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Components of Group Dynamics within the Strength and Conditioning Context

January 15, 2019

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Coaching staffs need to be mindful of how groups are formed for training, who the leaders are, and what group norms are established across the different combinations of athletes training.

Coaches Exercise Science Sports Psychology Group Dynamics Team Building Developing Leaders

Prehabilitation for the Tactical Athlete

September 28, 2015

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Learn about what prehabilitation truly is, where it originates from, and most importantly, what it can do for the tactical athlete.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Program design Safety Prehabilitation Tactical Athlete TSAC Range of motion Functional Movement

Is the Log Press a Viable Alternative to the Clean and Jerk? An Analysis and Thoughts on Available Literature

February 18, 2022

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This article presents evidence why the log press may be a viable alternative exercise for the clean and jerk for some populations.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Clean and Jerk Log Press Power Mobility Strongman

The Power Position—Characteristics and Coaching Points

August 24, 2018

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The power position is an integral position for a variety of power lifting movements. Athletes can develop their power position via an integrated approach involving sound exercise selection and purposeful instruction leading to enhanced strength and technique.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Power Position Olympic Weightlifting Power Position Technique Coaching Ques Weightlifting

NSCA’s Coaching Podcast, Episode 10: Jim Davis

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Jim Davis, Director of the Good Athlete Project, talks to the NSCA Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Scott Caulfield, about developments in high school coaching, options for how to structure and fund a high school position, coaching for kindness, and the application of cognitive neuroscience to fitness and exercise.

Coaches Professional Development hs-coaching

Reintegration Considerations for Tactical Athletes

July 1, 2016

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From a strength and conditioning perspective, how should a tactical athlete be reintegrated when they return to a kinetically operational workplace after time away?

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Technique Program design tsac tsac athletes tactical athletes

Sport Performance and Metabolic Rate

May 1, 2017

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Knowledge of metabolic rate can help athletes as well as health-conscious people improve their exercise performance or obtain the fat-to-lean-mass ratio optimal for their personal situations. Two examples of how this works follow.

Coaches Exercise Science Nutrition metabolic rate fitness test strength and conditioning weight loss

Rotational Movement Skills

August 25, 2023

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The excerpt from Strength Training for Soccer describes the movements necessary for multidirectional speed.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Multidirectional Speed Acceleration Backpedaling Shuffle and Cut

Improving the Strength and Conditioning Program on a Limited Budget

February 3, 2023

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This article provides a first-hand perspective of different approaches strength and conditioning coaches can take when they need to produce a highly competitive athlete, but their financial resources are limited.

Coaches Program design Professional Development

Planning a Return to Skate Program for a Lower Body Injury

June 27, 2015

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In this session from the NSCA’s 2015 Hockey Clinic, San Jose Sharks Strength and Conditioning Coordinator Mike Potenza discusses how to create a program that can help re-assimilate an injured hockey player’s body back to pre-injury functions and movements, and eventually back to competition. Potenza also covers the structure of an off-ice reconditioning program, the members of the performance team, methods for building a “return to skate program,” and reintegration procedures for the athlete.

Coaches Program design Return to Skate Lower Body Injury Program Programming for Injury Ice Hockey Hockey Training

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