NSCA’s Guide to High School Strength and Conditioning epub
EbookThe need for qualified high school strength and conditioning professionals has never been greater. Whether following the framework for long-term athletic development or teaching weight training as a lifelong fitness activity, you need to offer both the environment and instructional skills to safely develop strong student-athletes. NSCA’s Guide to High School Strength and Conditioning will equip you to deliver the highest-quality program in the high school setting—whether you are a strength and conditioning professional, physical education teacher, sport coach, or administrator.
Written by a team of contributors within the world-renowned National Strength and Conditioning Association, NSCA’s Guide to High School Strength and Conditioning summarizes the primary duties and responsibilities of the various positions and roles that contribute to developing a safe and effective program. It provides insights into the benefits of offering a strength and conditioning program at the high school level and offers advice for the implementation of such a program. Examples are also provided for strength-and-conditioning-related PE curriculums to demonstrate how those types of programs can work and how they connect to the SHAPE America national standards and grade-level outcomes.
The text is loaded with information that can be practically applied to any high school program. You will learn the variables to consider when designing a resistance or cardiovascular training program and 13 detailed protocols for conducting assessments so you can objectively evaluate movement and performance. Detailed exercise descriptions include beginning position, movement phases, breathing guidelines, modifications and variations, and coaching tips. The descriptions, along with accompanying photos, teach proper technique for
- 28 common resistance training exercises,
- 10 bodyweight exercises,
- 12 anatomical core exercises,
- 11 static and dynamic stretching exercises,
- 12 plyometric exercises,
- 10 speed and agility drills, and
- 5 cardio machines.
NSCA’s Guide to High School Strength and Conditioning includes the evidence-driven information that will help any high school strength and conditioning professional—including both coaches and teachers—to become the best practitioner possible. This valuable resource is one that you will turn to for many years to come as you build a solid strength and conditioning community for your student-athletes.
AudienceStrength and conditioning professionals, sport coaches, and physical education teachers who work with high school student-athletes.
Table of ContentsPreface
Rick Howard, Patrick McHenry, and Mike Nitka
Introduction. Strength and Conditioning-Related Professionals in the High School Setting
Edwin C. Jones and Shawn L. Jenkins
Chapter 1. Curriculum and Class Structure and Guidelines
Anthony S. Smith and Bruce R. Harbach
Chapter 2. Class Scheduling, Planning, and Assessments
Gary S. McChalicher and Brandon Peifer
Chapter 3. Strength and Conditioning-Related Resources for Teachers and Professionals
Patrick Mediate and Mike Nitka
Chapter 4. Resistance Training Exercises
Chapter 5. Bodyweight Exercises
Chapter 6. Core Exercises
Chapter 7. Warm-Up
Darnell K. Clark
Chapter 8. Resistance Training
Shana McKeever and Rick Howard
Chapter 9. Plyometric Training
Chapter 10. Speed and Agility Training
Phil Tran and Ray Karvis
Chapter 11. Individual and Group Activities
Appendix. NSCA Strength and Conditioning Professional Standards and Guidelines
Reviews"NSCA's Guide to High School Strength and Conditioning is a must-have manual for all high school strength and sport coaches. This comprehensive manual provides the necessary information to guide or assist any high school coach in establishing an excellent strength and conditioning program!"
—Stewart Venable, CSCS
"NSCA’s Guide to High School Strength and Conditioning provides coaches the tools to build an athlete's confidence, protect their body, and elevate their performance in any activity or sport."
—Joe Kenn, MA, CSCS, RSCC*E, SCCC, MSCC, PN1, NSCA College Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year and NSCA Professional Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year
ExcerptsBenefits of a high school strength and conditioning program
Examples of simple warm-up routines
The 10 pillars of long-term athletic development for coaches