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The SCJ is the professional
journal for strength coaches, personal trainers, physical therapists, athletic
trainers, and other health professionals working in the strength and conditioning
Earn CEUs. Browse the list of NSCA approved home study courses and live events.
Learn the benefits of completing the new CSPS certification.
April 15-17, 2014
San Diego, CA
Check out the newest offering in the NSCA's Sport Performance Series.
In Partnership with
Movement Performance Clinic
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.
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
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
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 www.dianevives.com and authored the “SMARTsets” DVD
series and “Training the Female Athlete” DVD and ebook series.
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
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".
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.
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.
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!
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 Endurance Training 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.
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Information on hotel reservations and rates will be coming soon.
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 Endurance Training 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
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 FunctionalMovement.com, 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.