2022 NSCA Coaches Conference

Ignite Your Growth at the Industry’s Premier Coaching Workshop and Community Event

January 06 - 08, 2022 | San Antonio, TX & Online | 2.0 CEUs Category A

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Expand your coaching horizons and help drive the profession forward at the 2022 NSCA Coaches Conference. This one-of-a-kind event brings top coaches from around the world together to learn new skills, discuss relevant research, and build enriching relationships. Arm yourself with the knowledge needed to help your athletes become the best versions of themselves. Talk shop with a diverse group of elite coaches and explore cutting-edge topics at the forefront of the profession. Discover innovative sport science concepts & technology that make your programs more effective. Learn insights from experts in communication, leadership, and diversity & inclusion that can amplify your impact and help you cultivate a championship culture.

Join us at the live event in San Antonio, TX along the banks of the beautiful River Walk or participate online from anywhere in the world. Start the New Year right at the industry’s premier coaching workshop and community event!

Online registration closes Thursday, January 6 at 5 PM central. Onsite registration open, come see us to attend in-person!

Keynote Presentations

Keynote Presenter Al Miller

Friday, January 7, 10:45am central

Lessons from a Veteran Coach

Al Miller, Founding NSCA Member

  1. How to be able to conduct yourself as a strength coach professional.
  2. Self reflection on why you are in this profession in the first place.
Keynote Presenter Tom Myslinski

Saturday, January 8, 2:00pm central

From Player to Coach: The Journey

Tom Myslinski, MS, CSCS, RSCC*D

  1. The foundational years - Live in vision.
  2. The developmental years - Do simple better.
  3. The performance years - Be a blessing.

Schedule

Event Itinerary - Thursday, January 6
12:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LAST DAY TO REGISTER ONLINE

Online Registration Closes 5 PM central, Thursday, January 6. 

Come see us onsite to register and attend in-person.  

8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Exam Prep LIVE Clinic*

This CSCS Exam Prep LIVE Clinic is a comprehensive review of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to successfully pass the CSCS certification exam. Qualified industry professionals will take you through the information as outlined in the Exam Content Outline and answer your questions in this 1.5-day clinic.

CLICK HERE to register & learn more!

*This is a separate purchase and is not included with your conference registration. Clinic begins Wednesday, January 5 and concludes Thursday, January 6.

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
NSCA Store Hours
12:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Registration Open
12:00 PM - 2:50 PM
How To Create A Winning Team Culture
by Martin Rooney, CSCS
  1. Understand the three building blocks of a winning team culture.
  2. Learn to assess the lagging indicators of your current team culture.
  3. Evaluate the top five culture stimulators for your team culture.

Sponsored by Perform Better

1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Building Strength & Trust with Former Philadelphia 76ers Strength Coach
by Jesse Wright, CSCS, RSCC*E

Listen in as Jesse dives deep into his more than 13 years of experience as a strength coach with the Philadelphia 76ers. Jesse will share tips on how to build strong relationships focused on trust, communication and adaptability, that will have a real long-term impact on athletes. He will discuss both the technical knowledge from his experience, but also focus on the personal qualities that empower individuals and teams to thrive in challenging environments

Sponsored by Gatorade

2:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Exhibit Hall Open
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Strength Training for Baseball: Roundtable Discussion

Join the authors of NSCA's  Strength Training for Baseball for a round table discussion on specific aspects of training baseball athletes.  Bring your questions, this session is for YOU. 

Brought to you by Human Kinetics

3:00 PM - 4:50 PM
How to Develop an Effective Speed Training Program from Assessment to Programming to Coaching Execution
by Duane Carlisle, MSc

In this presentation, Coach Carlisle will share his proven and effective Speed Development model. Coach Carlisle’s Speed Development model uses both quantitative and qualitative strategies to create a speed training plan which addresses individual needs that can apply to all field and court sports. Coach Carlisle will demonstrate how he uses assessment to drive programming from general to game-specific speed.

In the hands-on component of the workshop, Coach Carlisle will teach attendees how to organize training sessions to maximize speed development for each athlete and how to coach the various components of speed. i.e. acceleration and top-end speed.

