Arizona State Clinic

Learn, participate and network with colleagues while earning CEUs. Hosted by the state/provincial directors and regional coordinators, this local event brings cutting-edge research and application to your backyard.

Mesa, AZ | 0.7 CEUs Category A


December 8, 2018

Mesa Community College
1833 W Southern Ave
Mesa, AZ 85202

Hosted by:
Craig Nolan, MA, CSCS


Event Itinerary - Saturday, December 8
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Check-in & On-site Registration
8:30 AM - 8:35 AM
Welcome Address
by Craig Nolan, MA, CSCS
8:35 AM - 9:35 AM
The NSCA’s Position Stance on Long Term Athletic Development: Implications for Working with Youth
by Joe Marsit, MS, CSCS

Learning Objectives: 1. Presentation of the position stance 2. Discussion on how approaching training for all populations, but especially youth, from more of an athletic perspective may be beneficial 3. Trends in youth sports/participation with emphasis on injury potential

9:40 AM - 10:40 AM
Examination and Programming Considerations for the Throwing Athlete
by JA Graves, DPT, PT, CSCS

Learning Objectives for the throwing athlete: 1. Understand functional anatomy 2. Distinguish between common and pathological
adaptations 3. Describe and recognize common findings in examination 4. Construct corrective exercise and strength programming

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Training Age Differences / Mastering the Basics
by Joe Connolly, MS, CSCS


Learning Objectives: 1. Explaining the difference between GPP-GSPP-SPP 2. Programing for a developmental process 3. Prioritizing
movement signatures 4. CNS adaptations to training 5. Mastering body weights first 6. Why we need to teach Olympic lifts?

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Lunch (provided)
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
MMAFx Hand Speed and Conditioning Training Program
by Bruce Lombard, MEd

Attendees of this session will learn the basics of this hand skills program in order to help develop and increase their athletes hand skills including: speed, timing, precision, coordination and conditioning, as well as techniques and drills to help implement into their programs.

2:20 PM - 3:20 PM
Endurance Training: Current Science and Application to Training Program Design
by Jeff Messer, PhD

Learning Objective: Provide exposure to and discuss the peer reviewed, data-based scientific literature that informs the practice of
endurance training.

3:25 PM - 4:25 PM
ACL Injuries: It’s About the Brakes
by Bob Davis

Learning Objectives: 1. Evaluating for Potential ACL Problems 2. How ACL injuries occur 3. Prevention through proper training (jumping, landing and deceleration)

4:25 PM - 4:30 PM
Closing Remarks
by Craig Nolan, MA, CSCS


Thru Nov 27 After Nov 27* 
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).

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 11-27-18. NO REFUNDS will be given after 11-27-18.


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