AS A COLLEGIATE STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACH, YOU PUT A LOT OF TIME AND EFFORT IN DESIGNING WHAT YOU BELIEVE IS THE MOST EFFECTIVE STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING PROGRAM YOU CAN PROVIDE TO THE ATHLETES YOU WORK WITH. AT TIMES, THIS PROGRAM MAY DIFFER FROM WHAT THE HEAD SPORTS COACH BELIEVES IS THE BEST APPROACH FOR HIS OR HER TEAM, AND THEY MAY REQUEST THAT YOU MAKE SIGNIFICANT CHANGES TO THIS PROGRAM. OBVIOUSLY, THIS CAN CREATE A DIFFICULT WORKING RELATIONSHIP. WE ASKED OUR PANEL OF COACHES HOW THEY WOULD HANDLE THIS SITUATION IN THEIR OWN WORK SETTING.
1Athletic Department, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY;
2Athletic Department, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA; and
3Athletic Department, United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO
The College Coaches Corner Column provides practical information on a variety of topics that college coaches experience daily in directing a strength and conditioning program.
COLUMN EDITOR: Allen R. Hedrick, MA, CSCS*D, RSCC*D, FNSCA
Conflicts of Interest and Source of Funding: The authors report no conflicts of interest and no source of funding.
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.
Kim Pinskeis an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach, Athletic Department, United States Air Force Academy.