Strength & Conditioning »


July 28, 2016

Building a high school strength and conditioning program

When we talk about the “state of the industry” of high school athletics, it is virtually impossible to do so without mentioning the strength and conditioning department within the overall athletic umbrella. Much like the structure of a building i...

May 20, 2016

Guide to hiring a strength and conditioning coach

By Ben Gleason & Meg Stone, Center of Excellence for Sport Science and Coach Education, Department of Exercise and Sport and Sciences, East Tennessee State University The strength and conditioning coaching profession has quickly grown over the...

April 14, 2016

Confronting challenges of today’s strength coaches

On just about a daily basis, I receive inquiries regarding the requirements, process, and suggestions for becoming a strength and conditioning coach. These contacts stem from both current sports coaches at the high school or collegiate levels, as wel...

January 13, 2016

Ken Mannie named FootballScoop Strength Coach of the Year

Michigan State University strength coach Ken Mannie — who is also a regular Coach and Athletic Director columnist — has been named FootballScoop's Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year. [caption id="attachment_15064" align="alignright"...

National Strength & Conditioning Association
December 17, 2015

NSCA names new executive director

A seasoned professional with a history of leading nonprofit, membership-based associations, Michael Massik joins the NSCA as Executive Director effective in January 2016. “Michael brings a wealth of experience from his work with nonprofits, but ...

December 5, 2015

Power Lift announces facility expansion

Jeff Conner, owner and founder of Power Lift, announces expansion plans. Power Lift is the leading innovator in the strength training industry and will be expanding their manufacturing and showroom facility by 16,500 square feet in spring of 2016. ...

November 12, 2015

Legend Fitness releases new line of selectorized equipment

Knoxville, Tennessee — Commercial strength manufacturer Legend Fitness unveiled their newest product line, known collectively as the SelectEDGE line. SelectEDGE is a premium line of selectorized strength equipment that will provide fitness club...

November 10, 2015

Powerline: Strength and conditioning checklist for success

Just as with all areas of your athletic program, there are high-priority targets in the strength and conditioning program that are considered to be staples. To some degree, they project the brand of your sport and the school you represent. As we e...

October 8, 2015

Powerline: Supporting your in-season strength program

It is the advent of the fall sports season, and with that comes the administrative details surrounding the organization and implementation of the in-season strength training program. Unlike the offseason calendar, the in-season presents a host of obs...

August 10, 2015

Football: Preparing to face up-tempo offenses

As many teams begin to adapt to up-tempo offenses, the practice and conditioning components should also change. Fast-paced offenses are dictating and controlling the tempo of the game, and they can ultimately expose conditioning weaknesses among the ...