In light of recent media attention on the certifications available to college strength and conditioning coaches, it is important to understand the great lengths coaches must go to receive the SCCC credential from the CSCCa.
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.
Apart from the obvious limitations regarding space, resources and budget, below is a brief outline discussing some of the more common problems associated with strength and conditioning facilities from a more practical point-of-view concerning safety.
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.
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