Jan 29, 2015NSCA Welcomes Back Epley
Boyd Epley, once labeled the “Godfather of Strength and Conditioning,” founded the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) in 1978, with just 76 people attending its first conference. Twenty-eight years later, the association boasts 33,000 members in 56 countries, and Epley has returned to its leadership ranks. As the new Director of Coaching Performance, he’s looking forward to leading the NSCA to new heights.
“I’m very excited to come back to an organization that’s grown in so many directions and served so many people,” Epley says. “The NSCA has done a tremendous job with certification, research, athletic training, and personal training. My goal is to provide visible leadership in the area of performance—I will work with high school coaches and college strength coaches to find new ways to improve performance for athletes.”
Having officially started Aug. 1, Epley says it’s too early to talk specifics, but he’s already decided that one of his major projects will be enhancing the NSCA’s state clinics. “I want the clinics to have more content from the national office, and I’m going to be feeding a lot of NSCA resources to those events,” he says. “You can expect them to get bigger over the next few years, with much more educational content.”
Epley plans on rolling out his vision for the NSCA’s future, including many of his specific ideas, at the association’s Sport-Specific Training Conference in San Antonio on Jan. 5. “I’ve got big ideas, big expectations, big plans,” he says. “I’ll be presenting all of it at the convention in January, and the strength world will never be the same after that.”
For more information on the NSCA’s upcoming conferences, visit: www.nsca-lift.org/calendar.