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The Role of Strength and Conditioning in Physical Education

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Episode Highlights:

  • It’s important to get young kids to fall in love with movement.
  • It’s crucial to build confidence at the middle school level. Motivation by education.
  • At what age should students start lifting weights?
  • Top priorities for teaching strength and conditioning to athletes.
  • How do you get the best effort from your students?

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About Darnell Clark

Darnell Clark is the Director of Strength and Conditioning at Charlotte Country Day School. He and his staff are responsible for the human performance needs of 70 teams within 26 sports. He holds degrees from Northwestern University, Arizona State, and is a doctoral candidate in kinesiology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Coach Clark is a long time member of the National Strength & Conditioning Association, where he was awarded the National High School Coach of the Year in 2014. At the NSCA, he has served as the North Carolina State Director and the Southeast Regional Coordinator and currently serves on the Board of Directors as Vice President.