Movement Performance Clinic

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    Movement Performance Clinic- SOLD OUT!!
    May 1-3, 2014 | National Strength and Conditioning World Headquarters | Colorado Springs, CO

    The quality of a client or athlete's movement is closely tied to their potential performance and resilience to injury. At the NSCA's Movement Performance Clinic, you have the opportunity to build your understanding of quality movement as well as your ability to identify and coach it.

    Through applicable techniques and exercises, speakers will lead you to develop a stronger knowledge of training movement, adaptability, stability foundations, motor control, and more. On Thursday, attend the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) Pre-Con to increase your understanding of this performance training system and get FMS Level 1-certified! Then on Friday and Saturday, join leading experts Gray Cook, Diane Vives, Nick Winkelman, and more for lecture and hands-on sessions that provide you with knowledge and skills to help your clients and athletes optimize their Movement Performance.

    Attend this event to take your movement training knowledge to the next level.

    Featured Session Topics include:
    • Movement and the Competitive Edge
    • Designing Circuits with Movement Quality
    • External Cueing for Training Movement: Improving Adaptability for Performance
    • Exploring Functional Movement
    Earn CEUs at the Clinic! NSCA - 1.6 | BOC 16

    FMS-Logo-web2The Functional Movement Screen Level 1 Seminar teaches the rating and ranking system that captures fundamental movement patterns, motor control, and competency of basic movement patterns. The core focus of the movement screen is to emphasize movement quality over quantity, and to identify any movement deficiencies or limitations.
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    Schedule Overview
    The Clinic will run from Thursday, May 1, through Saturday, May 3, at NSCA World Headquarters in Colorado Springs, CO.

    Click on the links in the left sidebar to view the event schedule by day. 
    All NSCA Conferences and Events are subject to change location and date; as well as possible cancellation without notice. Speaker, topic, and format subject to change without prior notification.

    Celebrated Speakers
    The Movement Performance Clinic features a host of well-renowned industry speakers. Receive expert insight from:

    Gray Cook, OCS, RKC, CSCS
    Gray Cook has taken the Functional Movement Screen (a system he developed) and his advanced assessment practices, and combined them with reactive-based exercises that enhance motor learning for both rehabilitation and performance. These two components were the pillars of the Reebok Core Training System which he developed in 2000. Cook’s ability to teach at many different professional levels is the result of his diverse background as both a sports medicine and conditioning expert. He is the author of the book, “Athletic Body in Balance” which serves as a working example to trainers, coaches, and athletes of the unique way in which he looks at assessment, movement, and exercise.

    Geralyn Coopersmith, MS, FMS, CSCS
    Geralyn Coopersmith is the Director of Nike Speed, Power, Agility, Reaction, and Quickness (SPARQ) Performance Training. From 2004 to 2013, Coopersmith was the Senior Director of the Equinox Fitness Training Institute, which is the in-house trainer education program for Equinox Fitness Clubs. A trained exercise physiologist, she holds a Master’s degree with Honors in Exercise Physiology from Columbia University and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist®(CSCS®) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Coopersmith is the author of “Fit and Female: The Perfect Fitness and Nutrition Game Plan for Your Unique Body Type.” Previously, she was the resident fitness expert on two national television shows: “Simplify Your Life” and “BodySense” as well as had guest appearances on various other TV shows. Her print media credits include such publications as The New York Times, Reuters, ELLE, Shape, SELF, Women’s Health, Fitness, US Weekly, People, Glamour, Marie Claire, and Town and Country magazines.

    Nick Winkelman, MSc, CSCS,*D
    Nick Winkelman is the Director of Education at Athletes’ Performance where he oversees all mentorship education courses and is a full-time strength and conditioning coach. Nick has a diverse coaching background within the sports performance field working with NFL Combine Preparation, Tactical Athletes, Fire Fighters and many other sports. Nick has had the opportunity to work with the Oregon State Baseball Team that won the 2006 College World Series and was the Strength Coach for the Pittsburgh Pirates Rookie League team in Bradenton, Florida. During his time in Florida, Nick trained under Aaron Mattes, internationally acclaimed stretching authority and developer of Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) Technique. Nick is currently completing his Masters in Strength and Conditioning through Edith Cowan University and through his education has been published in the UK Strength and Conditioning Association’s Journal and presented at the NSCA National Conference.

