2019 NSCA National Conference

Advance alongside your strength and conditioning peers with the latest knowledge and research in the field at the 2019 NSCA Conference.

July 10 - 13, 2019 | Washington, D.C. | 2.0 CEUs Category A

NSCA National Conference

As a strength and conditioning professional, you owe it to your athletes, clients, team, and students to connect and grow with the best in the industry. This only happens in one place and one time: NSCA’s 2019 National Conference in Washington DC. Grow your professional expertise by:

  • Learning about the latest strength and conditioning research and its hands-on application
  • Connecting one-on-one with top industry leaders from around the globe
  • Discovering new ways to bring the science of strength and conditioning to athletes, clients and students

This year, show up and harness the power of collaboration.

Conference Location

Washington Marriott Wardman Park

2660 Woodley Road NW
Washington, DC 20008
202-328-2000
Hotel Rates:  $189 single or double occupancy until June 19th

Reserve Your Room

Registration Information

Conference Fees Before May 16 May 16-June 27 After June 27-Onsite
Non-Member Registration $470 $495 $570
Professional Member $315 $345 $405
Student Member $185 $210 $235
Prof Membership + Registration $435 $465 $525
Student Membership + Registration $250 $275 $300
Awards Banquet $30

$50

$70
       

Complete the PDF Registration form and email to conferences@nsca.com

Abstract Information

Research abstract presentations are an opportunity to present current research findings to researchers and strength and conditioning professionals at the NSCA National Conference. Learn More about how to submit an abstract and view the poster galleries. DEADLINE for 2019 National Conference submissions is March 1, 2019.

Keynote Presenter - Jon Kolb

4-time Superbowl champion and NFL All-Pro Jon Kolb spent 13 years as the left tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers, cementing himself as one of the all-time Steeler greats and strongest men in the NFL throughout the 1970s.

Since retiring from the NFL, Jon has transitioned into the world of Strength and Conditioning. He first spent 10 years as the Steelers’ Defensive Line Coach and Strength Coach. After which he has served as the Director of Fitness, Wellness, and Sports Conditioning at Sharon Regional Health System, Defensive Coordinator and Strength and Conditioning Coach and Assistant Professor of Physical Education at Grove City College, as well as Special Projects Coordinator and Vice President of Rehabilitation Services at Nortrim Corporation.

Currently, Jon is a Kinesiology Instructor at Youngstown State University and Penn State University and the Health Science Instructor at Butler Community College. In addition to numerous awards and honors, Jon has had several research papers published relating to the benefits of exercise on diabetes and other diseases. 

Jon Kolb

Schedule

Event Itinerary - Wednesday, July 10
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
SOLD OUT - Renew your CPR/AED with Certified Red Cross Instructor
by Andy Terrano, CSCS

Renew your CPR/AED at reduced pricing - $50 per person, make sure to sign up through the registration process.

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
SOLD OUT - Renew your CPR/AED with Certified Red Cross Instructor
by Andy Terrano, CSCS

Renew your CPR/AED at reduced pricing - $50 per person, make sure to sign up through the registration process.

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
NSCA Store Hours
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Registration and Help Desk Open
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Renew your CPR/AED with Certified Red Cross Instructor
by Andy Terrano, CSCS

Renew your CPR/AED at reduced pricing - $50 per person, make sure to sign up through the registration process.

2:00 PM - 3:50 PM
SOLD OUT - Teaching Schemes for Plyometric Training
by Boo Schexnayder
  • The learner will be able to teach fundamental plyometric biomechanics
  • The learner will be able to properly sequence short-term and long-term plyometric training
  • The learner will be able to apply specific plyometric exercises to assist in the development of change-of-direction abilities.

Sponsored by Perform Better

HANDS-ON

2:00 PM - 3:50 PM
SOLD OUT - A Simple Approach to Incorporating Pilates into your Programming
by Patrea Aeschliman, CSCS,*D and Samantha Schmidt, PT
  • Experience a 30-minute Pilates mat class for yourself and feel the benefits.
  • Understand the foundational exercises of Pilates and the neuroscience behind it in the breakdown portion of the Workshop.
  • Learn how to cue foundational Pilates exercises.
  • Practice what you performed in this workshop at home with 3 months of complimentary access to Balanced Body’s Educational Online Streaming Video Service and A COMPLIMENTARY PILATES PROP for the first 50 to attend.

Sponsored by Balanced Body

HANDS-ON

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Exhibit Hall Open
4:00 PM - 5:50 PM
SOLD OUT - Crafting Your Coaching Philosophy - A Practical Workshop
by Scott Caulfield, MA, CSCS,*D, RSCC*D, Brian Gearity, PhD, ATC, CSCS,*D, FNSCA, and Clayton Kuklick, PhD, CSCS

It is common practice in a strength and conditioning coaching job interview to inquire not only about the coach’s experience and academic background, but also about their “philosophy”. While liberal arts universities often require students to take a one- or two-semester philosophy course during their freshman or sophomore year, the study of philosophy is not required in many exercise science degree programs. As a result, most strength and conditioning coaches have little to no formal training in philosophical thinking and thus, confusion exists as to what a coaching philosophy means.
In this interactive workshop, you’ll be guided through a process to craft your personal coaching philosophy. Differentiate yourself as a strength coach and build your coaching confidence by preparing yourself to not only know your how and why but be able to articulate it to administrators, peers, and athletes/clients.

