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    Pennsylvania State Clinic 

    Date: April 20, 2018

    Saint Joseph University - Athletic Dept
    5600 City Ave
    Philadelphia, PA 19131

    Hosted by:
    Keri Kulik, PhD, CSCS

    NSCA 0.6

    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.


    Pennsylvania State Clinic 

    Date: April 20, 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 

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

    Thru April 10 After April 10* 
    NSCA Member Rate $60 $90
    Student Rate $25 $35
    Non-Member Rate $80 $110

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

    Event Itinerary

    Friday, April 20

    7:30am-8:00amCheck-in & On-site Registration
    8:00am-9:00amStrength Training Protocols to Give Your Athletes a Competitive Advantage
    9:00am-10:00amReflexive Stabilization for Movement Efficiency and Decreased Injury Risk
    10:15am-11:15amBuild a High School Football S&C Program From Scratch
    11:15am-12:15pmOlympic Lifts for Sport: Effective Technique for Maximum Benefit
    12:30pm-1:30pmLunch (provided)
    1:30pm-2:30pmFoundations of Game Speed
    2:30pm-3:30pmAthletic Fitness Testing

    Session Descriptions
    We will discuss and demonstrate protocols that will add variety, competition, and accountability to your program. This interactive presentation will be helpful to all attendees, regardless if you work with boot camps or elite athletes. Instead of trying to think outside of the box, these protocols will help you think as if there is no box at all.

    From professional dancers to marathon runners, all athletes require the same thing—rapid stabilization for optimal loading and energy transfer. Therefore, stability is the foundation through which power, force and resistance is generated. More specifically, the precision, accuracy, and the anticipation of stabilization must be so well programmed into the nervous system that peak stability is happening before contact with the ground. Pre-activation stiffness is associated with a faster time to stabilization (TTS). During dynamic movement such as walking, running, or jumping the ability to rapidly load and unload impact forces requires a baseline of stabilization. With a rate of impact forces coming in at < 50 ms during walking and < 20 ms during running it is no wonder the rate of stabilization must be fast. It physiologically is not possible to react to impact and stabilize fast enough. Therefore, by intelligently tapping into the local stabilization system, we will find our clients and athletes with enhanced stability – and therefore better be able to load impact forces during dynamic movements.

    Attendees of this session will learn how to implement a safe, structured, and effective strength and conditioning program for a high school football program where none existed previously. This session will cover issues and challenges that strength coaches may encounter in different school settings and discuss ways to adapt and prosper in different administrative environments. Also covered in this session are ways to open a discussion with administrators on capital improvements, a next step after the successful.

    Learn how to quickly maximize existing limited resources to achieve immediate gains:

    - Establish foundational principles for buy-in and enthusiasm from athletes for long-term growth and development.

    - Explore ways todiscuss capital improvements with administrators.
    When properly done, the Olympic lifts are one of the best ways to develop all levels of athletic ability. Of course, power is the primary goal, but strength, flexibility and even cardiovascular improvements are seen. But the key is proper technique in order to obtain the maximum benefit. In this presentation, the how and why of safe, effective technique of the clean, snatch and jerk will be discussed. There are many ways of training for sport, but having your athletes do the Olympic lifts and their variations is another “tool in the toolbox” for top athletic performance.

    Attendees of this session will learn how to get their athletes to improve their "Game Speed" how to make cuts with precision and move the body with more control and balance. Also included in this presentation will be step-by-step protocols to help teach this to teams and athletes. This is a hands-on presentation.

    Athletic Fitness Testing
    by James McFarland, MEd, CSCS,*D

    A process of introduction, activation, and progression will be experienced in this presentation involving variations of traditional fitness tests. A fitness testing log will be shared and the use of national standards and performance records will be considered.