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Good post/discussion. Sad but true. I think this profession won't really advance much farther than where it is. Only those who are lucky to have references will make it. Too much competition for very little pay. 1 point I disagree with the cscca is about coaches not being able to do s&c and a sport. I know high school and college coaches who are very good at both and are successful. It's too bad some people may not recognize that and what they are able to do with some of those athletes; on the other hand a coach who does an internship with a pro or d1 team is considered very qualified. Now some guys may be, but I don't think they all are

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Comment by John Weatherly on September 10, 2012 at 8:19am

There's no communication or collaboration on the part of the NSCA.  About all the NSCA cares about is marketing BS etc. The quality of the organization has gone way down while the membership numbers have gone up (catering to non athletic strength & conditioning people).  Look at all the BS studies.  A bunch of vibration studies were published in JSCR that did not even test the platforms to see if the platforms performed as advertised with loads before doing the "research."  See the recommendations for vibration research by the International Society of Musculoskeletal & Neuronal Interactions published in 2010.  They had to come up with these guidelines because the "quality" of vibration research was so poor.  How does stuff like this get published in "peer-reviewed" journals?  All the "genius reviewers" for JSCR missed the elephant in the room on vibration?  And how many studies published even use athletes as subjects?

Comment by Jay on September 9, 2012 at 10:21pm
It's just too bad to see quality coaches leave the field because they couldn't make it. The Nsca should do something about it, but I doubt they will with how much money they get. I like the idea of the cscca but I don't think it's practical for some coaches to do full time work for such a length of time.
Comment by Jeff Diritto on September 9, 2012 at 10:41am

There is a handful of similiar posts on the scoop along those lines.. some fairly old, showing the lack of progress...though NSCA membership has more than likely came close to doubling in that time, with the primary member not even functioning as a strength and conditioning coach

Comment by John Weatherly on September 8, 2012 at 9:10pm

I agree the field (don't see how to call it a profession as it is now) won't change unless people in leadership roles (i.e., NSCA President Dr. Steve Fleck) show some accountability and want to change anything.  Good "real world" info in the article posted.  Thanks for sharing!

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