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Welcome Back to Las Vegas

The National Strength and Conditioning Association invites you to attend the 36th Annual National Conference, back under the lights of the Vegas Strip.

Each year, the NSCA brings together the top leaders in education, research, and fitness to one location to present you with an opportunity to network and learn from the best. National Conference is the premier strength and conditioning event, with over 70 hours of cutting-edge sessions led by renowned professors, strength coaches, and personal trainers.

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Some of the talent you can find at this year’s conference include coaches, trainers, and consultants from the NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL, MLS, Olympics, D1 NCAA athletics, and more.

Enjoy the expertise of professors and doctorates from across the world who will present on topics including:

- Evidence-Based Exercise Prescription for Clients with Shoulder Disorders 

- Resistance Training for Endurance Athletes: Research and Practical Application 

- Intermittent Fasting: Science or Fiction 

- And more! 

Joe Kenn  Strength and conditioning coach for the NFL Carolina Panthers Athletic-Based Strength Training: The Tier System 
John Cronin  Publisher of more than 140 peer-reviewed articles and presenter at nearly 90 conferences Optimizing Resistance Training Practices for Change of Direction Performance 
Jimmy Radcliffe  Highly regarded as a pioneer with the use of plyometrics in training Plyometric Training in Sports Over the Last 25 Years 

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  As a special bonus for all our NSCA National Conference attendees, the NSCA is offering discounted Cirque Du Soleil Tickets.

Now all our conference attendees will have the option to enjoy a selection of world-renowned Cirque du Soleil shows for 20%-35% off the original ticket price. 
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Sacramone and Quinn 

Schedule Overview

National Conference 2013 will run from Wednesday, July 10, through Saturday, July 13, 2013.

The conference will feature two celebrated keynote speakers - Olympian Alicia Sacramone and NFL Quarterback Brady Quinn, both of whom will be speaking at the Opening Ceremonies. Alicia will also address the Women's Luncheon.

Click on the links in the left sidebar to view the event schedule by day.


All NSCA Conferences and Events are subject to changes in location and date; as well as possible cancellation without notice. 

Alicia Sacramone  A fierce competitor and dynamic athlete, Alicia Sacramone has been recognized on a number of top gymnastic platforms across the world. She was a member of the silver medal winning US Olympic team in 2008 and a USA World Championship team silver medalist and gold medalist in vault in 2010. Sacramone is recognized as one of the elite with 9 career World Championship medals (3 gold, 4 silver, 2 bronze), the highest career tally in U.S. history, and an “Athlete of the Week” honor by USA Today in 2010.
Brady Quinn  From an outstanding career in Division 1 college football at the University of Notre Dame, where he set 36 records in 4 seasons, to a successful NFL career where he is currently the quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks, Brady Quinn knows what it takes to make things happen. He is a devoted athlete in the truest form and a phenomenal competitor. In addition to the Fighting Irish and the Seahawks, Quinn has also played for the Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos, and the Kansas City Chiefs.

Like many athletes, Brady and Alicia's training trajectories weren't straight lines. But their athletic performance levels reached new heights under the direction of Loren Landow (CSCS). Loren was instrumental in training them through injuries and plateaus to success in the NFL and world gymnastics stage. 

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The Paris Hotel and Casino

3655 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Single/Double Room: $121 (Sunday-Thursday)
Single/Double Room: $131 (Friday-Saturday)

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Amenities

The Paris Hotel & Casino has everything you love about Paris in the entertainment capital of the world! Sunbathe in the two-acre pool by a replica of the Eiffel Tower, relax in the hotel spa, workout at the fitness center, or dine in one of the many gourmet restaurants. Right at the heart of the Vegas strip, the Paris offers guests all the attractions and Vegas experiences within walking distance.

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Spa Discount at The Paris Hotel's Mandara Spa

15% discount on Spa and Salon services

$15 daily rate for use of Spa's amenities

Visit the Mandara Spa 

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Discount Cirque du Soleil Tickets

World-renowned entertainment company Cirque de Soleil is offering all NSCA National Conference attendees discounted tickets to many of their shows. Please use the provided link to access these special discounts. 

Cirque Du Soleil Discount Tickets 

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Discount Hertz Vehicle Rentals

Hertz is offering all NSCA National Conference attendees discounts on a a variety of rental vehicles.

Hertz Discount Information (PDF) 

All NSCA Conferences and Events are subject to change location and date; as well as possible cancellation without notice.  

Conference Rates

Cutoff dates are by postmark

  Before 5/17/2013 5/17-6/26/13 After 6/26/13 
(on-site only)
Conference Registration (Non-Member) $410 $435 $510
Professional Member Registration $255 $295 $345
Registration and Join as a Professional Member $375 $415 $465
Associate Member Registration $310 $335 $410
Registration and Join as an Associate Member $357 $382 $457
Student Member Registration $195 $225 $245
Registration and Join as a Student Member $260 $290 $310
Other Rates        
One Day Only - All Categories $185 $215 $235
Guest Pass (Exhibit Hall ONLY) $45 $45 $45
Program Book (Print Version) $35 $35 $35

Pre-Conference Symposia Rates: 

Pre-Con Packages      Before 5/17/2013      5/17-6/26/13     
After 6/26/2013 
(on-site only)  
One Pre-Con $85 $105 $125
Student One Pre-Con $50 $70 $90
Two Pre-Cons $136 $168 $200
Student Two Pre-Cons $80 $112 $144
Three Pre-Cons $178.50     $220.50     $262.50    
Student Three Pre-Cons $105 $147 $189

IMPORTANT INFORMATION 

All attendees will be receiving an electronic version of the conference program/speaker handouts before the conference. If you would like to reserve a printed version of the conference program/speaker handouts there will be a $35 charge and you will receive it when you check-in.

REGISTRATION HOURS 

Wednesday, July 10      11:00 am - 5:00 pm 
Thursday, July 11      6:30 am - 4:00 pm  
Friday, July 12      7:00 am - 4:00 pm  
Saturday, July 13      7:30 am - 4:00 pm 
 

REFUND POLICY 

All refund requests must be submitted in WRITING and should include the reason for cancellation. NO refunds will be accepted via phone.   

If postmarked by:       May 17, 2013 - Full refunds less $20
    May 18, 2013 through June 17, 2013 - 50% refund
    After June 17, 2013 - NO REFUNDS  

Printable Registration Form  

ADVANCE YOUR CAREER 

HANDS-ON SESSIONS

YOU SHOULD BE HERE

Just inside the Exhibit Hall, you can find the NSCA Member Services area, your one-stop shop for all things NSCA - get up to speed on new certifications, membership opportunities, and more!

Visit the NSCA Career Lounge to gain valuable tools and information to advance your career. Attend career-building workshops, network with peers, and explore the job board for employment opportunities. 

A handful of respected coaches, trainers, and educators are available to help further your career through topics on developing a sales strategy as a coach, using social media, picking your area of study, becoming a strength and conditioning coach, understanding the importance of certification, and more.

And look for helpful NSCA staff to answer all your questions!
Get up on your feet and warm up your muscles. One of the best ways to learn is by doing, so put evidence-based training methods into action and gain the know-how you need to safely and effectively apply the same methods to your athletes’ training.

Participate in the two-day exam prep workshop to get the expert insight and functional feedback you need for stronger results on any of NSCA’s four certification exams. This two-day workshop is as active as it is informative, so come prepared to put your book knowledge in action with hands-on demonstrations and more. Sign up to attend the event on Tuesday, July 9 from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, continued on Wednesday July 10 from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm.

Visit the Exhibit Hall for a grand display of the latest equipment, tools, and techniques for training. Watch or participate in some demonstrations and look for free samples.
Join 2,000 of your colleagues and explore nearly 60 sessions with dedicated hands-on, coaching and research tracks.

Learn from renowned authorities in exercise science, nutrition, and sports medicine, as well as strength and conditioning coaches from the NHL, NBA and NFL. Earn extra CEUs and get more out of the conference by attending the pre-conference symposium.

