Coaches Conference 2020 Livestream

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Live Stream Registration will close 1/8/2020 12 PM CT

There’s no doubt that attending Coaches Conference offers invaluable networking and hands-on opportunities. Unable to make it to San Antonio? Don’t miss out – register for the live stream event. Pricing is the same as the live event, and you can rewatch the live stream until January 12, 2021. 

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Event Itinerary - Wednesday, January 8, 2020
2:00 PM - 4:50 PM
Working with Today's Athletes

This session will be delivered in 3 parts:

Creating Success as a Cross-Practitioner Team: Panel Session
This panel discussion, moderated by Jon Jost, will feature assistant strength and conditioning coaches in the professional and collegiate sector who will share their expertise on how they work with other practitioner groups to fuel success with their athletes.

Beyond the Field: Navigating Lifestyle Balance with Athletes
To perform at their best during competition, athletes need to properly eat, hydrate, manage stress and more off the field. In this session, we will dive into how to work with your athletes to not only fuel them for success but also provide practical recommendations on how to foster lifestyle habits that can extend beyond their athletic career. 

Getting your Athletes to Listen
Learn how to use behavior change principles and techniques to help make your recommendations heard and implemented by your athletes.

Sponsored by Gatorade

5:00 PM - 5:50 PM
How to Become a Professional-Level Strength Coach
by Sean Marohn, MS, CSCS,*D, RSCC*D
  • Give a short history of the start and evloution of Strength Coaches in Professional baseball
  • Where it is now compared to where it was when it started as far as jobs and job opportunities
  • How to prepare yourself and what to expect in your role as a strength coach in professional baseball.
Event Itinerary - Thursday, January 9, 2020
7:45 AM - 8:35 AM
Sweaty is Ready! Active Warm Up Ideas for a Team Training Session
by Carmen Pata, MS, CSCS,*D, RSCC*D
  • Review the critical components of an active warm up 
  • Identify three activities you can immediately implement to warm up a team or small group you train
8:45 AM - 9:35 AM
Due Diligence in the Strength and Conditioning Profession
by Reed Wainwright, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, RSCC*D
  • Establish parameters and guidelines of the proper, legal operation of an exceptional strength and conditioning facility.
  • Recognize the difference between valid/reliable research and promotions/experiments in order to implement efficient strength and conditioning plans.
  • Elevate the strength and conditioning program to an elite status regarding program design and overall protection of the health/safety of the athlete.
  • Guidance for athletes during training, practice, in competition and while not participating in athletic-related activities.
9:45 AM - 10:35 AM
Bridge the Gap Lecture: Character By Design
by Jim Davis, MA, MEd

Participants will be able to turn their ideas into actions.  By aligning with what we call the "Character by Design" method, coaches will be able to identify the motives of their students, align student and coach goals for an overarching team mission, and create behaviroal expectations for best possible outcomes.

10:45 AM - 11:35 AM
NSCA Coach of the Year Awards and Keynote
by Johnny Quinn

Join us celebrate Coach of the Year Awards and also here our keynote presentation by Olympian and Author of "Push: Breaking Through the Barriers, Johnny Quinn.  Johnny Quinn is a speaker/trainer for businesses, teams and organization of all sizes.  He is a US Olympian in the aport of bobsled and competed at the 2014 Winter Olympics inSochi, Russia.  Johnny is also a former pro football player spending time with the NFL's Buffalo Bills, Green Bay Packers and Saskatchewan Roughriders of the CFL. 

12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
Heat Illnesses and Their Complications: How to Identify, Treat, and Prevent Complications
by Teri McCambridge, MD

This presentation will review common types of heat illnesses, discuss identification strategies of high risk individuals, and prepare a coach or strength and conditioning specialist on the critical steps to be followed when a heat illness is suspected.

1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
The Need for Speed: Rationale and Practical Solutions for Testing, Teaching, and Training Maximum Velocity
by Lance Walker, MS, PT
  • Why should I train maximum velcoity with my client/athletes?
  • How do I improve maxiumu linear speed in the client/athlete populcation that I train?
  • Can we as trainers/coaches actually improve speed and if so how best to about it?

