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CSCA and CSEP Collaboration Announcement

The Canadian Strength and Conditioning Association (CSCA) in partnership with the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) is excited to announce the development and launch of Canada’s first and only strength and conditioning credential, the Certified Strength and Conditioning Professional (CSCP). The CSCP credential is allocated to an individual who has completed all academic and professional experience requirements and successfully demonstrated coaching and knowledge proficiencies set forth by the CSCA’s newly developed mentorship program.  Through continued collaboration with various national organizations, both employers and athletes will recognize that the CSCP qualifies a strength and conditioning professional to design and administer [...]

February 21, 2024|Categories: Business, CSCA, Industry|

CSCA In-person and Virtual Conference 2023 Recap

Based on CSCA members' feedback and expressed desire, the CSCA Annual Conference for 2023 was a mix between in person regional events, and virtual sessions from coast to coast. The conference began on Friday May 12th with a virtual keynote shared across the country facilitated by Andrea Neil. Her session related to developing leadership as a coach was insightful and well received by the CSCA conference attendees. Follow the keynote address, CSCA President Trevor Cottrell shared information related to the CSCA professional acreditation coming for S&C profressionals. If you did not attend the session, be sure to follow the CSCA [...]

May 23, 2023|Categories: CSCA|

CSCA 2022 AGM President’s Summary

As we embark on the 2023 training year, I felt it was a good time to share a summary our 2022 AGM outcomes and the strategies for growth for this year.  AGM’s are rarely the highlight of a year, but they are an important milestone for the association as it provides an opportunity for all members to be involved in setting the direction for the next fiscal year. The major event of the AGM that establishes the year’s agenda is the election of the new Board. In this election cycle there were four positions available which were filled with energetic [...]

January 27, 2023|Categories: CSCA|

CSCA Board of Directors 2023

Once again there is representation on the CSCA Board from members living coast to coast. Joe McCullumHead Strength and Conditioning Coach – UBC It is my goal to help promote the CSCA on the West Coast and help build membership within the community here. I hope to give back to the industry and encourage others to stay in the profession and build meaningful careers. Joe McCullum Cole Hergott Head Strength and Conditioning Coach – Trinity Western I want to help grow the S&C industry in Canada. I feel as though I have lots to offer, being from the West, being [...]

January 27, 2023|Categories: CSCA|Tags: |

Meet Your BOD Nominees

We had eight nominees come forward to fill the seven BOD positions available. Elections will take place at the 2022 AGM on Sunday, November 20, at 6:30pm EST. Please see the nomination statements below: Joe McCullumHead Strength and Conditioning Coach – UBC It is my goal to help promote the CSCA on the West Coast and help build membership within the community here. I hope to give back to the industry and encourage others to stay in the profession and build meaningful careers. Cole Hergott Head Strength and Conditioning Coach – Trinity Western I want to help grow the S&C [...]

November 6, 2022|Categories: CSCA|Tags: |


The CSCA AGM will take place on Sunday, November 20 at 6:30pm EST. We have 3 Board of Director openings we are looking to fill. If you are interested in playing a part in the growth of our association, please download the nomination form below. Nominations are due no later than October 29 at 11:59pm. For information email: CSCA-Directors-Nomination-Form-and-Requirements-2021-1Download

October 23, 2022|Categories: CSCA|Tags: |

CSCA Private Members Networking Forum #1

On July 21, 2022, the CSCA Executive hosted the first private members forum event. The purpose of these events is to provide an opportunity for CSCA members to meet virtually and interact, and get updates on activities across the nation. In this first forum the focus was on the CSCA certification plans and major association objectives for this year. Future events will have more of a business focus with discussions on business planning, marketing and branding.

August 5, 2022|Categories: CSCA|Tags: |

Advisory Team Spotlight: Belinda Cox – Guinness World Record Holder

Belinda Cox is a teacher and S&C coach living in Ontario. She is also humble and a World Record Holder for completing the most burpees in one hour. CSCA Please tell us about your teaching experience BC - I am going into my sixteenth year of high school teaching. I started my career in Shelburne, Ontario. When I first started teaching phys-ed, I taught the way I was mentored to teach and the way I experienced phys-ed when I was in class. It was all sport-skill based. One week of soccer, one week of basketball, one week of health…etc. It [...]

July 23, 2022|Categories: CSCA, Interviews|

McMaster University – Performance and Wellness Workshop August 5-7

McMaster Performance, the Marauders' elite-athlete training program, in partnership with McMaster University's Department of Kinesiology, are hosting a three-day Performance and Wellness workshop to engage leading industry professionals and those exploring a career in strength & conditioning or human kinetics. The event, hosted at the Marauders' new, state-of-the-art High Performance Area from August 5-7, 2022, will feature guest speakers, panelists and interactive workshops covering a range of topics on biomechanics, coaching strategies, clinical integration, motivation, career paths, and more. "Here at McMaster, we understand the importance of seeing things from a holistic perspective when it comes to training and performance with [...]