Collaborate and socialize at the Women’s Luncheon, Exhibitors Reception, Awards Banquet and other industry meetings and events. You don’t want to miss out on this comprehensive learning and networking conference.

And what’s a strength and conditioning event without some sort of kickoff? Stop by the Exhibit Hall on Wednesday, July 10 at 5:00 pm to quench your thirst and satiate your hunger with complimentary food and drink, all in honor of a great 36th Annual National Conference.

Exhibitors Put your goods and services in front of more than 2,000 professionals in the fields of exercise science, sports medicine, personal training, and strength and conditioning. 

Exhibiting at the 2013 National Conference increases your company’s visibility and connects you with qualified buyers. For more information regarding pricing, floor plan, contract and sponsorship opportunities, please download the Exhibitor Prospectus.  

Download the Exhibitor Prospectus 

Call 800-815-6826 to reserve your space today! 

For an updated floor plan, or if you would like to exhibit, please contact Giselle at giselle.jordan@nsca.com.

NEW EXHIBITOR HOURS! Based on the feedback we received from vendors, the NSCA has revamped our exhibitor hours to maximize the benefits of exhibiting with us!    

Exhibitor Hours:    
Wednesday, July 10, 2013         8:00 am - 3:00 pm (Set-Up)
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Exhibit Hours)
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm (Kick-Off Party, Inside the Exhibit Hall)
Thursday, July 11, 2013
7:00 am - 8:30 am (Wake-up Workout) 
11:30 am - 2:00 pm (Exhibit Hours)
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm (Exhibit Reception)
Friday, July 12, 2013
7:00 am - 8:30 am (Wake-up Workout)
11:00 am - 2:00 pm (Exhibit Hours)
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm (Exhibitor Move-Out)
Saturday, July 13, 2013     
NO EXHIBIT HOURS (Exhibit Hall Closed)

 

Thank you to our 2012 Exhibitors 

5.11 Tactical (Event Sponsor)
AccelerWare
adidas America
AdvoCare
Aline Systems (Exhibitor Reception Sponsor)
American Public University
Athletes' Performance
Biro Protein Technology
BioSpace
BiProUSA
Black Iron Strength
Body Bar, Inc.
BodyMasters
Broady Health Sciences, LLC
California University of Pennsylvania
CogniSens Athletics
COR Systems
Core Power
Core Stix, LLC
CSMi
CSports, LLC
Cybex
CytoSport
Dartfish
Dynamic Fitness Equipment
Dynavision
EAS Sports Nutrition
EC3D
Edith Cowan University
EliteForm, LLC
Fusion Sport
GE Healthcare
Generation UCAN
Gilman Gear
GNC
Gopher Performance
Hammer Strength/Life Fitness
HiTrainer
Human Kinetics
Infinity Flooring
Informed Choice
IntelaMetrix, Inc.
Keiser
Kinesio Capture, LLK
KoreFit
Korey Stringer Institute
Korr Medical Technologies
LWW
Marpo Kinetics
M-Core
New York Chiropractic College
Nike Weightlifting
Octane Fitness
One Source Nutrition
OOFOS, LLC
Perform Better
PLAE
Power Lift
Power Systems
PumpOne, LLC
Put Me Back
RestWise
ROM HIIT
Rotex
Sanford Orthopedics and Sports Med
SBT
Shuttle Systems
Sorinex
SPRI
The Halo
The Quick Board
The Right Stuff
The Stick/RPI of Atlanta
Training and Conditioning Magazine
TRX
UCS Strength and Speed
University of Houston- Clear Lake/TX Chiropractic College
University of Kansas
US Bobsled and Skeleton Federation
US Figure Skating
VersaClimber
Vision Coach
VPX
Werksan
Woodway
Woss Gear/Trainer in a Bag
Zephyr Technology 

Event Sponsorship Opportunities: 

There are numerous sponsorship opportunities for your company to get involved with at the 36th Annual National Conference, to view the sponsorship opportunities click here. Please contact Giselle at giselle.jordan@nsca.com for further information or to sign up for event sponsorship. 

A number of distinguished speakers will be presenting at National Conference 2013. View the complete list.

Keynote Speakers

Sacramone bio     

Alicia Sacramone

A fierce competitor and dynamic athlete, Alicia Sacramone has been recognized on a number of top gymnastic platforms across the world. She was a member of the silver medal winning US Olympic team in 2008 and a USA World Championship team silver medalist and gold medalist in vault in 2010. Sacramone is recognized as one of the elite with 9 career World Championship medals (3 gold, 4 silver, 2 bronze), the highest career tally in U.S. history, and an “Athlete of the Week” honor by USA Today in 2010.
       
Quinn bio   

 

Brady Quinn

From an outstanding career in Division 1 college football at the University of Notre Dame, where he set 36 records in 4 seasons, to a successful NFL career where he is currently the quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks, Brady Quinn knows what it takes to make things happen. He is a devoted athlete in the truest form and a phenomenal competitor. In addition to the Fighting Irish and the Seahawks, Quinn has also played for the Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos, and the Kansas City Chiefs.
       
Landow bio   

 

Loren Landow

Like many athletes, Brady and Alicia's training trajectories weren't straight lines. But their athletic performance levels reached new heights under the direction of Loren Landow (CSCS). Loren was instrumental in training them through injuries and plateaus to success in the NFL and world gymnastics stage. 
 

Noted Speakers

John Cronin, PhD, "Optimizing Resistance Training Practices for Change of Direction Performance"

John Cronin is a Professor in Strength and Conditioning at the Auckland University of Technology (AUT) and an Adjunct Professor at Edith Cowan University in Australia. He has published over 150 peer-reviewed papers, with his research focused on strength and conditioning for injury prevention and improved sports performance. Cronin has been involved in the preparation of world champion athletes and teams and he now spends most of his time supervising students and consulting to a number of national and international sporting organizations.

Joe Kenn, MA, CSCS, RSCC*E, "Athletic-Based Strength Training: The Tier System"

Joe Kenn has been an active Member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) since 1986. A Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® since 1990, he was named the NSCA 2002 National Strength and Conditioning Professional of the Year. He was the 2000 Professional of the Year for the Mountain West Conference as well as the 1998 Professional of the Year for the Big West Conference. Kenn earned emeritus status as a Registered Strength and Conditioning coach in 2012. He has served the NSCA as a State Director in Idaho, Arizona, and Kentucky. He received the Bronze award from the NSCA Certification Agency in 1999. Kenn is currently the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL). He has lead programs on the collegiate level at Boise State, Utah, Arizona State, and Louisville. Kenn has been published numberous times and has authored two books, “The Coach’s Strength Training Play Book” and “Push, Jump, Punch: A Developmental Process of Teaching Athletes the Power Clean.”

Jimmy Radcliffe, MS, "Plyometric Training in Sports Over the Last 25 Years"

Jimmy Radcliffe received his Master’s degree in Exercise Movement and Science at the University of Oregon, and his Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and Health from Pacific University. He currently works at the University of Oregon Athletic Department as well as the Physical Activities and Recreation Department. He coached at Aloha High School from 1978 to 1982. He has authored and consulted for various books and videos including, “Functional Training for Athletes at all Levels” and “High-Powered Plyometrics.”

A number of distinguished speakers will be presenting at National Conference 2013. View the complete list.

Keynote Speakers

Sacramone bio     

Alicia Sacramone

A fierce competitor and dynamic athlete, Alicia Sacramone has been recognized on a number of top gymnastic platforms across the world. She was a member of the silver medal winning US Olympic team in 2008 and a USA World Championship team silver medalist and gold medalist in vault in 2010. Sacramone is recognized as one of the elite with 9 career World Championship medals (3 gold, 4 silver, 2 bronze), the highest career tally in U.S. history, and an “Athlete of the Week” honor by USA Today in 2010.
       
Quinn bio   

 

Brady Quinn

From an outstanding career in Division 1 college football at the University of Notre Dame, where he set 36 records in 4 seasons, to a successful NFL career where he is currently the quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks, Brady Quinn knows what it takes to make things happen. He is a devoted athlete in the truest form and a phenomenal competitor. In addition to the Fighting Irish and the Seahawks, Quinn has also played for the Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos, and the Kansas City Chiefs.
       
