Strength Coaches Must Modify In-Season Activities

When football season begins each fall, the strength and conditioning landscape changes for coaches across the country. As August begins, strength coaches experience a new wrinkle within their programs. Football practice starts in earnest. For Oklahoma State University’s Rob Glass, who is the Cowboys’ assistant athletic director for strength, speed and conditioning, that variable changes the way he conducts his strength and conditioning program.

Message From The CSCCa Executive Director

Welcome to the CSCCa Monthly online newsletter. This will be the CSCCa’s primary method of communication with its membership and will allow us to send far fewer mass emails. The first issue of CSCCa Monthly was released in March, and we sincerely hope you are enjoying this publication and find the articles to be informative and useful to you in your position as a strength and conditioning coach! We are excited to kick-off the 2016-17 school year with the September Issue. It will provide a great deal of helpful information to assist you in planning for the coming year.

Defining Excellence And Shattering Stereotypes

On top of being named the first female Master Strength & Conditioning Coach (MSCC) by the Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCa) in the association’s history, Stacey Torman has also earned the distinction of being named the first female vice president of the CSCCa, a position she will hold for the next three years. Currently the director of athletic performance for olympic sports at the University of Alabama-Birmingham (UAB), Torman is a pioneer for women in the collegiate strength and conditioning field. But as far as she’s concerned, her gender has little to do with her accolades and achievements.

High-Powered Plyometrics

University of Oregon director of strength and conditioning James Radcliffe is well known as an innovator in plyometric training. He uses plyometrics to improve all aspects of the Oregon Ducks football program, but many sports can benefit from a solid plyometrics program. This type of athletic performance training will make your student-athletes faster and more agile than they ever thought possible.

Follow-Up Regarding Final Overtime Rule

The CSCCa Board of Directors and National Office view the announcement of the Labor Department’s Final Overtime Rule as an excellent opportunity for ALL strength and conditioning coaches, regardless of their salaries, to visit with their athletic administrators to discuss any salary/benefit concerns. One of the primary goals of the CSCCa is to educate athletic administrators regarding the value the strength and conditioning coach brings to the institution’s athletic department, and we have done just that…