West Virginia State Clinic

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    West Virginia State Clinic 

    Date: February 3, 2018

    West Virginia University
    The Mountainlair
    1550 University
    Morgantown, WV 26505

    Hosted by:
    Guy Hornsby, PhD, CSCS

    NSCA 0.8

    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.


    West Virginia State Clinic 

    Date: February 3, 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 January 23 After January 23* 
    NSCA Member Rate $80 $120
    Student Rate $25 $35
    Non-Member Rate $100 $140


    *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 1-23-18. 

    NO REFUNDS will be given after 1-23-18.

    Event Itinerary

    Saturday, February 3

    7:30am-8:00amCheck-in & On-site Registration
    8:00am-9:00amWhat is Sport Science?
    9:00am-10:00amHistory and Development of Coaching - A Path to the Future
    10:00am-11:00amSport Science at Baylor University: Theory & Practice
    11:00am-12:00pmSport Science Roundtable - Mike Stone, Meg Stone, Josh Nelson, Ed Pistilli, Guy Hornsby (moderator)
    12:00pm-1:00pmLunch (provided) / A History of Strength & Conditioning
    1:00pm-2:00pmLong Term Athlete Development from a Strength & Conditioning Perspective
    2:00pm-3:00pmLong Term Athlete Development From a Coach Perspective
    3:00pm-4:00pmPower Development from a LTAD Lens
    4:00pm-5:00pmLTAD Roundtable - Rick Howard, Mike Stone, Meg Stone, Sean Bulger, Kristen Dieffenbach (moderator)

    Session Descriptions
    What is Sport Science?
    by Mike Stone, PhD, CSCS,*D, FNSCA

    This presentation will cover an explanation of what applied sport science is and is not. Dr. Stone will compare sport scientists to scientists of other fields (basic science, exercise scientist, etc.). Specifically, covering differences in research environments, politics, statistical methods, and various nuances. Additionally, the advantages of implementing an athlete-monitoring program along providing an example of an athlete monitoring framework. 

    A historical overview of the coaching profession, with specific focus on S&C coaching.  General aim will involve a description of how strength and conditioning, particularly within the NCAA has developed over time and the major challenges and solutions facing the future of the profession. Additionally, the growing trend of sport science and how it often is handled by the S&C Coach will be discussed. 
    This presentation will involve defining and introducing basic elements of an applied sports science program within a collegiate athletic setting. Specially, Dr. Nelson will explore the creation and growth of the Baylor University Applied Performance Department from a coaching perspective. A primary goal of this presentation is to identify and create improvement strategies for common limitations in the advancement of applied sport science that exist within the infrastructure and climate of collegiate athletics. Additionally, connections will be made between the practical and theoretical sides of sport science through the lens of the sport coach.
    Will involve a panel discussion comprised of both pre-determined questions as well as fielding questions from the audience. The primary purpose of this roundtable is to promote audience engagement as well as to allow the individual presenters to engage with one another.  
    The presentation with a description of the long and storied history of resistance training followed by the history of strength & conditioning. A primary aim is to familiarize the audience with the events and time lines that have led to our current state in the field of strength and conditioning. Specifically, the growth and development of the NSCA will discussed along with a spotlight on several pioneers in the field. 

    * Recognize the NSCA 10 Pillars of LTAD from the NSCA Position Statement on LTAD

    * Recall the Central Tenet of LTAD from the NSCA Position Statement on LTAD

    * Describe how each of the 10 Pillars can be applied to strength and conditioning

    Participants will be able to articulate a coach's professional responsibilities as an educator and leader as it relates to developing and nurturing human potential through athletic experiences. Dr. Deiffenbach will explain how we should, as coaches, often take a large step back and look at a given athletes development with the widest possible lens and how to view the athlete beyond just the sport. 
    The importance of power output in sport will be described along with recommendations for how to best develop power. Specifically, the benefits of increasing an athletes muscle cross sectional area, enhancing the type II/I ratio, increasing maximal strength, and employing power specific tasks. Transitioning to an explanation of how coaches can conceptually prioritize and sequence these various power enhancement strategies over an athletes long term development. 
    Will involve a panel discussion comprised of both pre-determined questions as well as fielding questions from the audience. The primary purpose of this roundtable is to promote audience engagement as well as to allow the individual presenters to engage with one another.