WORKSHOP

4:00 PM - 5:50 PM
SOLD OUT - Unlocking Mobility with Functional Strength Training Strategies
by Josh Henkin, CSCS

HANDS-ON

  • Learn how we use the current research on movement science to apply the concepts of tension, cross patterning, grip, and ground forces to create more effective exercises. 
  • Discover how most coaches leave the concept of Progressive Overload incomplete and how a more thorough understanding increases our problem solving abilities. 
  • Understand the cues, progressions, and concepts of movement that will allow you to prescribe the most effective exercise for your client/athlete. 

LECTURE

  •  Understand how understanding what stability means and its application will enhance our strength and injury resiliency. 
  • Discover how creating proper stability drills can create instant improvements in movement capabilities and performance measures. 
  • Learn how to develop progressions and programs based upon these stability concepts to work in concert with strength and power training. 

Sponsored by Perform Better

4:00 PM - 5:50 PM
SOLD OUT - Making Money in this Industry as a Coach
by Thomas Plummer

Sponsored by Perform Better

LECTURE

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
First Timer's Networking

If you are new to the NSCA Conference, please join us to meet others from your area and learn how to get the most out of attending the conference.

SOCIAL

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Kick-Off Party - All Exhibitors and Attendees Welcome

Join us for a party in the exhibit hall.  Start your conference with great food and drink and mingle with all the attendees and exhibitors. 

SOCIAL

Event Itinerary - Thursday, July 11
6:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Registration and Help Desk Open
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
State Directors Assembly

MEETING

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Functional Movement Workout
by Johnny Gillespie, CSCS, NSCA-CPT
  • Cueing that creates a kinetic connection
  • Movements that assess function
  • Sequencing that breeds function

HANDS-ON

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
NSCA Store Hours
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Exhibit Hall Open
8:30 AM - 9:20 AM
Overtraining in the Weight Room? Yeah, But What's the Big Deal?
by Andy Fry, PhD, CSCS,*D, FNSCA
  • So what exactly is overtraining, and how does overtraining show up in the weight room?  
  • While sport scientists often study how stressful training affects various physiological systems, this presentation will focus on resulting performances and training capacity.  
  • While overly intense single training sessions have been documented to affect the health of the athlete, this talk will examine the practical implications of excessive training phases in the weight room that result in impaired performances that require weeks or months of recovery

LECTURE

8:30 AM - 9:20 AM
Have We Discovered The Un"Beet"able Magic Bullet
by Colin Carriker, PhD
  • As an ergogenic aid, understand dosing strategies of dietary nitrate rich foods to answer the questions: How much? How long (loading period)? and How soon (before competition)?
  • Understand the anticipated performance benefits and ergogenic potential for participants ranging from sedentary to elite fitness levels.

LECTURE

8:30 AM - 9:20 AM
Roundtable Discussion with Thomas Plummer
by Thomas Plummer

 

Sponsored by Perform Better

8:30 AM - 9:20 AM
Abstract Podium Presentations

8:30 AM |Blood flow restriction resistance training and muscle swelling |Ethan Hill

8:45 AM |Factor model using skill and strength for NFL combine measures |Kimberly Allen

9:00 AM |The reliability of pooled and individualised load-velocity profiles |Steve Thompson

9:15 AM |Comparison of load-velocity profiling methods to dictate training load |Harry Dorrell

8:30 AM - 9:20 AM
Special Interest Group Chair Meeting

MEETING

9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
Bridge the Gap Lecture: Speed Development for Team Sports
by Boo Schexnayder

Sponsored by Perform Better

LECTURE

9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
Abstract Podium Presentations

9:30 AM |Acute resistance training stress model |Lydia Caldwell

9:45 AM |Training volume for strength and hypertrophy in trained women |Lauren Colenso-Semple

10:00 AM |Monitoring of body composition and performance in Division II school |Marquez  Norford

10:15 AM |Effects of Pre-Workout Supplement on Repeated Sprint and Perception |Meghan Magee

9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
End of Training Restoration & Recovery
by Dane Bartz, MS, CSCS
  • Desribe how proper restoration and recovery can prevent injury and enhance performance for athletes and clients.
  • Identify restorative and recovery techniques are useful after training and how to customize them to each athlete or client.

HANDS-ON

9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
Changing Priorities and the Professional Lifecycle: Managing Expectations, Managing Time
by Eileen Godinez, DM, ACC

As we grow in our careers and in our lives, our priorities and demands often change. Executive coach and organizational consultant Eileen Godinez will examine the factors that affect our career and personal priorities and give strategies for both managing others’ expectations and maximizing professional growth.

CAREER TALK

9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
Bodybuilding and Fitness Competition Special Interest Group Meeting

MEETING

9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
LTAD Special Interest Group Meeting

MEETING

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Opening Ceremony & Keynote Presentation
by Jon Kolb

4-time Superbowl champion and NFL All-Pro Jon Kolb spent 13 years as the left tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers, cementing himself as one of the all-time Steeler greats and strongest men in the NFL throughout the 1970s. Since retiring from the NFL, Jon has transitioned into the world of Strength and Conditioning. He first spent 10 years as the Steelers’ Defensive Line Coach and Strength Coach. After which he has served as the Director of Fitness, Wellness, and Sports Conditioning at Sharon Regional Health System, Defensive Coordinator and Strength and Conditioning Coach and Assistant Professor of Physical Education at Grove City College, as well as Special Projects Coordinator and Vice President of Rehabilitation Services at Nortrim Corporation. Currently, Jon is a Kinesiology Instructor at Youngstown State University and Penn State University and the Health Science Instructor at Butler Community College. In addition to numerous awards and honors, Jon has had several research papers published relating to the benefits of exercise on diabetes and other diseases. 

