meditation for coach development as well as how it can improve reflective practice and the coach-athlete relationship.

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Age-Appropriate Dynamic Warm Up

December 27, 2019

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In this hands on session from the NSCA’s 2019 Coaches Conference, Performance Specialist from the Michael Johnson Performance Headquarters, Kelli Selman, defines the elements of an effective, efficient, and ethical dynamic warm-up. This session also provides practical and age-specific examples to target all elements of athleticism.

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Bridging the Gap from Rehab to Performance

July 1, 2019

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Owner and founder of Structure and Function Education, Susan Falsone, discusses the organizational system she uses to bridge the gap between rehabilitation and performance at the 2019 Coaches Conference. This includes a review of the possible interventions used at each stage as well as linking mind and body together for a more well-rounded recovery.

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Fluid Periodization – Training the Modern Day Athlete

July 17, 2020

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In this session from the 2020 NSCA Coaches Conference, Matt Nein, Coordinator of Sports Performance at Salisbury University, discusses his fluid periodization model for coaches to use to easily adapt to the changing situations on a week-to-week (or even day-to-day) basis, and still optimize training for the athletes.

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Creating a High Performance Model in U.S. Elite Sport

February 2, 2016

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In this session from the 2016 NSCA Coaches Conference, the Sports Science and Performance Manager for the Seattle Sounders Major League Soccer (MLS) team, David Tenney, discusses the “high performance model” in the American elite sports environment. Tenney delves into how this model impacts hierarchy and daily decision making, as well as the obstructions that many organizations face, how this model can help to drive decision making and optimize training strategies, and the different strategies that can help make this happen.

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Importance of an In-Season Strength Training Program: A Reminder to Sport Coaches

March 17, 2023

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This infographic reminds coaches of the importance of in-season strength training programs for maintaining physical capabilities and sport performance, while decreasing the overall risk of injuries in athletes.

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Battalion Integration of Physical Performance Experts

October 6, 2023

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This article explores the challenges and successes of integrating physical performance experts at the battalion level.

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Lessons Learned – “The Training Process”

June 5, 2020

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In this session from the NSCA Coaches Conference 2020, Bo Sandoval, Director of Strength and Conditioning for the UFC Performance Institute, discusses the processes in which they assess their athletes, provide individualized training programs to make weight or build performance, and the various ways they are collecting vital information and research pertaining to fighters.

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