As announced in the December issue of CSCCa Monthly, Dr. and Mrs. Stiggins will be leaving their positions within the CSCCa. The CSCCa Board of Directors has selected a new executive team to lead the organization.
As strength and conditioning coaches, it is imperative that you are aware of the following important information and that your strength and conditioning programs follow these guidelines to protect the health and safety of the student athlete.
Tragically, we have already had an athlete death that took place following a conditioning session, and we extend our deepest sympathies to all involved. Every strength and conditioning coach is encouraged to review the recommendations included in this article and make sure that everything possible is done to ensure the health and safety of every athlete during all strength and conditioning training sessions.
I am excited to announce the addition of several new sponsors of the CSCCa. We want to welcome these companies to the CSCCa and introduce them and their products to the organization’s membership. The support of our generous sponsors assists the CSCCa in meeting the unique needs of the collegiate and professional-level strength and conditioning coach, enabling the organization to keep its membership dues and conference registration fees to a minimum while offering the highest level of certification, educational resources and opportunities, and advocacy for the profession.
We strongly encourage all institutions to review their athletic programs to ensure that a minimum of one full-time strength and conditioning coaching position is in place and that all full-time strength and conditioning positions are being filled with individuals who hold an accredited comprehensive strength and conditioning-specific certification. Our athletes deserve nothing less.