UKSCA Accreditation Update
The UKSCA was established in 2004 to set professional standards for strength and conditioning coaches. The UKSCA’s ‘Accredited Strength & Conditioning Coach’ (ASCC) standard is now a requirement for jobs in the UK and also overseas, and is highly valued as it not only assesses in-depth subject-matter knowledge, but also practical coaching skills.
From 1 January 2018 the Plyometric/Ballistic and Speed/Agility element of the ASCC assessment will be changing. Candidates should now prepare to coach two of 20 specified drills. The 20 drills are grouped into six scenarios depending on the desired outcome of the training, as detailed in the table below, with supporting videos. For further details of the change please read the following documents: