2014 Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference

  • Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference 

    Mid-Atlantic Regional CSCS Exam Prep Live - additional pricing - Learn More!

    Date: December 5-6, 2014

    Please note location change
    Rowan University 
    Esby Gym 
    257 Mullica Hill Rd
    Glassboro, NJ 08028

    Presentations will be in Building 7&8 

    See main campus map: http://www.rowan.edu/home/map/about/visiting-rowan-university/main-glassboro-campus 

    Park in Lot B to receive free parking

    Hosted by:
    Rick Howard, MS, CSCS,*D
    (302) 593-8718

    CEUs: NSCA 1.1, BOC 11.0

    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.


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    Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference 

    Use the tabs on the left to view the conference event schedule by day. 

    Check out our celebrated Keynote Speakers - Robert Linkul, 2012 NSCA Personal Trainer of the Year, and Gary Schofield, 2012 NSCA High School Strength & Conditioning Coach of the Year.  


    Robert Linkul, MS, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT
    Robert Linkul is the NSCA's 2012 Personal Trainer of the Year and is a volunteer with the NSCA as their Southwest Regional Coordinator and Secretary for the Personal Trainers Special Interest Group (SIG). 

      Gary E. Schofield Jr, CSCS,*D
    Gary Schofield is the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Greater Atlanta Christian School and currently serves as the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Southeast Regional Coordinator.

    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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    Conference Rates

    Cutoff days are by postmark

      Early Registration
    Thru Nov. 25
    After Nov. 25
    Onsite Only
    NSCA Member Rate $100 $120
    NSCA Student Member Rate $35 $45
    Non-Member Rate $120 $140


    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 November 25, 2014. No refunds will be given after November 25, 2014.

    Event Itinerary

    Friday, December 5

    5:00pm-6:00pmThe Missing Component - Release Drills (Hands-On)
    6:00pm-7:00pmReactive Agility Training

    Session Descriptions
    Personal Training
    This presentation is designed to introduce you to the concept of maximal power development through releasing the implement. Sponsored by Perform Better, delegates will get the opportunity to release a variety of medicine balls in many different movement including vertical tosses, slams, hammer releases and many more.
    Reactive Agility Training
    by Gary Schofield, BS, ATC/L, CSCS*D
    Speed and Agility Training has always been a hot topic in athletic development. Coaches, trainers and athletes are in continuous pursuit to become quicker, faster and more explosive in their sport. This session will provide a hands-on learning experience that will focus on what reactive agility means and how it is developed. Specific progressions and programming details will be demonstrated to give the individual a better understanding of how to develop an athlete utilizing a long-term athletic development model. Any individual that works with athletes or clients and wants to produce a program focused on performance will benefit from this unique look at reactive agility training.
    Event Itinerary

    Saturday, December 6

    7:30am-8:30amFunctional Strength Through Strongman Event Training
    8:30am-9:30amDeveloping a Career as a CPT ... the Right Way
    9:30am-10:30amRecovery and Regeneration: Where an Athlete Gets Better!
    10:30am-11:30amThe Science of Recovery- Getting the Scoop on Sports Nutrition and the Workout Recovery Process
    11:30am-12:30pmLunch (Provided)
    12:30pm-1:30pmThe Effects of Static Versus Dynamic Stretching on Agility Performance
    1:30pm-2:30pmActivating the Athlete: Weightlifting, Power lifting and the Tricky Stuff
    2:30pm-3:30pmProgramming From Baseline Screening to High Level Training
    3:30pm-4:30pmCardiovascular Concerns in Sport: Implications for Strength and Conditioning Professional.
    4:30pm-5:30pmPreventing Low Back Injuries

    Session Descriptions
    A hands-on introduction to strongman event training covering basic techniques and equipment necessary to begin training in the sport of strongman
    Many personal trainers jump into a career with cheeky sales pitches, poor education and marketing campaigns. Robert Linkul, the NSCA 2012 personal trainer of the year, will take you through the proper steps to developing a professional plan of action that will lead you to a long and successful career as a certified personal trainer
    Athletes are not stronger, faster or more explosive after a workout. It is the process of recovery and regeneration that allows for that development to occur. Unfortunately, this period is often neglected in programming and the athlete is often left on their own to create their environment of recovery. This presentation will include a practical review of the literature in addition to a systematic approach to developing a sound recovery and agility program and process of assessment. Specific drills, organization and methods of implementation will be discussed.
    Using the lifts as both assessment and training tools will be explored. Interventions will be introduced, and a modern twist on timeless training methods will be examined.
    This session will focus on some of the current research on the incidents of cardiovascular incidents in collegiate and high school sports. What can be done and what care can be provided in strength and conditioning setting?
    This session will discuss the prevention of low back injuries using applied biomechanical concepts, neutral spine position and specific exercises.