2024 NSCA Tactical Annual Training

Maximize Tactical Readiness & Resilience: Propel Your Strength & Conditioning Career and Support Those Who Serve

August 06 - 09, 2024 | Online & Norfolk, VA | 2.0 CEUs Category A

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Overview

In the dynamic world of tactical strength and conditioning, there is no off-season. The margin for error is razor-thin, and it’s our mission to fortify it. Tactical Annual Training is your premier setting for state-of-the-art research and education, ensuring your tactical athletes embody excellence, resilience, and readiness at a moment’s notice.

Optimize Your Skills with Cutting-Edge Insights
Overcome challenges like varying fitness levels and limited resources with the latest training and equipment, empowering you to enhance performance and mental toughness.

Join Our Diverse and Unified Community
Expand your professional network to include hundreds of humble experts, leaders, and hiring administrators across military, law enforcement, and fire & rescue environments.

Discover Career Advancement Opportunities
Whether you’re new to the sector or an established tactical strength & conditioning professional, don’t miss your chance to explore new avenues to elevate your impact and income.

Unite with peers worldwide against Norfolk’s strategic backdrop, home to the world’s largest naval base and North American NATO HQ. Sign up now to save your spot and secure 2.0 CEUs for the 2024-2026 recertification cycle.

Want even more tactical education while in Norfolk?

Extend your stay (and knowledge) by attending the CPSDA’s Tactical Nutrition Summit (August 5-6) at the special NSCA rate of $225. Use code: TACTICAL10

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Schedule

Schedule is subject to change. PDF Schedule Here.
Live streamed selection is pre-determined. You will receive a recording AFTER the event of all lectures and hands-ons.

Event Itinerary - Tuesday, August 6 - Pacific Time
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Exhibitor Move-in/Set-up
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Registration Open
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Pre-Con: Military Mobilization

9:00AM-9:50AM | Dietary and Sports Supplementation Recommendations for Aviation Performance – Shawn Arent, PhD, CSCS,*D

10:00AM-10:50AM | Endurance Training for the Aviation Athlete – Bill Amonette, PhD, CSCS

11:00AM-11:50AM | Cognitive Strategies to Increase Performance – Jennifer Hogg

12:00PM-12:50PM | Long Term Athletic Development of the Aviation Athlete – Duncan French, PhD

Sponsored by SUSNAOP
additional registration required

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
NSCA Store Open
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Training Tactical Athletes - Utilizing a Collegiate Athlete Development Model to Build Strong, Fit and Resilient Operators
by Frank Wintrich, CSCS

streamed live

Lecture

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Understanding Motor Control and Coordination Implications in Load Carriage Performance: Comparing Warfighter Injury Risk Between Men and Women
by Justin Robinson, CSCS, TSAC-F

Lecture

3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Shielding the Front Line: Strategies for Heat Stress Resilience in Uniformed Service Members
by Martin Poirier

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Lecture

3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
You're Doing Things Right, But Are You Doing the Right Things?
by Alexander Morrow, CSCS, TSAC-F

Lecture

3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Tactical Mindfulness: Making it Relevant & Meaningful for Tactical Athletes
by Richard Cleveland, PhD

Hands-On

3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Chalk Talk: How to Adapt 20 Years’ Experience to FBI; Differences Between FBI and Military
by Frank Wintrich, CSCS

Chalk talks give the attendee an opportunity to participate in the discussion as Frank Wintrich is available to delve further into his topic.

3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
First Timer's Orientation
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Opening Ceremonies & Awards
by Antonio Squillante, MS, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, RSCC*D

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5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Kick-Off Party

All exhibitors & attendees welcome

Event Itinerary - Wednesday, August 7 - Pacific Time
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Registration Open
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

all attendees and exhibitors welcome

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
NSCA Store Open
9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
Building a Strong Foundation- Evidence Based Reasons for Implementing Health & Fitness Testing from the Start of a Tactical Career
by Marci Guzman, NSCA, TSAC-F & Robert Lockie, PhD, TSAC-F

streamed live

Lecture

9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
Bridge the Gap Lecture: Maximizing Tactical Athlete Performance and Longevity with Precision Agility Training
by Daniel Borowick, CSCS

Bridge the Gap Lecture

9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
Mace Training
by Greg Walsh

