Great Lakes Regional Conference

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    Great Lakes Regional Conference 

    Date: March 24, 2018

    Updated Location:
    Eastern Michigan University
    Porter Building
    900 Oakwood St
    Ypsilanti, MI 48197

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    Hosted by:
    Chris Powell, MS, CSCS,*D
    Renee Hoppe, MS, CSCS,*D

    NSCA 0.7

    Important Information:

    Topics and speakers subject to change without prior notification. 

    This clinic may have hands on sessions. Participants are asked to dress comfortably and only participate within their physical limitations.



    Great Lakes Regional Conference 

    Date: March 24, 2018

    Use the tabs on the left to view schedule by day. 

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


    Comfort Inn & Suites


    2376 Carpenter Rd

    Ann Arbor, MI  48108


    Single - $94.99 per night + tax

    Double - $109.00 per night + tax


    Please call 734-477-9977 to make reservations.  To receive group rate please mention National Strength & Conditioning Association.  Group rate good through March 16. 


    Clinic Rates 

    Cutoff days are by postmark. Rates are in US Dollars.

    Thru March 13 After March 13* 
    NSCA Member Rate $70 $105
    Student Rate $35 $45
    Non-Member Rate $90 $125

    *If sufficient quantities are unavailable, onsite and late registrants may not receive lunch, t-shirt, etc. (if applicable).

    Register online above or use our PDF registration form to mail, fax or email your registration. 


    All refund requests must be submitted in WRITING and should include the reason for cancellation. NO refunds will be accepted via phone. 

    A 50% refund will be granted on or before 3-13-18. 

    NO REFUNDS will be given after 3-13-18.

    Event Itinerary

    Saturday, March 24

    7:30am-8:30amCheck-in & On-site Registration
    8:15am-8:30amOpening Remarks
    8:30am-9:30amMake a Powerful Difference with Little Effort
    8:30am-9:30amProgram Design Considerations for High School Strength and Conditioning
    9:30am-11:00amImproving Shoulder Mobility in Overhead Athletes
    9:30am-11:00amRevenue, Retention and Referrals
    11:00am-12:30pmMMAFx Hand Fighting Skills Training
    11:00am-12:30pmOptimal Programming for Recovery
    12:30pm-1:30pmLunch (provided)
    1:30pm-3:00pmBlue Print Program Design Components for Training the Older Adult
    1:30pm-3:00pmLong Term Athletic Development
    3:00pm-4:30pmSuccess & Longevity: Five Common Practices the Career Personal Trainer MUST Do
    3:00pm-4:30pmAdvanced Individualization: The Squat & Hip Hinge Movement Patterns
    4:30pm-4:45pmClosing Remarks

    Session Descriptions
    Track 1
    Learn the systems that work to deliver a better service for your clients, higher job satisfaction and clearer communication for you and your team regarding the Assessment and Reassessment Process. We will walk through inexpensive, powerful habits teams and practitioners can simply and quickly implement to increase revenue and improve service. These system suggestions will deliver the experience both customers and practitioners are craving. Let’s streamline our efforts, reduce conflicts and significantly improve satisfaction and income.
    Track 2
    This presentation will discuss the strength and conditioning program at Hamilton Southeastern High School in Fishers, Indiana and considerations for program design.
    Track 1
    This presentation will discuss the amount and types of stress the shoulder complex undergoes during overhead sport motions.  The importance of pre-season movement screening in athletes to identify those who have a higher risk of developing pain throughout the season.  Practical recommendations and interventions will be described and demonstrated for coaches to use with athletes who demonstrate specific movement dysfunctions in the upper extremities.
    Track 2
    After hundreds of interviews, three of the toughest pain points for personal trainers and training studios have been identified. Let’s unlock the solutions, increase our annual income, improve the retention of existing clients and ensure our rate of high quality leads. This session will offer very real solutions and practical take-a-ways. Leave the session empowered. Social media and branding tricks and tips will round out the discussion. Capitalize on simple steps to reduce these struggles and free up your time and energy to enjoy more of what you love about your business.
    Track 1
    Introduction to the MMAFx (Mixed Martial Arts/Football Cross Training) hand fighting skills program.  Program which teach the basic skills and coaching points to help athletes learn and train in the MMAFx program.  Program focuses on improving and developing a football athlete’s hand speed, timing, and precision.
    Track 2
    This presentation will go over the current recovery programming strategies, and also the current methods that are incorporated throughout the practice of strength and conditioning. In this presentation, the programming will be broken down into macrocycle, mesocycle, microcycle, and individual recovery training sessions.
    Blue Print Program Design Components for Training the Older Adult
    by Robert Linkul, MS, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, RCPT*D, FNSCA
    Track 1
    This session will teach progressive and groundbreaking blue print and movement menus that personal trainers can use to create program designs specifically geared towards the goals of their older adult clientele. This blue print will shed light on the ideas of training for “life” activities in which clients specifically want to be able to perform or achieve. Another outcome goal is to assist clients in reducing pain through proper movement mechanics, appropriate exercise selection and the development of strength to weak and needed areas. Robert will provide direction in applying the blue print to the personal trainer’s daily creation of exercise programs as well as their long-term application on program design.
    Long Term Athletic Development
    by Johnathon Hill, MA, CSCS, TSAC-F
    Track 2
    This presentation will outline the history and evolution of the development and application of LTAD and the areas of research where these principles are tested and developed.  We will discuss the growing adoption of LTAD principles and practices and how some organizations and coaches are implementing them today.  Finally, we will discuss how organizations and coached can implement and improve their programs by integrating LTAD principles.
    Track 1
    The personal training industry is in a transition stage in which professionals are flirting with the capability of becoming full time “career” trainers. A career trainer has a full time working schedule, a committed and consistent clientele, the ability to earn health benefits, retirement options, paid time off and annual salaries ranging over $100,000. The problem is, most personal trainers are doing all the wrong things. Robert will walk you all through these issues and provide you with the tools and direction you will need to avoid making the same mistakes.
    Track 2
    The squat and deadlift movements are staple exercises in nearly every type of fitness and performance program, but many time, they also present with the most risk for the athlete or client when patterns, variations and coaching is not customized to their unique physical and neurological presentations.  In this hands-on session, Dr. John Rusin will be reviewing his 5-step sequence for assessing, programming and optimizing the squat and hip hinge patterns based on an athlete's biomechanical body type, neurological skill levels and generalized training goals to build longevity and pain-free capacity in training.