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Developing Expertise in Strength and Conditioning Coaching

Grant, Matthew A. PhD1; Dorgo, Sandor PhD, CSCS2

Strength & Conditioning Journal: February 2014 - Volume 36 - Issue 1 - p 9–15
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0000000000000028
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ABSTRACT: THE PURPOSE OF THIS ARTICLE IS TO DESCRIBE AND APPLY THE SALIENT CHARACTERISTICS AND LEARNING PREFERENCES OF EACH OF THE 3 STAGES OF EXPERT DEVELOPMENT—BEGINNER, COMPETENT, AND EXPERT—TO STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING (SC) COACHING TO SUGGEST A MORE ROBUST AND EFFECTIVE CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION FOR SC COACHES. BASED ON OVER 4 DECADES OF EXPERT THEORY AND CURRENT SC RESEARCH, AUTHORS HIGHLIGHT LEARNING PREFERENCES AND COACHING RECOMMENDATIONS TO PRECIPITATE DEVELOPMENT OF EXPERT CHARACTERISTICS, EXPERIENCES, SKILLS, AND KNOWLEDGE WITHIN THIS FIELD. FURTHERMORE, RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH STUDIES BASED ON THE LITERATURE REVIEWED ARE PROVIDED.

1Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, Georgia; and

2Department of Kinesiology, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, Texas

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

Matthew A. Grant is an assistant professor and EdS program coordinator in the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education at Valdosta State University.

Sandor Dorgo is an associate professor and graduate coordinator in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Texas at El Paso.

© 2014 by the National Strength & Conditioning Association