Managing multiple athletes in the weight room: session planning for large groups

Bird, Stephen P. ORCID: and Corcoran, Glenn and Martin, Rick (2021) Managing multiple athletes in the weight room: session planning for large groups. In: ASCA International Conference on Applied Strength and Conditioning 2021, 5 Nov - 7 Nov 2021, Gold Coast, Australia.


When working with team sports it is common for strength and conditioning coaches to be confronted with extremely large player numbers in the weight room. It is then the strength and conditioning coach realises the critical role that planning plays in program design to achieve sequential flow on the weight room floor. This presentation will outline key elements related to the ‘science’ (scientific foundation of coaching) and ‘art’ (putting science into practice) of managing large groups in the weight room. This includes: Conceptualising your approaches to planning; Fundamental principles dealing with large groups; Sequential flow in the weight room; Safety considerations; Exercise selection and non-traditional exercises; and Best worst-case scenario. Most importantly, navigating the weight room with large groups is not simply about the science or the art, but successfully combine these approaches to ensure safe execution

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Lecture)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Virtual conference. c. Australian Strength and Conditioning Association 2021.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Health and Wellbeing (1 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2021)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Resilient Regions - Centre for Health Research (1 Apr 2020 -)
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2021 23:31
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2022 06:12
Uncontrolled Keywords: weight room; strength training; strength and conditioning
Fields of Research (2008): 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science > 110699 Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified
Fields of Research (2020): 42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4207 Sports science and exercise > 420799 Sports science and exercise not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 28 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 2801 Expanding knowledge > 280120 Expanding knowledge in the physical sciences

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