2015 North Central Regional Conference

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    North Central Regional Conference 

    Date: April 11-12, 2015

    **New Location- *Saturday
    Ramada Bloomington Minneapolis Airport Mall
    2300 East American Boulevard
    Bloomington, MN 55431

    Location- *Sunday
    Burnsville High School
    600 E. Hwy 13
    Burnsville, MN 55337

    Hosted by:
    Scott Sahli, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D
    (612) 360-7989

    Ryan Johnson, CSCS,*D, RSCC*D
    (612) 741-8695

    CEUs: NSCA 1.2, BOC 12

    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.


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    North Central Regional Conference 

    Use the tabs on the left to view the conference 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

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    Ramada Bloomington Minneapolis Airport Mall

    2300 East American Boulevard
    Bloomington, MN 55431

    To book: Call the hotel direct at 952.854.3411 or toll free at 1.800.328.1931.  Mention group name NSCA or group code CGNSCA.   

    Or, go to hotel website at www.RamadaMOA.com.  Click the drop down for SPECIALS/PACKAGES at the top of the page.  Then click onto the GROUP RATES tab.  Click "Book My Group Rate Stay" and enter in the group code NCSAGRP.    

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    Conference Rates

    Cutoff days are by postmark

    Please contact the Conferences Department at 1-800-815-6826 extension 204 if you like to register for One Day Only. 

      Early Registration
    Thru April 2
    After April 2
    Full Registration     
    NSCA Member Rate $90 $100
    Student Member Rate $35 $45
    Non-Member Rate $110 $120
    One Day Only Saturday     
    NSCA Member Rate      $60 $70
    Student Member Rate $35 $45
    Non- Member Rate  $80 $90
    One Day Only Sunday     
    NSCA Member Rate  $35 $45
    Student Member Rate $35 $45
    Non-Member Rate  $55 $65


    All refund requests must be submitted in WRITING and should include the reason for cancellation. NO refunds will be accepted via phone. A 50% refund will be granted on or before April 2, 2015. No refunds will be given after April 2, 2015.

    Event Itinerary

    Saturday, April 11

    7:00 am-7:45 am
    Check-in and On-site Registration 
    7:45 am-8:00 amIntroduction and Welcome
    8:00 am-9:00 amHistory of the NSCA and Strength Training in the US
    9:00 am-10:00 amTraining Youth Properly - Logical and Appropriate Training Steps and Movement Patterns for K-7th Grade LTAD Part #1
    10:00 am-11:00 amFunctional Rehabilitation Following ACL Reconstruction
    11:00 am-11:45 amBack Squat Re-visited Part 1
    11:45 am-12:45 pmLunch (Provided)
    12:45 pm-1:30 pmBack Squat Re-visited Part 2
    1:30 pm-2:00 pmQuestions From the Floor for the Masters
    2:00 pm-3:00 pmDeveloping a System for Athletic Speed and Performance
    3:00 pm-4:00 pmFueling a Champion
    4:00 pm-5:00 pmFrom Junior High to College: Avoiding Blunders in Strength & Conditioning LTAD Part 2

    Session Descriptions
    Boyd Epley will share how and why he founded the NSCA. He will show the coaching path as you look back to see where it has been and will challenge you to distinguish yourself from others as you ascend up your career path.
    This presentation will discuss important components of a rehabilitation program for individuals recovering from ACL surgery, focusing on functional movements and advanced exercise techniques most appropriate in the later stages of recovery. The lab portion of the talk will allow the audience to practice these exercises and use critial thinking skills to progress these exercises to increase difficulty and neurmuscular demands.
    Back Squat Re-visited Part 1
    by Dr. Robin Lund and Dr. Travis Ficklin
    This presentation will focus on the biochemical aspects of the back squat that should be considered when justifying the utilization of this exercise with athletes and sport coaches. World class presentation on the back squat and no one will ever again question the importance of the back squat again.
    Back Squat Re-visited Part 2
    by Dr. Robin Lunch and Dr. Travis Ficklin
    Questions From the Floor for the Masters
    by Boyd Epley, Bud Bjornaraa, Chet Stevenson, Dr. Larry Meadors
    Questions concerning the direction of strength training, personal training, trends, how things have changed. What is good? What is bad?
    We have established a 5 step system for designing effective speed programs that directly impact performance on the field or court. Coaches will gain an understanding of this system, and how to implement it into their existing program to create more meaningful and appropriate testing sessions, exercise selection and training progressions.
    Francis works to help integrate healthy choices and optimal fueling into daily training routines for all 124 University of Minnesota football players. She provides individual nutritional counseling that focuses on performance fueling strategies, hydration and proper supplementation, team nutrition education sessions, on-site and travel meal management. Francis also does all menu planning, and administers the food labeling system for training table meals. She also administers pre-, during, and post-game and practice performance nutrition.
    Addressing the errors that are made during development and implementation of a strength and conditioning plan various athletic levels. Discussion on the mistakes that have been made, potential future errors and ways to minimize mistakes in the long term.
    Event Itinerary

    Sunday, April 12

    7:30 am-8:00 amCheck-in and On-site Registration
    8:00 am-9:30 amSpeedy ways to Improve Your Movement
    9:30 am-10:15 amProgressive Torso Training
    10:15 am-11:15 amClean & Jerk, Combining the Art and Science of Coaching Weightlifting
    11:15 am-12:00 pmProgression of Jump Training to Enhance Sport Performance

    Session Descriptions
    In this hands-on session, attendees will see first-hand how we select specific exercises and progress them towards athletic outcomes. These exercise progressions have effectively bridged the gap between weight room performance and on-field success in our system over the last decade. We will break down agility, vertical performance and speed, and show how to profess from stability/mobility, rhythm, speed, power and strength in each athletic activity.
    A hands-on look at how to build progressions for the trunk and core from motor control to strengthening movements. The presenter will discuss teaching core movements from an athletic perspective and how to integrate posture and body positioning from simple to more complex exercise movements.
    This presentation will focus on teaching the beginning and advanced athlete using cues to elicit accurate movement patterns of the Clean & Jerk. Practitioners will learn strategies to identify common errors and corrections, along with some of the partial movements used in training. The progression presented can be used from youth to elite athletes.
    This presentation will not only demonstrate and teach proper plyometrics technique but give reasons why they are important in certain circumstances and how you determine which plyometric exercises are best.