Landow bio   

 

Loren Landow

Like many athletes, Brady and Alicia's training trajectories weren't straight lines. But their athletic performance levels reached new heights under the direction of Loren Landow (CSCS). Loren was instrumental in training them through injuries and plateaus to success in the NFL and world gymnastics stage. 
 

Noted Speakers

John Cronin, PhD, "Optimizing Resistance Training Practices for Change of Direction Performance"

John Cronin is a Professor in Strength and Conditioning at the Auckland University of Technology (AUT) and an Adjunct Professor at Edith Cowan University in Australia. He has published over 150 peer-reviewed papers, with his research focused on strength and conditioning for injury prevention and improved sports performance. Cronin has been involved in the preparation of world champion athletes and teams and he now spends most of his time supervising students and consulting to a number of national and international sporting organizations.

Joe Kenn, MA, CSCS, RSCC*E, "Athletic-Based Strength Training: The Tier System"

Joe Kenn has been an active Member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) since 1986. A Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® since 1990, he was named the NSCA 2002 National Strength and Conditioning Professional of the Year. He was the 2000 Professional of the Year for the Mountain West Conference as well as the 1998 Professional of the Year for the Big West Conference. Kenn earned emeritus status as a Registered Strength and Conditioning coach in 2012. He has served the NSCA as a State Director in Idaho, Arizona, and Kentucky. He received the Bronze award from the NSCA Certification Agency in 1999. Kenn is currently the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL). He has lead programs on the collegiate level at Boise State, Utah, Arizona State, and Louisville. Kenn has been published numberous times and has authored two books, “The Coach’s Strength Training Play Book” and “Push, Jump, Punch: A Developmental Process of Teaching Athletes the Power Clean.”

Jimmy Radcliffe, MS, "Plyometric Training in Sports Over the Last 25 Years"

Jimmy Radcliffe received his Master’s degree in Exercise Movement and Science at the University of Oregon, and his Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and Health from Pacific University. He currently works at the University of Oregon Athletic Department as well as the Physical Activities and Recreation Department. He coached at Aloha High School from 1978 to 1982. He has authored and consulted for various books and videos including, “Functional Training for Athletes at all Levels” and “High-Powered Plyometrics.”

Event Itinerary

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

11:00am-5:00pmRegistration Open
12:00pm-2:00pmTeaching Effective Motor Skill Progressions
12:00pm-2:00pmGetting Ready to Fight: A Practical Guide to Training Camps for Combat Sports
2:00pm-4:00pmDevelopmentally Appropriate Strength and Conditioning Progressions
2:00pm-4:00pmThe Importance of Functional Movement in Strength and Conditioning
3:00pm-6:00pmEXHIBIT HALL OPENS
2:00pm-6:00pmThe Complete Package: Pre-Training Nutrition Strategies; Optimizing Resistance Training Practices for Acceleration and Speed; Post Training Nutrition Strategies
4:00pm-6:00pmUsing the Olympic Lifts to Develop the High School Athlete
4:00pm-6:00pmThe Key Functional Exercises for Strength Coaches
5:00pm-6:00pmFirst Timer Orientation
6:00pm-7:30pmKICK-OFF PARTY


Session Descriptions
Pre-Con Session
This session will address proper technique for teaching linear and lateral movement including sequential body position for jumping and landing, acceleration and deceleration, and moving in multiple directions.
Pre-Con Session
This session will examine the unique physical and mental demands that today’s combat athletes go through while getting ready for a fight. An overview of an 8-week training program will be presented and attendees will be taken through the process of developing a week-by-week plan to prepare an athlete for combat competition successfully. Various conditioning strategies will be presented along with hands-on demonstrations of some of the most effective methods, techniques, and exercises used to prepare today’s top fighters.
Developmentally Appropriate Strength and Conditioning Progressions
by Larry Meadors, PhD, CSCS, NSCA-CPT, RSCC*E and Scott Sahli, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D
Pre-Con Session
Many sports are power oriented. Scientific research says that overhead lifts are one of the most effective methods for teaching power. The “Core of 4” is the foundation for teaching these lifts. This method is a very effective way of instructing large groups. If the lifts are performed correctly, everything else is a combination of bar and body movement. It provides a simple sequential method of instruction and learning for both the coach and the athlete. This session will cover these topics and the progressions associated with teaching the lifts.
Pre-Con Session  |  Sponsored by Perform Better
The focus of this session will be to demonstrate why it is important for strength and conditioning professionals to have a baseline appraisal of fundamental movements. These fundamental movements are the foundation for strength, power, and endurance, and if they are not efficient, problems can arise. Identifying limitations in these movements will provide the strength and conditioning professional with a baseline movement appraisal, which is imperative when assuring durability. This session will discuss how to utilize a systematic approach to improve the ability to identify fundamental mobility and motor control weaknesses. The most current information available in utilizing this approach will be presented.
Pre-Con Session  |  Sponsored by EAS

Pre-workout nutrition: The importance of energy-what it is and how much you need: By: Jenna Bell - Energy is a term that is often used to describe a particular attribute about certain foods and other dietary products. However, this term is often misunderstood and misused. In this session we will define energy and take a look at that the types of foods that should be consumed to get the proper amount. More specifically, we’ll discuss the best time to consume energy and how different types of energy impact one’s ability to exercise. 

Optimizing Resistance Training Practices for Acceleration and Speed By: John Cronin and Bret Contreras - Acceleration and speed are perhaps the most coveted qualities in ground-based sports. However, many strength and conditioning coaches are unaware of the resistance training considerations for maximizing acceleration and speed. This session will review terminology and scientific formulae related to speed training; provide information on speed development for youths; investigate the changes in ground reaction forces (GRFs), joint torques, and muscle activation as speed increases; discuss the differences between acceleration and maximum speed sprinting; and review what is known about elite sprinters. Varying methods of developing acceleration and speed will be explored from a practical standpoint so attendees can “learn by doing.” 

Optimal muscle recovery after exercise: The latest in nutrition and timing By: John Ivy - This lecture will present a general overview of nutrition and evidence based research/information that will assist the trainer/coach in understanding the nutritional requirements of the fitness enthusiast or athlete. Nutrient timing (ie, when specific foods are consumed) is also a very important new dimension of helping individuals maximize their exercise potential and recover from strenuous exercise.

Using the Olympic Lifts to Develop the High School Athlete
by Bob Takano, CSCS and Weightlifting Special Interest Group
Pre-Con Session
The high school athlete needs to develop a number of physical qualities in order to excel at sports. The Olympic lifts can provide improvement of these qualities as implemented by the procedures covered in this session. This approach is the result of over 40 years of coaching middle school and high school athletes in a variety of sports.
Pre-Con Session  |  Sponsored by Perform Better
There are many different functional exercise options available for strength and conditioning professionals. The difficulty comes when attempting to choose which ones are more appropriate when training individuals. This session will discuss methods that can be utilized that will help determine how to prescribe functional exercises. There are a few functional exercises that can and should be a part of every strength coach’s library. These key functional exercises will be the focus of this session; specifically the rules, the exceptions, the explanations, and the perils.
Join us for complimentary food and drinks to kick off a great 36th Annual Conference inside the Exhibit Hall
Event Itinerary