Sponsored by Perform Better

3:00 PM - 4:50 PM
Personal Financial Game Planning
by Aaron Komarek
  1. Core Education and Planning - learn to identify and evaluate the 4 fundamental domains of personal finances
  2. Program Implementation and Execution - produce real, personal results through the hands-on portion utilizing the principles of the Living Balance Sheet (LBS) financial planning software
  3. Testing Day - Your Results and Future Goals - leave the session with 3 powerful tools to improve your financial situation
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
NSCA's Guide to High School Strength & Conditioning: Roundtable Discussion

Join the authors of NSCA's Guide to High School Strength & Conditioning for a round table discussion on training high school athletes.  Bring your questions, this session is for YOU. 

Brought to you by Human Kinetics

4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
1st Timer Orientation

RSVP Required

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Kick-Off Party

All attendees and exhibitors welcome.

Event Itinerary - Friday, January 7
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Registration Open
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
NSCA Store Hours
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Exhibit Hall Open
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Coffee & Curls

Workout and/or join the Exhibitors for coffee and light breakfast in the Exhibit Hall. 

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Modeling Mindful Movement Skills for Coaches
by Ed Yong, MS, CSCS, RSCC*D

How can we get our athletes to be more focused through their movements?

  1. We will look at ways to provide both physical and verbal cues in hopes of creating an environment of mindful movement rather than an environment of just "going through the motions".
  2. We will develop skills to show our athletes how to use their own strength to improve mobility.
8:45 AM - 9:35 AM
Managing Small College Strength and Conditioning Programs
by Carmen Pata, MS, CSCS,*D, RSCC*D
  1. Identify the areas that you can grow that will have the greatest impact on your program
  2. Learn how to speak effectively with coaches, administrators, and other staff to advocate for the time, resource and space needed to run a successful program.
  3. Develop a system to hire the right people, so you can go home at night knowing the program will keep it's integrity.
8:45 AM - 9:35 AM
How to successfully integrate a comprehensive speed program within a Team-Sport Environment
by Duane Carlisle, MSc

In this session, Coach Carlisle will introduce his game speed system to all participants, which includes a hands-on experience where participants will learn:
how to organize training sessions for maximum effectiveness; general speed protocols; specific speed protocols; how to organize athletes into specific Speed Groups (acceleration, top-end, change of direction); and how to effectively train first-step quickness, top-end speed and change of direction.

Sponsored by Perform Better

9:45 AM - 10:35 AM
Bridge the Gap Lecture: Defensive Agility in Team Sports
by Scott Moody
  1. This lecture analyzes sport speed from a defensive perspective. The attendee will learn to identify critical positions that can be used create efficient footwork patterns, while also exploring biomechanical strategies to progress understanding and application of agility.
9:45 AM - 10:35 AM
Doing the Simple Things Savagely Well
by Jim Malone, CSCS, RSCC*E
  1. Simple does not equal easy!
  2. Valuing foundational training and coaching strategies in a chaotic, ever changing, and ever more scrutinized environment.
  3. Determining when it's time to move your athletes, their programs and/or your career forward.
9:45 AM - 10:35 AM
College Coaches Roundtable Discussion
by College Coaches Special Interest Group
10:45 AM - 11:35 AM
NSCA Coach of the Year Awards and Keynote Speaker: Lessons from a Veteran Coach
by Al Miller
  1. How to be able to conduct yourself as a strength coach professional
  2. Self reflection on why you are in this profession in the first place
11:35 AM - 1:00 PM
Lunch Break

Lunch not provided

12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
Igniting Change & Finding Your Coaching Voice
by Ali Kershner, CSCS
  1. How to find your coaching voice and stand up for what matters in an authentic way.
  2. Harnessing the power of significant moments to understand your strengths, passion and purpose in the field.
  3. How/when to change how we lead and how we speak about things we care about.
12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
Career Connections: Preparing for Your First Full-Time Role
by Donnie Maib
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Coaching Motivation: How To Produce Greater Results
by Martin Rooney, CSCS
  1. Identify the areas that motivate you and your athletes.
  2. Add important skill sets to your training in order to increase engagement.
  3. Describe ways to better appreciate and recognize your athletes.

