This article is to provide some definitions to the common career options a strength and conditioning coach may pursue.
The field of strength and conditioning has become inundated with candidates recently due to increased recognition and the number of positions available are not growing as rapid as the number of coaches entering the field. With that in mind, I want to make coaches aware of other options to give back to the field and increase the demand for quality coaches that can be compensated for what they are worth, while providing work-life balance and job security. In my opinion, there are primary positions aspiring performance coaches can find themselves in:
Unfortunately, I have been faced with the harsh reality of not being retained as the strength coach of a previous employer. It feels like you are slapped in the face by a freight train of unanswered questions, scenarios and where to go next. It is even more difficult when you are providing for a family. But that is a topic has been discussed in more depth elsewhere.
Now let’s dive into the various routes that are available in the industry of performance coaching:
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