Missouri State Clinic

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    Missouri State Clinic 

    Registration has closed.  Max capacity has been met.  Onsite registration will not be available.  

    Date: April 21, 2018

    Lindenwood University - Library & Academic Resource Center
    Room: Lindenwood Theater, 3rd Floor, Follow Signs
    209 S Kingshighway
    St Charles, MO 63301

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    Hosted by:
    Chad Kerksick, PhD, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*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.


    Missouri State Clinic 

    Date: April 21, 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.

    Clinic Rates 

    Registration has closed.  Max capacity has been met.  Onsite registration will not be available. 

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

    Thru April 10 After April 10* 
    NSCA Member Rate $70 $105
    Student Rate $25 $35
    Non-Member Rate $90 $125

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


    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 4-10-18.  NO REFUNDS will be given after 4-10-18.

    Event Itinerary

    Saturday, April 21

    7:45am-8:15amCheck-in & On-site Registration
    8:30am-9:20amFrom Anecdote to Applied
    9:30am-10:20amComprehensive Programming for the Head, Neck and Upper Back
    10:30am-11:20amPutting the Professional in Professional Development
    11:30am-12:20pmThe Tier System: Making it Work for You
    12:30pm-1:20pmLunch (provided)
    1:30pm-2:20pmThe Use of Pre-workout Supplements for Strength and Power Athletes
    2:30pm-3:20pmIntercollegiate Athletics Mental Health Best Practice: Connecting Departments and Helping Your Athletes
    3:30pm-4:20pmKeys to Making Successful Athletes

    Session Descriptions
    From Anecdote to Applied
    by Eric Renaghan, CSCS, RSCC*D
    We will cover how our observations in strength and conditioning have gone from anecdotal evidence to science backed applied performance in the team setting.
    The head, neck and upper back are often neglected areas for training, yet can impact performance greatly.  This talk will attempt to give the attendees novel methods to add to their training arsenal to enhance performance and reduce the risk of injury.
    This session will discuss some pieces of professional development that are most often missed in strength and conditioning.  This will entail how to act at a conference, coach communication, best resources to utilize, professional dissemination, presentation development, professional speaking style, and professional communication amongst peers.
    The Tier System: Making it Work for You
    by David Szymanski, PhD, CSCS,*D, RSCC*E, FNSCA
    This presentation will review the Tier System, discuss modifications to meet the needs of the baseball player, provide a resistance training exercise menu, and discuss variations of Olympic lifts.

    Learning Objectives:


    • To understand what pre-workout supplements are, common ingredients and purported benefits.
    • Summarize the current research regarding the efficacy and safety of pre-workout supplements
    • Discuss any safety or regulatory issues by various governing bodies and athletic organizations.


    Attendees will learn how common mental health issues affect athletes inside and outside of athletics.  Attendees will learn what the Lindenwood University Athletics Department and other organizations are doing to boost performance and help manage mental helath issues with their athletes.  Attendees will learn common observable markers in student-athletes that may be a red flag for the coach to take action in inititating communication amongst the care team.  Attendees will also discuss practical intervention techniques for coaches and trainers to take to help the student athletes when issues arise.
    Dr. Yessis will talk about the keys to making programming successful in enhancing athletic qualities.  By focusing on the movements involved in the sport, and developing physical qualities specific to the sport and skill execution, the athlete will have the highest potential to reach their upmost potential.