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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.

Coaches Exercise Science Exercise Technique rugby training for rugby agility drills for rugby

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 CEU

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.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Ashley Jones Strength and Conditioning Coach Coaching Philosophies Training Philosophies Speed Power

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

September 23, 2019

Video Members Only

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.

Coaches Program design Program Design Order of Exercise Methods Exercise Selection Split Routines

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

Article Members Only

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.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Safety coaching cues safe tackling football strength and conditioning weight training

CEU Quizzes

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View the library of continuing education unit quizzes created by the NSCA to help you fulfill your CEU requirements for the recertification process.

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