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August 7, 2018

Mental keys to athletic improvement and achievement

Doubt in an individual’s mind is the cancer that kills dreams and prevents individuals from pursuing and achieving their ambitious goals.  Dream big. Starting quarterback. All-state. College scholarship. Academic All-American. Professiona...


July 25, 2018

How heat acclimatization guidelines have made a difference

In 2009, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) and Korey Stringer Institute (KSI) spearheaded a task force that developed the Preseason Heat-Acclimatization Guidelines for Secondary School Athletics. David Csillan, a NATA member who...


July 18, 2018

Building Relationships, Building Muscles

{Sponsored} Coaches are unique among other teachers. Coaches get to influence players’ skills on and off the football field. They teach life lessons other faculty may not have the opportunity to teach. Coaches forge their student-athletes with a se...


July 18, 2018

Powerline: 5 nutritional tips for training and recovery

The area of sports nutrition is as vital as any component in the organization and administration of a successful strength and conditioning program. At Michigan State University, we’re fortunate to have the professional expertise and services of Rob...


July 12, 2018

NSCA announces changes to certification for strength coaches

Colorado Springs, Colo. — The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) has announced that it is working to elevate and advance the strength and conditioning profession by developing a quality assurance process that ensures all future ...


July 9, 2018

How to consistently perform your best during practice, competition

Let’s look at the idea of “when it matters most.” In essence, it all matters. If you think about the days and hours you spend practicing, chances are the time spent training and preparing far outweighs the time spent in competitive performance....


June 18, 2018

NSCA announces 2018 annual award recipients

Health and fitness professionals from across the world will converge on the National Strength and Conditioning Association's (NSCA) national conference on July 11 in Indianapolis to discover cutting-edge research and practical applications in strengt...


June 12, 2018

PEDs in Sports: The ongoing fight

The sporting world was once again turned upside-down when whistle-blower Grigory Rodchenkov alleged in a BBC interview that Russia ran a systematic program of doping during the Sochi Olympics in 2014. These allegations were presented in disturbing de...


May 18, 2018

Strength program design and exercise progression

There are many complex job functions of a strength coach, such as building programs and progressing exercises. In my opinion, this is one of the biggest challenges a strength coach faces. First and foremost, it’s imperative to have training philoso...


May 7, 2018

Five things to consider when upgrading your weight room

Weight rooms are becoming a hot commodity in high school sports. Here are five things athletic programs should consider before undergoing a training facility project. 1. Consult with coaches. Request feedback from sport coaches regarding their...