Gary Schofield is not only a high school strength coach, he is an entrepreneur, father, husband and the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach at the Greater Atlanta Christian School where he has been making a difference for nearly 20 years. In this episode, he talks about his crazy daily schedule, and some of the situations he has encountered during his career as a high school strength coach.
We also spent some time talking about his new endeavor, forming the National High School Strength Coaches Association. The NHSSCA was created exclusively for the high school strength coach who encounters very different demands compared to other coaches/trainers.
The high school strength coach is responsible for educating and training hundreds of young student-athletes with an incredibly wide range of athletic ability, work ethic, motivation and interest in the training process. This requires the ability to constantly change or adapt your programming for different circumstances, so these coaches must learn how to get creative and change on the fly.
Gary has set up a Facebook page dedicated to his new organization, where you’re encouraged to go for more information on the NHSSCA.
To learn more about the differences between strength & conditioning positions, please check out this article on How to Become a Strength & Conditioning Coach, and get 30% off the IYCA’s High School Strength & Conditioning Coach Certification by using Promo Code JK30 when you check out.