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Making a Strength and Conditioning Coach Indispensable to the Athletic Program

Jeffreys, Ian MS, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT*D

Strength & Conditioning Journal:
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e318169f0b2
COLUMNS: High School Corner
Abstract

IN ANY HIGH SCHOOL, THERE IS A VITAL PLACE FOR A CERTIFIED STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING SPECIALIST (CSCS) IN ALL ATHLETIC PROGRAMS. THE CSCS WILL HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO IMPACT UPON ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE IN A WHOLE HOST OF WAYS AND IN A VARIETY OF DOMAINS. HOWEVER, IN MANY CASES THE COACH IS UNDERUSED AND THE ROLE LIMITED MERELY TO THE WEIGHT ROOM. BY EXPANDING HIS OR HER SPHERE OF INFLUENCE, A CSCS CAN BECOME AN INTEGRAL AND INDISPENSABLE PART OF AN ATHLETIC PROGRAM.

Author Information

University of Glamorgan, Pontypridd, Wales; All-Pro Performance, Brecon, Wales

Ian Jeffreys is the Director of Sport Science, Athletics, and Athletic Performance at Coleg Powys in Brecon, Wales.

© 2008 National Strength and Conditioning Association