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!


Event Itinerary - Thursday, January 6
12:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Registration Open
12:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Pre-Con: TBD
by Martin Rooney, CSCS

Sponsored by Gatorade

3:00 PM - 4:50 PM
Pre-Con: TBD
by Duane Carlisle, MSc

Sponsored by Gatorade

8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Exhibit Hall Open
3:00 PM - 4:50 PM
TBD: Financial Advisor Session
by Aaron Komarek
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 - 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. 

8:45 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
by Duane Carlisle, MSc

Sponsored by Perform Better

9:45 AM - 10:35 AM
College Coaches Roundtable Discussion
by College Coaches Special Interest Group
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.
10:45 AM - 11:35 AM
NSCA Coach of the Year Awards and Keynote Speaker
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.
11:35 AM - 1:00 PM
Lunch Break

Lunch not provided

1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
by Martin Rooney, CSCS

Sponsored by Perform Better

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.
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
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Brought to you by Human Kinetics
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.
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
The Golden Connection: Problems, Prescriptions, and Power Development for the Rotational Athlete
by Donnie Maib
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
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
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 - 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 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.
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
Weightlifting Strength & Conditioning Roundtable Discussion
by Weightlifting Special Interest Group Meeting
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Periodize Surface Exposure to Build an Explosive, Well Rounded Athlete
by Christian Hartford, MA, CSCS, RSCC
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 Joe Siara, CSCS, RSCC
  1. A case study of the professional journey from strength coach to sport scientist.
  2. Learn how to identify career-limiting factors and improve them.
  3. Learn how sport science provides opportunity for strength coaches.
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
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
Bridge the Gap Practical: Weight Room Triage for Strength Coaches
by 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.
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.
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

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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


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

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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. 

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