good article on what rich rod does. i think the strength and conditioning profession is too competitive and the only ones who make it are the ones who have the resources to intern or who are lucky to know someone in the field. There are some great coaches at the lower levels DIII NAIA High school who are probably better, more knowledgeable than some DI coaches, however, they may not be considered for a job just because of where they are. I think some of these guys deserve a shot to at least an interview. I've spoken with many guys who would love to be in the field but there are coaches out there who will put them down for not working in a certain setting or sport. Frankly, I think some of the training at a certain level is complete bull. If you took the training/programming/etc of coaches from different levels, they might all be very similar. I think the higher up you go the less you kind of have to do because of the athleticism of some of these athletes; it sometimes may become rule #1 for strength coaches= DO NO HARM. I have spoken with pro coaches high school and college guys. Training very similar, except the higher level college guys or pros have some conservative approaches because they dont want to hurt these guys.
Not that any one is going to really care or might not want to agree here but its just what I think. Feel free to respond in a message or on the blog.