Massachusetts State Clinic

  • Massachusetts State Clinic

    Date: April 12, 2014

    Springfield College
    263 Alden St.
    Springfield, MA 01109

    Hosted by:
    Brian Thompson, PhD, CSCS, *D, RSSC*D

    CEUs: NSCA 0.6, BOC 6.0

    Important Information 

    Topics and speakers subject to change without prior notification. 

    This clinic may have hands on sessions. Participants are asked to dress comfortably and only participate within their physical limitations.


    Massachusetts State Clinic
    April 12, 2014

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    Cutoff days are by postmark
      Now-Thru April 1
    After April 1
    Onsite Only
    NSCA Member Rate $65 $75
    NSCA Student Member Rate $30 $40
    Non-Member Rate $85 $95


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

    50% refund if postmarked through April 1, 2014

    NO REFUNDS after April 1, 2014

    Event Itinerary

    Saturday, April 12

    7:30am-8:50amCheck-in and On-site Registration
    9:00am-9:10amWelcome and Recognition of Members Involved
    9:15am-10:15amCreating a Year-Round Collegiate Hockey Training Model
    10:20am-11:20amOverview of Amherst College Strength and Conditioning Program
    11:25am-12:25pmCrowdsourcing and Nutrition in the Strength and Conditioning Setting
    12:30pm-1:15pmLunch (provided)
    1:30pm-2:30pmPRI for Athletes
    2:35pm-3:35pmACL Injury Prevention
    3:40pm-4:40pmFitness Industry Innovation via Mobile Fitness Systems

    Session Descriptions
    This presentation will be geared towards the creation of a training system for hockey at Merrimack College and how training is addressed year round.
    This session will describe how to efficiently design a facility and training sessions to maximize efficiency for mass numbers of atheltes with rigorous academic demands.
    Attendees will participate in a roundtable-formatted presentation to discuss common nutrition-related issues in the strength and conditioning setting. The moderator will lead discussions addressing a variety of nutrition issues.
    PRI for Athletes
    by Pat Davidson, PhD, CSCS
    This presentation will include a theoretical overview of PRI, a system of assessment and corrective strategies for individuals demonstrating movement dysfunction, postural issues and mal-positioning of bones and joines, as well as the different categories of hypertonic chains.
    Participants will gain an understanding that during functional movements, all muscles of the body are synergistic and tri-planer. Participants will learn how to utilize the overhead squat, single-leg squat, 5-10-5, standing long jump, vertical jump and box jumps to assess patients for dysfunctional movement patterns.
    This session will discuss recent fitness industry innovations that can be delivered to small groups in an outdoor settings via a mobile system.