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Training During National Collegiate Athletic Association Discretionary Periods

Wagner, Kathy CSCS1; Greener, Trent CSCS2; Petersen, Drew CSCS3

Section Editor(s): Hedrick, Allen R MA, CSCS*D, RSCC*D, FNSCA

Strength & Conditioning Journal: October 2011 - Volume 33 - Issue 5 - p 79-81
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e3182305eb1
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PER NATIONAL COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION RULES, SOME INTERCOLLEGIATE SPORTS HAVE DISCRETIONARY PERIODS WHERE ATHLETIC PARTICIPATION IN THE STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING PROGRAM IS VOLUNTARY. AS A RESULT, SOME OF THESE ATHLETES MAY TURN TO PERSONAL TRAINERS OR SPORTS PERFORMANCE SPECIALISTS TO DESIGN AND DIRECT THEIR CONDITIONING PROGRAMS DURING THIS PERIOD. WE WANTED TO FIND OUT FROM OUR COACHING PANEL THEIR THOUGHTS ON HOW THEY HANDLE THIS SITUATION.

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The College Coaches Corner provides practical information on a variety of topics that college coaches experience daily in directing a strength and conditioning program.

1Athletic Department, University of Texas Arlington, Arlington, Texas; 2Athletic Department, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming; and 3Athletic Department, Humboldt State University, Arcata, California

Trent Greeneris the director of strength and conditioning and head football strength and conditioning coach at the University of Wyoming.

Drew Petersenis the head strength and conditioning coach at Humboldt State University.

Kathy Wagneris the head strength and conditioning coach at the University of Texas at Arlington.

© 2011 National Strength and Conditioning Association