Chronic fatigue, stress, sleep deprivation, unhealthy diets, and pain can be commonplace in most departments. The tactical facilitator should try to keep their action plans simple and achievable to help prevent injuries and optimize performance.
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Tactical facilitators are especially well-positioned to integrate mental skills training that may develop more complete tactical athletes who are prepared for dangerous environments. This article offers recommendations for mental skills training based on reported views from a tactical population.
TSAC FacilitatorsExercise ScienceProgram designMental Skills TrainingTactical Strength and ConditioningTSACCombat Instructors
The exercises and progressions provided in this article can be used as a basic guideline for rehabilitation of common shoulder injuries, as well as a way to strengthen areas that are commonly affected by injury.
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Chris Frankel, Head of Human Performance for TRX Training, spoke at the NSCA's 2013 TSAC Conference on training tactical athletes with limited resources and space. In this hands-on presentation, Chris performs exercises using the TRX Suspension Training System.
TSAC FacilitatorsProgram designOrganization and AdministrationSuspension TrainingTRXTSACTactical Athlete
The lack of specific training for tactical athletes during long deployments poses a significant issue. This article addresses mitigation strategies that can help them perform at their best and reduce the risk of injury.
In this session from the NSCA’s 2017 TSAC Annual Training, Tim Doyle teaches about the complexity of developing tests and standards for tactical populations and the importance of sound science backing the tests and standards.
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Vernon Griffith teaches how to identify compensation patterns associated with tactical populations and how to design proactive movement protocols for tactical athletes, in this session from the NSCA’s 2018 TSAC Annual Training.
TSAC FacilitatorsProgram designTesting and EvaluationMovement ScreenCompensation Patterns
In this hands-on lecture from the NSCA's 2014 TSAC Conference, TSAC Program Manager Tyler Christiansen introduces the concept of not only teaching the Olympic lifts to tactical athletes, but simplifying them to encourage acceptance and competency.