Thursday, July 11, 2013

6:30am-4:00pmRegistration Open
7:00am-8:30amWake-Up Workout/Balanced Athlete Yoga Class
8:30am-9:20amReconditioning for the Patient/Client with Co-Morbid Conditions
8:30am-9:20amIntegrating the Art of a Fitness Professional into the Craft of Personal Training
9:30am-10:20amResearch as a Strength and Conditioning Tool: How to Interpret Published Research For The Benefit Of Your Athletes
9:30am-10:20amResistance Training for Endurance Athletes: Research and Practical Application
10:30am-11:20amOpening Ceremonies/Keynote Presentation
11:30am-12:20pmHealth and Fitness Careers in Corporate Wellness
11:30am-1:00pmLunch/Women's Luncheon
11:30am-2:00pmExhibit Hall Opens/Exhibitor Showcase Sessions
12:30pm-1:20pmDeveloping a Career as a High School Strength and Conditioning Coach
1:00pm-1:50pmPerformance Enhancement Training for the Post-Rehabilitated Athletic Knee
1:00pm-1:50pmAnthropometrics and Maximal Physiological Responses of Olympic Rowers 1964-2012
1:00pm-2:50pmProtein and Amino Acid Supplementation for Strength, Protein Synthesis and Hypertrophy
1:30pm-2:20pmThe Importance to the NSCA CSPS Certification
2:00pm-2:50pmFunctional Density
2:00pm-2:50pmGary Dudley Lecture: Learning From Aristotle: My Laws of Strength and Conditioning
3:00pm-3:50pmDesigning Your Sales Strategy: A Sales Coaching Session
3:00pm-3:50pmOptimizing Change of Direction Performance
3:00pm-3:50pmInclusion of Athletes with Diabetes from Playgrounds to the Paralympics Games
4:00pm-4:50pmEvidence-Based Exercise Prescription for Clients with Shoulder Disorders
4:00pm-4:50pmThe Ultimate Combat Athlete
4:00pm-4:50pmThe Role of Cherry Juice in Accelerating Recovery from Exercise Effects on Inflammation, Oxidative Stress, and Muscle Damage
5:00pm-6:30pmExhibitor Reception
6:30pm-8:30pmThe EVENT!


Session Descriptions
Attendees will be able to start their day off with an invigorating workout (come prepared to sweat). Attendees will experience the strengthening benefits of yoga through the eyes of a strength coach and realize how this modality has modern day applications for athletes of all ages and capabilities.
Lecture
Through the use of case study approach, attendees will learn how to apply appropriate resources to facilitate the design and supervision of safe and effective exercise programs for clients with co-morbid medical conditions. Exercise professionals will learn how to work in conjunction with other healthcare providers to set appropriate health and fitness goals for their clients’ specific medical conditions while helping them adopt or continue to meet daily/weekly physical activity guidelines and goals.
Lecture
As personal training continues to receive greater recognition, it also increases competition. Being competitive requires the need to not only polish skills as a practitioner, but to harness the qualities of great leaders, coaches, listeners, problem solvers, and right-brained thinkers as well. This session will be dedicated to integrating the innate characteristics of great trainers in order to complement your craft.
Lecture
There are ever-expanding research capabilities and an increasing number of journals in the field of exercise and sport science, combined with misinterpretation by lay media. This means the strength and conditioning coach must be a “research consumer” that is able to discern what is quality research and how it can help their athletes achieve a competitive edge. This session will help coaches and trainers determine the value of published work and its applicability to their training practices. A step-by-step guide to breaking down a published research paper will be provided, along with real-world examples.
Lecture
The purpose of this session is to examine current literature on off-season resistance training for endurance athletes. The current literature supports performance improvements following implementation of off-season resistance training. Even though marked improvements in endurance performance were noted, there were no significant improvements in aerobic capacity. Instead, it is theorized that endurance performance improved through neuromuscular adaptations leading to improved economy, increased power production, and improved stretch-shortening cycle. While performance improvements are supported, application of resistance training is currently under debate. Practical application of the scientific findings should be carefully considered.
Career Talk
This session will provide an overview of career opportunities in “Corporate Wellness.” Information will include a discussion on worksite health promotion including strategies companies are implementing for their employees to reduce healthcare costs, absenteeism, and workers’ compensation claims while improving health outcomes and morale, and the potential impacts on the health and fitness profession. In addition, details will be presented on the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this career track.
Career Talk
This session will talk about the importance of the high school strength and conditioning coach, and show research as to why teaching correct technique, proper program design, and athletic development are crucial in the beginning stages of development. This session will also review the many different parts that make up a high school strength coach, and present the rewards of being a high school strength coach.
Lecture
Athletes at all levels of competition pursue and utilize the most advanced methods of training for the enhancement of their athletic performance. These advanced methods and principles also include specific exercises for utilization to enhance athletic performance. This session will provide the Strength and Conditioning Professional with a review of the physical deficits that are often still present upon completion of the rehabilitation process as well as the methods for restoration of the optimal physical qualities necessary to eliminate these physical deficits resulting in optimal athletic performance. 
Research
Due to a lack of access, limited subjects, or other reasons, it is difficult to collect extensive cross-sectional or longitudinal data on elite athletes. Fortunately, we have been able to study United States Olympic male rowers since 1968 and U.S. Olympic female rowers since 1976. Furthermore, we have anthropometric and physiological data from the 1964 New Zealand National team. The data covers 13 Olympic Games. The purpose of this session will be to discuss the evolution of the elite rower in terms of anthropometrical changes and physiological responses to submaximal and maximal ergometer rowing testing (which was done to assist with Olympic team selection) over the last 48 years. In addition, the session will compare sport-specific training methods and also mention the development of a sport-specific, elite rower body composition calculation and changes to rowing ergometers used during the past 40 years. The session will also provide statistical analyses that identify trends and correlations to on-water performance.
Protein and Amino Acid Supplementation for Strength, Protein Synthesis and Hypertrophy
by Terry Housh, PhD, FNSCA, Rachel Jones of GNC, Joel Cramer, PhD, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT, *D, FNSCA, Haley Bergstrom and Eric Ryan, PhD, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D
Lecture  |  Sponsored by GNC
This session, sponsored by GNC, will cover protein and amino acid supplementation and its effects on strength, protein synthesis, and hypertrophy.
Career Talk
Most Americans are not physically active at levels recommended to maintain proper health. With the increase in the aging population, the increase in non-communicable diseases, and the increase in healthcare costs, we are currently in a much needed healthcare revolution. Working with special populations presents opportunities that can secure advancement, longevity, and enjoyment as a personal trainer. Personal trainers with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certified Special Populations Specialist (CSPS) certification will position themselves to be seen as physician extenders, providing collaboration between healthcare providers and the needs of those with temporary and chronic disease or conditions.
Lecture  |  Sponsored by Perform Better
This session will examine functional density and its application to individual exercises and training programs to help develop athletes and clients. Attendees will understand why certain exercises would be functionally dense for certain sports and activities. Attendees will also learn to develop the most functionally dense and intense workouts possible.
Research
This session will first discuss the contributions and historical significance of Dr. Gary Dudley. The remaining time will be devoted to discussing the importance of using logic, maintaining perspective, and avoiding absolutisms in the field of strength and conditioning. Essentially, the argument will be that strength and conditioning authorities (both coaches and researchers) should strongly consider applying the teachings of Aristotle to their own craft. Several real-life coaching and research examples will help highlight this idea. The emphasis of this session will not be the presentation of “new scientific data” or a “revolutionary training system,” but rather to understand the root of most debates/arguments revolving around strength and conditioning, and to stimulate inquisition of the most fundamental principles in our field.
Lecture
As the personal training and strength and conditioning industry continues to grow and evolve with new marketing challenges and increased competition, it is important to understand the dynamics of how to sell and grow business. This session will deliver strategies and techniques focused on improving the skill sets necessary to effectively find, sell, and retain business. With a clear focus on the conditions facing today’s strength and fitness professionals, this interactive session will challenge attendees to examine their current sales and marketing approaches, and deliver takeaways that can be immediately implemented to increase sales. Whether you are a trainer that is trying to further develop your sales skills, or an owner that is trying to find new strategies to expand your business, this session will be focused on laying out a framework to help build a sales strategy that delivers results.
Lecture
The ability to change direction (COD) can determine quality of performance and affect the outcome of competition. In this session, different types of COD performance are detailed and some anthropometrical, technical, speed and leg strength/power considerations for improved COD performance will be discussed. Some of the latest applied research from our labs will be highlighted and particular attention will be given to the connection between assessment and programming for improved COD performance.
Research
Sport and physical activity makes us more fully human, but not everyone has equitable access to play and compete. While increasing participation in sport and physical activity by women and racial/ethnic minorities has received deserved attention, people with disabilities are sometimes still left on the sideline. What can be done to increase opportunities to get people with disabilities more involved? The answer must be considered from social, legal, ethical, and economic perspectives. This session will discuss several approaches including looking at sports as a human right and also applying the concept of universal design in the sport setting.
Lecture
Up to 67% of individuals will experience shoulder pain in their lifetime with numerous professionals often involved in their care. This session will present an overview of more common shoulder disorders as well as evidence-based post-rehabilitation management strategies. Strengthening and mobility interventions as well as weight training-related modifications will be presented to enable the strength and conditioning professional to advance the client to full recovery while mitigating injury risk. Current research regarding exercise selection will be presented to guide the strength and conditioning professional in their program design. Videos will be utilized to highlight recommended exercises and weight training modifications.
Lecture
To be successful in the rapidly growing sport of mixed martial arts, an athlete must possess the right balance of strength, power, conditioning, and all around athletic development. In this session, a model for successful performance used to develop some of the world’s top fighters will be examined, including the energetic demands, strength and power standards, and overall training plan requirements. Case studies will be presented that offer an inside look into the training behind world champions in mixed martial arts.
Research
While exercise recovery strategies for glycogen repletion and protein resynthesis are well established, much less is known about how exercise stress affects the immune system. Specific interventions that maintain antioxidant and immune function in athletes are lacking. A growing body of literature indicates that cherry juice is effective in reducing exercise-induced muscle damage, inflammation, and oxidative stress. Consequently, athletes and sports teams are currently using cherry juice to accelerate recovery. The current evidence and practical applications will be discussed.
Complimentary food and beverages
Students and Invited Guests Only
Event Itinerary

