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ACL Protocols with Deceleration Drills for High School Athletes

October 16, 2020

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From the NSCA’s 2020 Coaches Conference, Scott Schultz and Beau Smith show hands-on drills for prehabilitation of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) to reduce the risk of injury in sport. These drills include posterior chain warm-up exercises, plyometric and balance exercises, and proper landing mechanics to reinforce proper hip and knee positions.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Plyometrics Landing Mechanics Balance Deceleration hs-coaching

Develop the Basic Movement Patterns before Training for Specificity

June 1, 2017

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Instead of tactical athletes initially focusing on training programs that address specific aspects, training programs should emphasize proper movement patterns as a foundation before progressing.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Technique Training for movement patterns exercise program design TSAC

Integrating Safer Tackling Cues in the Weight Room

April 1, 2014

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Integrating weight room cues that are more consistent with those used to reinforce safer tackling techniques on the field may help with athlete retention and buy-in, and prevent potential confusion.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Safety coaching cues safe tackling football strength and conditioning weight training

Mindset and Nutrition – How Different Emotional States Affect the Way People Interact with and Make Food Choices

March 27, 2020

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The purpose of this article is to evaluate the leading mindset, behavioral, and psychological factors controlling food intake, as well as, educate professionals on how to assist with developing healthier nutrition practices.

Personal trainers Nutrition Stress Anxiety Depression Mindset Influence Nutrition

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.

The Innovation Process in Sport Science

March 1, 2021

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This is an excerpt from NSCA's Essentials of Sport Science by NSCA -National Strength & Conditioning Association, Duncan N. French & Lorena Torres-Ronda.

The Intersection of Therapy and Performance with the Oklahoma City Thunder

January 13, 2020

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From the 2019 NSCA’s Coaches Conference, Andrew Paul, Senior Athletic Performance Coach for the Oklahoma City Thunder in the National Basketball Association (NBA), discusses the importance of the emerging role of the dual-credentialed physical therapist/strength and conditioning specialist and identifies communication strategies to help facilitate good relationships and player transitions between the medical and performance teams.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Testing and Evaluation Professional Development Positioning Patterning Mobilization Reload Reinforce

Practical Methods for the Strength and Conditioning Coach to Develop Student-Athlete Leadership—Part II

June 1, 2017

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This article is the second part of a two-part series that considers the potential role strength and conditioning coaches have in developing student-athlete leadership.

Coaches Organization and Administration Professional Development NSCA Coach leadership role model

Movement Analysis and Biomechanics for Endurance Sports

May 1, 2017

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Endurance sports are typically not thought of as highly technical endeavors, but proper movement during training and competition for endurance sports can affect both performance and health.

Coaches Exercise Science Exercise Technique Movement analysis gait analysis sports performance analysis muscular endurance exercises marathon running

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