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Effective Deceleration Technique for Court and Field Sports

May 1, 2017

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Deceleration in court and field sports, such as football and soccer, is an important component of speed and agility. This book excerpt looks at how to train for effective deceleration.

Coaches Exercise Science Exercise Technique Deceleration technique speed training speed training drills football speed training soccer speed training

Balancing the Imbalance—the Training of a Paralympic F44 Discus Thrower

December 10, 2018

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The rise of adaptive and Paralympic sports provides an opportunity for strength and conditioning professionals to share their expertise with a wider range of athletes. This article summarizes working with a physical therapist to build an annual training program with a focus on periodization for a Paralympic discus thrower.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Paralympics Paralympic Athlete Periodization Annual Training Program Discus Thrower

High School Athletic Directors’ Resources

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Resources for High School Athletic Directors and Administrators who are interested in adding a strength and conditioning position to their school or improving their existing strength and conditioning program. Includes tools for creating a position and evaluating your existing program, as well as information for parents.

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

May 1, 2015

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

Coaches Professional Development CSCS Strength and Conditioning Coach Career in Strength and Conditioning Bryan Mann Boyd Epley Mike Bugielsk David Szymanski

Practical Application for Long-Term Athletic Development

May 28, 2012

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Learn about the framework for practical, functional, and sequential skill development for a “best practices” model. This model is designed to develop a movement vocabulary, physical literacy, and movement skills for improved athleticism.

Coaches Exercise Science athletic long-term youth skill development movement movement skills athleticism physical literacy skill building

LTAD, Youth Resistance Training, and Early Sport Specialization: What It All Means

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Rhodri S. Lloyd, lead author of the LTAD Position Statement, provides an abbreviated look at what long-term athletic development is and how strength and conditioning professionals can implement effective training strategies into programming to improve health, well-being, and growth.

Optimizing Athletic Performance—Are Carbohydrates Necessary?

April 1, 2013

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Before sports nutritionists and coaches begin prescribing unconventional eating recommendations to athletes, it is important to consider the scientific evidence supporting a low-carbohydrate diet for boosting athletic performance.

Personal trainers Nutrition Low-carbohydrate diet paleo diet carbs carbohydrates

Sample Job Description - Full Time Strength and Conditioning Coach

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This sample job description is intended to be used as a starting point for creating a job description that is appropriate for your situation.

Skill-Based Key Performance Indicators

November 3, 2023

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This brief excerpt from NSCA’s Essentials of Sport Science discusses skill-based key performance indicators (KPIs).

Personal trainers TSAC Facilitators Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Testing and Evaluation Professional Development Key Performance Indicators Gymnastics Fencing Biomechanical

Coaches’ Guide to Sports Burnout

February 2, 2024

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The purpose of this article is to provide clarity and give an overview of sports burnout as it pertains to both athletes and coaches.

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