Friday, July 12, 2013

7:00am-4:00pmRegistration Open
7:00am-8:30amWake-Up Workout/Balanced Athlete Yoga Class
8:30am-9:50amPreparing Your Clients for the Game of Life and Sport: Bridging the Gap Between Physical Therapy and Performance
10:00am-11:20amOutlining the Performance-Based Model
10:00am-11:20amEvaluation and Management of Acute and Chronic Concussion
11:00am-2:00pmExhibit Hall Opens/Exhibitor Showcase Sessions
11:30am-1:00pmLunch
11:30am-12:20pmDeveloping a Career as a Professional Strength & Conditioning Coach
12:30pm-1:20pmDeveloping a Career as a Performance Trainer
1:00pm-1:50pmNutritional Approach to Reduce the Impact of Overtraining
1:00pm-1:50pmLong-Term Athletic Development (LTAD)
1:00pm-1:50pmBlood Flow Restriction (Occlusion) Training for Strength and Skeletal Hypertrophy
1:30pm-2:20pmDeveloping a Career as a TSAC Strength and Conditioning Coach
2:00pm-2:50pmSteroids and the Internet: Do You Know What You Are Up Against?
2:00pm-2:50pmIntermittent Fasting: Science or Fiction?
2:00pm-2:50pmMichael H. Stone Sports Science Lecture: Back to the Basics: Lessons from the Past
3:00pm-3:50pmThe Effectiveness of the Wave-Cycle for In-Season Training: 20 Years of Evidence on the In-Season Maintenance of Strength and Power in Professional Athletes
3:00pm-3:50pmBody Composition Assessment and Common Myths: Is it Critical for Performance?
3:00pm-3:50pmProtein and Amino Acids: An Up-to-Date Look at the Research and Current Recommendations for Athletes
4:00pm-4:50pmThe Importance of Core Training: The Backside
4:00pm-4:50pmExercise Considerations for Athletes with Disabilities
4:00pm-4:50pmCarbohydrates and Resistance Training Performance
6:30pm-9:30pmNSCA Awards Banquet


Session Descriptions
Attendees will be able to start their day off with an invigorating workout (come prepared to sweat). Attendees will experience the strengthening benefits of yoga through the eyes of a strength coach and realize how this modality has modern day applications for athletes of all ages and capabilities.
Lecture
Although decreased pain is usually a common indicator for healing, it is, in fact, an incomplete outcome measure. Often, patients continue to exhibit movement dysfunction at the time of discharge. Therefore, there is a need to integrate movement indicators to establish a baseline and determine if patients are predisposed to further injury. Furthermore, a multidisciplinary team and a scientific and systematic approach encompassing appropriate corrective strategies and sound movement-based training will contribute to successful, pain-free, and functional outcomes. This session will provide a balanced, comprehensive, approach to ensure enhanced performance in life or sport, injury prevention, and longevity.
Lecture  |  Sponsored by Perform Better
This session will present an overview of the systems approach model currently employed by strength coaches on the cutting-edge of performance enhancement. The session will cover the 10 principles that create an organizational format for success.
Lecture
This session will review epidemiology, proposed pathophysiology, evaluation and management of acute concussion, chronic concussion rehabilitation, return-to-play guidelines, and recent legislation regarding concussion evaluation.
Career Talk
This session will cover the five essential steps to becoming a strength and conditioning coach in professional baseball. It will include types of education, certifications, internships/graduate assistantships, networking, and commitments. This session will discuss the importance of each of these while giving personal examples of how the presenters became strength and conditioning coaches in professional baseball. Also discussed will be what is looked for when hiring strength and conditioning coaches for this field, where to look for jobs, and how to prepare after getting one.
Career Talk
This session will discuss how a performance trainer (which is an evolution of certified National Strength and Conditioning Association professionals) can have a passion for training athletes while working in a business or organization not related to a collegiate or professional sports program. Although many performance trainers work with developing athletes and elite athletes for off-season training, it has also inspired them to design their business and programs around training general fitness clients with modified performance training philosophies. The goal with the fitness athlete is to provide methods to appropriately improve athleticism, overall wellness and target long-term fitness goals. The idea that “everyone is an athlete” brings the passion and goal-oriented mentality of training athletes to the fitness training experience whether your clients are truly targeting sports performance or striving for a higher level of fitness. This requires the performance trainer to be well versed in both strength and conditioning as well as personal training methodology and skills. By recognizing what the leaders in performance training do to develop their careers, this session will provide the steps needed to gain the knowledge, skills, and attributes of a successful performance trainer.
Lecture
Overtraining is characterized by physical, behavioral, and emotional changes in an athlete that occur when the volume and intensity of training exceeds the ability to recover. Nutritional intervention has the ability to enhance recovery and potentially reduce the impact of overtraining. This session will cover both dietary changes and sport supplements that may aid in recovery and improve performance.
This session will examine existing long-term athletic development literature, highlighting key issues to consider when planning for pediatric strength and conditioning programs. Focus will be given to the need for appropriate training during the formative years of early childhood with a major emphasis on motor skill development and resistance training. Research and practical guidance will be presented to support the adoption of such a training focus during childhood in order to prepare young athletes for more advanced training loads and greater volumes of competitive, sport-specific training during adolescence and adulthood.
Research
The purpose of this session will be to discuss past and newly discovered effects of blood flow restriction training on skeletal muscle size, strength, and power. More importantly, this session will focus on how to optimize these effects across all levels of age and training experience.
Career Talk
This session will discuss the path to success from student to strength and conditioning professional working with tactical athletes. It will cover education, certifications, internships, and other ways to gain experience as well as various ways to find that first position.
Lecture
The Internet is now the main way in which steroids are distributed world-wide. This session is intended to educate strength and conditioning professionals, especially those working with vulnerable populations, as to the considerable influence of this medium in marketing these drugs. This session will reveal the often deceptive practices used to lure users and potential users, and the lesser realized hazards associated with steroids. Traditional steroid education does not address this information, therefore it is intended that this information will augment ongoing steroid prevention efforts. This session will be a fast-paced, visual documentary of the Internet steroid culture.
Lecture
The proposed benefits of intermittent fasting (IF) read like a laundry list of “look better,” “feel better,” “live longer” changes. That is why IF is gaining tremendous popularity in online circles. Advocates are vocal and persuasive. But is this style of eating right for you? Or your clients? This session will talk all about the practice of IF, recount experiments with half a dozen different IF protocols, and share some key takeaway messages.
Research
This session will examine strength and conditioning protocols from the pre-research era of the 1980s and early 1990s, and evaluate them based on current research literature. In addition, current trends in strength and conditioning and associated research, or lack of research, will be discussed. The goal of this session will be to reintroduce the attendees to the core principles of program design.
Lecture  |  Sponsored by ASCA
This session will briefly detail the problems associated with maintaining high levels of strength and power during the 24-30+ week in-season used in professional rugby league, and how this led to the design of the wave-model of periodization. Evidence of its effectiveness on different levels of athletes will be detailed and explained, concentrating on data from professional athletes spanning the past two decades. The broad programming plan of the wave-model and acute, specific programs will be detailed as well.
Lecture
Is body mass index (BMI) really worthless? Why does bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) have such a bad reputation? Can anything be done to improve results? Is dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry really the “gold standard”? The purpose of this session is to answer some of these questions and clarify for attendees how to obtain high-quality data, and be intelligent consumers of this information when it comes from other health science professionals.
Research
This session will focus on reviewing the peer-reviewed research that is available on protein and amino acid ingestion, and supplementation in active and trained populations to provide recommendations and guidelines for intake. Some of the issues that will be included are the role of protein quality, and type and time of ingestion and presence of other macronutrients. Recommendations will be based on the type of athlete as well as goals, age, and other consderations.
Lecture  |  Sponsored by Perform Better
Core training is a very popular topic that is utilized in everyone’s strength training program. This type of training is often defined differently depending on the strength coach or individual performing the training. The purpose of this session is to attempt to create a more consistent definition of the core as well as core training. This session will discuss the importance of creating a foundation in how we look at this area of training. In doing this, the focus will be on the backside of the core, breaking down the deadlift and hip hinge exercise and movements. Specifically, this session will discuss how to introduce a fundamental progression from basic, assistive techniques to higher level strengthening.
Lecture
This session will discuss exercise readiness, and resistance, aerobic, and flexibility training for the disabled athlete with an emphasis on limb amputations and spinal cord injuries.
Research
Ingesting high-quality protein stimulates protein synthesis in the hours following a bout of resistance exercise. In addition, when high-quality protein is ingested for several weeks or months in conjunction with a resistance training program, improvements in both strength and lean body mass are observed. Do carbohydrates have similar effects on net protein balance, strength, and lean muscle mass? If so, how much carbohydrates should be ingested? What are the ideal times for its ingestion? This session will focus on dietary carbohydrate intake in conjunction with a resistance training program for optimizing net protein balance, muscular strength, and lean body mass.
Event Itinerary