Sponsored by Perform Better

1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Training Trunk Stability: A Deep Dive into Core Training
by Richard Ulm, DC, MS, CSCS, USAW-1
  1. Improve attendee’s understanding of the biomechanics & anatomy of trunk stabilization
  2. Describe the multitude of ways in which one can train/improve athletes’ trunk stability to enhance how effectively attendees can train their athletes
  3. Cover classifications of trunk stability exercises for improved programming and results
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Career Connections: From Strength Coach to PhD
by Bill Amonette, PhD, CSCS
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Rhythm and Flow
by Elton Crochran, MEd, CSCS
  1. Transferring our warm up or“activation” to the weight room/ field work.
  2. Relating our movement and technique in the weight room/ field work to sport specific movements.
  3. Relating sport specific movements to the weight room/ field work.
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Detailed Coaching and Programming for Quad-Dominant vs. Posterior Chain Dominant Athletes
by Cal Dietz, MEd, CSCS
  1. Key Training Techniques in the process of key programming considerations for sport-specific results to develop speed and power in any sport.
  2. Assessment of quad-dominant movement in sports movements and exercise movements with key methods in the training to help athletes to stop these compensation patterns to prevent injury.
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Building and Implementing a Linear Speed Program for Middle/High School Athletes
by Nick Brattain, CSCS
  1. Assess current linear movement competencies of the group
  2. Design a periodized linear speed program, addressing the areas of acceleration and maximum velocity, based on initial assessment.
  3. Re-Assess/ Evaluate implementation of program. Provide real-time constraint-based applications to individual instruction.
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Bridge the Gap Practical: Exploring Patterns of Agility from a Coordination Perspective
by Scott Moody
  1. The attendee will actively participate in a teaching progression to build confidence, coordination and biomechanical efficiency in the 3 phases of agility. This exploration process affords the attendee the opportunity to evaluate movement efficiency and identify strategies that improve agility from a body control perspective.
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Career Connections: Tactical Military Opportunities for Strength Coaches
by Tyler Christiansen, CSCS,*D, TSAC-F,*D, RSCC*D & Nicole Smith
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
The Golden Connection: Problems, Prescriptions, and Power Development for the Rotational Athlete
by Donnie Maib
  1. Addressing common myths and mistakes when assessing shoulder health in roational athletes (what are possible root causes)
  2. To assess and address common problems, dysfunctions, and consequences of shoulder and hip issues that may occur from overuse or poor bio-mechanics/movement, how and when to prescribe proper doses of soft tissue, reducation exercises/modalities, and exercise selection to enhance shoulder health and durability.
  3. Practical prescriptions to build more "robust and resilient" shoulders for the long haul.
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Career Connections: Meet the Contractors – Tactical Opportunities for Strength Coaches
by Representatives from Contracting Companies
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Monitoring Training-Induced Stress: Strategies to find the Upper Limit of Work
by Bill Amonette, PhD, CSCS
  1. Review the physiology of metabolic and resistance exercise induced training stress and its positive affect on adaptation.
  2. Discuss the signs, symptoms, and consequences of too much training stress, resulting in non-functional overreaching or overtraining.
  3. Survey state-of-the-art technologies as well as low-cost, practical solutions to monitoring athlete training stress.
  4. Provide practical ideas and examples for how to utilize these tools to monitor stress in training, challenging athletes to find the upper limit of work.
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
Weightlifting Derivatives to Meet Your Force-Velocity Profile
by Bryan Mann, PhD, CSCS,*D, TSAC-F,*D, FNSCA, RSCC*D & Tim Suchomel, PhD, CSCS,*D, RSCC
  1. Attendee's will be able to implement a force-velocity profile conducive to their own programming.
  2. Attendee's will learn how to implement weightlifting derivatives into their program to meet the needs of individual athletes.
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
In Season Strength Training for Wrestlers
by Ben Durbin, MEd, CSCS
  1. Wrestling In season strength and conditioning methods.
  2. Identifying exercise selection and intensity modifications for athletes under caloric deficits.
  3. Gauge performance measureables inseason with consideration of the demands of the sport.   
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
Baseball Strength & Conditioning Roundtable Discussion
by Baseball Special Interest Group
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
Career Connections: Tactical Public Safety: Fire
by Jill Mills & Deanna Kilpatrick
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
Career Connections: Tactical Public Safety: Law Enforcement
by Hussien Jabai, MS, CSCS, NSCA-CPT, TSAC-F & Michael Oldham, PhD
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Exhibitor Reception

All exhibitors and attendees welcome. Complimentary food and drinks.

