Health and safety continues to be a top priority of the CSCCa and its member coaches. January and February can be a time during which athletes are at increased risk due to many athletes being away from training for an extended period of time due to the holiday break between school semesters.
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.
As a strength and conditioning coach, you must keep the health and safety of the athlete your primary concern as you develop and implement training programs designed to maximize athletic performance safely and effectively, and you must be prepared to defend your program/training regimen and philosophy, if necessary.