    Jeremy Snyder, PT, DPT, OCS, CI, CSCS
    Jeremy Snyder is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Orthopaedic Certified Specialist, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist®, and a Certified Clinical Instructor. Snyder is active in the Colorado American Physical Therapy Association and serves as a physical therapy consultant for Colorado College Athletics. He is also a Level 1, Level 2, and Functional Therapeutics Instructor for Kinetacore, teaching Trigger Point Dry Needling throughout the United States and Canada. He specializes in the treatment of shoulder dysfunction, running injuries, post-surgical rehabilitation, and sports orthopedics.

    Diane Vives, MS, FMS, TPI-CGFI, CSCS,*D
    Diane Vives is owner and director of Vives Training Systems and Fit4Austin in Austin, TX. She is an internationally recognized presenter who focuses on providing integration strategies based on science and experience. Currently, she works with Functional Movement Systems and serves on the Under Armour Performance Training Council. She has served on the Board of Directors for the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). She currently serves as a mentor and educator on her website and authored the “SMARTsets” DVD series and “Training the Female Athlete” DVD and ebook series.

    Chris Frederick, PT
    Chris Frederick has been a sports physical therapist with a focus on integrating manual and movement therapy since 1989. He is a Director of the Stretch to Win Fascial Stretch Therapy®, a system of manual techniques used in therapy and training to rapidly improve recovery and radically improve performance with professional athletes. Chris and Ann Frederick are Directors of the Stretch to Win Institute, which trains professionals in the innovative movement system of Fascial Stretch Therapy™. They are authors of the books, "Stretch to Win" & "Fascial Stretch Therapy".

    Ann Frederick
    Ann Frederick was hired as a Flexibility Coach for the 1996 Olympic Team for Men’s Wrestling after her work with the ASU football team reduced injuries 45%, helping them get into the 1997 Rose Bowl. She created Stretch to Win Fascial Stretch Therapy®, operating a clinic of pain relief, functional training and performance enhancement for athletes and the public for nearly 20 years. Ann and Chris Frederick are Directors of the Stretch to Win Institute, which trains professionals in the innovative movement system of Fascial Stretch Therapy™. They are authors of the books, "Stretch to Win" & "Fascial Stretch Therapy".

    Jay Dawes, PhD, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, FNSCA
    Jay Dawes is an Assistant Professor of Strength and Conditioning at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Dawes has worked as a strength/performance coach, personal trainer, educator, and post-rehabilitation specialist for over15 years, and continues to act as a performance consultant for a wide-variety of athletes, law enforcement officers, and those in physically demanding occupations. He is certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® (CSCS®) and a NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer® (NSCA-CPT®), the American College of Sports Medicine as a Health Fitness Specialist (ACSM-HFS), USA Weightlifting as a Club Coach, and the Australian Strength and Conditioning Association as a Level 2 Strength and Conditioning coach. Additionally, Dawes was recognized as a Fellow of the NSCA (FNSCA) in 2009.

    Robert McAtee, CSCS
    Robert McAtee maintains an active, international sports therapy practice at Pro-Active Massage Therapy in Colorado Springs, CO. He is the co-author of “Facilitated Stretching,” a how-to book about proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) stretching, used by health and fitness professionals worldwide. Now in its 4th edition, the book has sold over 100,000 copies and has been translated into Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Korean, Chinese, and Japanese. McAtee regularly presents workshops on facilitated stretching, sports therapy, and rehabilitative exercise nationally and internationally.

    Brett Jones, MS, RXC, FMS, CSCS
    Brett Jones is a strength and conditioning professional that started as an athletic trainer and then entered the fitness industry via running a hospital-based wellness center. Since 2003, Jones has been a Master Russian Kettlebell (RKC) Instructor through Pavel Tsatsouline’s kettlebell program. Working directly with Gray Cook in the late 1990s, he has been teaching Functional Movement Systems (FMS) since 2006, including working on the development of the Level 2 FMS curriculum. Working with myriad individuals from executives to elite athletes, Jones integrates a movement-based approach to strength and conditioning.

    FMS-Logo-web2The Functional Movement Screen Level 1 Seminar teaches the rating and ranking system that captures fundamental movement patterns, motor control, and competency of basic movement patterns. The core focus of the movement screen is to emphasize movement quality over quantity, and to identify any movement deficiencies or limitations.

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    The Movement Performance Clinic is SOLD OUT. Onsite registrations will not be accepted. Please call the Conferences Department at (800) 815-6826 ext. 204 if you have any questions

      Through April 14     After April 14     
    Onsite Only     

    Registration Rate     

    $235  $310 

    NSCA Student Member     

    $175  $250 

    One Day Only

    $160  $210 

    Register Now! 