Hands-On

10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
Sports Nutrition for Firefighters: Fueling for Optimal Physical and Cognitive Performance and Occupational Readiness
by Drew Gonzales, PhD, CSCS,*D, TSAC-F,*D

streamed live

Lecture

10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
Behind the Numbers: Measuring, Calculating, & Estimating in Tactical Human Performance
by Brian Schilling, PhD, CSCS

Lecture

10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
Training and Injury Proofing: The Foot and Ankle
by Michol Dalcourt

Hands-On Sponsored by Perform Better

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Lunch Break (provided)

Unopposed exhibit hall time

1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Conditioning and Work Capacity from the Outside-In
by Chris Frankel, PhD

streamed live

Lecture

1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Tactical Female Nutrition Optimization
by Kelsey Bailey, CSCS, NSCA-CPT
  1. Basic understanding of female physiology and hormonal function throughout the menstrual cycle
  2. RED-S vs RED-M and special considerations for females
  3. Common nutrient deficiencies
  4. Birth control options and nutrition considerations
  5. Where research lacks in military, fire, police, SWAT (and generally) for women’s longevity and performance

Lecture

1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Preventing Shoulder Pain and Injury Across the Spectrum of Tactical Athletes
by Heidi Edwards, CSCS, TSAC-F

Hands-On

2:30 PM - 3:20 PM
Recovery from Traumatic Brain Injuries
by Lisa Ryan & Ed Daley

streamed live

Lecture

2:30 PM - 3:20 PM
Converging Influences of the “Triad” (Sleep, Nutrition, and Fitness) on Women’s Health and Performance
by Allison Brager

Lecture

2:30 PM - 3:20 PM
Bridge the Gap Practical: Maximizing Tactical Athlete Performance and Longevity with Precision Agility Training
by Daniel Borowick, CSCS

Bridge the Gap Practical

3:30 PM - 4:20 PM
Beyond the Reps: Integrating Performance and Wellness in a Fire Academy
by Sebastian Olave, MS

streamed live

Lecture

3:30 PM - 4:20 PM
Title to be determined
by Stacy Sims, PhD

Lecture

3:30 PM - 4:20 PM
Integrating Exercise Science Principles into Job-Simulation Testing Design for Firefighters
by Hussien Jabai, MS, CSCS, TSAC-F, CPT & Michael Oldham,

Hands-On

3:30 PM - 4:20 PM
Chalk talk: how to Implement Hands-On into Programming
by Michol Dalcourt

Chalk talks give the attendee an opportunity to participate in the discussion as Michol Dalcourt is available to delve further into his topic.

4:30 PM - 5:20 PM
Practitioner’s Guide to Leverage Artificial Intelligence
by Adam Whisler, CSCS, TSAC-F, RSCC

streamed live

Lecture

4:30 PM - 5:20 PM
Understanding Stress and Performance: Implications for Law Enforcement Personnel
by Mark Stephenson, MS, ATC, CSCS,*D, TSAC-F,*D & Whitney Tramel, CSCS, TSAC-F

Lecture

4:30 PM - 5:20 PM
Application of Olympic Weightlifting to Tactical Populations
by Victor Hall, CSCS

Hands-On

4:30 PM - 5:20 PM
Chalk Talk Round Table Discussion
by Stacy Sims, PhD, Kelsey Bailey, CSCS, NSCA-CPT & Allison Brager

Chalk talks give the attendee an opportunity to participate in a discussion as Stacy Sims, Kelsey Bailey, & Allison Brager are available to delve further into their topics.

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Exhibitor Reception

All attendees & exhibitors welcome

Event Itinerary - Thursday, August 8 - Pacific Time
7:00 AM - 7:50 AM
Tactical Strength & Conditioning Special Interest Group (SIG) Meeting
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Registration Open
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Light Breakfast (provided)

Unopposed exhibit hall time

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
NSCA Store Open
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Bridge the Gap Lecture: Controlling Your Mind in an Uncontrolled Environment: Utilizing Exercise and Adventure to Train the Stress Response
by Tessa Koschel, PhD, CSCS

streamed live

Bridge the Gap Lecture

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Bridge the Gap Lecture: Busted to Better: Flossing and Tempering For the Tactical Athlete
by Giovani Urrutia, CSCS

Lecture

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Beyond the Basics: Tailoring Cognitive-Physical Training Sessions for Tactical Populations
by Kathleen Oswald, CSCS

