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Thoracic Mobility and Athletic Performance

August 5, 2019

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Gain a thorough understanding of thoracic spine anatomy, the causes and effects of limited thoracic mobility, and the diverse strategies that may enhance thoracic mobility from the Arizona Diamondbacks Major League Baseball (MLB) Strength and Conditioning Team.

Coaches Exercise Science Exercise Technique Trunk Rotation Mobility Thoracic Baseball Exhalation Sagittal Plane Rotation MLB

Velocity-Based Training in Professional Baseball

June 17, 2019

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Major League Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Texas Rangers, Eric McMahon, describes how he utilizes velocity-based training for professional baseball players and the benefits this technology brings to the players in this session from the NSCA’s 2019 Coaches Conference.

Coaches Program design Velocity-based training Speed Strength MLB Baseball Programming

University of Michigan Baseball: The Program Within the Program

January 27, 2014

Video

Taking on a new coaching staff can be one of the most stressful aspects of a coach's job, according to Jason Cole. Join Coach Cole as he presents on the methodologies used by the University of Michigan in relation to baseball and the philosophy of a new coaching staff.

Coaches Program design University of Michigan College Baseball Programming for Baseball

The Myth of the Grind - How to Get into Baseball and What to Expect When You Get There

May 1, 2015

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In this first of a five-part series, Rachel Balkovec—the first female strength and conditioning coach in the history of professional baseball—provides an overview of her journey and how she got into professional baseball. This video starts with her recruitment by the University of New Mexico and includes her journeys to the Dominican Republic.

Coaches Professional Development Joe Kenn Training Plan Programming

Developing Bilateral Symmetry for Basketball Players—Considerations for the Use of Rotational Suspension Bodyweight Training

January 1, 2014

Article

In order to develop athletes who can move optimally in multiple planes of motion, training should include elements that can challenge them in multiple planes while providing various resistance and proprioceptive challenges.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design basketball coaching NSCA Coach Bilateral Symmetry Rotational Training Training for Basketball

The Case for Gameday Resistance Training in Non-Contact High-Intensity Intermittent Sports

February 5, 2021

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The purpose of this article is to review the related literature that has explored the influence of resistance training programs on the onset of fatigue and muscular power as it relates to non-contact high-intensity intermittent sports, in order to provide suggestions for creating same-day training programs.

Coaches Program design Neuromuscular Fatigue Power Gameday Resistance Training Post Activation Potentiation

NSCA’s Midwest Region

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NSCA has a network of volunteer leaders who direct NSCA’s efforts at the state level. NSCA’s Midwest Regional Coordinator provides oversight and training to local state directors. Members in the Midwest Region can connect at local and regional events as well as on Facebook to others in this area.

NSCA’s Coaching Podcast, Episode 13: Matthew Van Dyke

Podcast

Matthew Van Dyke, Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at the University of Denver, talks to the NSCA Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Scott Caulfield, about professional development, working as part of a comprehensive sports performance team, and developing additional knowledge in the field.

Coaches Professional Development

Early Sport Specialization Versus Diversification in Youth Athletes

December 1, 2013

Article

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.

Coaches Program design Personal Trainers long-term athletic development Youth training guidelines NSCA Coach

Performance Center

The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Headquarters features a 6,000 square foot state-of-the-art Performance Center designed specifically to train clients of all fitness levels—from youth and novice to tactical and elite. The NSCA Performance Center serves as a proving ground for the testing and application of scientific principles optimizing sport performance, and offers private, semi-private, and group training services for individuals and teams.

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