2021 NSCA National Conference

We will be hosting a hybrid (in-person & online) event at the Swan & Dolphin Hotel – Disney World Resort, Orlando, FL. Please check back for more information to come.

July 07 - 10, 2021 | Online & Orlando, FL | 2.0 CEUs Category A

Overview

The 2021 NSCA National Conference will be loaded with cutting-edge sport science, career-building opportunities, and connections with industry-leading colleagues. We will be hosting a hybrid (in-person & virtual) event, please check back for more information to come. 

Keynote Presenters

Keynote Presenter Chris Gizzi

Chris Gizzi, MS, CSCS, RSCC | Green Bay Packers

Thursday, July 8th 10:30-11:30 am

Chris Gizzi enters his eighth season on Green Bay's coaching staff and his third as the strength and conditioning coordinator. Other previous experiences include the University of North Carolina, the Air Force Academy, and the Olympic Training in Colorado Springs. Additionally, he has over a decade of experience in the private sector working with individual athletes, sports teams, and military organizations. Gizzi holds a BS in psychology (Air Force), an MS in human performance and injury prevention (California University in PA), and a DHSc in organizational leadership (A.T. Still University). Other notable credentials include certifications from USA Weightlifting, NSCA, and NASM.

Keynote Presenter Joe Kenn

Joe Kenn, MA, CSCS, RSCC*E | Big House Power

Friday, July 9th 4:00-4:50 pm

Coach Kenn’s mission as he is in the midst of his 3rd decade as a physical preparation specialist is to make a significant impact in the betterment of the field of strength and conditioning/performance training for like-minded up and coming coaches. He has dedicated his career to paying it forward with his experiences in improving the status of our field. In addition to the two books Coach Kenn has authored, coach has been published in journals such as Strength and Conditioning, The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, Human Movement as well as Muscle and Fitness, Men’s Fitness, Scholastic Coach, and Powerlifting USA. Coach Kenn likes to remind people that he has coached athletes across many sports male and female and ages from 10 year olds to All Pro’s. Coach Kenn has coached on the high school level (Pine Crest Prep) and as private sector coach, he had a 19 year career as a collegiate coach (Boise State, Utah, Arizona State, Louisville, and now enters his 7 season as a professional strength and conditioning coach in the NFL.

Keynote Presenter Bryan Mann

Bryan Mann, PhD, CSCS,*D, TSAC-F,*D, FNSCA, RSCC*D | University of Miami

Saturday, July 10th 10:30-11:20 am

Bryan Mann is an Assistant Professor of Kinesiology and Sports Sciences at the University of Miami where he teaches Strength & Conditioning as well as working with the athletics department to help provide the best sports science possible for the Hurricanes. Previously he was an associate professor of Physical Therapy as well as Assistant Director of Strength and Conditioning at the University of Missouri. He has been involved in strength and conditioning for 16 years. He has experience working with athletes at all levels, including many Olympians and professional athletes. Mann earned his Doctorate in Health Education and Promotion from the University of Missouri in 2011 with an emphasis in Sports Psychology and Fitness. He has been a resource to the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as the College Coaches Special Interest Group (SIG) Chair, Foundation of Coaching Lifts course Subject Matter Expert, formerly the Missouri State Director and currently serving as the Conference Committee Chair.

Schedule

Schedule subject to change

Event Itinerary - Wednesday, July 7 - Eastern Time
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Registration Desk Open
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Exhibit Hall Open
4:00 PM - 5:50 PM
PRE-CON | “But I’m Doing Everything Right” : What happens to our metabolism the other 23 hours of the day
by Ali Gilbert, CSCS

Sponsored by Perform Better

4:00 PM - 5:50 PM
PRE-CON | Implementing Circuit Based Restoration in Speed/Power Training Programs
by Boo Schexnayder, CSCS

Sponsored by Perform Better

4:00 PM - 5:50 PM
PRE-CON | Bodyweight Training Workshop
by Juan Carlos Santana, MEd, CSCS,*D, FNSCA
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
First Timer's Orientation

RSVP required, please do so during the registration process. 

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Kick-Off Party

All attendees and exhibitors welcome.

Event Itinerary - Thursday, July 8 - Eastern Time
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Yoga-Inspired Training (YIT) Method Morning Warm Up
by Dana Santas, CSCS, E-RYT
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Registration Desk Open
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Exhibit Hall Open
8:30 AM - 9:20 AM
Advanced Training for Overhead and Rotational Athletes: Combining Old School and New School Training
by Mark Kovacs, PhD, CSCS,*D
8:30 AM - 9:20 AM
Best Practice Recommendations for Teaching Strength and Conditioning in Large Online Courses
by Blain Harrison, PhD, ATC, CSCS,*D
9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
Bridge the Gap Lecture: Speed Based Knee Rehabilitation and Return to Play Protocols
by Boo Schexnayder, CSCS

Sponsored by Perform Better

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Opening Ceremonies and Keynote Presentation: Interdepartmental Collaboration Between Medical and Performance Staffs in Elite Sport Settings
by Chris Gizzi, MS, CSCS, RSCC

 

