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Strength & Conditioning Podcast: Matt Nein and Mike Caro

Nov 5, 2015

NSCA's Coaches Conference 2016 is right around the corner and this year will be the first time that there will be a lineup of pre-conference events. One these events is a strength and conditioning roundtable held by Salisbury University Head Strength Coach Matt Nein and Mike Caro.

The upcoming roundtable in San Antonio will focus on how small colleges and high schools with small budgets can provide a first-class strength and conditioning program to its student-athletes. Very few high school and collegiate programs in the US have the ability to fully support an appropriate budget for a strength program. In fact, In a recent poll more than 90% of strength coaches said that their strength and conditioning program is underfunded. The reality is that strength coaches for the most part are swimming in cash to purchase equipment and space for their athletes.

(Very few schools can actually do this)


In this podcast, we discuss a few of the topics that will get covered at the NSCA pre-con event.

What this podcast covers:

  • The importance of "athlete psychology" in the education of a strength coach
  • Should a strength coach use exercise to punish a student-athlete
  • How to manage relationships with coaches and administrators
  • And more...



matt nein strength coach

Matt Nein: Matt oversees the training programs of 21 varsity teams, 3 graduate assistants, and an intern and volunteer staff of about 15. During his tenure as Coordinator, Matt has had the opportunity to work with 10 National Championship teams, 5 individual National Championship athletes, and over 160 All-Americans.



mike caro strength coach

Mike Caro: Mike Caro joined the Transylvania staff in 2014 as an assistant coach for men's and women's track and field, as well as a strength and conditioning coach before taking over the strength and conditioning programs for all Transylvania athletic programs in August 2015. Caro works with student-athletes from all 26 athletic programs and develop a regimen specific to the sport and its student-athletes.


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