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Revisiting the Vertical Jump: Managing the Relationship between Power and Skill

April 2, 2021

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From the 2021 NSCA Coaches Conference, the University of Indiana, Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach, William Alli, provides his approach to the relationship between power and skill to help coaches understand the nuances in their athletes and how they can better communicate with them to achieve their performance goals.

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Bodyweight Progression to the One-Arm Push-Up

October 29, 2016

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Learn to identify and understand the key factors of movement competency and skill acquisition, and how to develop an effective motor learning process using foundational movement patterns. In this session from the NSCA’s 2016 Personal Trainers Conference, Joe Sansalone explains how improving motor control and foundational movement patterns leads to optimal one-arm push-up skill acquisition.

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Developing Athletic Motor Skill Competencies in Youth

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Synergistic development of muscular strength and motor skill competency is central to long-term athletic development. However, these qualities need to be developed in a logical and progressive manner, and training methods need to be developmentally appropriate, engaging, and enjoyable for young athletes to help them build a positive association with strength and conditioning-based activities. This article aims to provide a resource for coaches to use when developing the athletic motor skill competencies in youth, including game-based activities, and a more structured resistance training curriculum.

From Talking the Talk to Walking the Walk: A Demonstration of Mental Toughness Techniques for Tactical Facilitators

April 24, 2017

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Learn how to differentiate between the three critical tactical psychological skills related to enhancing tactical athlete performance, and how each tactical psychological skill impacts performance for the tactical athlete. In this session from the NSCA’s 2017 TSAC Annual Training, Peter Jensen, PhD, teaches how to apply each tactical psychological skill in a training setting to improve tactical athlete performance.

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Teaching for Skill Acquisition in Fitness – Best Practices for Fitness Pedagogy

April 16, 2021

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The purpose of this article is to present pedagogical content knowledge to personal trainers aimed to enhance client performance and satisfaction.

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Movement Skill Acquisition for American Football— Using “Repetition without Repetition” to Enhance Movement Skill

March 11, 2019

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Football requires very fast, high-intensity, and high-impact movement patterns with each position requiring various movements and speeds. This article reviews how coaches are currently observing movement, and offers a framework on how to identify and improve movement in each player without over-coaching movement patterns.

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Applying Dumbbell Exercises to Football Players’ Training Programs

March 1, 2014

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This article describes how to use dumbbell exercises in the training programs for football athletes. It includes sample programs for skill position athletes and big skill position athletes.

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Introducing Non-Traditional Sports for U.S. Youth Strength and Conditioning Development

September 24, 2021

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The purpose of this article is to make the case for implementing non-traditional sports into training programs that prepare youth for participation in traditional American sports and bridge the gap between pedagogy of physical education and strength and conditioning youth coaching.

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Catch-22—Why Fundamental Motor Skills are so Important

December 1, 2012

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The purpose of this article is to highlight the 22 fundamental motor skills and offer practical suggestions for implementing fundamental motor skill training into an activity plan.

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Soccer-Specific Speed Drills

May 1, 2017

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One common thread that provides an advantage for all soccer players at any position is to be faster than the opponent. Incorporate these drills into your next speed session.

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