Saturday, July 13, 2013

7:30am-4:00pmRegistration Open
8:30am-9:50amPlyometric Training in Sports Over the Last 25 Years: What has Changed, What has Stayed the Same, What is New?
8:30am-9:50amInjury Prevention for the Young Athlete: Upper and Lower Body
10:00am-11:20amDynamic Stability: Applying the Principles of Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) to Strength and Conditioning
10:00am-11:20amYouth Roundtable Discussion
10:00am-10:50amCore Training
10:00am-10:50amChange of Direction
10:00am-10:50amWeightlifting Basics
10:00am-10:50amPlyometrics: Upper Extremity
11:00am-11:50amCore Training
11:00am-11:50amChange of Direction
11:00am-11:50amWeightlifting Basics
11:00am-11:50amPlyometrics: Upper Extremity
11:30am-12:20pmDeveloping a Career as a Personal Trainer
11:30am-1:00pmLUNCH
12:30pm-1:20pmDeveloping a Career as a College Strength and Conditioning Coach
1:00pm-1:50pmYouth Training
1:00pm-1:50pmMovement Preparation
1:00pm-1:50pmCorrective Exercise
1:00pm-1:50pmPlyometrics: Lower Body
1:00pm-1:50pmThe Role of Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Performance & Exercise Recovery
1:00pm-1:50pmAn Overview of the Stanford Football Program’s Comprehensive Player Development System
1:00pm-1:50pmThe Relations of resistance Training and Strength with Morbidity and Mortality
2:00pm-2:50pmYouth Training
2:00pm-2:50pmMovement Preparation
2:00pm-2:50pmCorrective Exercise
2:00pm-2:50pmPlyometrics: Lower Body
2:00pm-2:50pmRethinking Proprioceptive Training for Ankle Instability
2:00pm-2:50pmAthletic Based Strength Training: The Tier System
2:00pm-2:50pmSports Nutrition: Eating Habits of NCAA Division I Athletes
3:00pm-3:50pmLate Stage Rehabilitation and Reconditioning of Chronic Knee Injuries in Athletes: Strength and Conditioning Science and Practice
3:00pm-3:50pmA Basketball-Specific Spin to Your Team’s Off-Season Agility, Plyometric, and Conditioning Training Programs
3:00pm-3:50pmIntra-set Rest, Inter-Repetition Rest and Cluster Sets: Evidence for Maximizing Muscular Power
4:00pm-4:50pmDeveloping a Division III Program Using an Autoregulatory Progressive Program vs. Linear
4:00pm-4:50pmBuilding an In-Season Program for Hockey


