Coaching Strength & Conditioning Principles Online-eBook

Coaching Strength & Conditioning Principles Online-eBook

ISBN 9781492590743

Regular price $49.95 $0.00

Course Components
The course fee includes the Bigger, Faster, Stronger, Third Edition, ebook; access to the course outline; downloadable forms, checklists, and evaluations (provided as PDFs within the course); and online test. You will have immediate access to the course upon purchase; nothing will be shipped to you.

Course Description
This course features sport-specific content based on the Bigger, Faster, Stronger, Third Edition, text (delivered as an ebook), plus content gleaned from the Human Kinetics Coach Education course Coaching Principles. The course concludes with a 50-question test.

Learning Objectives
After completing this course, you will be able to do the following:
  • Explain how the BFS program is designed.
  • Explain how the BFS program is used to develop strength.
  • Describe how to alter the BFS program to continue to develop athletes during the season.
  • Identify when athletes are ready to begin training using the BFS program.
  • Discuss how to prepare those who are not yet ready for the BFS program.
  • Identify the appropriate terminology for communicating with your athletes.
  • Explain how to teach and correct technique for strength training, stretching, and agility.
  • Employ consistent, positive, and effective feedback when critiquing your athletes.
  • Develop instructional plans for the season.
  • Prepare instructional plans for each practice.
  • Identify appropriate squat technique.
  • Identify problems in squatting technique.
  • Identify squat variations.
  • Identify appropriate power clean technique.
  • Identify problems in power clean technique.
  • Identify power clean variations.
  • Identify appropriate deadlift technique.
  • Identify problems in deadlift technique.
  • Identify deadlift variations.
  • Identify appropriate bench press technique.
  • Identify problems in bench press technique.
  • Identify bench press variations.
  • Identify appropriate technique for auxiliary lifts.
  • Indicate which auxiliary lifts are beneficial to specific athletes.
  • Describe various dot drill techniques.
  • Explain the five phases of the plyometric program.
  • Recall the 10 ways to improve speed.
  • Explain the BFS sprint technique.
  • Describe the benefits of stretching.
  • Explain the BFS stretching system.
  • Describe the aspects needed when organizing and operating a weight room.
  • Recognize the importance of safety and the liability associated with running a weight room.
  • Explain why the team manual and team expectations are effective tools for communicating with your team.
  • Describe approaches for motivating your athletes to do their best at practices and meets.
  • Describe some goals for pregame meetings and warm-ups.
  • Identify strategies for working more effectively with coaches, administrators, medical personnel, officials, parents, and the media.


The course is designed to help coaches learn how to use the Bigger Faster Stronger system for training athletes and is suitable for high school coaches, serious club coaches, college and university undergraduate students, and advanced coaches at the youth level.
Developing Your Strength & Conditioning Program
Developing Technique
Strength Exercises
Speed, Agility, and Flexibility
Program Administration
Practicum Exercises
Established in 1981 and rooted in an athlete-centered philosophy that places the developmental needs of athletes ahead of winning at all costs, Human Kinetics Coach Education courses and resources are customized and widely used by youth sport organizations, state high school associations, school districts, state departments of education, colleges and universities, and national governing bodies of Olympic sports to teach, train, and certify coaches.