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Lunch Break

Lunch is not provided

1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
To be determined
by Mike Israetel, PhD
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Developing A Comprehensive Dynamic Movement Prep To Increase Athleticism and Reduce Injuries
by Micah Kurtz, MS, CSCS,*D
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Bridge the Gap Practical: Speed Based Knee Rehabilitation and Return to Play Protocols
by Boo Schexnayder, CSCS

Sponsored by Perform Better

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Platelet Rich Plasma: Hope Versus Hype
by Morey Kolber, PhD, PT, CSCS,*D
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Practical Applications for Body Composition Measurement: Sport, Sex, and Ethnic Specificity
by Abbie Smith-Ryan, PhD, CSCS,*D, FNSCA
3:00 PM - 4:50 PM
The Anterior Pubic Joint | Demystifying Groin Injuries and Athletic Pubalgia
by Emily Splichal, DPM, MS, MPH
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
To be determined
by Jeremy Sheppard, PhD, CSCS, RSCC*E
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
To be determined
by Marie Spano, MS, RD, CSCS
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Exhibitor Reception

All attendees and exhibitors welcome

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
RSCC Happy Hour

must be RSCC certified and RSVP required (can do so during registration process)

Event Itinerary - Friday, July 9 - Eastern Time
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Registration Desk Open
7:30 AM - 8:20 AM
Yoga-Inspired Training (YIT) Method Morning Warm Up
by Dana Santas, CSCS, E-RYT
8:30 AM - 9:20 AM
Bridge the Gap Lecture: The Cognitive/Exercise Intersection in Sport Performance
by Brandon Stone, CSCS
8:30 AM - 9:20 AM
Feet, Fascia & Functional Movement
by Emily Splichal, DPM, MS, MPH
9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
Bridge the Gap Lecture: Speed/Movement Training for Football, Basketball, Baseball - Overview of the General Training Required for All and Implementation of Specificity
by Pete Bommarito, CSCS, USAW
9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
Balance, Whole Body Vibration, Lower Body Fatigue
by Nicole Dabbs, PhD, FNSCA
9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
The Five Levels of Leadership: A Practical Guide for Coaches, Trainers, and Business Owners to Make a Difference
by Ben Wax, PhD
10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
From the Lab to the Field: Using Biomarkers to Enhance Exercise
by Shawn Arent, PhD, CSCS,*D
10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
Preventing or Reducing Hip and Lower Back Degeneration
by Robert Linkul, MS, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, FNSCA
10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
Bridge the Gap Practical: The Cognitive/Exercise Intersection
by Brandon Stone, CSCS
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Lunch Break

Lunch is not provided

1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Biomechanics of Function
by Juan Carlos Santana, MEd, CSCS,*D, FNSCA
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Training Variables and the Influence of Athletes' Health: How Concerned Should We Be?
by Adam Jajtner, CSCS
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Bridge the Gap Practical: Speed/Movement Training for Football, Basketball, Baseball - Overview of the General Training Required for All and Implementation of Specificity
by Pete Bommarito, CSCS, USAW
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Muscular Strength: The Foundation of Athletic Performance
by Tim Suchomel, PhD, CSCS,*D, RSCC

Michael H. Stone Sports Science Lecture

3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
The Ketogenic Diet and Ketone Supplementation as Strategies to Improve Athletic Performance and Recovery
by Alexander Hutchison, PhD, CSCS
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Transitioning from Collegiate to Tactical Strength & Conditioning
by Mike Caro, MS, CSCS,*D, RSCC
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
Keynote: To be determined
by Joe Kenn, MA, CSCS, RSCC*E
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
NSCA Awards Banquet

RSVP required, please do so during the registration process. 

Event Itinerary - Saturday, July 10 - Eastern Time
7:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Registration Desk Open
8:30 AM - 9:20 AM
Performance Interventions and Operationalizing Data
by Clive Brewer, MS, CSCS
8:30 AM - 9:20 AM
Effects of Resistance Training on Fat Metabolism
by Michael Ormsbee, PhD, CSCS,*D
9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
To be determined
by Pat Ivey, PhD, CSCS, RSCC*E
9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
Essential Amino Acid Supplementation to Maximize Skeletal Muscle Anabolism
by David Church, PhD, CSCS
9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
Mobility Training for Strength and Flexibility
by Mike Bracko, EdD, CSCS
10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
Keynote: Current Trends in Velocity Based Training
by Bryan Mann, PhD, CSCS,*D, TSAC-F,*D, FNSCA, RSCC*D

Registration Pricing

 
Now - May 17
May 18 - June 28
After June 28
In-Person event pricing:      
Non-Member $470 $495 $570
Proffesional Member $215 $315 $365
Student Member $165 $210 $235
Awards Banquet Ticket $30 $50 $70
       
Online event pricing:      
Non-Member $470 $495 $570
Professional Member $315 $345 $405
Student Member $185 $210 $235

Accommodations

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Abstracts

Abstract submissions are open yearly from November to March (exact dates change annually). Research abstract presentations are an opportunity to present current research findings to researchers and strength and conditioning professionals at the NSCA National Conference.

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