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"Get Up and Go" Drill for Rugby Players

May 1, 2017

Article

The aim of the get up and go drill for rugby players is to develop the ability to accelerate from a low body position, which is especially important when accelerating into a potential contact situation.

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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.

Coaches Professional Development

What Works: Based in Science, Grounded in Reality

March 4, 2019

Video

This 2018 Coaches Conference video features rugby Strength and Conditioning Coach Ashley Jones discussing how his training and coaching philosophies have changed over time based on experience and science based principles.

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Child’s Play: FUNdamental Warm-Up Games for All Sports

January 8, 2021

Video

From the 2020 NSCA Coaches Conference, Ashley Jones, Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Houston SaberCats Major League Rugby team, presents a high-energy hands-on presentation highlighting fun warm-up games coaches can implement with their athletes.

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The Experience of Programming: The Why, the How, and the Now

September 23, 2019

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Former Lead Strength and Conditioning Coach for Edinburgh Rugby, Ashley Jones, discusses ways to simplify a complex world of programming. Jones lays a foundation of how to construct training programs that relate to the current training environment and how to develop a taxonomy of exercise variations and training methods to assist coaches with the “why,” “when,” and “how” of programming.

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NSCA’s Rocky Mountain Region

Other

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

Integrating Safer Tackling Cues in the Weight Room

April 1, 2014

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Integrating weight room cues that are more consistent with those used to reinforce safer tackling techniques on the field may help with athlete retention and buy-in, and prevent potential confusion.

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How to Utilize Contrast Training for Strength, Power, and Performance

January 1, 2021

Article

The purpose of this article is to provide an introduction to contrast training, including how it is defined, what variables are utilized, and examples of how to use it in training.

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Special Interest Groups

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Make the most of your membership by engaging with others through one or more Special Interest Groups (SIGs).

Incorporating Training Load Monitoring into Fitness Programming: A Review of Practical Tools for Fitness Providers

October 8, 2018

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In recent years, performance and prevention strategies have grown to include monitoring training load (TL) to understand fatigue and the potential effects of fatigue on training adaptation and performance.

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