Nfhs Coach Education Program Adds Strength And Conditioning Course

INDIANAPOLIS— The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) has added a new course to its Coach Education program. Strength and Conditioning is now available on the NFHS Coach Education Web site at

The course was developed by the NFHS in conjunction with the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Strength and Conditioning is designed to educate coaches on how to properly train their athletes without adding a greater risk of injury. It will also help to educate coaches on how to get the most out of their athletes’ workouts.

Tim Flannery, CMAA, NFHS Director of Coach Education, said that the course will help coaches understand what to expect from their athletes.

“This course is critically important because it will provide coaches information on many different aspects of lifting and conditioning,” Flannery said. “Many injuries occur because student-athletes are improperly trained or over-conditioned. Coaches need to understand strength and conditioning so they can minimize injuries, and so they don’t over-stress their athletes.”

The course also includes a resource section with an extensive selection of videos for teaching specific lifts.

Strength and Conditioning costs $50 and takes two hours to complete. As with all NFHS Coach Education courses, it is available for a full year after the purchase date.

With the addition of Strength and Conditioning, the NFHS Coach Education Program now offers 26 courses, three of which are available for free.

More than 220,000 people have taken the Fundamentals of Coaching course. It is one of two NFHS core courses, along with First Aid for Coaches. The NFHS also offers 13 sport-specific courses and seven elective courses.

All NFHS Coach Education courses are available at