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Should You Be Training Your Personal Training Clients like Athletes

January 28, 2013

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Jim Kielbaso, MS, CSCS, spoke at the NSCA's 2013 Personal Trainer Conference about finding balance between working with personal training clients vs athletes.

Personal trainers Program design Organization and Administration Personal Training Working with Athletes Working with Clients

Monitoring Strategies and Their Impact on Performance and Recovery

May 1, 2015

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When working with athletes who play team sports, your main goal as a strength and conditioning coach is to ensure that your athletes arrive at a competitive peak in a predictable way, Dave Hamilton says. No matter the athlete's level - college or elite - training loads impact the ability to perform. As coaches, we need to remove the subjectivity and use monitoring tools that are effective.

Coaches Exercise Science Testing and Evaluation Athlete Monitoring Monitoring Strategies Recovery Training Loads

RSCC: The Badge of Credibility in Professional Sports

Article

If you want to manage the performance of assets worth hundreds of millions of dollars, you better know what you’re doing. At the elite and professional levels of sport, strength and conditioning coaches are responsible for managing the performance of teams’ most valuable assets – The Athletes.

Dynamic Warm–Up Movement Assessment™ (DWMA)

July 1, 2016

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Traditional movement screens are not always feasible when working with a multitude of athletes with time limitations. In this session from the NSCA’s 2016 Coaches Conference, Michael Bewley demonstrates how to implement the Dynamic Warm–Up Movement Assessment™, which is a succinct way to pinpoint movement deficiencies and apply correctives for an entire group at once.

Coaches Program design Testing and Evaluation Movement Screening Dynamic Warmup Athlete Assessment DWMA

Boots on the Ground: What Have We Learned? A Retrospect on the Past 10 Years Working as a TSAC-F

October 15, 2018

Article

The tactical strength and conditioning field is evolving each year. Because of the experience of those in the field, as well as the growing body of research, we are gaining a better understanding of what it actually means to work within the tactical field.

TSAC Facilitators Organization and Administration Professional Development TSAC TSAC-F Tactical Athlete Strength and Conditioning

Jessica Burke - NSCA’s Coaching Podcast, Season 7 Episode 8

Podcast

Jessica Burke is an experienced collegiate strength and conditioning coach, most recently at Penn State University, as well as a personal trainer. She joins the NSCA Coaching Podcast with a unique perspective on the state of the strength and conditioning profession. Burke shares her professional path with NSCA Coaching and Sport Science Program Manager, Eric McMahon, including rewarding work as a personal trainer outside of her responsibilities on campus. This episode explores the value of work-life balance across the coaching profession. Should we debunk the “hustle culture” model of the strength and conditioning coach lifestyle? Listen to learn about this topic and more. Other topics covered include strength and conditioning coaches having a presence on social media and training foundations for youth and female athletes. You can follow Jessica on Instagram: @coachjburke and TikTok: @coachjburke | Find Eric on Instagram: @ericmcmahoncscs or Twitter: @ericmcmahoncscs

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Working with Elite Athletic Women’s Menstrual Cycle

May 19, 2023

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The purpose of this article is to share the importance of the menstrual cycle’s effects on elite athlete performance, and how these effects should influence the training and recovery of high-performing athletic women.

Coaches Program design Basic Pathophysiology and Science of Health Status or Condition and Disorder or Disease Menstrual Cycle Follicular Phase Luteal Phase Thermoregulation

Anna Craig - NSCA’s Coaching Podcast, Season 7 Episode 22

Podcast

In this episode with Associate Head Coach of Athletic Performance, Anna Craig, you will learn how “Annual Strategic Planning” improves the professionalism and unity of the University of Texas (UT) Olympic Strength and Conditioning Department. Craig shares her coaching philosophy and talks about the role of mentors during her tenure at UT with NSCA Coaching and Sport Science Program Manager, Eric McMahon. This episode stresses the importance of building autonomy in student-athletes and having humility to effectively manage staff dynamics within collegiate strength and conditioning. Learn about how Craig’s off-campus work, coaching in the private sector, allows her to grow professionally. Tune in for some useful tips on staff and facility management. Connect with Anna on Instagram at: @annaecraig or by email at: anna.craig@utexas.edu| Find Eric on Instagram: @ericmcmahoncscs or LinkedIn: @ericmcmahoncscs

Coaches Professional Development

From the Field – Chronicles of a High-Performance Strength and Conditioning Coach

June 17, 2022

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This article provides a personal perspective on the art of coaching that stems from acquired knowledge, education, and real-world application through professional sports experience from working in human performance.

Coaches Professional Development Strength and Conditioning Values Experience Mission Statement Relationships

How to Launch a Successful Strength Coach Career

September 15, 2016

Article

Allen Hedrick provides a detailed introduction to launching a successful career as a strength and conditioning coach. If you're looking to become a strength coach, or are interested in learning more about this competitive yet fulfilling career, read this article. From obtaining the right degree(s) to providing appropriate references, Coach Hedrick's words provide insight into building a long-lasting strength and conditioning career.

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