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USADA Coach's Advantage Videos

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As some of the most influential people in athletes’ lives, coaches can play a powerful role in keeping sport clean by helping athletes understand and act upon their anti-doping responsibilities. These Coach’s Advantage videos cover the latest anti-doping information.

Soldier Readiness Test Pilot: Overview of Combat Relevant Testing and Embedded Resources on Military Readiness

April 30, 2018

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In this session from the NSCA’s 2018 TSAC Annual Training, Karen Daigle presents the opportunities and challenges associated with various levels of strength and conditioning and medical resources embedded in operational military units.

TSAC Facilitators Program design Organization and Administration Testing and Evaluation TSAC Tactical Athlete Solider Readiness Testing Physical Evaluation

Change of Direction (COD) Training and Evaluation Using the COD Deficit to Assess COD Ability in Athletes

April 21, 2020

Article

This infographic discusses how testing for the change of direction deficit may be a more specific measure of change of direction ability in athletes.

TSAC Facilitators Coaches Testing and Evaluation Infographics Change of Direction 10m Sprint Linear Speed

How to Design and Implement a Legally Defensible Tactical Fitness Test

May 1, 2015

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This session from the NSCA’s 2015 TSAC Annual Training provide examples of how different agencies (i.e., fire, military, and police) have implemented legally defensible fitness tests. Previous experiences will be shared as well as general recommendations on how to implement a scientifically-based testing battery.

TSAC Facilitators Program design Testing and Evaluation Client Consultation|Assessment Legal Issues legally defensible testing battery task analysis

Third-Party Review of Supplements

November 19, 2021

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This excerpt from NSCA's Essentials of Tactical Strength and Conditioning explains the importance of third-party certifications on supplements in the tactical population.

TSAC Facilitators Nutrition Third-Party Certified Supplements Drug Test Tactical

Validity and Reliability of the Rear Foot Elevated Split Squat Five Repetition Maximum to Determine Unilateral Leg Strength Symmetry

October 21, 2019

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This infographic explains how utilizing the rear foot elevated split squat is a reliable method of testing unilateral leg strength and how it can measure athletes’ symmetry in producing vertical ground reactive forces.

Personal trainers TSAC Facilitators Coaches Testing and Evaluation Infographics Rear Foot Elevated Split Squat Unilateral Strength Symmetry

Implementing Fitness Testing for Law Enforcement—An Opinion Piece—Part 2

April 1, 2015

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By implementing a fitness assessment, a law enforcement agency can assess its officers and gather important data. As long as there are support mechanisms in place to assist the “at risk” officers—such as access to physical training instructors, occupational health professionals, or dietitians—the organization can ensure that its officers move towards becoming a healthier and more resilient workforce.

TSAC Facilitators Testing and Evaluation fitness assessment TSAC law enforcement fitness testing

Performance Considerations for the UFC Fighter during Fight Camp

April 30, 2021

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Matt Crawley, Strength and Conditioning Coach and Internship Coordinator for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Performance Institute, discusses performance considerations around testing and programming for UFC fighters, as well as the role of the strength and conditioning coach within the interdisciplinary team.

Coaches Program design Testing and Evaluation Client Consultation|Assessment UFC Performance Consultation Weight Class Energy Systems Fighting

Intro to Force Plates and Performance Testing Software

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This course is an introduction to force plates and performance testing. This course covers the basics of setup and calibration of force plates, and then walks through several fundamental performance tests including squat jumps, countermovement jumps, drop jumps and loaded jumps. Two versions of the isometric mid-thigh pull as well as an isometric squat are also covered in the course. Real-time data collection from the software is also shown as the athletes are performing the tests. A module on data analysis rounds out the course, which includes five metrics collected from the force plate, as well as calculations from this data, including relative strength index - modified, and dynamic strength index.

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