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Member Awards

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The NSCA is proud to recognize the outstanding work of our professionals around the world. Please take time to nominate your peers when you see excellence that deserves recognition.

Tactical Coach Award

The Tactical Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year Award is awarded to the coach whose influence within his or her assigned tactical (military, law enforcement, fire and rescue) setting exceeds that of peers. Achieving this influence can be the result of one or multiple coaching related accomplishments such as but not limited to measurable performance improvements or injury reduction, program creation, advancement through innovation, and other initiatives that enhance wellness, health, and performance at the local level.

Tactical Professional Award

The Tactical Strength and Conditioning Professional of the Year Award is awarded to the coach, researcher, tactical professional, educator, or administrator whose influential contributions to the field measurably result in its advancement in a way that exceeds the outcomes achieved by others.

Tactical Strength and Conditioning Practitioners Course

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Built on scientific principles and evidence-based research, the NSCA’s Tactical Strength and Conditioning (TSAC) Practitioners Course is a foundational strength and conditioning program designed to provide tactical facilitators with the tools to decrease injury risk and increase longevity and effectiveness of tactical professionals.

From the Field – Transitioning from Military Service to Strength and Conditioning Coach

December 31, 2021

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This article provides recommendations and advice from a former active-duty Infantry/Military Intelligence Officer in the United States Army on the transition to becoming a tactical strength and conditioning coach.

TSAC Facilitators Professional Development Tactical Strength and Conditioning TSAC-F CSCS Networking

Road to Nowhere: The Military’s Unhealthy Obsession with Running

August 5, 2019

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During 2018 TSAC Annual Training, the NSCA’s own Tactical Strength and Conditioning Program Manager, Nate Palin, discusses his personal and professional take on running in the military setting. Here Palin identifies the pros, risks, and shortcomings associated with run-centric physical training for special operations forces, as well as discusses more safe and efficient strength and conditioning alternatives to running-based fitness programs for these tactical operators.

TSAC Facilitators Program design Testing and Evaluation Aerobic Endurance Running Specificity Injury Prevention Mission

Advanced Programming Methods in the Transfer of Training for the Tactical Athlete

April 3, 2020

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Cal Dietz, Head Olympic Strength and Conditioning Coach for the University of Minnesota, explains how training is a process that takes time. He shares his insight into the most applicable adaptation and the most effective applications for tactical performance at the 2019 NSCA Tactical Annual Training.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Exercise Technique Program design Program Design Foot Strength Structural Adaptations Hormonal Response Arch Collapse

Law Enforcement Tactical Strength and Conditioning Programs— Transform “Impossible” Obstacles into Ideal Opportunities

March 11, 2019

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Mandy Nice explains the benefits and need of expanding health and fitness programs into military and law enforcement agencies, and offers strategies for the common obstacles preventing implementation of these programs.

TSAC Facilitators Organization and Administration TSAC Fitness Programs Tactical Strength and Conditioning

Boots on the Ground: What Have We Learned? A Retrospect on the Past 10 Years Working as a TSAC-F

October 15, 2018

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The tactical strength and conditioning field is evolving each year. Because of the experience of those in the field, as well as the growing body of research, we are gaining a better understanding of what it actually means to work within the tactical field.

TSAC Facilitators Organization and Administration Professional Development TSAC TSAC-F Tactical Athlete Strength and Conditioning

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