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NSCA's Founder Boyd Epley Awarded Prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award from the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition

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Colorado Springs, Co – The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) is proud to announce that founder, Boyd Epley, the “Godfather of Strength and Conditioning,” has been recognized with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award from the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition (PCFSN).

NSCA’s Mid-Atlantic Region

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

Monitoring Training Load in American Football

February 4, 2019

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Monitoring training load is essential for determining if athletes are adapting positively or negatively to their training program. This article goes over the various measurement metrics and includes recommendations to monitor training load for football athletes.

Coaches Exercise Science Program design Athlete Monitoring Metrics GPS Training Load Football

Bioenergetic Demands of American Football—Considerations for Developing a Preparatory Conditioning Program

May 6, 2019

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This article is intended to provide an understanding of the demands of football from a bioenergetic perspective and provides a framework in which strength and conditioning professionals can design conditioning plans that focus on preparing athletes for competition.

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NSCA’s Coaching Podcast, Episode 19: Boyd Epley

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Boyd Epley, founder of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and one of the most decorated strength coaches of all time, talks to the NSCA Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Scott Caulfield, about how the NSCA was founded, how Coach Epley talked Nebraska into letting him weight train all football athletes (most of whom never lifted before), and growing the profession for female strength and conditioning coaches.

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From Flag to Friday Night—Long-Term Athlete Development in Youth American Football

February 11, 2019

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Approximately 2 million youth from 6 - 12 years of age participate in football every year. This article discusses the importance of long-term athletic development (LTAD) for youth football athletes and the significance of a player development pathway for long-term success and longevity in the sport.

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Sport Performance and Body Composition

June 1, 2017

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All fitness components depend on body composition to some extent, and the demands of many sports require that athletes maintain standard levels of body composition.

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A SWOT Analysis of the Scope of Practice for Personal Trainers

January 1, 2014

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Optimize quality of care and mitigate potential litigation in your personal training practice through a clear understanding of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) of personal training.

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NSCA's Founder Boyd Epley Returns to University of Nebraska as Assistant Athletic Director

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Colorado Springs, Co – The University of Nebraska Athletics Department announced yesterday the hiring of Boyd Epley as Assistant Athletic Director for Strength and Conditioning, overseeing the strength and conditioning staff and programs of all Nebraska athletic programs except football.

Eric McMahon Named New Coaching Program Manager

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Colorado Springs, CO – The National Strength and Conditioning Association announces that Eric McMahon, MEd, CSCS, RSCC*D, has been named the organization’s new Coaching Program Manager. In this role, McMahon will represent professional, collegiate, high school, and private sector coaches who are part of the NSCA’s community. In addition, McMahon will work with leaders in the field to advance the coaching profession, evaluate existing NSCA resources and programs, and provide new resources to better serve coaches and their needs.

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