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

June 1, 2017

Article

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

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

June 1, 2017

Article

In the intercollegiate athletic setting, the strength and conditioning coach can play a role in the development of student-athlete leadership. For the strength and conditioning coach to be a positive contributor to this effort, he or she must have a clear understanding of their role, the role of the sport coach, and the interaction and relationship between the two.

Coaches Organization and Administration Professional Development NSCA Coach Student-athlete leadership strength and conditioning

NSCA’s Coaching Podcast, Episode 34: Megan Evans

Podcast

Megan Evans, Assistant Director of Strength and Conditioning for Olympic Sports at Virginia Tech, talks to the NSCA Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Scott Caulfield, about the journey from student-athlete to assistant director.

Coaches Professional Development

Understanding and Managing Stress in Collegiate Athletics

June 1, 2016

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It is important for strength and conditioning coaches, sport coaches, athletic trainers, and administrators to recognize and address the evidence of stress within student-athletes in order to avoid chronic stress-related anxiety and injury.

Coaches Exercise Science NSCA Coach stress college athletes strength and conditioning

Getting to and Through Selection: The Differences/Similarities in Training Preparation for the Special Operations Candidate and the Active Student

November 26, 2018

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In this NSCA 2018 TSAC Annual Training video, Stew Smith explains the differences and similarities of the preparation in the training for a special operations candidate and an active student.

TSAC Facilitators Program design Testing and Evaluation TSAC Tactical Athlete Special Operations Selection Preparation

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.

Maintaining Motivation for Collegiate Basketball Players

January 1, 2015

Article

Competence, autonomy, and relatedness are three keys to promoting a more intrinsically motivated athlete. These components can be combined in nearly limitless ways, which is especially important for the long basketball season.

Coaches Exercise Science Program design sports psychology training for basketball how to motivate athletes Motivation

Case Study: Should your high school have a CSCS on staff?

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High school administrator discusses the considerations for athletes, non-athletes, faculty and the school budget.

Case Study: Certified Coach Gives Young Athletes Skills that are Bigger than Sports

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Coach Jay Spearman’s mission is to have a positive, lifelong impact on his students.

Ways to Structure a High School Strength and Conditioning Position

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There are five ways that a strength and conditioning position is typically structured in a high school. Each position structure has its own pros and cons that should be evaluated for your specific situation.

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