Montana 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.

June 13, 2020 | 0.7 CEUs Category A



The NSCA wants to assure you that your health, safety and well-being is our highest priority. We have determined it best to hold the event online via Zoom. We will notify you by e-mail with more details. Please visit the link below for Zoom Instructions.

Registration will close June 12, 12pm Mountain Time. 

Zoom - Instructions HERE

Hosted by:
Izzi McKinney, MS, CSCS,*D

Clinic attendees, earn 1 Educator Graduate Credit through the University of Mary. This credit may be used for teacher recertification or pay scale advancement, so be sure to check with your district. Click here to register.


Event Itinerary - Saturday, June 13 - Mountain Time Zone
7:20 AM - 7:50 AM
Online Check-in
7:50 AM - 8:00 AM
Opening Statements
by Izzi McKinney, MT State Director
8:00 AM - 8:55 AM
Weight Room Culture: Starting From the Ground Up
by Michael Silbernagel, MS, CSCS, RSCC*D

Learning Objectives:
- How to set and hold standards in your weight room
- How to handle challenges when they present themselves
- Ways to grow as a coach to best serve your staff and student athletes

8:55 AM - 9:45 AM
Organizing Your Tool Box
by Jeff Macy, CSCS, RSCC*E

Learning Objectives:
- Provide a framework in which to organize your testing and training means
- Using this framework to create more systematic training programs

10:00 AM - 10:55 AM
Unilateral to Bilateral Progression
by Chad Dennis, MS, CSCS

Learning Objectives:
- Discuss the reason for the emphasis of unilateral exercises
- Discuss how to progress from unilateral to bilateral emphasis on exercises
- Discuss the desired outcome of this approach

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Essential Principles of Strength & Conditioning
by Regan Quaal, CSCS

Learning Objectives:
- I will go over the six core principles that I believe all programs must include: Specificity, Overload, Fatigue Management, Variation, Phase Progression, and Individual Difference.
- I'll explain how I implement these principles into my training plan on a daily basis.

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Lunch Break
12:30 PM - 1:25 PM
Training the Older Adult
by Hayley Legg, MS, CSCS

Learning Objectives:
- Consider changes that occur during the aging process
- Identify considerations for training older adults
- Discuss the training implications for a range of older adults across the spectrum (Athlete to Frailty and fallers)
- Review current training practices and prescription for older adults
- Discuss the role of the S&C practitioner in training older adults

1:25 PM - 2:20 PM
Concurrent Programming and How to Utilize the 3 Phase Approach to Athletic Development
by Todd Barbour, CSCS, RSCC*D

Learning Objectives:
- Identify concurrent programming
- Explore the three phases of concurrent programming
- Implement the three phase approach to improve athletic development

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Percussive Therapy for Athletes
by Paul Cauldwell, CSCS

In this lecture, the audience will learn the essential skills to effectively use percussive therapy for athletes use and have the knowledge to help their athletes use it to activate their bodies and recover. This presentation will examine the evolving area of percussive therapy science and offer insight as to how these various strategies apply in the sports performance industry. We'll also explain how strength coaches can easily integrate the use of percussive therapy into their dynamic warm-ups, movement screening, training sessions, as well as recovery sessions.

3:30 PM - 3:35 PM
Closing Remarks
by Izzi McKinney, MT State Director


Thru June 2 After June 2
NSCA Member Rate $65 $95
Student Rate $30 $40
Non-Member Rate $85 $115


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 6-2-20. NO REFUNDS will be given after 6-2-20.

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