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Roles of Athletic Trainers and Strength and Conditioning Coaches

May 4, 2015

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Two of the key people that an injured athlete will communicate with are the strength and conditioning coach and the athletic trainer. This article examines the roles of these two professionals in directing an athlete from an injury through the complete rehabilitation program and back to full participation in their sport.

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LTAD Track: Pillars of the Upcoming Position Statement on Long-Term Athletic Development

July 31, 2016

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Examine the scientific rationale underpinning the 10 pillars of long-term athletic development proposed in the recently published NSCA position statement. In this session from the NSCA’s 2016 National Conference, Rhodri Lloyd demonstrate how the scientific principles surrounding the 10 pillars of long-term athletic development can be applied by coaches in a practical setting.

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What Coaches Need to Know About the NSCA Position Statement on Long-Term Athletic Development

July 1, 2014

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It is incumbent on all youth coaches to provide youth with the very best opportunities to succeed and develop to the best of their potential. The 10 pillars of long-term athletic development and recommendations provide coaches with the information they need to help all youth reach their potential.

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Bridge: Long-Term Athletic Development, with Dr. Greg Haff

July 15, 2016

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Dr. Greg Haff, President of the NSCA, sits down to discuss the NSCA's position statement on Long-Term Athletic Development.

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The 10 Pillars for Successful Long-Term Athletic Development

May 1, 2017

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Learn about the 10 pillars of successful long-term athletic development, summarizing the key recommendations detailed within the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s (NSCA) Position Statement on Long-Term Athletic Development (LTAD).

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NSCA Position Statement on Long-Term Athletic Development

June 1, 2017

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The official position statement of the NSCA on long-term athletic development.

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Developing Powerful Athletes, Part 1: Mechanical Underpinnings

June 12, 2020

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This infographic describes athletic movements through the force-time curve and associated considerations necessary to report and assess athletic force.

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Long-Term Athletic Development Position Statement

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Given the growing interest surrounding youth strength and conditioning, the NSCA recently engaged a group of leading experts to author a position statement on long-term athletic development. The document proposes ten key pillars of successful long-term athletic development that practitioners should adhere to in order to enhance performance, promote health and well-being, and minimize the risk of sport- or physical activity-related injury.

Youth Training and Long-Term Athletic Development

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In recent years, youth strength training and models of athletic development have become hot topics thanks in part to a shift in youth sports from leisure activities to year-round commitments. In order for strength and conditioning professionals to help the athletes of tomorrow achieve their performance and fitness goals, it’s imperative to develop safe, effective, and balanced programming for the youth of today.

The ABCs of Long-Term Athletic Development

March 6, 2018

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For emerging athletes to move properly and develop athletic skills, they must first develop proficiency in fundamental motor skills. The ABCs of athleticism, therefore, must reflect the development of fundamental motor skills first, and specific athletic skills second.

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