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The Expanded Role of the High School Strength Coach: Becoming a More Valuable Asset to Your Athletic Program

Vanderbush Kevin CSCS
Strength & Conditioning Journal: August 2006
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This column discusses ways that a high school strength coach can have a positive influence on his or her school's athletic program. Along with strength, conditioning, and athletic-enhancement responsibilities, a strength coach can add value to his or her position by taking on the mental and motivational issues that are often neglected components in the development of the high school athlete.

Kevin Vanderbush is in his 22nd year as the strength and conditioning coach, as well as the advanced weight training instructor, for all 20 boys and girls sport teams at Ben Davis High School in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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