Hands-On

10:00 AM - 11:20 AM
A Tactical, Operational and Strategic Guide to Load Carriage Across the Tactical Spectrum
by Rob Orr, PhD, TSAC-F,*D

streamed live

Lecture

10:00 AM - 11:20 AM
How to Build a Deputy with Assessments and Technology
by Matthew Krause, MA, ATC, CSCS,*D, RSCC*E

Lecture Sponsored by Perform Better

10:00 AM - 11:20 AM
Body Tempering for Tactical the Population
by Kyle Young

Hands-On

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Lunch Break (provided)

Unopposed exhibit hall time

1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Bridge the Gap Lecture: Optimizing Health, Strength, and Performance Through Postural Alignment
by Jason Shea, CSCS, TSAC-F & Annette Verpillot

streamed live

Lecture

1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Impact of Combat Equipment Configurations on Respiratory Muscle Power During Load Carriage Performance
by Mark White, PhD, CSCS, TSAC-F

Lecture

1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Bridge the Gap Practical: Busted to Better - Flossing and Tempering For the Tactical Athlete
by Giovani Urrutia, CSCS

Hands-On

1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Chalk Talk: How to Build a Deputy with Assessments and Technology
by Matthew Krause, MA, ATC, CSCS,*D, RSCC*E

Chalk talks give the attendee an opportunity to participate in the discussion as Matt Krause is available to delve further into his topic.

Sponsored by Perform Better

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Surviving the Cut: Practical Objective Measures to Assist in Return to Duty Decisions After Musculoskeletal Injury
by Jeffrey Paschall, CSCS

streamed live

Lecture

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
I Have Data but The Heck Do I Do With it? Data Science Tutorial for Tactical Strength and Conditioning Practitioners
by Joel Martin, PhD, CSCS & Justin Merrigan, CSCS,*D

Lecture

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Bridge the Gap Practical: Controlling Your Mind in an Uncontrolled Environment: Utilizing Exercise and Adventure to Train the Stress Response
by Tessa Koschel, PhD, CSCS

Bridge the Gap Practical

3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Applying a Cradle to Grave Human Performance System for Transformational Change
by Sue Breeden, CSCS, TSAC-F & Ryan Miesbauer, CSCS

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Lecture

3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Bridge the Gap Lecture: Running Form Analysis, Running Form Teaching, and Return to Run Training Progression
by Nathan Carlson

Lecture

3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Bridge the Gap Practical: Optimizing Health, Strength, and Performance Through Postural Alignment
by Jason Shea, CSCS, TSAC-F & Annette Verpillot

Hands-On

3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Chalk Talk: Impact of Combat Equipment Configurations on Respiratory Muscle Power During Load Carriage Performance
by Mark White, PhD, CSCS, TSAC-F

Chalk talks give the attendee an opportunity to participate in the discussion as Mark White is available to delve further into his topic.

4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
Training in a Gray Area: Coaching Tactics and Programming for Special Operations Support and Non-Operators
by Aaron Mehl, CSCS

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Lecture

4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
Endless Evolution of Personal Development
by Chris Duffin

Lecture

4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
Heart Rate Variability: Cutting Complexity and Adding Value to Tactical Training and Assessment
by Colin Tomes, PhD, DPT, ATC, CSCS,*D, TSAC-F,*D

Hands-On

Event Itinerary - Friday, August 9 - Pacific Time
7:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Registration Open
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Light Breakfast (provided)
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
NSCA Store Open
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
Bridge the Gap Lecture: Pyramidal or Polarized Endurance Training: Common Misconceptions and Potential Applications
by Brian Leary, PhD

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Lecture

8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
Concurrent Training: Successfully Training Strength and Aerobic Abilities During a 19-Week Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
by Thomas Lenz, PhD, TSAC-F & Kelly Margolis, CSCS, TSAC-F

Lecture

8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
Bridge the Gap Practical: Running Form Analysis, Running Form Teaching, and Return to Run Training Progression Made Easy
by Nathan Carlson

Hands-On

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Title to be determined
by Bryan Jasker, PT, DPT

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Lecture

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Bridge the Gap Lecture: Work Capacity Tests for all Skill Levels: From Sedentary to Operator
by Justin Davis, CSCS,*D, TSAC-F,*D, RSCC

Lecture

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Title to be determined
by Matthew Krause, MA, ATC, CSCS,*D, RSCC*E