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
RSCC Reception

RSCC and RSVP required

Event Itinerary - Saturday, January 8
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
Coffee & Kilos

Workout and/or join the Exhibitors for coffee in the Exhibit Hall.

7:30 AM - 8:20 AM
Modeling Movement Skills for Coaches
by Ed Yong, MS, CSCS, RSCC*D

How can we get our athletes to be more focused through their movements?

  1. We will look at ways to provide both physical and verbal cues in hopes of creating an environment of mindful movement rather than an environment of just "going through the motions".
  2. We will develop skills to show our athletes how to use their own strength to improve mobility.
7:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Registration Open
7:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Exhibit Hall Open
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
Bridge the Gap Lecture: Weight Room Triage for Strength Coaches
by Chris "Tex" McQuilkin, CSCS
  1. Construct a plan for evaluating athletes and prioritizing communication to efficiently coach movement.
  2. Illustrate how to arrange workouts so proper movement selection expands coaching bandwidth.
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
Mechanical Perspectives on Injury Prevention
by Luke Bradford, CSCS
  1. Identify key influential factors in the adaptation of tissues following force application.
  2. Be able to select and design exercises to manipulate force application based on mechanical factors of targeted joints and participating tissues.
  3. Evalue standard protocols to determine proper implementation based on athlete needs.
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
NSCA Store Hours
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Bridge the Gap Lecture: Consistency is Key: Implications for Motor Control Theories in Sport and Athletic Performance
by Keith Scruggs, PhD, CSCS,*D USAW
  1. Brief overview of key motor development and motor control theories.
  2. Discuss implications of these theories in general athletic performance development and athlete monitoring (i.e. sports science and data analytics).
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Building a Performance Nutrition Culture
by Brittney Bearden, MEd, RD, CSSD, LD
  1. Examine how the nutrition culture (positive or negative) of a team/organization impacts an athlete's view and behavior around food.
  2. Identify the role strength coaches play in creating and supporting a positive nutrition culture.
  3. Build a strong and collaborative relationship between Strength Coaches and Sports Dietitians.
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
The Evolution of the Strength and Conditioning Role
by Brendon Huttmann, CSCS, RSCC*D
  1. Explain how the Strength and Conditioning role has changed.
  2. Identify 2 proven Strength and Conditioning principles.
  3. Summarize the relevance of “soft skills.”
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Career Connections: From “Female Coach” to Coach
by Ali Kershner, CSCS
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Weightlifting Strength & Conditioning Roundtable Discussion
by Weightlifting Special Interest Group Meeting
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Micro-Dosing Strength Training – a Conceptual Framework
by Paul Comfort, PhD, CSCS,*D
  1. Define micro-dosing and discuss when it may / may not be an appropriate programming strategy
  2. Discuss the conceptual framework of micro-dosing strength training
  3. Provide some preliminary research data comparing micro-dosing strength training to a more traditional approach
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
The Coach’s Tool Box: How to Expand, Organize, and Sharpen
by Dave Terry, CSCS, RSCC, USAW
  1. BLUF- developing athletes to move through space safely, effectively, and efficently while increasing performance.
  2. Review proper needs analysis for training athletes, movement selection and why we select certain movements.
  3. Once movement patterns are selected, how to set up your own movement continuum for safe and effective progression and regression of movement.
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
From Strength Coach to Sport Scientist: Lessons from the Transition
by Christina Rasnake, MS, CSCS, RSCC
  1. Gain insights on successful implementation of performance technology.
  2. Identify best practices in blending Strength & Sport Science.
  3. Describe best practices to collaborate with a Sport Performance team and Sport Coach staff.
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Career Connections: Pursuing Strength & Coaching at the High School Level
by Joseph Bergles, CSCS
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Plan and Adapt: Performance within Pro Soccer
by Megan Young, MEd, CSCS, RSCC
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Making Applied Sport Science Coach Friendly: Blending Culture, Practical Use of Science, and Great Programming
by Eric Renaghan, CSCS
  1. Provide coaches with a solid foundation of understanding how to integrate technology, scientific method into their daily environment for an effective applied sports science platform.
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Bridge the Gap Practical: Consistency is Key: Implications for Motor Control Theories in Sport and Athletic Performance
by Keith Scruggs, PhD, CSCS,*D USAW
  1. Tactics for a Successful Athlete Monitoring Program.
  2. Discuss importance of warm-up "protocols", testing/assessment order, collection of data, and interpreting the data. 
12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
Strategies to Target the Undervalued Ergogenic Aid of Sleep in Elite Athletes
by Matt Crawley, MS, CSCS,*D, RSCC
  1. Describe the contextual challenges of sleep deprivation and hygiene strategies
  2. Provide access to resources, educational materials and guidelines for sleep health
  3. Use athlete case studies to provide information with performance planning
  4. Discuss the need for a practitioners toolbox for sleep health
12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
Bridge the Gap Practical: Weight Room Triage for Strength Coaches
by Chris "Tex" McQuilkin, CSCS
  1. Outline the scope a coach's eye must cover when evaluating, coaching, and teaching movement.
  2. Illustrate what and where movement will go wrong in the weight room.
  3. Design movement solutions to stop the force bleeding and empower your athlete's performance.
12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
Career Connections: Working with Olympic Athletes
by Christian Hartford, MA, CSCS, RSCC
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Scaling Elite Performance Goals to the High School and Middle School Levels
by Joseph Bergles, CSCS
  1. Identify 1-3 behavioral components that are paramount to success within any s&c program.
  2. Explain the importance of feedback within a training program, specifically in the early stages of learning & development.
  3. Identify 2 ways in which efficiency can be maximized within a middle/high school training program.
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Sandbag Training - Alternative Methods to Build Hip Extension Strength
by Brad Gillingham, CSCS
  1. Identify how to incorporate sandbag training into a functional strength training program.
  2. Identify the correct method to pick up a sandbag, walk with a sandbag, and squat with a sandbag.
  3. Obtain information from peers regarding sandbag training.
  4. Hands on sandbag training will be incorporated.
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Career Connections: Strength & Conditioning to Dedicated Sport Scientist
by Christina Rasnake, MS, CSCS, RSCC
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Keynote: From Player to Coach: The Journey
by Tom Myslinski, MS, CSCS, RSCC*D
  1. The foundational years - Live in vision
  2. The developmental years - Do simple better
  3. The performance years - Be a blessing

