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Becoming an Effective Strength and Conditioning Coach

Gilbert, Wade D. PhD; Baldis, Mark W. PhD, CSCS

Strength & Conditioning Journal: February 2014 - Volume 36 - Issue 1 - p 28–34
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0000000000000026
Article

ABSTRACT: THE PURPOSE OF THIS ARTICLE IS TO PRESENT RESEARCH-BASED GUIDELINES FOR DEVELOPING EFFECTIVENESS AS A STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACH. THE GUIDELINES ARE BASED ON A REVIEW OF SOCIAL-LEARNING APPROACHES TO COACH AND TEACHER EDUCATION. THE ARTICLE OPENS WITH A DEFINITION OF COACH EFFECTIVENESS AND THEN PROVIDES GUIDANCE ON HOW TO DEVELOP COACH EFFECTIVENESS BY APPLYING 5 FEATURES OF EFFECTIVE LEARNING COMMUNITIES TO THE WORK OF STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACHES.

Department of Kinesiology, California State University, Fresno, California

Conflicts of Interest and Source of Funding: The authors report no conflicts of interest and no source of funding.

Wade D. Gilbert is a professor in the Department of Kinesiology at California State University, Fresno, and is coeditor of the International Sport Coaching Journal and the Routledge Handbook of Sports Coaching.

Mark Baldis is a lecturer in the Department of Kinesiology at Fresno State University and currently serves as the exercise science coordinator and the director of the Human Performance Laboratory in the Department of Kinesiology.

© 2014 by the National Strength & Conditioning Association