Hands-On Sponsored by Perform Better

10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Aging Warrior – Running Challenges and Alternative Training
by Roberto Ruiz, MA, CSCS

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Lecture

10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Nutrition for Cognition: 6 Nutrients to Fuel the Cognitive Fight
by Nick Barringer, PhD, RD, CSCS & Patrick Dixon, MS, CSCS

Lecture

10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Bridge the Gap Practical: Pyramidal or Polarized Endurance Training: Common Misconceptions and Potential Applications
by Brian Leary

Hands-On

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Human Performance for the Wildland Firefighter
by Austin Womack, CSCS, TSAC-F

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Lecture

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Preparing Military Hopefuls: An Appropriate Place for the Private Sector
by Noel Brand
  1. Attendees are provided a proven framework to effectively cultivate a culture of collective and individual accountability.
  2. Attendees are shown how to practically apply cognitive and open-ended physical tests to enhance candidate’s mental and physical preparation.
  3. Attendees learn how to integrate life in and outside the training facility through habits, visualisation, mindset, and a unified, supportive cast of SMEs.

Lecture

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Bridge the Gap Practical: Work Capacity Tests for all Skill Levels: From Sedentary to Operator
by Justin Davis, CSCS,*D, TSAC-F,*D, RSCC

Hands-On

Registration Pricing

 

Through June 19

June 20 -
July 24

July 25 -
On-site
In-Person or Online Attendance $460 $510 $560
Guest Pass
Access to: Exhibit Hall, Kick-Off Party, Breakfast/Lunch, & Exhibitor Reception. Must accompany a registered guest.
$85 $105 $125

Registration Closures:
In-Person attendance: 8/5, 5:00 PM eastern (but you can register onsite throughout the conference week - come see us!)
Online attendance: 8/7, 5:00 PM eastern

Accommodations and Event Location

HQ Hotel & Event Space

Hilton Norfolk the Main

100 E Main St
Norfolk, VA 23510

$107 + taxes

Book Room

Overflow Hotel

Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel

777 Waterside Drive
Norfolk, VA 23510

$107 + taxes

Book Room
Airport Parking

Book your airport parking with CheapAirportParking and enter promo code NSCA24 to receive $10 off*.

*Limited to participating parking lots. Promo code to be entered on first page.

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FAQs

  • Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment
  • Cancellation Policy

    All refund requests must be submitted in writing (email) and should state the reason for cancellation. No refunds will be accepted over the phone.
    Email: conferences@nsca.com

    Full refund less $20 if postmarked by June 19
    50% refund if postmarked June 20 - July 24
    NO refund after July 24, 2024

  • CEU Options

    The NSCA has many options to help you in obtaining the necessary CEUs to recertify.  Please check the CEU Opportunities page for the most current information. 

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  • Exhibitors

    We look forward to highlighting you to our attendees.

    Email: exhibitors@nsca.com

    Exhibitor Information
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  • Other Frequently Asked Questions

    Where is the event being held?
    Hilton Norfolk the Main: 100 E Main St, Norfolk, VA 23510

    What does it mean when I see "Streamed Live" on the schedule?
    The sessions labeled "Streamed Live" will be just that, streamed live during the week of the conference. It's what's included with the online registration. All attendees will receive access to all of the recorded main sessions approximately 2 weeks after the event.

    Is there a downloadable PDF schedule? 
    There will be! Check back.

    How long do I have to register for the In-Person experience? 
    The online registration opportunity (to attend in-person) will close August 5, 5 PM pacific. Onsite registration be open all week so come see us if you still need to by then.

    How long do I have to register for the Online experience? 
    Registration will close August 7, 5 PM central.

    As a registered attendee, will I receive a recording of the online, virtual or live streamed event? 
    Yes. You will receive a recording approximately 2-3 weeks after the event to review anything you may have missed. You will have access for one year. 

    How do I know which sessions will be streamed/included with my registration? 
    It will be indicated under the Schedule portion of the page.

    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. 

    Are there group registration prices?
    Yes. If you have a team of 4 or more we can offer a discount. Email conferences@nsca.com

    Will I receive a Certificate of Attendance? 
    Yes. A certificate will be emailed to you approximately 2-3 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. 

    Do I need a Membership to register?
    No. You only need an NSCA Account to register. If you do not have one, you can create one for free.

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