July 14, 2022|Categories: CSCA, Industry|Tags: |

Finding a Career Using Social Media

Social media is an important resource for finding companies that may be ideal employers for a strength and conditioning coach. Learn the functionality of the different social media platforms that can be used in your job search and how to set up your online network.

June 14, 2022|Categories: CSCA|Tags: |

CSCA Members Welcome

Thank you for registering for your CSCA General Membership. Membership has its benefits and they continue to grow. The CSCA is entirely run by volunteers and we are in the process of building out our membership portal to include: Important job postingsProfessional development webinars and articlesContinuing education webinars and articlesFacility design resourcesProfessional liability insurance accessAccess to professionals in your area Be sure to join our Facebook private members page for regular updates of our upcoming forums and events.

June 14, 2022|Categories: CSCA|Tags: |


REGISTER HERE Registration closes on May 4th 11:59pm ET DATES: Friday May 6th and Saturday May 7th, 2022 WHERE: Virtual (Conference Link will be sent to participants the week leading up to the conference) General Admission = $50 CSCA Conference Schedule 2022 FRIDAY MAY 6th (7pm-9pm ET) OPENING KEYNOTE The Importance of Mastery for the S&C Coach (Dr Stuart McGill) Consider the spectrum of health care and illness prevention. Fact: every system in the body requires appropriate movement, and stress, for optimal health. Now consider who is the movement specialist within the life-long heath rubric? Also consider who guides the path [...]

April 29, 2022|Categories: CSCA, Industry|Tags: |

Letter From the CSCA President 2022

Dear CSCA Supporters,As the CSCA continues to grow and evolve, I am excited to announce our new Board of Directors (BOD) and Executive as we navigate through many important milestones in 2022.  Our BOD is composed of seven members; Shauna Forsyth, Sam Eyles-Frayne, Samantha Pritchard, Steve Lidstone, Marcello Campanaro, myself, and CSCA Founder and Inaugural President Sheldon Persad who will continue to serve as an Advisor to the Board.  I will be serving in the President role for this year, along with Shauna Forsyth as Vice President, and Sam Eyles-Frayne serving dual roles as Secretary and Treasurer.  This will be [...]

January 15, 2022|Categories: CSCA|

Call for Advisory Team Members

We would like to invite members of our strength and conditioning community to become an Advisory Team Member (ATM). An ATM will be called upon to assist in many tasks, including; promoting the CSCA through social media, contributing articles for our newsletters, serving on committees, assisting in our yearly conference planning, and general planning for the organization. The ATM will be asked to attend the Annual General Meeting and will have voting rights on motions and elections for the organization. The ATM is an individual currently immersed in the profession who feels they could contribute time and resources to assist [...]

December 3, 2021|Categories: Business, Career, CSCA, Industry|


REGISTRATION CLOSES THURSDAY APRIL 29TH AT 12NOON EST / DATE: Saturday May 1st, 2021 WHERE: Virtual (Conference Link will be sent to participants the week leading up to the conference) Pre Conference Session and Introductions 10:40 - 11am EST BLOCK 1 12noon- 2:00 (AST), 11:00am- 1:00pm (EST), 8:00am- 10:00am (PST) Speakers: David Behm, Darren Steeves, Jonathon Fowles, Josh Nowlan, Ethan Rendell-Watson Moderator: Shauna Forsyth David Behm: Benefits of stretching for health: injury risk reduction and pain control  Evidence for the effectiveness of acute and chronic stretching for improving range of motion (ROM) is extensive and strong. Improved flexibility can have positive [...]

April 27, 2021|Categories: Business, CSCA, Industry, Interviews|

Meet Your 2021 Directors – Elliott Richardson, MSc, CSCS

As an athlete, Elliott played professionally in the Canadian Football League (CFL) for 3 years. Once his player career was over, he went back to his alma mater, Acadia University, as a volunteer S&C coach. Within a year it led to him becoming Acadia’s first dedicated, full-time S&C coach, a role that he fulfilled for 10 years before transitioning into the role of Manager, Sports Performance. Currently, Elliott works with Canadian Armed Forces members in the area of physical preparation. He holds an MSc. Strength & Conditioning (with distinction) from St. Mary’s University – Twickenham, London.

January 1, 2021|Categories: CSCA|

Meet Your 2021 Directors – Sam Eyles-Frayne, R.Kin, MSc, CSCS*D

Sam Eyles-Frayne is currently the Head Strength and Conditioning (S&C) Coach at York University. Prior to this position, she was an S&C Coach at the Canadian Sport Institute Ontario (CSIO) for nearly four years, with a focus in working with Cycling Canada’s track sprint and endurance athletes. In addition to Cycling Canada, her experience includes working with athletes from 7 different national team programs who have competed at world championships, the Commonwealth Games, the Pan-American games, and the Summer Olympics. Sam spent three years at Sheridan College, managing their multipurpose Strength and Conditioning Research Centre and composed, implemented, and trained [...]

January 1, 2021|Categories: CSCA|
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