Southwest Regional Conference

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. **Join us on Friday for the Foundations of Coaching Lifts 1-day certificate course, held at Santa Monica College's Strength and Conditioning facility.**

West Los Angeles, CA | 0.7 CEUs Category A


FCL Course and SW Regional Conference SOLD OUT!  See you next year!

Foundations of Coaching Lifts Course                    Southwest Regional Conference

Date:                                                                            Date:
March 29, 2019                                                            March 30, 2019

Location:                                                                     Location:
Santa Monica College                                                  UCLA
Strength & Conditioning Facility                                  Wasserman Football Center
1900 Pico Blvd                                                             430 Charles E Young Dr
Santa Monica, CA 90405                                             West Los Angeles, CA 90095 

Hosted by:                       
Matt Hank, MS, CSCS,*D, RSCC

Foundations of Coaching Lifts

Build Competence and Confidence as a Strength Coach

NSCA's Foundations of Coaching Lifts is here!  Gain proficiency and confidence in coaching essential lifts in this one-day certificate course.  Taught by CSCS-certified experienced coaches, you'll learn:

  • Coaching fundamentals applied to core lifts (bench press, push press, squat and power clean).
  • How to effectively apply variations of these lifts with athletes and clients.
  • Where to look for technique errors and how to apply effective coaching cues.
  • Ways to leverage your strengths as a coach and improve on weak areas.


NSCA members: $150   Non-members: $200   2.0 CEUs


Event Itinerary - Friday, March 29 - FCL Course
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
Registration / Check-in
8:00 AM - 8:15 AM
Course Overview
8:15 AM - 10:00 AM
Hands-on: Squat
10:05 AM - 11:00 AM
Hands-on: Push Press
11:05 AM - 12:00 PM
Hands-on: Bench Press
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Lunch (on your own)
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Hands-on: Power Clean
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Q & A / Wrap-up
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Performance Assessment
Event Itinerary - Saturday, March 30
7:45 AM - 8:30 AM
Check-in & On-site Registration / Welcome Announcements
8:30 AM - 9:20 AM
Firstbeat Internal Training Load and Recovery Monitoring with UCLA Football
by John Lally and Veli-Pekka Kurunmaki
9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
Speed Development Throughout the Annual Plan
by Marc Hickok, MS, CSCS
10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
Long Term Athletic Development
by Jeremy Heffner, MEd, CSCS
11:30 AM - 12:20 PM
Muscle Plasticity with Exercise
by Andy Galpin, PhD, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, FNSCA
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Lunch (provided)
1:30 PM - 2:20 PM
Can We Build a Concussion Proof Athlete (Weight Room)
by Mike Jolly

Track 1

1:30 PM - 2:20 PM
Ground Reaction Force - Trends and Training Implications
by Brian Buck, CSCS, RSCC

Track 2

1:30 PM - 2:20 PM
Fusing Together Force and Velocity Training Into One
by Brady Poppinga

Track 3

2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Practical Application of Acceleration for Football/Field Sports (Turf)
by Kevin Heiberger, MS, CSCS

Track 1

2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Senior Durability and Performance Coach (Weight Room)
by Cristian Plascencia

Track 2

2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Practicable and Actionable Implementation of Athlete Monitoring Technology
by Chris Ronald, MS, CSCS

Track 3


Thru March 19 After March 19* 

FCL (add'l)

NSCA Member Rate $75 $110 $150
Student Rate $40 $50 n/a
Non-Member Rate $95 $130 $200

*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 3-19-19. NO REFUNDS will be given after 3-19-19.

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