As a student in the final year of my S&C degree, when searching for S&C topics and questions I had regarding career development, I usually wasted a lot of time and got information from unreliable sources. Becoming a member of the SCN allowed me to be much more efficient with my time by providing me directly with quality information through presentations and discussions from practitioners who are at the top of their sport and have been there and done it.
The primary thing that keeps me using the SCN is not just the quality of information it provides but the community feeling to it. Along with presentations and webinars, I have taken most value from things such as networking, program review threads, CV reviews, and discussion with regard to progressing in the industry. The quantity of information available on the SCN is evident from the fact that it is used by people just starting out in S&C, and also those who currently hold top roles in pro sport. It's something I will continue to use and highly recommend to others as I continue to do so.
As a young strength coach, its often difficult to decipher the sheer amount of information that is available in our field. This puts great pressure on coaches like myself, as we are programmed to constantly critique and want to further our knowledge base. Speaking from experience, this leads to being swallowed up in an all-consuming knowledge storm- the more you read, the less you begin to understand.
As a coach working in professional football, you can find yourself being unchallenged in your thoughts and practice, with other people in your department not willing to challenge you, whatever the reason. This leads to stagnation as a coach and is a place I have spent a large part of my coaching career in. I needed to break the mould and begin to once again, challenge my thoughts and practice.
Upon joining the community, I didn't know what to expect. I immediately felt out of my depth when I saw some of the names of the coaches who are posting the various webinars and threads. This anxiety was very quickly quashed, when I realised that questions were being answered in a eloquent, articulate and concise way, whereby no question was too big or too small. Upon dropping my coach's ego, I decided to delve into some threads and engage in some conversations.
This was arguably a turning point in my strength coach career. I had finally found a place where other strength coaches had been through my frustrations and had come through the other side with solutions. Whatever question you have, this is the place to dive in and find out. The monthly webinars are supplied by the highest quality of coach and are always fantastically informative, with each one tweaking my ever-growing performance plan. I cannot recommend the community enough.
I remember graduating in 2017 with a 2;1 in sports science ready to enter to world of work but soon came to the realisation that jobs in sport were few and far apart and even internships required unrealistic amounts of experience. After many unsuccessful applications and disappointment I was almost ready to give up. I then saw them saw an advertisement for strengthcoachnetwork.com so I decided to give the $1 trial a go. After only one day I was exposed to more real world strength and conditioning techniques and practical science than I had during an entire 3 year degree.
It not only changed my own training for the better but It gave me the confidence to start a masters degree in strength & conditioning which allowed me to find an internship. From that point following a vast wealth of ebooks, webinars and careers advice from a whole host of elite coaches in particular from Keir I was able to craft my own methodology which has resulted in me landing the position of lead Strength and power Coach at a top professional women's team whilst still studying my masters.
I can't recommend the site enough to aspiring strength and conditioning coaches. If you want to get anywhere in this super competitive world you need to learn from the best and Keir is one of the best!
Well, no problem. If you feel you are too busy to utilise the information or support on offer, you are welcome to cancel your membership at any moment with immediate effect
There is no minimum time commitment, but even our busiest members find that a few hours per week adds up to huge learning and development over a year.
Learning to spend more time working ON the system rather than IN the system is just one of the major concepts we advocate for at Strength Coach Network
As the old saying goes: “Results can be good, cheap or fast. You only get to pick two”. True, there is a wealth of information out there on the internet, but much of it is bullshit disseminated by people who have never coached an elite athlete in their life.
On the rare occasions that established coaches do publish high quality information, it typically just scratches the surface of a particular topic or doesn’t provide the correct environment for detailed discussion or Q&A with the presenter.
The best learning is reserved for those coaches who invest in themselves. We invest a lot of money in bringing top practitioners to our network, but our group structure means we are able to keep subscription fees low for our members. We are confident you won’t be able to find this amount and quality of coaching education elsewhere for cheaper.
Our member on-boarding process will ensure that you’re exposed to all the site has to offer, and that you’re able to get maximum value from the information, support and interaction available.
If you are a motivated strength coach, you’ll want to use this site. If life gets in the way however, for example a change of career or a prolonged lay off, we can cancel your membership with immediate effect, no strings attached.
If you don't feel you got career changing value from your membership, your next year's subscription is on us. You'll pay nothing.
If you can go elsewhere and rub shoulders with elite level coaches, learn from world class practitioners, and get in depth, personalised career support from some of the best in the field for less, we want to hear about it. If you want to be a top level team sport strength coach, we're the right fit for you.