In this month’s CEO Message, I want to dive into the spirit of the CSCCa. Historically, there has always been a spirit of giving, sharing and leaving the ground more fertile than you found it.
Let’s continue our conversation with regards to student athlete mental health. As an integral part of the performance model, we as strength and conditioning coaches play a very important part in the mental health landscape of the student athlete.
I want to share a few “Ha Ha’s and Aha’s” while sharing with you on how we as strength coaches can impact the days and lives of our most precious entity, the student athlete.
In light of the spotlight on mental health at the 2021 Olympic Games in Tokyo, it is a great time for all of us as coaches to pause and give great consideration to the topic of mental health in collegiate athletics.
I hope this message finds you all doing well and in the midst of great summer workouts. I am sure many of you have had student athletes back on campus for some time, while others may just now be getting your teams back this week. Summer training has always been a great time to make significant strength gains, build new and improved work capacities and great conditioning. It is also a great time to build a solid team bond.
As you know, the national conference is always a great experience. The conference is packed with dynamic speakers, great exhibitors, and excellent opportunities for networking, as well as catching up with old friends and colleagues.
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.
In accordance with our mission statement and staying true to our mission as an organization for the promotion of education, unity, and respect, we would like to provide you with the health and safety precautions we are implementing at our upcoming national conference.
We have received many questions from our member coaches regarding the status of the 2021 CSCCa National Conference—whether or not an in-person event will take place, and if so, if there will be a virtual option available for those who cannot attend the in-person event this year. Here’s an update on these important questions.