Current issues affecting strength and conditioning coaches: professional standards, coaching structures, mentorships and remuneration guidelines

Bird, Stephen P. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5607-3829 and Mitchell, John (2019) Current issues affecting strength and conditioning coaches: professional standards, coaching structures, mentorships and remuneration guidelines. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning, 27 (5). pp. 33-37. ISSN 1835-7644


Abstract

Career development and progression in the field of strength and conditioning requires coaches to navigate successful professional transition from an early career strength and conditioning coach to coach mentors. However, many strength conditioning coaches often find themselves unsure of their rights when presented confronting employment-related challenges early in their career. It is essential that strength and conditioning coaches obtain fundamental knowledge and understanding of key industry issues that may impact potential career development and become familiar with professional associations that provide governance and direction for their respective industry standards, such as the Australian Strength and Conditioning Association, National Strength and Conditioning Association, and UK Strength and Conditioning Association. Therefore, the purpose of this article is to examine current issues affecting early career strength and conditioning coaches and expand our understanding of key governing body principles and frameworks that underpin professional standards. A secondary purpose is to provide recommendations for early career strength and conditioning coaches, administrators, and sporting organisations regarding industry issues identified in the literature, such as placement and internship obligations, coach mentorship, job actions and remuneration guidelines. Literature and data was sourced via online journal databases and professional governing organisations using relevant terms. It is recommendations that strength and conditioning coaches, administrators, and organisations become familiar with placement and internship obligations, professional standards and remuneration guidelines. Additionally, sporting organisations and strength and conditioning coaches adhere to the Australian Sports Commission requirements for working in Federal government funded national sporting programs. Such recommendations provide a point of reference to further enhance professional industry standards.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright Australian Strength and Conditioning Association.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Health and Wellbeing (1 Jan 2015 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Health and Wellbeing (1 Jan 2015 -)
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2020 04:52
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2020 03:04
Uncontrolled Keywords: strength and conditioning; mentorship; internship
Fields of Research (2008): 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science > 110699 Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/39415

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