Session Descriptions
Lecture
Plyometric training has undergone a wide range of definitions, explanations, advertisements, and above all, practices. This session will look at many of the ways this form of athletic development has evolved. What has progressed from theoretical to practical? How views have changed, should have changed, or stayed consistent? What do we know more of now, and what are we still learning?
Coaching
More than 30 million children participate in sports in the Unites States, and over 3.5 million receive medical treatment for a variety of sports-related injuries every year. The lack of a solid foundation of strength, fundamental movement coordination and control, early specialization, mechanical flaws and an increased demand for peak performance at a time of major physiological change has contributed to increased injury rates. Proper functional movement assessments and the use of age-appropriate and evidence-based functional strength and movement progressions are vital for preventing overuse injuries, long-term disability, and chronic conditions. This session will allow attendees to gain a better understanding of injury patterns among young athletes as well as proper screening and evidence-based prevention strategies for both the upper and lower extremities as they relate to the long-term athletic development model in youth.
Lecture
Over the past 15 years, Pavel Kolar and the Prague School of Rehabilitation have made radical advancements to our understanding of “core function” and its role in musculoskeletal pathology. This approach has profoundly influenced the elite sports physicians of the world and is now impacting the strength and conditioning community. Having a proper understanding of stabilization and movement is paramount to high-quality strength training. This session will introduce the concept of dynamic stability and its effects on athlete assessment and performance training.
Youth Roundtable Discussion
by Moderated by Rick Howard, CSCS,*D
Coaching
This Roundtable Discussion will be an audience-interactive session. The topic for this year’s roundtable is long-term athlete development (LTAD), and the role of NSCA Members who work with youth recreationally, instructionally, and/or in elite settings, either in schools, gyms, sports teams/camps, physical therapy, etc. We also welcome any and all youth strength and conditioning questions from attendees. Panelists this year include Rhodri Lloyd, Cheryl Richardson, Bob Takano, Jessica Graziano, and Patrick McHenry. This Roundtable Discussion will be moderated by Rick Howard.
From the Field (Hands-On)
This will be a “how-to” session of drill progressions on the “moving plank,” a technical spin on trunk strength development. Attendees will leave with a better eye for recognizing optimal mechanics and more knowledge of when to add variable equipment and loads into the performance training equation.
From the Field (Hands-On)  |  Sponsored by Gopher Performance
Utilizing the foundational blocks of movement skills, attendees will learn that efficiency of an athlete is about doing all the right things from the wrong positions in this session. Blending acceleration, deceleration, and transitional mechanics in a systematic approach will not only improve on-the-field speed but decrease the chance of injury.
Weightlifting Basics
by Doug Lentz and Doug Berninger
From the Field (Hands-On)
This “hands-on” session will teach attendees how to perform the Clean and the Snatch exercises. Both the Clean and the Snatch will be taught in a “top-to-bottom” progression. As with all skill acquisition, active participation by the attendees is a precursor to learning the lifts more successfully.
Plyometrics: Upper Extremity
by Patrick McHenry, MA, CSCS,*D, RSCC
From the Field (Hands-On)
Upper Body: In this session the participants will learn basic / intermediate / advanced Upper Body plyometrics. They will learn how to progress their plyometrics in a safe manor with and without equipment. We will also talk about when and where plyometrics fit into their overall strength program.
From the Field (Hands-On)
This will be a “how-to” session of drill progressions on the “moving plank,” a technical spin on trunk strength development. Attendees will leave with a better eye for recognizing optimal mechanics and more knowledge of when to add variable equipment and loads into the performance training equation.
From the Field (Hands-On)  |  Sponsored by Gopher Performance
Utilizing the foundational blocks of movement skills, attendees will learn that efficiency of an athlete is about doing all the right things from the wrong positions in this session. Blending acceleration, deceleration, and transitional mechanics in a systematic approach will not only improve on-the-field speed but decrease the chance of injury.
Weightlifting Basics
by Doug Lentz and Doug Berninger
From the Field (Hands-On)
This “hands-on” session will teach attendees how to perform the Clean and the Snatch exercises. Both the Clean and the Snatch will be taught in a “top-to-bottom” progression. As with all skill acquisition, active participation by the attendees is a precursor to learning the lifts more successfully.
Plyometrics: Upper Extremity
by Patrick McHenry, MA, CSCS,*D, RSCC
From the Field (Hands-On)
Upper Body: In this session the participants will learn basic / intermediate / advanced Upper Body plyometrics. They will learn how to progress their plyometrics in a safe manor with and without equipment. We will also talk about when and where plyometrics fit into their overall strength program.
Developing a Career as a Personal Trainer
by Robert Linkul, MS, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT
Career Talk
Robert Linkul, the NSCA’s 2012 Personal Trainer of the Year, has specifically designed this session for individuals looking to become certified personal trainers (CPTs) and/or grow their efforts into a successful and goal-oriented fitness career. Current CPTs can learn a great deal from this session by taking an in-depth look at each individual step that is required to build a career-based fitness professional that is consistently making improvements both educationally and financially. Attendees will leave with a career-based “plan of action” in which they can implement steps to success immediately upon their return home. They will also partake in a “goal setting” session to draft an outline for the next three years of their career and provide attendees the “action steps” to make those professional goals come to fruition.
Career Talk
This session will discuss the importance of preparation in several key areas in order to afford one of the best opportunities for entering and progressing within the collegiate strength and conditioning field. The areas of preparation to be discussed will include education, experience, and progression. There will also be time allotted to elicit free and open discussion and/or questions regarding this topic.
From the Field (Hands-On)
During this session, attendees will participate and learn fundamental movement skills and dynamic warm-up activities that can be implemented into daily physical education classes at varied levels. Attendees will actively participate in these activities.
From the Field (Hands-On)
One of the great challenges for strength and conditioning coaches is time. This session will outline how warm-ups utilizing a “RAMP” protocol can be designed to optimize the effectiveness of the subsequent training session, while also maximizing the time spent on developing key elements of performance in the long term.
From the Field (Hands-On)
Prepare your clients and athletes for better adaptability to training by first rebuilding foundational movements of the body. This session will look at exercises that target motor control and better movement efficiency in movements that involve the hip. Attendees can use these exercises and strategies to help open the pathways to higher intensity training, increasing workloads, and faster results.
From the Field (Hands-On)
Lower Body Plyometrics: In this session the participants will learn basic / intermediate / advanced lower body plyometrics. They will learn how to progress their plyometrics in a safe manor with and without equipment. We will also talk about when and where plyometrics fit into their overall strength program.
Lecture  |  Sponsored by EAS
This session with discuss current research on omega-3 fatty acids for improving cognitive function in athletes, decreasing the inflammatory response to injury and over training and enhancing skeletal muscle protein metabolism. It will also address issues regarding omega-3 fatty acid supplementation such as dose, form and bioavailability.
Coaching
This session will provide an overview of the Stanford football program’s comprehensive player development system, which is designed to reduce injury risk, enhance athletic performance, and demonstrate mental discipline. “Technician Style” training teaches players to train and compete with a detailed focus and commitment to the process in a relentless pursuit of championship-caliber performance.
Research
The session will have three objectives: 1) overview the scientific recommendations and justifications (NSCA, ACSM, USDHHS) for resistance training and strength fitness development, 2) summarize the literature demonstrating relations of muscular-skeletal fitness (i.e., strength) and resistance training with morbidity and mortality outcomes while controlling cardiorespiratory fitness and physical activity, and 3) overview mechanisms through which reductions in morbidity and mortality risk could occur with resistance training and strength fitness development independent from cardiorespiratory fitness and physical activity.
From the Field (Hands-On)
During this session, attendees will participate and learn fundamental movement skills and dynamic warm-up activities that can be implemented into daily physical education classes at varied levels. Attendees will actively participate in these activities.
From the Field (Hands-On)
One of the great challenges for strength and conditioning coaches is time. This session will outline how warm-ups utilizing a “RAMP” protocol can be designed to optimize the effectiveness of the subsequent training session, while also maximizing the time spent on developing key elements of performance in the long term.
From the Field (Hands-On)
Prepare your clients and athletes for better adaptability to training by first rebuilding foundational movements of the body. This session will look at exercises that target motor control and better movement efficiency in movements that involve the hip. Attendees can use these exercises and strategies to help open the pathways to higher intensity training, increasing workloads, and faster results.
From the Field (Hands-On)
Lower Body Plyometrics: In this session the participants will learn basic / intermediate / advanced lower body plyometrics. They will learn how to progress their plyometrics in a safe manor with and without equipment. We will also talk about when and where plyometrics fit into their overall strength program.
Lecture
Ankle sprains are one of the most common injuries in the physically active. It is estimated that up to 70% of individuals who experience an ankle sprain have residual symptoms including instability or recurrent sprains. This session will explore the latest research in proprioceptive training and neuromuscular control of the ankle. Attendees will learn how to integrate concepts in barefoot fitness and muscle activation training to improve the unstable ankle.
Athletic Based Strength Training: The Tier System
by Joe Kenn, MA, CSCS,*D, RSCC, *E Carolina Panthers (NFL)
Coaching
Exercise order and selection are two of the crucial elements in designing strength training programs for your athletes. This session will introduce a structured rotation of movements based on a three day per week whole-body approach. This session will discuss the Tier System history, the Tier System Template, weekly rotation structure, movement categories, exercise classification, priority, major and minor daily session emphasis, and additional programming specific to the Tier System Template.
Sports Nutrition: Eating Habits of NCAA Division I Athletes
by Mike Greenwood, PhD, CSCS,*D, RSCC*D, FNSCA and Margaret Jones, PhD, CSCS,*D, RSCC
Research
Over the past decade, the evolving area of sport nutrition has entrenched a vast array of athletic and exercise populations. Because sport nutrition is an impactful part of safe training and performance enhancement, qualified professionals are challenged to educate their athletes regarding nutrient dense caloric intake and legal nutritional supplement options. While a multitude of educational interventions are commonly utilized, professionals are often searching for evidence that their implemented sport nutrition recommendations are practiced. This session will examine the nutritional habits of athletes via survey questionnaire administration that represented selected Division I institutions within the United States.
Lecture  |  Sponsored by UKSCA
This session will examine the real-world application of late stage rehabilitation and reconditioning strategies used to return athletes from a range of sports with chronic knee injuries back to training and competition. This session will discuss the application of traditional strength and power development interventions in conjunction with novel conditioning techniques such as occlusion, functional isometric, hypoxic conditioning, and use of GPS telemetry.
Coaching
When training basketball players, from adolescent to professional rankings, it is important to add sport-specific exercises and movements to help increase specific strength, speed, and power. Not only does it keep the athletes more focused because they are able to see how it translates on the court, but it also adds variety to what can be a tiring and lengthy off-season. This session will go over progressions and variations of agility, plyometric, and conditioning drills while putting a basketball-specific spin on some of the already popular exercises, and discussing how they can be administered for different age groups and skill levels.
Research
Performance of repetitions in a continuous fashion results in a decrease in velocity, counterproductive to the concept of specificity if power development is the goal of training. A number of methods have been introduced to counteract the decline in velocity, including intra-set rest, inter-repetition rest, and cluster sets. This session will highlight research on these training methods as well as discuss the possible physiological adaptations that result from training.
Lecture
This session will focus on both traditional periodization as well as autoregulatory progressive resistance training (APRT). The APRT model was adopted by football graduate assistants Lee Munn and Marcos Garcia as the foundation for the Cru football strength and conditioning program. An examination of current research on both models will be examined as well as the implementation of the APRT model in the Cru program.
Coaching
This session will go through the process of designing an in-season strength and conditioning program for hockey. This session will help attendees analyze all aspects of the season to create optimal performance and not let the program dictate your schedule.

