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Sport Injuries: Patterns, Trends, and Current Thinking

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World renowned Olympic training coach, Dan Pfaff, discusses how coaches can become a better performance supplier when managing athletic injuries. Pfaff also explains how to reduce lost time in practice and competitions, as well as how to reduce acute and chronic injury factors.

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Sports Science: The Brain-Body Connection

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Develop a better understanding of the brain’s role on exercise and recovery for the tactical athlete, and learn how to identify and implement heart rate variability (HRV) markers for prescribing recovery strategies. Presented by Mark Stephenson, Director of the Human Performance Program at a special operations unit for the Department of Defense, at the NSCA’s 2016 TSAC Annual Training.

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How to Use and Not be Used by Fitness Technologies

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Dr. Andy Galpin, Associate Professor and Co-Director of the Center for Sports Performance at California State University Fullerton, talks about the impact of fitness technology on coaching, and how you can master the technology, in this session from the NSCA’s 2018 Coaches Conference.

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Resistance Training for Sprinting

September 24, 2018

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The importance of sprinting in many sports has resulted in the search for the most appropriate training methods to improve sprint performance. Authors of recent reviews conclude that resistance training is an effective means to improve sprint performance. Others, however, have reported that resistance training is not as effective as simply engaging in sprint training.

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Monitoring Strategies and Their Impact on Performance and Recovery

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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.

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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.

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OK Coach, So I Got My CSCS; Now What?

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OK Coach, So I Got My CSCS; Now What?

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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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NSCA’s Coaching Podcast, Episode 13: Matthew Van Dyke

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Matthew Van Dyke, Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at the University of Denver, talks to the NSCA Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Scott Caulfield, about professional development, working as part of a comprehensive sports performance team, and developing additional knowledge in the field.

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Anthropometrical Considerations for Customizing the Squat Pattern

February 25, 2019

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Proper form and biomechanical execution of the squat has been a long-debated subject in the fitness and sports performance industries. The following article describes a method to help determine an individual’s preferred squatting foot position, setup, and depth based on their unique hip anthropometrics for smarter, safer, and more optimized squatting.

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