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October 10, 2015 | Brandon Marcello, PhD

People often ask me what it takes to be a successful high-performance director, and who should be doing it? Should it be a physician, sports scientist, strength and conditioning coach, athletic trainer, or any other positions one can find on most pro teams today?... 

April 8, 2016

Over the years, individuals have asked me a number of times about the differences between the collegiate world and private sector.  I believe they ask me this to develop a better understanding between the two areas to perhaps decide if one area suits them better than a...

January 19, 2015

I just returned from speaking at the 2015 NSCA Coaches Conference in Louisville, Kentucky, and evidently this was the largest turnout in the history of the conference. 

Since I enjoy learning, I tend to enjoy attending conferences.  I also enjoy catching up with others...

November 12, 2014

I cannot place a premium on continuing education.  Striving to learn as much as possible to better yourself and seeking to perfect your craft is essential to being successful in any field.

I have always had a love of learning. While I likely inherited this love from my...

Over the years, I cannot count the number of times I have received phone calls or emails from universities regarding the tenuous, and at many times, adversarial relationship between their athletic trainers (ATCs) and strength & conditioning coaches (S&C).  It astounds...

September 22, 2014

There is a saying believed to be of Buddhist origin, “when the pupil is ready, the master will appear”.  Another iteration I have often seen says “when the student is ready, the teacher will appear.  I once believed the underlying message of this proverb was a simple o...

September 2, 2014

I often find myself being asked about my journey within this industry. It might be one of our interns trying to discover his/her own path, a colleague interested in the course I took to get to where I am today, or just a curious athlete wanting to know how I ended up i...

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