OPENING CEREMONY AND LECTURE

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Women's Lunch
by Lee Brandon, CSCS, RSCC*E

Reservation Required

SOCIAL

12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
Communicate to Connect: Weight Room to Board Room
by Ben Wax, PhD, Thomas Stallworth, CSCS and Shawn Jenkins, MS, ATC, CSCS

The one thing standing between average and success isn’t experience or “talent”, but rather learning the art of connecting with and inspiring others. While some may have more natural communication skills, anyone can learn how to communicate and particularly to connect more effectively. Discover industry best practices and apply them to your personal and professional relationships.

CAREER TALK

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Abstract Poster Session A
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
The Youth Physical Development Centre: Science and Practice Working in Synergy
by Rhodri Lloyd, PhD, CSCS,*D
  • Examine the role that growth, maturation and training have on the development of athleticism in young athletes.
  • Explore the reciprocal manner in which science and practice inform one another to help direct programming within the Youth Physical Development Centre.
  • Identify program design considerations for young athletes of varying training histories, offering practical examples from training programs delivered within the Youth Physical Development Centre.

LECTURE

1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Topics in Sports Nutrition
by Josh Keller, CSCS, JP Anders and Taylor Dinyer, CSCS

Join us for short topics in sports nutrition to prepare you for the Jeopardy game to follow at 2:00

Sponsored by GNC

LECTURE

1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Bridge the Gap Practical: Speed Development for Team Sports
by Boo Schexnayder

Sponsored by Perform Better

HANDS-ON

1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
A Practical Path for NSCA's Education Recognition Program at Your College
by Mike Martino, PhD, CSCS,*D and Jake Grazer, PhD, CSCS

The effective implementation of a strength and conditioning program in a college or university requires a strong, collaborative relationship between the academic and athletic departments. This session will provide recommendations for practical ways to build these relationships, guidelines for implementing practicum experiences for internal and external students, examples of course syllabi, and highlight actual performance data collected from an existing program.

CAREER TALK

1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Women's Committee Meeting

MEETING

1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Baseball Strength & Conditioning Roundtable
by Sponsored by Baseball Special Interest Group

MEETING

1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Figure Skating Roundtable Discussion and Special Interest Group Meeting

MEETING

1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Abstract Podium Presentations

1:00 PM |Effects of asymmetries on measures of physical performance |Chris Bishop

1:15 PM |The potentiation effects of heavy sled-towing load |Jason Williams

1:30 PM |Hybrid interval training and functional capacity |Alexios Batrakoulis

1:45 PM |The effect of acute chronic training load ratio on sleep |Yasuki Sekiguchi

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
International Affiliate Meeting

MEETING

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Let's Play Jeopardy with Sports Nutrition
by Josh Keller, CSCS, JP Anders, and Taylor Dinyer, CSCS

Come ready to play Jeopardy and compete against your friends - what do you know about Sports Nutrition?

Sponsored by GNC

INTERACTIVE LECTURE

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
The Stimulus to Fatigue Ratio and its Selected Implications
by Mike Israetel, PhD
  • Be able to understand the Stimulus to Fatigue Ratio (SFR) concept.
  • Be apply to assess and approximate the SFR or various exercises and training methods.
  • Be able to understand the centrality and importance of the SFR concept in organizing effective training.

LECTURE

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Gary Dudley Lecture: Physiological Stress and its Impact on Training and Performance: Endocrine and Performance Interactions
by Tunde Szivak, PhD, CSCS,*D

Describe hormonal implications of physiological stress. Describe the negative effects of stress on performance. Describe training and recovery strategies to mitigate stress.

RESEARCH LECTURE

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Pre Warm-up to Variations of Traditional Fitness Testing: Short Term Athletic and Neuromuscular Development
by James McFarland, MEd, CSCS,*D, RSCC
  • To practically explore the concepts of physical literacy and and long term athletic development as it relates to effective coaching
  • To practice effective strategies that are principle driven, emphasize a positive culture, and reflect current strategies

HANDS-ON

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
From Back Seat to Driver's Seat - Getting Involved and Leading at the NSCA
by Pablo Costa, PhD, CSCS, NSCA-CPT, Renee Hoppe, MS, CSCS,*D, Don Melrose, PhD, CSCS,*D and Randy Miller, MS, CSCS

What makes an association both dynamic and effective is the leadership that comes from with its own ranks. Are you ready to take the next step with the NSCA and move from consumer to contributor? Discover the many ways you can get involved as a volunteer leader and learn the professional and personal benefits that come with the job.

CAREER TALK

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Baseball Special Interest Group Meeting

MEETING

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Bodybuilding and Fitness Competition Roundtable Discussion
by Bodybuilding and Fitness Special Interest Group

MEETING

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Special Interest Group Meeting

MEETING

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Abstract Poster Session B
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Physique vs Sports Nutrition: Are They Contradictory?
by Shawn Arent, PhD, CSCS,*D
  • Identify different nutritional strategies for optimizing performance vs optimizing body composition
  • Describe the current research evidence for various nutritional approaches commonly promoted to athletes and physique competitors
  • Understand trends in nutritional recommendations

LECTURE

3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Force Plate Assessment for Strength and Conditioning - What to Use, Why You Should Use It, and What You Should Avoid
by Jason Lake, PhD
  • Describe appropriate techniques for collecting accurate force-time data from vertical jump and resistance exercise performance
  • Identify appropriate variable to describe vertical jump and resistance exercise performance depending on one's goals
  • How to calculate these variable from recorded force-time data

RESEARCH LECTURE

3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Developing Culture in the Weight Room
by Ashley Jones, MSc, CSCS, RSCC*E

LECTURE

3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Current and Emerging Career Opportunities in Tactical Strength and Conditioning
by Matt Devine, CSCS, Paul Riordan, CSCS, TSAC-F, and Travis Williams, CSCS

As health care costs rise, local governments and national/international militaries are looking for ways to train their tactical professionals to perform at higher levels with fewer injuries. Be part of the solution as a tactical strength and conditioning professional. Through a facilitated panel discussion, you’ll learn of the career paths available and how to get the credentials and experience needed to join this rapidly-evolving career field.

