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Strength & Conditioning Journal:
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0000000000000033
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Professional Development in Strength and Conditioning Coaching Through Informal Mentorship: A Practical Pedagogical Guide for Practitioners

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

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

Supplemental Author Material

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

Supplemental Author Material

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

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Abstract

ABSTRACT: RECENT SPORT AND STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING (SC) COACHING LITERATURE HAS SUGGESTED THE IMPLEMENTATION OF MENTORING WITHIN A FORMAL EDUCATIONAL SETTING DUE TO ITS RECOGNIZED INFLUENCE UPON PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, ESPECIALLY EARLY IN A CAREER. HOWEVER, INFORMAL MENTORING, OCCURRING OUTSIDE A STRUCTURED CURRICULAR PROGRAM, HAS BEEN AN ONGOING PRACTICE FOR MANY COACHES ENTERING THE PROFESSION. AN SC COACH SEEKING A MENTORING RELATIONSHIP WOULD BE HARD PRESSED TO LOCATE DEVELOPMENTAL LITERATURE TO GUIDE THE ESTABLISHMENT. THEREFORE, THE CURRENT ARTICLE SEEKS TO SUPPLY PRACTICAL GUIDELINES, BASED UPON SPORT AND SC COACHING LITERATURE, TO ASSIST COACHES IN ESTABLISHING AN EFFECTIVE INFORMAL MENTORING RELATIONSHIP. A VIDEO ABSTRACT DESCRIBING THIS ARTICLE CAN BE FOUND IN SUPPLEMENTAL DIGITAL CONTENT 1 (SEE VIDEO, HTTP://LINKS.LWW.COM/SCJ/A133).

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