Sponsored by Perform Better

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Upper Body Training for Overhead Throwing Athletes
by Eric McMahon, MEd, CSCS, RSCC*D
  • Design training programs to maximize upper body strength and function while minimizing risks in throwers. 
  • Describe how the common approach towards upper body training has changed in the last 20 years.
3:00 PM - 4:20 PM
In-Season Training & Practice Planning
by Yancy McKnight, CSCS and Matt Van Dyke, CSCS
  • Prepare and plan for optimal in-season competition
  • Discuss in-season weight room training tactics
  • Planning practice to ensure athlete's are fast and fresh on gameday
4:30 PM - 5:20 PM
Multilateral Development and Specialized Training
by Nicole Rodriguez, BS, LMT
  • In a sport like football (soccer), training is practice and practice is training. From developing athletes to professional athletes, physical development time and buy-in is the limiting factor.
  • The development of youth athletes involves reaching a balance between multilateral development and specialized training. Our goal in this presentation is to identify the starting point to introducing a physical development model for young football players through the foundational, developmental and performance phases.
  • We will learn how to manage time poor environments, manage player engagement and manage player orientation. For our performance stage, leading into a professional career, we will identify the physical demands professional players undergo so we can explore how to best develop our players for the future. 

Sponsored by Perform Better

Event Itinerary - Friday, January 10, 2020
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
From the Lab to the Weight Room
by Bryan Mann, PhD, CSCS,*D, TSAC-F,*D, RSCC*D, FNSCA

We will be examining 4 studies that were released at the NSCA National Conference with Monday morning applicability to them.  The studies will be discussed and we will directly discuss the implementation of this information. 

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Bridge the Gap Lecture: Lessons Learned – “The Training Process”
by Bo Sandoval, MS, CSCS, RSCC*D
  • Identify training principles and how my approach to implementing them has evolved over the years.
  • Prioritizing training objectives relevant to MMA
  • Discuss how economy drives exercise selection, and how economy can be an important benefit of circuits and supersets.
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Sharpening the Mental Edge: The Use of Sport Psychology Techniques in Strength and Conditioning
by Adam Feit, MS, CSCS,*D, RSCC
  • Understand the frequencies of coaching mental skills in current strength and conditioning settings.
  • Explore the obstacles and barriers toward applying sport psychology techniques in the weight room.
  • Identify beneficial sport psychology strategies for strength and conditioning coaches to use with their athletes.


11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Navigating the Potential Pitfalls of Popular Diets for the Performance Athlete
by Charles Ashford, MS, CISSN, SENr, CSCS
  • Deliver an evidence based view of diets popularized by the media and social circles and how they may be beneficial or detrimental for athletes. 
  • Identify scenarios, phases of training or individuals in which these diets may be beneficial or deterimental. 
  • Describe why overly restrictive dietary approaches are likely not optimal for a performance athlete.
12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
Bridge the Gap Practical: Lessons Learned – “The Training Process”
by Bo Sandoval, MS, CSCS, RSCC*D
  • Identify training principles and how my approach to implementing them has evolved over the years.
  • Prioritizing training objectives relevant to MMA
  • Discuss how economy drives exercise selection, and how economy can be an important benefit of circuits and supersets.


1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Individual Force-Velocity-Power Profiling for Performance and Injury Management
by JB Morin, PhD

Understand:  why it is important to assess and monitor individual athlete's jumping and sprinting force-velocity-profile to gain deeper insights into the mechanical and muscular determinants of jump and sprint performance.  Evaluate: how to accurately determine the jump and sprint profiles, from lab reference methods to field simple methods using high-speed video based smartphones or tablet apps.  Improve: use the individual profile information to tailor and modulate the training content, monitor the changes over time and add to the injury prevention/rehabbilitation toolkit.

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
A Case Study of an Olympic Gold Medalist and How an ISP Team Managed the Puzzle: 3 Day Rollover cycles with KPI Formatting
by Dan Pfaff
  • Understand the mechanics and purpose of a 3 day rollover microcycle for inseason maintain and development of athletic excellence.
  • See the global and generalist vantage points on managing aging athletes or RTP athletes in season.
  • Appreciate how integrated high performance teams work when silos are minimized and horizontal processes are valued.
  • Acquire an understanding how these first principles can be applied to team sport environments.

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