8 Tips to Become a Better Performance Coach
8 Tips to Become a Better Performance Coach

Here’s what to do and what not do as an intern, graduate assistant, and assistant as you try to climb the ranks. I didn’t find these tips by reading a manual, but through the first-hand experience as an intern at Florida International University and an assistant for the Division I HBCU North Carolina Central University.

The Education Disconnect
The Education Disconnect

A third-year sports coaching strength and conditioning major told me he had learned more about exercise technique in two 10-minute sessions under my instruction than he had over the entirety of his degree to that point. How can we ensure these students are getting the best education?

The elitefts Internship Guide
The elitefts Internship Guide

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about internships, all in one place.

What You Will Gain From a Strength and Conditioning Internship
What You Will Gain From a Strength and Conditioning Internship

You’ll learn a lot from your strength and conditioning internship — but there are some things you might glean over. Keep these points in mind, and you’ll get even more out of your internship than you thought possible.

Listen and Learn: How I'm Developing My Staff
Listen and Learn: How I'm Developing My Staff

When you sit and yammer at people, like most of us do in our leadership developments, we aren’t developing leaders… We’re gaining followers. Be quiet and listen to others’ ideas and examples and learn from them, just as they’ll learn from you.

WATCH: Matt Rhodes Gives Advice to Young Coaches
WATCH: Matt Rhodes Gives Advice to Young Coaches

A few pro tips from Coach Matt Rhodes: Not everything you learn in a book can be applied to strength and conditioning. Open your mind to new ideas and influences, and learn how your mentor wants things down.

A Career Development Plan for GAs and Interns
A Career Development Plan for GAs and Interns

Although this article is directed at those supervising GAs and interns, if you’re a student reading this article, you can use these strategies to help to plan your own professional development as well.

Grad Assistants: Read This Before Applying Anywhere
Grad Assistants: Read This Before Applying Anywhere

Out of all the applications I have received from prospective graduate assistants, I kid you not, 40 percent of them went into the junk file right off the bat. Here’s how your future application can stay out of junk folders.

WATCH: How to Find a Strength and Conditioning Job
WATCH: How to Find a Strength and Conditioning Job

You don’t go from college graduate to Buddy Morris overnight. Here’s a step-by-step guide to building a career in the most cut-throat profession.

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