CAREER TALK

3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Early Stage Strength and Conditioning Activities for Young Athletes
by Rhodri Lloyd, PhD, CSCS,*D
  • Examine the key athletic qualities to target in the early stages of a S&C program for youth
  • Identify suitable exercises and activities and their associated progressions/regressions
  • Consider common technical errors displayed by young athletes during such activities

HANDS-ON

3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Figure Skating Round Table Discussion
by Sponsored by Figure Skating Special Interest Group

MEETING

3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Future CSCS Education Requirements and Accreditation Public Forum

At last year’s National Conference the NSCA announced that effective with a target date in 2030, to be eligible to take the CSCS examination, candidates must graduate from a program accredited by an NSCA-approved agency. The current degree requirement for the CSCS exam will remain in place until December 31, 2029. This change will have NO impact on current CSCS credential holders or those taking the CSCS exam prior to 2030.

Stakeholders were invited to comment on the proposed accreditation standards, through an electronic survey earlier this spring. We would like to invite you to join us for a discussion and additional opportunity for comments on these proposed accreditation standards in a public forum panel session. Your comments and suggestions are important as we move forward with standards and program requirements.

3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Diversity & Inclusion Committee Meeting

MEETING

3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Finance Committee Meeting

MEETING

4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
Muscle Weakness is the New Smoking
by Mark Peterson, PhD, CSCS,*D
  • Identify the health risks associated with muscle weakness among adolescents and adults. 
  • Describe the how muscle weakness contributes to disability and early mortality, and highlight the potential biological mechanisms.
  • Define optimal screening metrics for monitoring strength capacity across the lifespan.

LECTURE

4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
The Pregnant and Post-Partum Athlete: Training and Safety Considerations
by Helen Binkley, PhD, CSCS, NSCA-CPT, FNSCA
  • Explain and integrate the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology recommendations and guidelines; as well as, the NCAA guidelines and Title IX regulations.
  • Identify the contraindications and precautions to exercise for safety of mother and child.
  • Recognize and describe the benefits of exercise for pregnancy and post-partum.
  • Recommend exercises with safety considerations through pregnancy and post­partum to maintain conditioning.

LECTURE

4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
Utilizing Whole-Body Vibration to Improve Performance
by Nicole Dabbs, PhD, FNSCA
  • Describe previous literature that utilizes whole-body vibration treatment for performance enhancement and muscle recovery.
  • Apply the utilization of whole-body vibration to specific populations

RESEARCH LECTURE

4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
A Simple Method for Assessing Tri-Planar Core Stability
by Stephen Rassel, CSCS,*D, RSCC
  • Explain the importance of addressing training from a tri-planar perspective, and from an internal vs. external loading standpoint

HANDS-ON

4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
1000 New Instagram Followers a Day…and Counting
by Bret Contreras, PhD, CSCS,*D

How do you build an international brand and generate a following by hundreds of thousands? Dr. Bret Contreras, NSCA Board Member and better known as “The Glute Guy”, shares his principles for leveraging Instagram to drive his business channels. Find out what it takes to lead in the social media scene and how to avoid common mistakes.

CAREER TALK

4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
Sport & Exercise Psychology Roundtable Discussion
by Sponsored by Sport & Exercise Psychology Special Interest Group

MEETING

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Membership Committee Meeting

MEETING

4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
Long Term Athletic Development Roundtable Discussion
by Sponsored by LTAD Special Interest Group

MEETING

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Sport & Exercise Psychology Special Interest Group Meeting

MEETING

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Exhibitor Reception - All Attendees and Exhibitors Welcome

SOCIAL

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
RSCC Happy Hour

RSCC and RSVP Required

Sponsored by Catapult Sports

SOCIAL

Event Itinerary - Friday, July 12
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Registration and Help Desk Open
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Research Consortium Breakfast

MEETING

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Functional Movement Workout
by Johnny Gillespie, CSCS, NSCA-CPT
  • Cueing that creates a kinetic connection
  • Movements that assess function
  • Sequencing that breeds function

HANDS-ON

7:30 AM - 8:20 AM
Circuit Training Workout - Everyone Welcome
by Sponsored by the Women's Committee

HANDS-ON

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Research Committee Meeting

MEETING

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
NSCA Store Hours
8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Exhibit Hall Open
8:30 AM - 9:20 AM
Preventing Metabolic Adaptation During Weight Loss
by Todd Miller, PhD, CSCS,*D, TSAC-F,*D, FNSCA & Stephanie Mull, CSCS
  • Identify methods of assessment necessary to design a nutrition plan for fat loss.
  • Create a macronutrient prescription to fuel activity and preserve lean body mass while in a calorie deficit.
  • Develop a sample resistance training workout designed for simultaneous fat loss and muscle growth. 