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Exhibiting at the 2013 National Conference increases your company’s visibility and connects you with qualified buyers. For more information regarding pricing, floor plan, contract and sponsorship opportunities, please download the Exhibitor Prospectus.  

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For an updated floor plan, or if you would like to exhibit, please contact Giselle at giselle.jordan@nsca.com.

NEW EXHIBITOR HOURS! Based on the feedback we received from vendors, the NSCA has revamped our exhibitor hours to maximize the benefits of exhibiting with us!    

Exhibitor Hours:    
Wednesday, July 10, 2013         8:00 am - 3:00 pm (Set-Up)
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Exhibit Hours)
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm (Kick-Off Party, Inside the Exhibit Hall)
Thursday, July 11, 2013
7:00 am - 8:30 am (Wake-up Workout) 
11:30 am - 2:00 pm (Exhibit Hours)
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm (Exhibit Reception)
Friday, July 12, 2013
7:00 am - 8:30 am (Wake-up Workout)
11:00 am - 2:00 pm (Exhibit Hours)
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm (Exhibitor Move-Out)
Saturday, July 13, 2013     
NO EXHIBIT HOURS (Exhibit Hall Closed)

 

Thank you to our 2012 Exhibitors 

5.11 Tactical (Event Sponsor)
AccelerWare
adidas America
AdvoCare
Aline Systems (Exhibitor Reception Sponsor)
American Public University
Athletes' Performance
Biro Protein Technology
BioSpace
BiProUSA
Black Iron Strength
Body Bar, Inc.
BodyMasters
Broady Health Sciences, LLC
California University of Pennsylvania
CogniSens Athletics
COR Systems
Core Power
Core Stix, LLC
CSMi
CSports, LLC
Cybex
CytoSport
Dartfish
Dynamic Fitness Equipment
Dynavision
EAS Sports Nutrition
EC3D
Edith Cowan University
EliteForm, LLC
Fusion Sport
GE Healthcare
Generation UCAN
Gilman Gear
GNC
Gopher Performance
Hammer Strength/Life Fitness
HiTrainer
Human Kinetics
Infinity Flooring
Informed Choice
IntelaMetrix, Inc.
Keiser
Kinesio Capture, LLK
KoreFit
Korey Stringer Institute
Korr Medical Technologies
LWW
Marpo Kinetics
M-Core
New York Chiropractic College
Nike Weightlifting
Octane Fitness
One Source Nutrition
OOFOS, LLC
Perform Better
PLAE
Power Lift
Power Systems
PumpOne, LLC
Put Me Back
RestWise
ROM HIIT
Rotex
Sanford Orthopedics and Sports Med
SBT
Shuttle Systems
Sorinex
SPRI
The Halo
The Quick Board
The Right Stuff
The Stick/RPI of Atlanta
Training and Conditioning Magazine
TRX
UCS Strength and Speed
University of Houston- Clear Lake/TX Chiropractic College
University of Kansas
US Bobsled and Skeleton Federation
US Figure Skating
VersaClimber
Vision Coach
VPX
Werksan
Woodway
Woss Gear/Trainer in a Bag
Zephyr Technology 

Event Sponsorship Opportunities: 

There are numerous sponsorship opportunities for your company to get involved with at the 36th Annual National Conference, to view the sponsorship opportunities click here. Please contact Giselle at giselle.jordan@nsca.com for further information or to sign up for event sponsorship. 

Exhibitors Put your goods and services in front of more than 2,000 professionals in the fields of exercise science, sports medicine, personal training, and strength and conditioning. 

Exhibiting at the 2013 National Conference increases your company’s visibility and connects you with qualified buyers. For more information regarding pricing, floor plan, contract and sponsorship opportunities, please download the Exhibitor Prospectus.  

Download the Exhibitor Prospectus 

Call 800-815-6826 to reserve your space today! 

For an updated floor plan, or if you would like to exhibit, please contact Giselle at giselle.jordan@nsca.com.

NEW EXHIBITOR HOURS! Based on the feedback we received from vendors, the NSCA has revamped our exhibitor hours to maximize the benefits of exhibiting with us!    

Exhibitor Hours:    
Wednesday, July 10, 2013         8:00 am - 3:00 pm (Set-Up)
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Exhibit Hours)
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm (Kick-Off Party, Inside the Exhibit Hall)
Thursday, July 11, 2013
7:00 am - 8:30 am (Wake-up Workout) 
11:30 am - 2:00 pm (Exhibit Hours)
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm (Exhibit Reception)
Friday, July 12, 2013
7:00 am - 8:30 am (Wake-up Workout)
11:00 am - 2:00 pm (Exhibit Hours)
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm (Exhibitor Move-Out)
Saturday, July 13, 2013     
NO EXHIBIT HOURS (Exhibit Hall Closed)

 

Thank you to our 2012 Exhibitors 

5.11 Tactical (Event Sponsor)
AccelerWare
adidas America
AdvoCare
Aline Systems (Exhibitor Reception Sponsor)
American Public University
Athletes' Performance
Biro Protein Technology
BioSpace
BiProUSA
Black Iron Strength
Body Bar, Inc.
BodyMasters
Broady Health Sciences, LLC
California University of Pennsylvania
CogniSens Athletics
COR Systems
Core Power
Core Stix, LLC
CSMi
CSports, LLC
Cybex
CytoSport
Dartfish
Dynamic Fitness Equipment
Dynavision
EAS Sports Nutrition
EC3D
Edith Cowan University
EliteForm, LLC
Fusion Sport
GE Healthcare
Generation UCAN
Gilman Gear
GNC
Gopher Performance
Hammer Strength/Life Fitness
HiTrainer
Human Kinetics
Infinity Flooring
Informed Choice
IntelaMetrix, Inc.
Keiser
Kinesio Capture, LLK
KoreFit
Korey Stringer Institute
Korr Medical Technologies
LWW
Marpo Kinetics
M-Core
New York Chiropractic College
Nike Weightlifting
Octane Fitness
One Source Nutrition
OOFOS, LLC
Perform Better
PLAE
Power Lift
Power Systems
PumpOne, LLC
Put Me Back
RestWise
ROM HIIT
Rotex
Sanford Orthopedics and Sports Med
SBT
Shuttle Systems
Sorinex
SPRI
The Halo
The Quick Board
The Right Stuff
The Stick/RPI of Atlanta
Training and Conditioning Magazine
TRX
UCS Strength and Speed
University of Houston- Clear Lake/TX Chiropractic College
University of Kansas
US Bobsled and Skeleton Federation
US Figure Skating
VersaClimber
Vision Coach
VPX
Werksan
Woodway
Woss Gear/Trainer in a Bag
Zephyr Technology 

Event Sponsorship Opportunities: 

There are numerous sponsorship opportunities for your company to get involved with at the 36th Annual National Conference, to view the sponsorship opportunities click here. Please contact Giselle at giselle.jordan@nsca.com for further information or to sign up for event sponsorship.