Become an Expert High School Athlete Strength Coach with This Specialized Certification
Join an Elite Group of Performance Coaches as Certified High School Strength & Conditioning Specialists
You can be “That Coach”
- Eric Cressey
- Mike Robertson
- Wil Fleming
- Dave Gleason
- David Jack
- Jim Kielbaso
- Joe Powell
- ...and thousands more!
What is the High School Strength & Conditioning Specialist Certification?
- The IYCA’s revolutionary approach to Long Term Athletic Development. We’ve been preaching this unique training system for nearly a decade, before it became a hot topic in the industry.
- How to plan and approach your training to account for the specific needs of your high school athletes including sports specialization (when it’s necessary) and how to account for the difference in training needed for your freshman through seniors.
- What the best of the best are doing through hands-on, practical experiences. 20 highly-respected coaches share their insights and knowledge gained from coaching thousands of athletes.
- Programming systems that will empower high school athletes to reach their full potential. These systems are results-tested and proven in the trenches in some of the best programs in the country.
Wil is a sports performance coach and expert on being a more explosive athlete. His expertise comes from years of training and coaching athletes in multiple sports. His athletes are routinely the most explosive, fastest, and strongest on the field. He is also one of the strongest medium sized guys you will ever run into boasting some pretty decent numbers on the platform and in the weight room.
Mike is the President of Robertson Training Systems and the co-owner of Indianapolis Fitness and Sports Training (I-FAST) in Indianapolis, Indiana. Mike has made a name for himself as one of the premier performance coaches in the world, helping clients and athletes from all walks of life achieve their physique and sports performance goals.
Eric Cressey, MA, CSCS is the president and co-founder of Cressey Performance, with facilities in Hudson, MA and Jupiter, FL. Behind Eric’s expertise, Cressey Performance has rapidly established itself as a go-to high-performance facility among Boston athletes. Athletes regularly travel across the country to experience CP’s cutting-edge methods.
The Fundamentals of High School Strength & Conditioning Textbook
- Identify and discuss the challenges associated with establishing a high school strength and conditioning program.
- List and describe potential funding sources to support a high school strength and conditioning program.
- Describe and discuss the legal issues related to the administration of a high school strength and conditioning program.
- Define “Concurrent Conditioning” and discuss how it can be used to enhance efficiency for high school athletes.
- Develop an effective and efficient strength training program that adequately addresses the unique needs of the high school athlete.
- Define common terminology related to speed and agility training.
- Identify common speed and agility coaching mistakes.
- Describe and discuss the IYCA philosophy regarding speed and agility training for the high school athlete.
- Define and understand the significance of the relationship between mobility and flexibility.
- Define and describe the IYCA philosophy regarding mobility training.
- Demonstrate and describe mobility drills for enhancing function throughout the entire body.
- Describe the difference between a coach and a reflective coach practitioner.
- Describe the four ability and temperament styles and the most appropriate means to motivate such athletes.
- Describe how it is possible to concurrently coach multiple athletes with different abilities and motivations.
- Review and understand several in-season and off-season strength and conditioning plans for high school athletes.
- Be able to modify and/or develop similar programs for all athletes or teams.
- 3 sport-specific in-season and off-season training plans for review.
Principles of Athletic Strength & Conditioning (PASC) Textbook
The High School Strength & Conditioning Specialist Coaching Videos
Lower Body Mobility
Learn the bottom-up approach to mobilizing the joints of the lower body. You’ll learn:
- 3 Ankle Mobility Drills for 3-D mobility
- Hip Flexion & Extension Mobility Drills
- Hip Abduction & Rotation Mobility Drills
- Glute Activation Drills
Upper Body Mobility
In this video, we cover coaching cues and tips for creating mobility through the athlete’s upper body. You’ll learn:
- Thoracic Mobility Drills
- Shoulder Mobility Drills
A Complete Warm Up
See a full-scale dynamic warm up in action that can be used with all your high school training groups. In this video, you’ll get the complete A to Z warm up used in world-class training facilities to help prepare your athletes for their practices or training sessions in minimal time.
Foundational Lower Body Exercises
Get coaching cues and tips as you cover the foundational lower body exercises, including:
- The Front Squat
- The Back Squat
- The RDL & Hinging
- The Deadlift
The Olympic Lifts
Understand the proper coaching progressions for the Olympic lifts you should be using to create powerful athletes. You’ll learn:
- The 4-step progression for coaching the hang clean
- Coaching the power clean from the floor
- The 4-step progression for coaching the snatch
- Coaching progressions for the push press
The Combination Lifts
Learn how to coach and when to use the following complexes in your athletes training:
- Clean Complex
- Snatch Complex
How to Become a Certified High School Strength & Conditioning Specialist
Are You Ready to Be a Certified High School Strength & Conditioning Specialist?
- Discover proper programming systems for any age, gender, or sport and the exact methods for deciding when to implement each to give your athletes optimal performance.
- Have confidence that your programming is based on real-world evidence, backed by research, and specifically designed to help high school athletes maximize their results.
- Be able to position yourself as a specialist in your field, which will help you recruit and keep more athletes in your programs—not to mention allow you to get top dollar for your training as a specialist.
- Have access to a complete system to help develop athletes over the entire course of their careers from freshmen to seniors and prepare them to succeed at the next level.
- Be in a very select circle of professionals who are dedicated to preparing their athletes to perform their absolute best with proper training and motivation.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Q: I live outside the US. Can I still earn the HSSCS credential? A: Absolutely! We have High School Strength & Conditioning Specialists from all over the world. Our online platform and education center allows for easy access to your materials and avoids high shipping costs. Our course materials are all in English, which is the only consideration you need to make if you are outside of the US. Q: Are there any prerequisite certifications such as the IYCA Youth Fitness Specialist that I need to have before taking this? A: No, there are no prerequisites to earning your HSSCS credentials. Q: When will I receive my Certificate? A: Once you have completed and passed your exam, we will register you in our Global Database as a High School Strength & Conditioning Specialist. It can take up to two weeks for your certificate to be mailed to you. [/text_block]