    Refund Policy

    All refunds must be requested in writing (mail, fax, e-mail) and should include the reason for cancellation. No refunds will be accepted via phone.

    Full refund less $20 if postmarked by April 14, 2014. 

    No refunds after April 14th.

    Register and attend the Movement Performance Clinic FMS Pre-Con for just $150 and get the Home Study Course Level 1 Certification for only $150! Regularly priced at $379! Register today! 

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    Hampton Inn & Suites

    With breathtaking views of Pikes Peak, free hot breakfast daily, pool, fitness room, and a great central location to the Colorado Springs airport and downtown you won’t be disappointed with your stay here. The area offers many opportunities to take advantage of outside of the Movement Performance Clinic, including numerous hiking and biking trails and parks like the Garden of the Gods, Pikes Peak International Raceway, the World Figure Skating Museum and more.

    Mention you are with the National Strength and Conditioning Association to secure your weekend stay at the preferred rate. 

    Hampton Inn & Suites | 2910 Geyser Dr. | Colorado Springs, CO 80906 | Call 719.884.0330 

    Room Rate: $99  

    Double Tree by Hilton

    Offering beautiful views of Pikes Peak, a complimentary airport shuttle, two on-site restaurants, fitness room, pool, and game room this too is a great place for your stay during the Movement Performance Clinic. The location is perfect to take advantage of all the great opportunities Colorado Springs has to offer including the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Garden of the Gods, downtown shopping and restaurants, hiking and biking trails, and more.

    Mention you are with the National Strength and Conditioning Association to secure your weekend stay at the preferred rate. 

    Double Tree by Hilton | 1775 East Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. | Colorado Springs, CO 80906 | Call 719.576.8900  

    Room Rate: $109  



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    Thursday Schedule

    8:00am-5:00pmFMS Level 1 Pre-Con

    Session Descriptions
    FMS Level 1 Pre-Con
    by Diane Vives, MS, FMS, TPI-CGFI, CSCS,*D & Gray Cook, FMS, OCS, RKC, CSCS

    The Functional Movement Screen Level 1 Seminar teaches the rating and ranking system that captures fundamental movement patterns, motor control, and competency of basic movement patterns. The core focus of the movement screen is to emphasize movement quality over quantity, and to identify any movement deficiencies or limitations. Since the body is complex in nature and operates as a system, it is necessary to address movement patterns as a whole, rather than evaluating isolated joint measurements when trying to determine inefficiencies. The movement screen is an applicable tool that should be used when determining an appropriate exercise program for any individual.  

    The Level 1 Seminar begins with an in-depth discussion of why it is essential to do the movement screen and how it can be an effective tool in assigning an exercise program. In doing so, the material that is taught provides information about how an individual or client might be at risk for injury because of asymmetries, dysfunction, or pain. The course also touches on the history of physical education and the decline of movement over the past century. 

    Secondly, the Level 1 seminar begins to explain the Functional Movement Screen. During this interactive process, a live screen is performed so that the audience can visually observe the screen and validate its usefulness. While administering the screen, the instructor also addresses common mistakes, biomarkers to look for, and overall screening tips to help identify differences related to scoring criteria for the movement tests. The scoring system itself consists of 7 tests with a ranking system of 3, 2, 1 and 0 based upon certain objectives.  

    To conclude, corrective exercises are explained and demonstrated by the instructor and assistant. All of the exercises that are mentioned in the manual are also available in the exercise library on, which all Certified Members have access to. Lastly, the seminar finishes with instructions on how to become certified and the benefits that are associated with certification. Upon passing the certification exam, you will be classified as an FMS Certified Member. As such, the entire FMS website is unlocked to you -- articles, podcasts, the Find a Certified Member registry, etc. -- free for one year. Best of all, you will be part of a great network of exercise professionals who share the same principles as you with regards to exercise prescription.

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    Friday Schedule

    8:00am-9:15amMovement and the Competitive Edge
    9:30am-10:45am"Selling" the Screen: Keys for Creating an FMS Culture in Your Environment 
    10:45am-12:00pmExternal Cueing for Training Movement: Improving Adaptability for Performance 
    1:00pm-2:30pmTrigger Point Dry Needling (TDN) and Functional Dry Needling: Applications for Pain Management and Treatment of Movement Dysfunction
    2:30pm-4:00pmDesigning Circuits with Movement Quality
    4:00pm-5:00pmRoundtable Discussion

