Just need a little input from the good folks of the board. I am an English major who plans on teaching high school and possibly coaching baseball. The other phase of my career plan that I have really been thinking about lately is strength and conditioning. I know that when I was in high school, the extent of our strength program consisted of a coach opening the weight room and reading the paper while we fiddled around with the weights, and bunk "health" classes.
The more I think about doing this, the more excited I get. I don't know about you guys, but like I said, this is something I never had in high school and I think it really hurts a lot of kids. I have done a few papers on steroids, ph's, and supps, and one thing it always comes down to is education. I figure most people have their first experience with weights at the high school level and most coaches lack the time or knowledge, or schools lack the funds to hire someone from the outside, excluding the school nurse who gives a general health class talk.
I plan on calling the local high school this week to begin my volunteering and I would like it to be in the weight room, so I am glad to have this board for info. I know that eventually I will need more than just general knowledge, but school will take up my brain power before I can get my pt cert.
Anyway, what do you guys think? Am I off base on this? I have been out of high school for a decade now. What was the experience like for you younger guys?