The Role of a Strength and Conditioning Coach

  • Telmo SousaEmail author


Designing a strength training program and monitoring training processes requires a profound knowledge of the physiological demands of the game. When designing a strength training program and monitoring training processes, it is essential to keep in mind that this involves unfathomable knowledge and understanding of the physiological demands of the sport itself. To enhance performance, one must be fully aware of the scientific approach to sport’s technology. Furthermore, it is vital to carefully select and apply appropriate monitoring tools and software’s, as well as, managing fatigue and effective recovery approaches, thus decreasing the risks that are associated with possible inappropriate designs of training programs. To improve physical conditioning, Strength & Conditioning (S&C) coaches should be conscious of a range of factors, as they will need to consistently interpret, make informative decisions and adapt appropriate strategies. This book chapter provides a broad overview with crucial background information related to sports science, therefore allowing S&C coaches to select appropriate tools to ensure effective coaching. It is also crucial to understand the impact of the training and its underlying effect on each individual athlete, as well as the entire group.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Futebol Clube do PortoPortoPortugal

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