Instruct strength and conditioning techniques

 AUD$475.00 + GST

This unit, SISSSTC301A strength-weightsInstruct strength and conditioning techniques, describes the performance outcomes, knowledge and skills required to use drills, exercises and activities to instruct strength and conditioning techniques to individual athletes or groups of athletes according to their sport-specific needs, or those undertaking fitness programs to achieve personal fitness goals.  It applies to coaches working with individuals or teams. It also applies to fitness instructors who provide a range of fitness programs and services to individuals or groups. The unit is applicable to those working with sporting groups, in fitness centres, gyms or autonomously in the fitness industry.

NOTE: You can purchase this in a cluster with SISSSTC402A Develop strength and conditioning programs. Click here for more information. 

Element and Performance Criteria:

1.    Assess current status of athlete or athletes.
1.1.    Select appropriate testing protocols and implement to assess current fitness level of athlete or athletes.
1.2.    Evaluate the training background and exercise history of athlete or athletes
1.3.    Identify the techniques of strength and conditioning to be developed with relevant support personnel according to the needs of the athlete or group.

2.    Select the appropriate strength and conditioning program.
2.1. Select core lifts and exercises to meet the identified needs of the athlete or athletes and organizational policies and procedures.
2.2. Incorporate drills, exercise techniques and activities into the program to instruct a strength and conditioning program.
2.3. Select appropriate equipment to be used as part of the strength and conditioning program according to organizational policies and procedures.

3.    Prepare for strength and conditioning season. 
3.1. Allocate sufficient space and resources for the drill, activity or games
3.2. Check exercise area is free from obstacles prior to commencement of session.
3.3. Check equipment is in good working order prior to commencement of session.
3.4. Quarantine and report faulty equipment according to organizational policies and procedures
3.5. Arrange equipment according to exercise plan and relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures.

4.    Instruct strength and conditioning session.
4.1. Communicate session objectives and the benefits of strength and conditioning to athlete or athletes.
4.2. Explain common types of injuries that would prevent participation in the session and confirm athlete or athletes are not affected.
4.3. Instruct session according to strength and conditioning plan, relevant legislation and organizational policies and procedures and best practice principles of strength and conditioning training.
4.4. Demonstrate and instruct correct use of equipment according to organizational policies and procedures and manufacturer's instructions.
4.5. Demonstrate exercises within the strength and conditioning class using appropriate instructional techniques
4.6. Monitor athlete intensity, technique and safety during the class.
4.7. Incorporate motivation techniques to maximize exercise program adherence.

5.    Evaluate the strength and conditioning program and make modifications
5.1. Review athletes or athletes' training diary or diaries to monitor ongoing progress.
5.2. Implement modifications to the program where relevant to meet identified needs.
5.3. Use testing protocols to assess athlete's ongoing progress.
5.4. Review own performance and identify potential improvements.

Materials include:

  • Supplementary Notes (23 pages)
  • Powerpoint Slides (161 slides);
  • Learner's Assessment Workbook (27pages);
  • Assessor Guide / Benchmarks (41 pages); and,
  • Assessment Matrix

Price:  AUD $475.00 + GST

RELATED TEXTBOOKS (can be purchased online)

NSCA strength conditioningEssentials of Strength Training and Conditioning – 3rd Edition (Hardcover) (E-Book) by NSCA -National Strength & Conditioning Association

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