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Injury Prevention in Youth Athletes: A Summary in 9 Key Points

May 1, 2017

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Single-sport specialized training has led to an emerging risk of overuse injury and burnout. Here are nine things coaches and parents can do to minimize the risk of injury in youth athletes.

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NSCA’s Coaching Podcast, Episode 88: Ryan Metzger

Podcast

Ryan Metzger, Senior Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for Clemson University, talks to the NSCA Coaching Program Manager, Eric McMahon, about their internship program going virtual amidst the pandemic to provide young strength coaches the education they need to grow despite the lack of in-person training. Topics of discussion also include early sport specialization and burnout, as well as being a role model for female athletes. Find Ryan on Instagram: @clemsonolystrength or @coach_metz | Find Eric on Instagram: @ericmcmahoncscs or Twitter: @ericmcmahoncscs

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NSCA’s Coaching Podcast, Episode 18: Ashley Jones

Podcast

Rugby strength and conditioning coach Ashley Jones talks to the NSCA Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Scott Caulfield, about early involvement in the NSCA, working in professional sports, why it is important to write as a strength and conditioning coach, building your network, and avoiding burnout.

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Early Sport Specialization Versus Diversification in Youth Athletes

December 1, 2013

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The purpose of this article is to discuss the different opinions regarding the validity of early sport specialization as opposed to diversification, specifically the effect these two methods have on injuries, motor development, skill acquisition, and social and psychological aspects.

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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?

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The Growth and Maturation of the Female Pediatric Athlete

November 6, 2018

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Growth and maturation are two important processes that occur throughout an individual’s childhood and adolescent years. The purpose of this article is to review the dimensions, proportions, stature, body mass, and maturational events of all female pediatric athletes in general. It also serves to identify how early sport specialization and different modes of training of the female pediatric athlete affects her growth and maturation.

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Strategies Aimed at Optimizing Mental Recovery from Training and Occupational Performance

April 30, 2021

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The purpose of this article is to provide education surrounding the importance of recovery in tactical populations, identify key aspects of the mental recovery process, and identify strategies Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitators® (TSAC-F®) can implement to promote mental recovery when working with athletes.

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The Training Trap—Building Financial Freedom in an Appointment-Based Career

April 1, 2015

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The career path of a personal trainer inherently presents a certain amount of instability and unpredictability, but this does not have to last. There is no reason that personal trainers cannot make great money, afford health insurance, save for retirement, and create more freedom in their lives.

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Small Group Training to Maximize Results for Clients and Profitability

November 6, 2018

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As a personal trainers business and clients grow a limitation of time and number of clients one can fit into a day is often dealt with by charging more per session or offering more time slots. This article goes over how to implement group training to maximize results for clients and profitability for a personal trainer,

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A Mindful Lift – Benefits of Mindful Meditation in Strength and Conditioning – Part 2

March 5, 2021

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Part 2 of this article series explores the possible benefits of mindful meditation for coach development as well as how it can improve reflective practice and the coach-athlete relationship.

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