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Strength and Conditioning Specialist – CANSOFCOM

Who We Are CFMWS. A job with purpose. Our 4000+ person strong organization champions a healthy, fun, creative and active lifestyle for Canadian Armed Forces members, Veterans and their families. Help us deliver a variety of recreation and fitness programs, offer family support, organize charity events and make sure our members access retail, travel and banking discounts and customized financial services. At Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services (CFMWS), we love what we do. And we live it too. The Role Under the direction of the Manager, High Performance the Strength and Conditioning Specialist designs and delivers high quality, challenging, [...]

September 29, 2023|Categories: Career, Job Postings|Tags: |

Carleton University – Lead Strength and Conditioning

Position Title: Lead, Strength and Conditioning Coach Department: Recreation and Athletics About Carleton University Carleton University is situated on unceded Algonquin territory and bordered by the Rideau River and the Rideau Canal, a UNESCO World Heritage site, in Ottawa, Ontario. The university is just minutes from the heart of our nation's government and G-7 organizations and this capital advantage provides opportunities for staff and faculty and students to make a positive impact in our community and around the world. As one of the 2023 Top 100 Employers in Canada and one of the National Capital Region’s Top Employers for nine [...]

September 21, 2023|Categories: Job Postings, Member Only|Tags: |

Western University Manager – High Performance (Head Strength & Conditioning Coach)

Classification & Regular Hours Hours per Week: 35 Salary Grade: 16 Please note, this is a temporary full-time contract opportunity with an anticipated end date of September 14, 2026. About Western Since 1878, Western University has been committed to serving our communities through the pursuit of academic excellence and by providing students, faculty, and community members with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social, and cultural growth. We seek excellent students, faculty, and staff to join us in what has become known as the "Western Experience" - an opportunity to contribute to a better world through the development of new knowledge, new [...]

September 13, 2023|Categories: Career, Job Postings|Tags: |

Craig Walker – Legal Challenges in Sport This excerpt from the CSCA 2022 AGM is a talk provided by Craig Walker, President, Weightlifting Canada Halterophile. He presented on the significant legal challenges facing amateur sport organizations in Canada at our AGM. Litigation, mediation, and arbitration are now common, and it is costing amateur organizations in time, money, and volunteer resources. Craig discussed the evolution of litigation in sport and provided some insight into how these challenges will reshape organizations in the future.

December 28, 2022|Categories: Business|Tags: |

CSCA Forum #3 – Branding and Marketing

The CSCA Forum #3 on branding and marketing video link is posted below. Featured topics covered included: the transition from the institutional to private sector, aligning personal and professional goals, and where exactly do you start with developing your own brand and business. Thanks to Jodi and Alena for sharing their professional insights into the complex but important process of promoting your business. Featured Quotes and Teasers: Core values are the foundation of your business – Alena Think about who your person (client) is and where they are spending their time (How to find and recruit clients) – Alena Staying true [...]

November 2, 2022|Categories: Business|Tags: |

Multi-Role Practitioners: Should Strength and Conditioning Coaches “Stay in Their Lane”?

Introduction Due to the various demands of being a strength and conditioning coach (i.e., working with different types of athletes with different goals) and evolving training modalities, it is natural to learn new skills over time. Some practitioners specialize in a specific area, while others opt to learn a breadth of skills in many areas. Areas outside the classic scope of strength and conditioning include: nutrition, psychology, physiology, biomechanics, physical therapy, performance analysis, and sport coaching. As a practitioner, I bounced back and forth between strength and conditioning and nutrition early in my career, eventually landing a job as a [...]

July 21, 2022|Categories: Career, Industry|Tags: |

Creating Effective Resumes

The resume is an important tool for getting you onto the "short list" for a job interview, no more, no less. It is critical for very quickly and efficiently highlighting your skillsets and experience in a manner that displays professionalism and attention to detail. A poorly designed resume can easily find its way into the "no" pile and with employers only having 30 seconds to review each resume you need to make sure yours will strongly display your qualifications. In this webinar you will have the opportunity to learn how to effectively design and organize your resume, and review samples [...]

June 21, 2022|Categories: Career, Industry, Job Postings|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: |

Starting from a Clean Slate with a Decentralized Team Sport Program

Scott Willgress, Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic The Beginning Rewind to the fall of 2016.  I had been working in Halifax for 6 years with athletes and groups of varying levels. From private weekend warriors, to provincial level, next-generation, and a few Olympians in sports like sailing, sprint canoe/kayak, boxing, and artistic gymnastics.  Don’t get me wrong, I loved working with these sports – I’m all about the challenge of working with a sport I have no history with and have never competed in myself.  It’s easy to come into this situation with a beginner’s mindset when you truly are a [...]

September 24, 2019|Categories: Member Only|Tags: |

The Changing Role of S&C: Planning the Time Outside the Gym for an S&C Coach

Since the founding of the NSCA just over 40 years ago strength and conditioning (S&C) coaches have gone from being a fringe group of professionals fighting for opportunities at all levels of sport to an integral part of a sport performance program. With increased recognition of the importance of S&C in the development of an athlete comes increased time demands and the potential for work/life balance to become skewed towards work. Massey and Vincent (4) in a survey of NCAA D1 female strength coaches found that during the fall the coaches reported working an average of 60 hours per week [...]

January 25, 2019|Categories: Member Only|Tags: |
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