NSCA Advocates to Raise Certification Standards
    The NSCA is developing awareness efforts on the importance of certification standards for strength and conditioning coaches in the NCAA to ultimately contribute to a safer training environment for students athletes.
    Practical Application for Long-Term Athletic Development
    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.
    Sprint Training For Women's College Soccer
    Learn about the role of acceleration and velocity in improving soccer performance. From the NSCA's Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. Full-text article available to the public.
    Structuring a Resistance Training Program to Combat Childhood Obesity
    Childhood obesity is a growing concern in the United States. We need to get our kids eating better and exercising more. Here are some tips to make resistance training more fun and effective for today's youth.
    What is a Special Population?
    Introducing the National Strength and Conditioning Association's new Certified Special Population Specialist (CSPS) credential, established in 2012 to address the fitness needs of individuals afflicted by chronic or temporary health conditions.
    Why Youth Strength and Conditioning Matters
    Providing a safe and effective youth strength and conditioning program is only the foundation of their long-term athletic development.
    Would My Youth Athlete Benefit from a Strength and Conditioning Coach?
    Investigating the need for a youth strength and conditioning coach
    Exertional Rhabdomyolysis: Case Study of an Athlete
    This case study investigates a situation where a high school wrestler presented signs of exertional rhabdomyolysis in as little as 24 hours.
    Coaching Kids to be Active Adults
    Physical activity during childhood and adolescence can have a profound effect on the exercise habits during adulthood. Whether you are a coach, teacher, or parent, you have a chance to make a lasting impression on how children and adolescents perceive exercise.
    August is Safety Month
    The initial days of a training program can be filled with potential hazards for athletes. Heat-related illness is a primary concern for athletes returning to strength and conditioning sessions in August. As a result, August offers a good opportunity to review your organization's standards and guidelines.