    Session Descriptions
    The focus of this session will be to demonstrate why it is important for exercise professionals to have a baseline appraisal of fundamental and functional movements. These fundamental movements are the foundation for strength, power, and endurance; problems can arise if athletes or clients are not efficient at these movements. Identifying limitations in these movements will provide exercise professionals with a baseline movement appraisal, which is imperative when assuring durability and performance.
    As fitness and rehabilitation professionals, we understand the value of a Functional Movement Systems (FMS) philosophy. That being said, selling the idea of FMS-informed training (to administrators, trainers, and members) represents a huge cultural shift in terms of buy-in, education, messaging, and execution. This session will detail the process of how to create a thriving FMS culture within your environment.
    Lecture and Hands On
    As coaches, trainers, and therapists we use cues in every instruction and piece of feedback we provide our clients and athletes. This session will provide a framework around cueing in terms of instruction and feedback. Specific emphasis will be placed on how to optimize cueing when teaching primary movement skills in the weight room and on the field. Through the science of attentional focus, each attendee will take away valuable insights on how optimizing communication leads to optimal athletic performance.
    Trigger Point Dry Needling (TDN) is a manual therapy technique that is quickly gaining popularity, with a growing evidence base and multiple applications for treating pain and movement dysfunction.  This session will describe Trigger Point Dry Needling and Functional Dry Needling techniques, present current theories explaining the effects of TDN and research supporting the technique.  Treatment effects and applications for the treatment of various orthopedic issues and movement dysfunction will be discussed.
    Designing Circuits with Movement Quality
    by Diane Vives, MS, FMS, TPI-CGFI, CSCS,*D
    Hands On
    In the field of fitness and sports performance training, circuits are an essential way to organize semi-private and group training. The key to success is a purpose-driven training and smart programming strategies that keep essential movement foundations and performance training as the top priority. The adrenaline era of community training has encouraged us to take our clients and athletes beyond the edge of their ability until breakdown occurs in one way or another. This session will look at applying a progression model that allows aggressive training while continuing to enhance better movement development. 
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    Saturday Schedule

    8:00am-9:30amFascial Stretch Therapy™ in Training
    9:30am-11:00amExploring Functional Movement
    11:00am-12:00pmMobility and Motor Control 
    1:00pm-2:30pmImproving Hip Mobility with Facilitated Stretching 
    2:30pm-4:00pmGet-Up Equals One Move for Better Movement

    Session Descriptions
    Fascial Stretch Therapy™ in Training
    by Chris Frederick, PT and Ann Frederick
    Lecture and Hands On
    Sufficient flexibility is necessary for optimal adaptability of the entire neuromyofascial system for a required movement pattern. This session will be all about performing rapid and accurate movement assessments, then implementing the specific mobility and/or movement stretch pattern. In order to correct improper movement patterns, immediate reassessments of faulty movement patterns may be necessary. Attendees will learn how fast and accurate results can be acquired while using the techniques discussed in this session.
    Exploring Functional Movement
    by Gray Cook, FMS, OCS, RKC, CSCS
    Lecture and Hands On
    Fundamental mobility and motor control are often the scope of corrective exercises, but how much correction is naturally available? This session explores this concept with principles that are based on science and exists within natural authentic movements that can be used every day in activity and exercise. Self-limiting exercise, motor control, strength training, and corrective strategy will be covered. This session will demonstrate how to perform and coach these techniques as well as reinforce these key movement principles. This session will also showcase how a variety of exercises from the very basic to the more advanced can be corrective and scalable to address applications in the sports, fitness, and clinical environments.
    Mobility and Motor Control 
    by Jay Dawes, PhD, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D and Steven Woodworth, CSCS
    Hands On
    In this hands-on session, attendees will learn how to coach, cue progress, and regress numerous drills and exercises aimed at improving motor control, stability, and mobility in a large group setting.
    Lecture and Hands On
    Chronically shortened (hypertonic) muscles are a principle factor in the lack of flexibility; nowhere is this more evident than in the hips and pelvis. Improving the ease and freedom of movement in the pelvic girdle will enhance any athletic activity. Attendees will learn practical flexibility tests and stretches that they will be able to implement with their clients immediately. This session is geared toward fitness professionals who have minimal experience with proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) stretching and techniques.
    This session will allow attendees to experience the key concepts of coaching the get-up from start to finish. This one movement includes essential mobility and motor control needed for dynamic movement performance. The art of coaching and the science of technique come together in this movement in order to truly impact the quality of movement and performance training. 

    In Partnership with 

    Perform Better 

    Functional Movement Systems


    In Partnership with 

    Perform Better 

    Functional Movement Systems


    In Partnership with 

    Perform Better 

    Functional Movement Systems