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TSAC Practitioners Course

Built on scientific principles and evidence-based research, the NSCA’s Tactical Strength and Conditioning (TSAC) Practitioners Course is a foundational strength and conditioning program designed to provide tactical facilitators with the tools to decrease injury risk and increase longevity and effectiveness of tactical professionals.

2.0 CEUs Category A

Physical readiness isn’t a luxury for tactical professionals—it’s an essential job function. Build a group of professionals that are job-ready and performing at their peak through the NSCA’s TSAC Practitioners Course. In four action-packed days, you’ll learn the principles of program design, basics of coaching exercise technique and mechanics, and how to lead a physical readiness program. Designed to provide tactical facilitators with the foundations of strength and conditioning research and applications.

Participant cost: $1200.00  |  CEU: 2.0

Upcoming Events

The TSAC Practitioner Course is currently hosted in 4 locations: Denver, CO., Virginia Beach, VA., San Diego, CA., and Robina, Queensland, Austrailia. Each location has multiple event dates to choose from.  Register for an event to get the course.

What's included with Registration

The TSAC Practitioners Course registration includes
  •  32 hours of both classroom and hands-on instruction from top NSCA-certified strength and conditioning professionals
  • A 300-page course manual filled with support materials, detailed exercise technique instruction, and photos
  • Exam fees for taking the NSCA’s TSAC-F certification, the only accredited certification specifically designed for training tactical professionals. Note: The TSAC Practitioners Course is not designed to be an exam prep clinic for the TSAC-F certification exam.  
  • A certificate of completion for the course  
BONUS
 
  • 12 months of NSCA Professional Membership, which includes access to NSCA’s Journal of Strength and Conditioning ResearchStrength and Conditioning Journal, and TSAC Report   
  • Exclusive discounts to the NSCA’s TSAC Annual Training
  •  Exam preparation materials for the NSCA TSAC-F certification 

Learning Objectives

COURSE DESCRIPTION
This course is designed to introduce the tactical facilitator to the basics of strength and conditioning through hands-on repetitions and scientific principles of strength and conditioning to help decrease injuries and worker compensation claims as well as increase performance, readiness, and longevity of the tactical athlete's career. The tactical facilitator will spend time in lecture settings learning about strength and conditioning concepts before receiving hands-on training in execution and correction of movement and exercise.

MODULE

BY THE END OF THIS MODULE, YOU WILL:

Introduction to the Tactical Athlete (lecture)
  • Understand the definition and identity of the “tactical athlete”
  • Understand the broad needs of the tactical athlete
  • Be able to explain the benefits of strength and conditioning for tactical athletes
  • Understand the role that strength and conditioning should play within the training of tactical athletes
Coaching Fundamentals (lecture)
  • Understand safety
  • Understand interaction and professionalism with tactical athletes
  • Be able to understand cueing and structure of training in exercise
Program Design (lecture)
  • Understand the basic concepts of program design
  • Understand the seven basic steps that should be considered when designing a program
 Mobility and Stability (lecture)
  •  Understand the difference between mobility and stability
  • Understand the importance of mobility and stability
  • Understand the importance of evaluating mobility and stability
 Corrective Exercises (hands-on)
  •  Develop a “toolbox” of corrective movements to help: 
  • Reinforce proper movement patterns 
  • Improve range of motion 
  • Decrease or eliminate compensation patterns
 Warm-Up Principles (lecture)
  •  Understand the function of a warm-up 
  • Understand how to structure proper sequencing of a warm-up
 Dynamic Warm-Up (hands-on)
  •  Understand how to implement a warm-up
  • Demonstrate and perform individual movements that can be used in a dynamic warm-up
 Overtraining and Recovery (lecture)
  •  Understand the signs and symptoms of overtraining
  • Understand some of the possible causes of overtraining
  • Understand the necessity of adding recovery techniques
  • Understand numerous tools and means of recovery and their application to overtraining prevention
 Principles and Application of Resistance Training (lecture)
  •  Understand the positive effects of resistance training on numerous physical qualities (e.g., strength, hypertrophy, muscular endurance, etc.)
  • Understand basic principles of resistance training
  • Understand the residual effect of training and how to maintain physical qualities
Progression, Regression, and Variations (lecture)
  • Learn why progression and regression of exercises may be necessary for individuals
  • Learn how to progress and regress exercises while maintaining the training goal
 Basic Movement Patterns (hands-on)
  •  Understand the basic movement patterns
  • Understand how and when to progress or regress exercises
  • Learn tools and cues to help correct improper movement patterns
 Alternative Training Methods (lecture)
  •  Learn how to use unorthodox tools in creative ways to allow training to continue in restrictive environments
  • Learn how to use unorthodox tools to enhance training in a typical gym setting
 Bodyweight Training (hands-on)
  •  Learn basic bodyweight movements that can be used to substitute or enhance other training
  • Learn how progress or regress bodyweight exercises to change the level of difficulty
 Power Movements (hands-on)
  •  Learn basic power movements such as: 
    • Dumbbell Olympic-style lifts 
    • Medicine ball movements
    • The single-arm kettlebell swing 
  • Understand considerations that should be made when implementing power movements
 Speed, Agility, and Plyometrics (lecture)
  •  Understand specific issues and considerations for the tactical athlete regarding speed, agility, and plyometric training
  • Understand the definitions of speed, agility, and plyometrics
  • Understand the benefits to be gained from speed, agility, and plyometric training
  • Understand how to develop speed, agility, and power

Plyometrics (lecture)

  • Understand specific issues and considerations for the tactical professional regarding plyometric training
  • Understand the definition of plyometrics
  • Understand the benefits to be gained from plyometric training
  • Understand how to develop power via plyometric training
 Plyometrics (hands-on)
  •  Learn tools to help develop explosive strength and reactive ability 
  • Learn variations of plyometric movements and how to progress or regress a tactical athlete
Speed (lecture)
  • Understand specific issues and considerations for the tactical professional regarding speed training
  • Understand the definition of speed
  • Understand the benefits to be gained from speed training
  • Understand how to develop speed
 Speed (hands-on)
  • Learn the separate phases of a sprint and how to differentiate between them
  • Learn the proper positioning and body mechanics of sprinting
  • Learn training progressions that can be used to increase acceleration and top end speed
Agility (lecture)
  • Understand specific issues and considerations for the tactical professional regarding agility training
  • Understand the definition of agility
  • Understand the benefits to be gained from agility training
  • Understand how to develop agility
 Agility (hands-on)
  •  Learn proper positioning and body mechanics for:
    • Deceleration
    • Change of direction
  • Learn drills that can be used to help increase agility

Overtraining and Recovery (lecture)

  • Understand the signs and symptoms of overtraining
  • Understand some of the possible causes of overtraining
  • Understand the necessity of adding recovery techniques
  • Understand numerous tools and means of recovery and their application to overtraining prevention
 Recovery (hands-on)

 Develop a “toolbox” of simple techniques to help:

  • Facilitate return of the body to homeostasis
  • Decrease soreness
  • Prepare the body for the next workout
 Circuit Training
  •  Understand the potential benefits of circuit training 
  • Understand the proper use and application of circuit training
  • Understand how to structure a safe and effective circuit
 Circuit Training Implementation
  •  Practice designing and implementing safe and effective circuits
 Program Design
  •  Understand the basic concepts of program design
  • Understand the seven basic steps that should be considered when designing a program
 Program Design Implementation
  •  Practice designing and implementing your own program using the principles learned in the previous module
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