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Using Questions to Improve Coach Effectiveness

July 1, 2015

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After going to a conference, networking, and returning to your normal schedule and location with all the new ideas, tips, and tricks, what happens then? The purpose of this article is to show how using questions and reflecting can help turn professional development activities into actionable improvements in your coaching practice.

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Breaking into the Performance Training Arena as a Personal Trainer

April 15, 2019

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In this session from the NSCA’s 2018 Personal Trainers Conference, Mark Roozen describes his experience working as a strength and conditioning coach and his transition to doing performance training in the private sector.

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Building Buy-In for Army Tactical Training at the Brigade Level

August 12, 2022

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This article gives a firsthand account of working in a few of the United States Army’s earlier human performance and injury reduction programs as a strength coach and active-duty physical therapist.

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Sample Job Description - Full Time Strength and Conditioning Coach


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The Technology Piece – Industry, Academia, and Subject Matter Experts All Working Together for the Best Outcome for the End User

September 24, 2018

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There is growing momentum in the modernization of law enforcement (and other tactical populations) to integrate industry and academic institutions into modernization plans. Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitators® (TSAC-F®) can contribute to this collaboration.

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Rob Glass - NSCA’s Coaching Podcast, Season 7 Episode 9


Hear from the widely-respected, Rob Glass, Assistant AD for Athletic Performance at Oklahoma State University (OSU), an influential figure in the success of the OSU and University of Florida athletics programs over his four decades in the strength and conditioning profession. Coach Glass connects with the NSCA Coaching and Sport Science Program Manager, Eric McMahon, on the importance of professionalism among strength and conditioning coaches, and specific qualities he looks for in strength and conditioning coaches joining the OSU staff. This episode highlights the importance of history and experience in developing effective training programs for your coaching environment, and how the student-athletes of today benefit more from our improved coaching practices. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear impactful lessons of character and leadership that can help push your career forward. You can connect with Coach Glass by email at rob.glass@okstate.edu| Find Eric on Instagram: @ericmcmahoncscs or Twitter: @ericmcmahoncscs

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Interval Workouts

June 11, 2021


This excerpt briefly discusses components of interval workouts, including recommended volume and intensity, to increase overall endurance in athletes.

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Technology and the Strength Coach—A Discussion of Practicality, Affordability, and Efficacy

November 1, 2014

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When choosing whether to purchase new technological advances, strength and conditioning coaches should consider price, practicality, and credibility in order to maximize the training of their athletes.

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Benefits and Risks of Caffeine Ingestion for Anaerobic-Dominant Athletes

December 2, 2022

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The purpose of this article is to present a brief review of research on the safety and efficacy of caffeine used by athletes participating in anaerobic-dominant sports.

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