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January 9-11, 2014
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The way you train shouldn’t be second best and it shouldn’t be an after-thought. The way you train should be the highest priority.
And at the NSCA’s TSAC Conference, it is.
TSAC Conference is the most comprehensive event available for military, law enforcement, and fire and rescue training, all in one location.
It brings together the key elements needed to build a strong, foundational knowledge for training tactical athletes, including scientific exercises and techniques backed by years of research and evidence-based principles.
Leaders of the industry present on their field-related expertise, and share the safest and most effective methods for strategic implementation of procedures. Developing a substantial training toolbox is made easy with hands-on sessions and specialized tracks geared toward military, law enforcement, and fire and rescue. The unique learning opportunities are endless, so you’ll want to be there.
Join the NSCA in San Diego to improve THE WAY YOU TRAIN.
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Did you know? 2014 is a recertification year, and you can earn over 1/3 of the total CEUs you need at TSAC Conference! CEUs - NSCA 2.0 | BOC 20
All NSCA Conferences and Events are subject to changes in location and date; as well as possible cancellation without notice.
8757 Rio San Diego Dr. San Diego, CA 92108
$133 per night (single/double)
The San Diego Marriott Mission Valley is centrally located among all the popular attractions the warmth and sunshine of San Diego have to offer. Being just minutes from the well-known sights and sounds of Mission Bay and the historical vibrancies of Old Town make your stay at the Marriott Mission Valley ideal.
If your time outside the TSAC Conference sessions is better spent doing more active things, then the Marriott’s fitness center and pool, as well as biking and hiking trails, golf courses, and the famous Mission Beach are perfect for you to hit up while there. Want to go exploring like a true Californian? Then using the Rio Vista Trolley, just steps from your hotel room, is great for making a quick stop at Sea World, Qualcomm Stadium or the Gaslamp Quarter.Going hungry isn’t an option with the Marriott Mission Valley’s DEN (DineEntertainNetwork) that serves American-style breakfast, lunch and dinner. Plus, finding a great sea food meal or a classic, cultural dish just down the road won’t be hard either.
When reserving your room, please indicate that you wish to be under the National Strength and Conditioning Association room block. Hotel reservations made after March 23, 2014 will only be confirmed on a space-available basis.
All NSCA Conferences and Events are subject to change location and date; as well as possible cancellation without notice.
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*All registered attendees will receive the speaker presentations electronically, the $35 is if you would prefer the printed program book.
All refund requests must be submitted in WRITING and should include the reason for cancellation. NO refunds will be accepted via phone.
Full refunds less $20 if postmarked by February 24, 2014.
50% refund if postmarked between February 25 thru March 30, 2014.
NO REFUNDS after March 30, 2014.
Get TSAC-F Certified! Sit for the Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitator™ (TSAC-F™) exam during the 2014 TSAC Conference on April 14, 2014.
Tactical Strength and Conditioning-Facilitators (TSAC-F) apply scientific knowledge to physically train military, fire and rescue, law enforcement, protective services, and other emergency personnel to improve performance, promote wellness, and decrease injury risk.
They conduct needs analyses and physical testing sessions, design and implement safe and effective strength training and conditioning programs, and provide general information regarding nutrition. Recognizing their area of expertise is separate and distinct, TSAC Facilitators consult with and refer those they train to other professionals when appropriate.
In 2005, the NSCA created the Tactical Strength and Conditioning (TSAC) program to address the unique concerns of tactical professionals though a variety of educational resources (i.e., TSAC report, facilitator symposia, and TSAC Conference). After consistent and growing interest in TSAC, the NSCA created the TSAC-Facilitator (TSAC-F) certification in 2012.
The TSAC-F exam is a tool used to identify individuals who apply scientific knowledge to physically train tactical athletes (i.e., military, fire and rescue, law enforcement, protective services, and other emergency personnel) to improve performance, promote wellness, and decrease injury risk. The TSAC-F program encourages a high level of competence among practitioners and raises the standard for strength and conditioning professionals who train tactical athletes.
With that in mind, the NSCA brought together an expert committee of Tactical, Strength and Conditioning, Exercise Physiology, Dietetics, and Allied Health professionals.
These subject matter experts defined the breadth of knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) and the degree of cognitive complexity of a TSAC-F to safely and effectively perform their job. The scope of the TSAC-F exam makes it the most comprehensive tactical strength and conditioning certification in the industry.
The NSCA has been a leader of practical application and research of strength and conditioning for over three decades. In recent years, the focus of the fitness industry has shifted toward greater specialization. The NSCA envisions this trend as an opportunity to expand the development of its members and certified professionals.
The TSAC-F was developed to address the unique concerns of tactical athletes. This specialized certification may give TSAC-F certificants a competitive advantage in highly sought opportunities in the tactical community.
Put your goods and services in front of more than 400 military, police, firefighters, first responders and trainers. Exhibiting at the 2014 TSAC Conference increases your company’s visibility and connects you with qualified buyers.
Download the Exhibitor Prospectus for more detailed information regarding pricing, floor plan, contract and sponsorship opportunities. 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 email@example.com
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Event Sponsorship Opportunities
There are numerous sponsorship opportunities for your company to get involved with at the TSAC Conference. Please contact Giselle at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information or to sign up for event sponsorship.
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