LECTURE

8:30 AM - 9:20 AM
Would You Work for You? How to Get and Retain Quality Employees
by Mike Rickett, CSCS,*D, CSPS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, RCPT*E
  • Identify ways to entice the best trainers
  • Understand your perceived value as an employer to potential trainers
  • Learn how to develop additional inome streams/incentive programs for your trainers

 

LECTURE

8:30 AM - 9:20 AM
Abstract Podium Presentations

8:30 AM |Are mentally tough female athletes grittier? |Valerie Smith
8:45 AM |Contralateral rate of force development in the elbow flexors |William Miller
9:00 AM |Slopes of 70% MUAP vs RT relationship correlate with torque |Mandy Wray
9:15 AM |Sex-specific neuromuscular and force responses following tasks anchored to RPE |Joshua Keller

8:30 AM - 9:20 AM
Tell Me About Yourself: Principles for the Successful Interview
by Jonathan Oliver, CSCS,*D

You’ve submitted your application and made it to the top of the pile. Now comes the interview, and the real questions begin. How much do I talk about myself? What questions should I ask? Do I sound confident or just cocky? As someone who has been on both sides of the interview table, West Point Senior Associate AD for High Performance Jonathan Oliver will share principles for effective interviews and how to put your best foot forward in front of your future employer.

CAREER TALK

8:30 AM - 9:20 AM
The Arsenal Academy Physical Development Framework
by Des Ryan

• The development of the facilities at the Academy
• Building and developing a sport science team
• Physical Development Framework Levels

LTAD Track

8:30 AM - 9:20 AM
Weightlifting Roundtable Discussion
by Sponsored by Weightlifting Special Interest Group

MEETING

9:00 AM - 9:20 AM
Force-Velocity Profiling for the Weight Room: Doing More with What You Already Do
by Bryan Mann, PhD, CSCS,*D, TSAC-F,*D, RSCC*D, FNSCA

With the increased popularity of Velocity Based Training, more coaches are utilizing technology to monitor bar speed.  With the collection of this data, you can utilize it in another manner to determine if the athlete would benefit through doing more power work or more strength work.  Essentially, you can garner a far more in depth analysis of the athletes status and potential with no additional time spent on other testing.

FROM THE FIELD

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Weightlifting Special Interest Group Meeting

MEETING

9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
Functional Medicine Paradigm Shift
by Arianne Missimer, DPT, RD, CSCS
  • Identify modifiable lifestyle factors.
  • Learn when and who to refer to help a client achieve optimal wellness.
  • Learn a client-centered assessment and treatment approach. 

LECTURE

9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
Running with Power
by Joe Drake, MS, NSCA-CPT,*D
  • Power is a measure of resistance and speed. The faster you run, or the more resistance you face your power will in turn increase.
  • Having a full understanding of running power allows you to determine your overall effort in comparison to your personal overall maximum power output.
  • Through innovative smart technology you can now test and track your running power in order to maximize your training efforts.

Sponsored by Technogym

LECTURE

9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
Abstract Podium Presentations

9:30 AM |Motor unit recruitment and contraction intensity |Jonathan Miller
9:45 AM |Functional stability in collegiate lacrosse athletes over a non-traditional season| Christopher Rosenborough
10:00 AM |Resistance exercise improves postprandial responses |Patrick Tomko
10:15 AM |Drop jump ground reaction forces and knee injury risk |Jason Pedley

9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
Social Media Success System
by Scott Rawcliffe
  • Learn what platforms to use to reach your target demographic so you don't waste time on ineffective marketing.
  • Learn how to develop a simple plan to reach your target market using the different social platforms.
  • Discover how to turn fans/followers into paying clients using social media.

CAREER TALK

9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
Screening for Injury Risk: Tools and Techniques for the Strength and Conditioning Coach to Target Training
by Greg Myer, PhD, CSCS,*D
  • Synthesize in vivo, in vitro and in silica data to delineate the most common mechanism(s) of injury in sport 
  • Sequence the pathways which common risk factors likely compound “high risk” mechanisms.
  • Detail neuromuscular “field” screening techniques that can be used to identify “high risk” athletes.

LTAD Track

9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
Performing Arts Special Interest Group Meeting

MEETING

10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
High Protein Intake: Body Composition, Microbiome and Genetic Influences
by Jose Antonio, PhD, CSCS, FNSCA
  • Identify what a "high" intake of protein is for athletes.
  • Identify the risks, if any, for high protein intakes.
  • Identify the effects of high protein intakes on body composition.
  • Identify genes that may influence body composition.

LECTURE

10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
Bridge the Gap Lecture: Strengthening Student-Athletes' Leadership Skills in the Weight Room
by Whitney Moore, PhD, CSCS,*D and Val Smith, MA, CSCS
  • Learn evidence-based motivational strategies and leadership behaviors for optimizing athlete motivation
  • Learn relationship building strategies used by expert strength and conditioning coaches to increase athlete motivation
  • Describe different levels of informal leadership training opportunities

LECTURE

10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
Abstract Podium Presentations

10:30 AM |Post-ACL injury balance and jump landing asymmetries in collegiate athletes| Nicole Sauls
10:45 AM |Biological movement variability during the sprint start| Claire Brady
11:00 AM |Varying demands between in-conference and out-of-conference women's soccer games| Brittany Bozzini
11:15 AM |Tensiomyographic response to postactivation potentiation protocols| Chad Herring

10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
A Woman's Worth: How to Help Female Clients Improve Their Body Image
by Molly Galbraith, CSCS
  • Identify how negative body image affects a woman's potential and ability to reach her health and fitness goals.
  • Recognize the role health, fitness, and nutrition professionals play in a woman's relationship with her body.
  • Learn actionable tools to help clients improve their body image, and feel safer, stronger, and more confident in their body.

