Supporting You Towards Your Status as an Accredited Strength and Conditioning Coach

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Three practical components, each needing a different combination of skills. Get support and feedback for clarity!

Let us help you understand what assessors are looking for


You cant just think you know things, you need to be confident that you can demonstrate you know things!

Let us help you recognise exactly where YOU need to spend your time


Less than 5% of people pass all 4 components first time. Passing 3/4 is achieved by around just 25%!

Let us help you towards that top 5% group

What It's All About

The UKSCA Accreditation is one of the most sought after accreditations in the profession. It is recognised in the UK, the USA, Australia and all accross europe.

It is the only S&C accreditation process where you need to attend an assessment day and demonstrate your competence to a group of assessors who haven't previously seen your work and who haven't taught you.

They are simply asking themselves the question "do I think this person is sufficiently competent for the UKSCA to endorse them?"

Sounds simple right?

But there is no challenge like it!

Less than 5% of people pass all 4 components first time. Then only 25% of people pass 3/4 components.

It's nothing to be scared of! You just can't rock up and wing it...

Achieving your Accredited Strength and Conditioning Coach (ASCC) status will help you stand out from the crowd and help others know that they can trust your skills

But, the process is daunting, IF you are on your own.

At the moment you're probably apprehensive, a little concerned about the pass rate and just hoping you can make it through. Wouldn't you prefer to arrive on the day with confidence that you are fully prepared?

The most important thing is you find some support/help and are kept accountable to develop through the process!

Avoid the common outcome of having three or four components to re-sit because you said the wrong thing, missed key principles, and weren't seen as competent. You don't want to be unprepared or make silly mistakes, eventually wasting your own time and money.

This Accelerator is all about helping YOU take the next step in your career

We help you to walk into the UKSCA assessment day with confidence and clarity

We help you to walk out having passed all four components and entering into the elusive 5%!

Who Will Support You

Rich Clarke

Sports Performance Consultant and Educator

Rich is an ASCC and education professional with over 10 years experience in coaching and coach development

He runs the S&C for Bristol Flyers Basketball and has led 4 different degrees across the UK at both UG and PG level

He has seen 100's of case studies, weightlifting and PAS assessments over his past 10 years in education

He is also a former director of the UKSCA and led the review of the ASCC process in 2019-20

Why It's Here

After working with developing coaches and helping them prepare for the accreditation process for years, there is one thing that has continued to be clear

Your access to content is not the barrier!

To optimally prepare for the assessment, you don't need more consumption. The reason people fail is more commonly from peoples self awareness, their application of information and their ability to answer questions on their thinking.

So this programme is NOT all about content.

This is NOT about us just teaching you new stuff. The stuff is already out there.

This is about YOU showing us what YOUR understanding is through tasks, challenges, questions and discussion. It's about the much needed support, feedback and accountability you need!

You'll get weekly group calls, coaching frameworks, video recordings and disscussion spaces to transform your confidence and clarity going into the process.

You'll get unlimited support for weightlifting coaching, case study preparation and PAS planning

You'll save time, save money, reduce stress and be able to push on with your career knowing you've met the internationally recognised standard with no faffing around

What People Have Said!

Rich's help completely clarified things for me. The process expectation, its rationale, and where I really needed to upskill all became more clear

- Aynsley Fry - Osteopath, ASCC, Business Owner

Rich supported me with everything from WL coaching to process understanding and generally supporting my confidence, forever grateful!

Jeff Turner - Football Coach and ASCC

Delighted to have passed 3 components of the accreditation on the 1st attempt. A big thanks to Rich for the brilliant content he produced. Just one compopnent to book in before ASCC.

- Stephen O'Hanrahan - Head of Athletic Development, CBS Monkstown

A fantastic resource for anyone looking to gain UKSCA Accreditation. Rich provides clarity on all the assessments, which has massively improved my confidence with my assessments a couple of months away. Would highly recommend!

James Pringle - Lead Academy Sport Scientist at Carlisle United Football Club

This was so useful in discussing the relevant topics in a informal but detailed manner with great examples of what is required to pass and what mistakes are generally seen. Would I recommend the course, 100%!

- Neil Withington - Owner of My Fitness Club and Personal Trainer

A fantastic resource for anyone looking to gain UKSCA Accreditation. Rich provides clarity on all the assessments, which has massively improved my confidence with my assessments a couple of months away. Would highly recommend!

James Pringle - Lead Academy Sport Scientist at Carlisle United Football Club

I cannot recommend the UKSCA accelerator enough. Rich has a wealth of experience which is evident throughout the course. Having attended the official workshops as well as this course, I can honestly say that I was provided with with far more valuable info & resources from Rich for a fraction of the price!

- Dan Laws - U11/12 Sport Scientist at Wolves

I successfully passed my case study at 1st attempt so far! The final changes to the presentation was based on feedback by Rich following a mock presentation. I highly recommend his support!

Tilak Ramachandra Murthy - Freelance S&C Coach

What You'll Learn

  • What components you need to improve the most before sitting the assessment
  • What to be prepared for on assessment day
  • The most common reasons candidates fail and how to avoid them
  • The key skills and areas of understanding you need to demonstrate to succeed
  • The key principles needed for success in coaching PAS scenarios and demonstrating weightlifting expertise
  • What frameworks to use to prepare beforehand and what to use on the day

What You Get

  • Insight to all components that allow you to identify your strengths and weaknesses
  • Key video recordings covering important principles
  • Multiple live calls to ask questions and cover key principles
  • Group interaction with other students to collaborate and support each others development
  • An online forum space to ask questions and post your own videos for feedback
  • Unlimited weightlifting coaching, case study and PAS plan feedback
  • An intermediate Weightlifting Programme to help you develop your own skills [NEW]
  • A multiple-choice question bank of 200 questions to help you preare for the MCQ exam [NEW]

The next community intake for the Accelerator is a BOOTCAMP on the 22nd of July!

The course is £147 followed by an optional monthly community subscription of £19 for anyone who wants to recieve ongoing weightlifting coaching, PAS planning or case study support.

That is unlimited WL coaching, case study feedback and PAS plan reviews for just £19 a month!

Or join the course and access content for just one practical component (Please message me for a payment link).


How does this fit with the UKSCA workshops?

The workshops are designed as education opportunities for those who need to learn the content. However, if you've already completed your BSc or MSc in S&C or even all the workshops, you still need some support, guidance and mentoring to enhance your chances of succeeding in the process. Afterall, having been taught the content doesn't guarentee your ability to use it or explain it in an assessment process

Can you support me 1 on 1?

There will be individual feedback, and an opportunity to get all of your questions answered. The programme will run as a group where you can also learn from what other candidates are doing and finding useful. 1 on 1 mock assessments can be organised throughout the process.

Who is this suitable for?

To make the most of the programme, you'll need to have the Accreditation day on your radar in the next 12-months. You should have some foundational education and we will help you optimise your preparation over time.

What kind of tasks will there be?

Tasks will involve sharing parts of your case study, designing progressions and regressions, working collaboratively to identify key principles, submitting weightlifting videos and producing small pieces of work. All designed to highlight your skills and form future discussion.

What if I can't attend the live sessions?

No need to worry, all sessions will be de-briefed and you'll be able to ask all questions via the online platform at any time. But your experience and learning will be optimised by your attendance.

Can you guarentee I'll pass the assessments?

No, on the day it is all about what you do, what you say and what confidence you give the assessor in your ability. We'll provide you the best possible preparation but only you can execute when its needed

What if I don't pass the assessment and need more help?

Don't worry, you can stay in the group for as long as you need and take advantage of the coaching and support.