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A Practical Guide to Workload Management and Injury Prevention in College and High School Sports

August 29, 2016

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Managing workload and optimizing athlete performance while promoting injury-free participation is simplified using the eight tips in this article.

Coaches Exercise Science Program design Injury Prevention Training Load Work Load management High School Athletes College Athletes Training Volume

Safe Return to Sport – Evaluation and Mitigating in an Unprecedented Time

January 29, 2021

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From the NSCA 2020 Texas Virtual State Clinic, Erik Korem, Senior Associate Athletic Director for Student-Athlete High Performance at the College of William & Mary, discusses these unprecedented times and safe ways to reintroduce athletes back to full competition.

Coaches Program design Acclimatization Pandemic Volume Intensity Heat Illness

Simply Stronger

October 31, 2019

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Dave Terry, Associate Director of Sports Performance at Georgetown University, discusses simplifying the process of programming for coaches to optimize their team’s potential. Terry also talks about fostering a culture that his athletes can take beyond the weight room and implement into their lives after college.

Coaches Program design Professional Development Progressions Regressions Team Environment Culture

Monitoring Strategies and Their Impact on Performance and Recovery

May 1, 2015

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When working with athletes who play team sports, your main goal as a strength and conditioning coach is to ensure that your athletes arrive at a competitive peak in a predictable way, Dave Hamilton says. No matter the athlete's level - college or elite - training loads impact the ability to perform. As coaches, we need to remove the subjectivity and use monitoring tools that are effective.

Coaches Exercise Science Testing and Evaluation Athlete Monitoring Monitoring Strategies Recovery Training Loads

Safe Return to Training

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The CSCCa and NSCA have created consensus guidelines which recommend upper limits on the volume, intensity, and work:rest ratio during transition periods where athletes are more vulnerable.

NSCA’s Great Lakes Region

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NSCA has a network of volunteer leaders who direct NSCA’s efforts at the state and provincial level. NSCA’s Great Lakes Regional Coordinator provides oversight and training to local state and provincial directors. Members in the Great Lakes Region can connect at local and regional events as well as on Facebook to others in this area.

Case Study: The Significant Change Quietly Taking Place in High School Athletics

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Strength and Conditioning Coaches who are NSCA-Certified are preparing youth for training, using proven strategies that improve their safety and competitiveness.

NSCA Announces 2021 Coach of the Year Awards

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The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) is proud to announce the recipients of the organization’s 2021 Coach of the Year Awards: Professional Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year: Paul Goodman, MS, CSCS, RSCC*E College Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year: Brian Thompson, PhD, CSCS,*D, RSCC*E Assistant College Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year: Andrew Stocks, MS, CSCS, NSCA-CPT

NSCA’s Coaching Podcast, Episode 100: Molly Binetti and Scott Caulfield

Podcast

Molly Binetti, Women’s Basketball Performance Coach for the University of South Carolina, and return co-host for the 100th episode of the NSCA Coaching Podcast, Scott Caulfield, Director of Strength and Conditioning for Colorado College, talk to the NSCA Coaching and Sport Science Program Manager, Eric McMahon, about coaching philosophy. Topics under discussion include navigating strength and conditioning careers, creating value, and building a better weight room environment for athletes. Find Molly on Twitter: @CoachBinetti or Instagram: @mbinetti22 | Find Scott on Instagram: @coachcaulfield | Find Eric on Instagram: @ericmcmahoncscs or Twitter: @ericmcmahoncscs

Coaches Professional Development

Return to Training

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The NSCA has built a collection of resources to help our community of strength and conditioning professionals and athletes safely return to training and adapt to the new challenges created by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

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