CAREER TALK

10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
Training Loads and Exposure in Late Specialization Sports; Challenges and Solutions
by Ben Jones
  • How to quantify the training loads of youth athletes
  • How to manage and monitor training loads practically in youth athletes

LTAD TRACK

10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
Basketball Strength & Conditioning Roundtable Discussion
by Sponsored by Basketball Special Interest Group

MEETING

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Abstract Poster Session A
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Basketball Special Interest Group Meeting

MEETING

11:30 AM - 12:20 PM
Is it Science or Sensationalism? Reading Through the Headlines to Fuel Optimal Performance
by Jim White, RDN

LUNCH & LEARN

Sponsored by National Dairy Council

11:30 AM - 12:20 PM
Fundamental Considerations for Developing a Successful High School Strength & Conditioning Program
by Darnell Clark, MS, CSCS,*D, RSCC*D

Whether you are starting a new program or want to improve an existing program, this presentation is designed to give you a blueprint for developing a systematic approach for the process.  Participants will be provided with the tools to develop or evaluate their school's strength and conditioning program.

LTAD Track

11:30 AM - 12:20 PM
Rugby Special Interest Group Meeting and Roundtable Discussion

MEETING

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Diversity & Inclusion Lunch

Reservation Required

SOCIAL

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Nomination Committee Meeting

MEETING

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Abstract Poster Session B
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Training Strategies to Improve an Athlete's Force-Velocity Characteristics
by Tim Suchomel, PhD, CSCS,*D
  • Discuss previous literature that has examined the force-velocity curve as it relates to athletic performance.
  • Identify potential periodization and programming strategies to improve an athlete's force-velocity characteristics.
  • Provide example programs to show how to implement different resistance training methods (e.g. traditional resistance training exercises, weightlifting derivatives, potentiation complexes, etc.) to improve both the force and velocity characteristics that underpin power development.

LECTURE

1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Re-Evaluating Performance Training: Are We Enhancing Sport Performance with Strength?
by Josh Henkin, CSCS
  • Understand how using human movement concepts will change how we think of how we construct exercises for the athlete.
  • Discover if our current measures of strength are leading to enhanced performance of the athlete.
  • Learn how the current science movement based strength training will increase the performance outcomes of your training programs.

Sponsored by Perform Better

LECTURE

1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
High-Intensity Functional Training: Physiological Responses and Competitive Performance
by Gerald Mangine, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D
  • Define High-Intensity Functional Training and describe its programming characteristics.
  • Review the current scientific evidence on the physiological responses to HIFT, adaptations to training, and the indicators of competitive success.
  • Provide recommendations for incorporating HIFT into training and future research.

RESEARCH LECTURE

1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Abstract Podium Presentations

1:00 PM |Current strength and conditioning practices of the NFL: 2018| Corey Fitzgerald
1:15 PM |Illusionary mirror visual feedback during unilateral fatigue| Joshua Carr
1:30 PM |Kinetic differences between incline and block heel-raises| Torstein| Daehlin
1:45 PM |Tension-gauge dynamometer reliability for seated knee extension strength assessment| Katsumi Takeno

1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Bridge the Gap Practical: Strengthening Student-Athletes' Leadership Skills in the Weight Room
by Whitney Moore, PhD, CSCS,*D and Val Smith, MA, CSCS
  • Learn evidence-based motivational strategies and leadership behaviors for optimizing athlete motivation
  • Learn relationship building strategies used by expert strength and conditioning coaches to increase athlete motivation
  • Describe different levels of informal leadership training opportunities

HANDS-ON

1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Nutrition Special Interest Group Round Table and Meeting

MEETING

1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Soccer Special Interest Group Meeting

MEETING

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Training and Conditioning Games for Young Athletes
by Jay Dawes, PhD, CSCS,*D, CSPS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, TSAC

• Discuss the benefits of utilizing games for increasing athlete performance and motivation.
• Learn how to adjust the parameters of each game to ensure appropriate energy system development.
• Provide recommendations for the integration of games into a comprehensive strength and conditioning program.

LECTURE

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Weight Loss Vs. Fat Loss: Clinical Business Application
by Gregory Johnson, MS, CSCS
  • Understand the difference in weight loss and fat loss programming and knowing what your clients need.
  • Understanding how to assess, and program, to help for short term, and long term benefits, inluding collecting data and body biometrics, as well as interpret the data and adjust programs accordingly.
  • How to get clients in the door to educate them, and creating programs to generate leads and referrals. 

LECTURE

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Michael H. Stone Sports Science Lecture: Revisiting Stretch-Shortening Cycle Function: Do We Really Know How it Works?
by Jeffrey McBride, PhD, CSCS,*D, FNSCA
  • Understand sarcomere function during different types of muscle actions
  • Understand muscle fiber function during stretch-shortening cycles 

RESEARCH LECTURE

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Coaching & Training Women: What They Didn't Teach You in School
by Molly Galbraith, CSCS
  • Identify seemingly benign, but potentially inappropriate cues, coaching, and behavior that commonly occur in training settings.
  • Learn how to this avoid inappropriate behavior and help female clients feel safe and comfortable.

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION Sponsored by the Women's Committee

3:00 PM - 4:50 PM
The ABC's of Functional Exercise
by Gray Cook, MSPT, CSCS
  • Be able to define and differentiate functional exercise and corrective exercise.
  • Learn criteria for proper exercise selection and subsequent variation and progression.
  • Learn the four themes of the exercise hierarchy that can be applied to fundamental movement patterns.

LECTURE

3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Injury Prevention: Evidence to Intervention for the Strength and Conditioning Specialist
by Paul Canavan, DPT, PT, CSCS
  • Be able to analyze and discuss the risk factors related to lower extremity injury.
  • Identify various strength and flexibility tests to administer for an effective off season screening.

