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Introduction to Sport Psychology

June 1, 2017 - June 1, 2017

Article

Similarities and overlaps exist between the realm of sport psychology and the profession of strength and conditioning coaching. This article provides a basic introduction to sport psychology and provides some guidance for preliminary directions; ideally, it will help strength and conditioning coaches find effective people and resources to help them in their coaching pursuits.

Coaches Exercise Science NSCA Coach Introduction to Sport Psychology Sport Psychology mental training strength and conditioning

The High School Strength and Conditioning Coach Profession

Other

Learn about the basics of the high school strength and conditioning coach profession: description, responsibilities, qualifications, pay, advantages, and challenges.

Return to Play—Transitioning from Rehabilitation to Strength and Conditioning with the Football Athlete

February 25, 2019

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Due to the high contact and intensity of football, injuries to the players are inevitable. Strength and conditioning coaches play a vital role in the athlete’s process of return to sport. This article is a detailed outline of the solutions that are involved with transitioning a football player from rehabilitation to strength and conditioning back to the field.

Coaches Program design Safety Basic Pathophysiology and Science of Health Status or Condition and Disorder or Disease Football Return to Sport Injury Rehabilitation Injury in Sport

Leave No Stone Unturned—Training for Success in the NFL Combine

March 4, 2019

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The NFL Combine is a week-long evaluation process that allows NFL scouts, coaches, general managers, and owners to get an up-close and personal evaluation of the talent that comprises the given year’s draft class. This is a day-by-day program outline to maximize results and effort for the NFL combine.

Coaches Program design Testing and Evaluation NFL Combine Football Athlete Testing

Case Study: Are Outdated Weight Training Techniques Increasing Your Child’s Injury Risks?

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Castle View High School Strength and Conditioning Coach says science is leading to safer training methods being used in high school weight rooms.

NSCA’s Coaching Podcast, Episode 54: Patrick McHenry

Podcast

Patrick McHenry, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Castle View High School in Castle Rock, CO, and member of the NSCA Board of Directors, talks to the NSCA Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Scott Caulfield, about high school strength and conditioning and his growth in the NSCA from a volunteer to an NSCA Board mMember. Connect with Patrick on Twitter: @strengthcentral and Instagram: @ptmchenry | Find Scott on Instagram: @coachcaulfield and Twitter: @scottcaulfield

Coaches Professional Development

RSCC Designation

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The NSCAs Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach® (RSCC) is a designation that signifies that a CSCS®  certified coach has demonstrated experience and knowledge in their field. RSCC coaches apply foundational knowledge to assess, motivate, educate, and train athletes for the primary goal of improving sport performance.

Case Study: I am Here to Keep Your High School Athletes Safer

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Discovery Canyon High School’s Sam Melendrez explains how experts in his profession are having a profound impact on youth in sports.

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