As the 2022 winner of the Gatorade Young Achievement Award from the CSCCa, Wittenberg’s head strength coach Mark Uptegraff, SCCC, describes the role that mentors have played in both his life and career, shares practical ideas for aspiring strength coaches to progress in the profession, and explains what winning the Gatorade Young Achievement Award means to him.
Greg Werner: CSCCa Profiles With The Masters
Greg Werner, MSCC, is Senior Director, S/C, Women’s Basketball with Virginia Tech. In this Masters Profile, Coach Werner describes what it really means to be a mentor, shares how young strength coaches can advance within their professional careers, and explains his role in nominating the winner of the 2022 Gatorade Young Achievement Award with the CSCCa.
CSCCa’s CEU Corner: Latest Info Now Available
The end of the third and final year of the current CEU cycle is just around the corner, and we strongly encourage everyone to make sure they are on track to fulfill all CEU requirements by July 31, 2022 in order to maintain SCCC certification. Here are the details.
Kettlebell Training: What Is Circular Strength?
A key distinction of the manner of kettlebell training when compared to training with other “bells” (e.g., barbells and dumbbells) is the nonlinear emphasis (i.e., circular strength) rather than the more common linear emphasis.
Plyometrics And Lower-Body Power Development
Plyometric training was originally developed to achieve more efficient and powerful movement patterns over and off the ground. Athletes were looking to run faster, jump higher and farther, and change direction more effectively, or in other words, negotiate the ground better. Jumps, bounds, hops, and their subvariations (skips, leaps, and ricochets) are all ways to maximize the ability to negotiate the ground and transfer forces effectively in athletic applications.
David Bass: CSCCa Profiles With The Masters
David Bass, MSCC, is Assistant Athletic Director of Sports Performance with Wake Forest University. In this Masters Profile, Coach Bass shares what he’s learned from his mentors, his best advice for young coaches just entering the profession, and what the CSCCa means to him.
Rod Cole: CSCCa Profiles With The Masters
Rod Cole, MSCC, is Assistant Athletic Director for Athletic Performance with Tarleton State University. In this Masters Profile, Coach Cole reflects on his decades of experience in coaching, shares what it takes to be a great strength coach, and explains the value of the CSCCa.
Summer Training, CEUs And CSCCa Progress
Hello everyone, and welcome to June! I first want to thank all who attended the 2022 CSCCa National Conference. What a great turnout, and wonderful success. We were excited to hold our first full in person conference since 2019. We were only 200 attendees away from the largest crowd we have ever hosted. To those of you that came, we thank you.
TeamBuildr: Driving Innovation Through Connection
The realities and complexities of strength coaching can mount up fast, with expectations for every team and every athlete remaining extremely high. As a result, staying organized, efficient and productive plays an outsized role in any program’s overall athletic success.
The Importance Of Education To Athletic Performance
Earlier this year, CSCCa Monthly editors had the opportunity to sit down and discuss multiple topics around education with CSCCa Chief Science Officer (CSO) science officer Sandy Abney, MSCC, whose extensive resume crosses both disciplines and continents.
Advance Your Career With A Master’s Degree In Exercise Science
As a working adult, it can be hard to balance going back to school with full-time work and an active family life. Here are several different 100% online master’s programs offered by existing universities, with anytime, anywhere learning, so no matter your situation, you can advance your career with higher education.
Nutrition, Data Drive Advance Of Recovery Modalities
If you unpack the word recovery, it takes on so many different meanings for so many different coaches and athletes. But what it boils down to is the human body’s ability to repair the damage done to it during strength training, conditioning exercises, endurance exercises, in-game play, and the mental expenditure that goes along with all of it. Advances in nutrition and technology continue to drive recovery optimization in elite athletes.