LECTURE

3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
The Isometric Mid-Thigh Pull - Correct Performance and Interpretation for Research and Applied Practice
by Paul Comfort, PhD, CSCS,*D
  • To explore the common errors associated with the performance of the isometric mid-thigh pull and solutions to eliminate these errors and improve the quality of the data.
  • To discuss the most important force-time variable that can be obtained from the isometric mid-thigh pull.
  • To discuss how the data can be interpreted by the practitioner and how this should influence the subsequent mesocycle.

RESEARCH LECTURE

3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Future CSCS Educational Requirements and Accreditation Public Forum

At last year’s National Conference the NSCA announced that effective with a target date in 2030, to be eligible to take the CSCS examination, candidates must graduate from a program accredited by an NSCA-approved agency. The current degree requirement for the CSCS exam will remain in place until December 31, 2029. This change will have NO impact on current CSCS credential holders or those taking the CSCS exam prior to 2030.

Stakeholders were invited to comment on the proposed accreditation standards, through an electronic survey earlier this spring. We would like to invite you to join us for a discussion and additional opportunity for comments on these proposed accreditation standards in a public forum panel session. Your comments and suggestions are important as we move forward with standards and program requirements.

4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
Should You Focus on Double or Single Leg Training After Lower Extremity Injury?
by Dan Lorenz, DPT, CSCS
  • Review the current evidence on deficits following LE injury
  • Compare/contrast double v. single leg training
  • Highlight the current evidence on single v. double leg training in healthy athletes.
  • Provide the attendee with a framework to help guide decision making for exercise programming.

LECTURE

4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
Data Analysis in Strength and Conditioning Research: Should We Be Bayesians?
by Joe Weir, PhD, FNSCA
  • Differentiate between "Frequentist" and "Bayesian" interpretations of probability, confidence/credible intervals, and evidence for an effect.
  • Interpret Bayes Factors in the context of strength and conditioning research examples.
  • Use free JASP software to analyze strength and conditioning research examples using both frequentist and Bayesian calculations.

RESEARCH LECTURE

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
NSCA Awards Banquet

RSVP Required

Event Itinerary - Saturday, July 13
7:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Registration and Help Desk Open
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
SCJ Breakfast Meeting

MEETING

8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
NSCA Store Hours
8:30 AM - 9:20 AM
Bridge the Gap Lecture Deceleration, Change of Direction, and Reacceleration: Teaching Steps to Optimize These Qualities
by Jimmy Radcliffe, MS, CSCS
  • Understand a “Hips First” conceptual approach
  • Teach, Train, & Learn the postural control mechanisms
  • Apply the concept(s) to quality ground negotiation

 COACHING TRACK

8:30 AM - 9:20 AM
Examining and Developing Effective Coaching Behaviors and Characteristics in Elite S&C Coaches
by Chris Szedlak

Sponsored by United Kingdom Strength & Conditioning Association

LECTURE

8:30 AM - 9:20 AM
Abstract Podium Presentations

8:30 AM |Muscle activation during the Russian and razor curl| Paul Comfort

8:45 AM |Positional differences in momentum during the NFL scouting combine| Kyle Beyer

9:00 AM |Muscle activation and force during reverse hyperextensions| Michael Lawrence

9:15 AM |Muscle architecture and jump performance in young boys| John Radnor

9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
Bridge the Gap Lecture: Building a 12 Week Training Continuum
by Jeff Connors, CSCS, RSCC*E

COACHING TRACK

9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
Your Brain on Exercise: Running to a More Successful, Creative, and Confident You
by Jason Karp, PhD
  • Understand how exercise goes beyond the physical and creates a platform for a better, more creative, and more succesful life.
  • Describe how exercise changes the chemistry of you brain.
  • Aspire to be more than just a coach or trainer, but rather a life changer. 

LECTURE

9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
Abstract Podium Presentations

9:30 AM |Declines in strength are observed within 48 hours of immobilization| Rob MacLennan
9:45 AM |Estimating 1-repetition maximum using data science| Joey Eisenmann
10:00 AM |Validity of an inertial measurement unit system for barbell-velocity measurement| Martin O'Reilly
10:15 AM |12 Week Training Program in Youth Male Cricketers| Ian Dobbs

9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
Indian Clubs, Bulgarian Bags, Maces, and Other Roots of Rotational Strength
by Melody Schoenfeld, CSCS,*D
  • Attendees will learn some history and science behind various tools of rotational strength and will learn basic movements with each type of equipment. 
  • Attendees will learn how to apply movements with these instruments to various types of individuals.

HANDS-ON

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Abstract Poster Session A
10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
The Importance of Heavy Strength Training in Endurance Athletes
by David Hooper, CSCS,*D
  • To understand the various benefits of heavy strength training for endurance athletes
  • To help practitioners incorporate heavy strength training into their programs for endurance athletes

LECTURE

10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
Abstract Podium Presentations

10:30 AM |Lacrosse drill training loads| Jennifer Bunn
10:45 AM |Load placement effect on power production during jumping exercises| Timothy Suchomel
11:00 AM |Fitness relationships with work sample test battery performance| Robert Lockie
11:15 AM |The effects of vertical jump fatigue on total-body biomechanics| Eric Mosier

10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
Applied Science for Exercise Programming and Injury Resilience
by Andrea Hudy, MA, CSCS,*D, RSCC*E and Phil Wagner, MD, CSCS
  • Discover powerful applications using artificial intelligence and force technology software combined with a validated database of athlete injuries and movement patterns
  • Learn various dynamic movement signatures and what they mean, including the common types of injuries seen from movement patterns
  • How to enhance performance and resilience with simple exercise plans to offset injury

COACHING TRACK

10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
Bridge the Gap Practical Deceleration, Change of Direction, and Reacceleration: Teaching Steps to Optimize These
by Jimmy Radcliffe, MS, CSCS
  • Understand a “Hips First” conceptual approach
  • Teach, Train, & Learn the postural control mechanisms
  • Apply the concept(s) to quality ground negotiation

HANDS-ON

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Abstract Poster Session B
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Post-Rehab Considerations for Elbow Pain
by William Hanney, DPT, PhD, ATC, CSCS,*D
  • Describe the most common conditions associated with elbow and forearm pain.
  • Design a post rehabilitation training program for the most common conditions associated with elbow and forearm pain.