Registration Pricing

Online registration closes Thursday, January 6 at 5 PM central. Onsite registration open, come see us to attend in-person!

 
Now - Nov 9 Nov 10 - Dec 14 After Dec 14
Non-Member $430 $450 $530
Professional Member $285 $300 $375
Registration + Professional Membership  $415 $430 $505
Student Member $225 $250 $325
Registration + Student Membership $295 $320 $395

Accommodations

San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter

101 Bowie Street, San Antonio, TX 78205 

Rates from $169.00 USD/night

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  • Cancellation Policy

    All refund requests must be submitted in writing and should state the reason for cancellation. Email: conferences@nsca.com

    NO REFUNDS WILL BE ACCEPTED VIA PHONE

    Full refund less $20 if postmarked by Nov 9
    50% refund if postmarked Nov 10-Dec 14
    No refund after Dec 14, 2021

  • CEU Options

    The NSCA has many options to help you in obtaining the necessary CEUs to recertify. Please check the CEU Opportunities page for the most current information. 

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  • Exhibitors

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  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Where is the event being held?
    Online & In-Person: Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. 900 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

    As a registered attendee, will I receive a recording of the online, virtual or live streamed event? 
    Yes. You will receive a recording approximately 30 days after the event to review anything you may have missed. You will have access for one year. 

    If I miss some of the online, virtual or live streamed event, will this affect my CEUs?
    No. You will receive a recording after the event to review anything you may have missed, therefore receiving the full Category A CEUs. 

    Will I receive a Certificate of Attendance? 
    Yes. A certificate will be emailed to you approximately 2 weeks after the event.

    How do I report my CEUs?
    The NSCA will automatically apply the CEUs to your NSCA Account. If you need to report CEUs elsewhere, you may use the Certificate of Attendance.

    Can anyone register for this event? 
    Yes. Anyone who is interested in an NSCA Event can register. 

    Do I need a Membership to register?
    No. You only need an NSCA Account to register. If you do not have one, you can create one for free.

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