LECTURE

1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
The Art of Managing Conflicting Expectations
by Ted Leland, PhD
  • Help practitioners identify the challenges and opportunities presented by the conflicting expectations held by the many constituencies practitioners must accommodate
  • Help practitioners take a more active and effective role in creating a positive connection between their program and the athletic department

LECTURE

1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Heat Acclimation and Hydration Strategies for Improving Aerobic Performance
by J. Luke Pryor, PhD, ATC, CSCS
  • Understand when heat acclimation should be implemented, the benefits of heat acclimation, and describe evidence-based strategies for inducing and sustaining heat acclimation.
  • Identify the risks of drinking too much and too little fluid. 
  • Determine appropriate hydration strategies to optimize performance.

RESEARCH LECTURE

1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Bridge the Gap Practical: Building a 12 Week Training Continuum for the Speed/Power Athlete
by Jeff Connors, CSCS, RSCC*E

HANDS-ON

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Blood Flow Restriction Training: Strategies for Effective Applications
by Gary Boros, MS, CSCS and Chris Jarmon, CSCS
  • Understand the science and research behind Blood Flow Restriction Training
  • Connect research insights in performance, rehabilitation, and general fitness
  • Discern the ideal use cases, equipment, and training protocols for BFR

LECTURE

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Mental Fatigue, the Perception of Effort and Implications for Performance
by Kristen Snyman, PhD, CSCS
  • Describe the difference between mental and physical fatigue and the factors impacting mental fatigue.
  • Identify the impact of mental fatigue on performance from contemporary research
  • Describe the mediators of the perception of effort and mental fatigue during exercise and their implications for exercise prescription and performance.

RESEARCH LECTURE

3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
The Evolution of the "Applied Sports Scientist" in Elite Sports
by Dean Riddle
  • Overview of the holistic educational and experiential background for an applied sports science role
  • Insights into innovation processes for assessing and integrating new technology for data collection into normal operating processes in elite sports
  • Understanding of the current technologies available for execution of applied science
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Proprioceptive Training Methods
by Guido Van Ryssegem, MS, ATC
  • Identify the difference between balance and proprioception
  • Identify the difference between balance exercises and proprioception exercises
  • Be able to describe the factors involved in proprioception

LECTURE

3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Using Resistance Exercise to Improve Post-Meal Metabolic Responses
by Nate Jenkins, PhD, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D
  • Describe the importance of post-meal responses for metabolic health
  • Discuss existing data regarding the ability of resistance exercise to influence post-meal responses
  • Discuss factors regarding resistance exercise prescription, such as volume, timing, and intensity, that may influence the ability of resistance exercise to lower post-meal metabolic responses.

RESEARCH LECTURE

Featured Exhibitor

Hawkin Dynamics

Versa Pulley

Exhibitor Information

Who Attends: Our most diverse audience of educators, researchers, collegiate and high school strength and conditioning coaches, athletic trainers and those in the sport science field.

Why Exhibit: The National Conference is the networking location for our attendees. They want to see your products and make purchases on what can benefit the field of science and research.

Complete the 2019 Exhibitor Prospectus (fillable PDF) to begin the process to exhibit. Fill in a company description for attendees to briefly learn about you. For the most up-to-date floor plan or for questions contact LaDonna Reed, Exhibit & Conference Manager at ladonna.reed@nsca.com or by calling 800-815-6826 ext. 166 

Steps to exhibit: 

  • Complete Exhibitor Prospectus (editable PDF)
  • Select your top (3) booth choices
  • Submit payment
  • Respond in a timely manner to request for communication to attendees and names for badges

Exhibitor Schedule

Event Itinerary - Wednesday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Exhibitor Move-In/Set Up:Pick up badges before entering
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Exhibitor Break/Refresh time
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Exhibitor Hours
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Kick-Off Party

(all exhibitors and attendees welcome)

7:30 PM - 7:30 PM
ALL exhibitors and attendees must vacate the exhibit hall
Event Itinerary - Thursday
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Wake-Up Workout
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Opening Ceremonies/Keynote Speaker
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Exhibitor Break/Refresh time
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Exhibitor Hours
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Exhibitor Reception
(all exhibitors and attendees welcome)
**We will allow exhibitors
entrance 15 minutes early to
prep booths if you so choose. If
not, enjoy the party
6:30 PM - 6:30 PM
ALL exhibitors and attendees must vacate the exhibit hall
Event Itinerary - Friday
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Wake-Up Workout
8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Exhibitor Hours
2:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Exhibitors Move-Out. Work with C1 Tradeshow on packing/shipping
Event Itinerary - Saturday
8:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Conference Hours for Attendees

NO EXHIBITORS ON SATURDAY JULY 13th

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Attendee Cancellation Policy

Cancellation and Refund Policy:

All cancellation requests MUST BE submitted in writing (mail, fax, email) and should state the reason for cancellation.

NO REFUND REQUESTS ACCEPTED VIA PHONE. 

100% refund less $20 if postmarked by May 16, 2019
50% refund if postmarked May 17 - June 27, 2019
NO Refund if postmarked June 28, 2019 or later

 

 All NSCA Conferences and Events are subject to location and date changes, as well as cancellation without notice.

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