Northern California 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 27, 2020 | 0.8 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 26th, 12pm Mountain Time.

Zoom - Instructions HERE

Hosted by:
Victor Brankovich, CSCS, RSCC*D


Event Itinerary - Saturday, June 27 - Pacific Time Zone
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Online Check-in
8:30 AM - 9:20 AM
Periodization for High School Athletes
by Matt Haack, MA, CSCS

Learning Objectives:
- Define and explain periodization
- Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using a periodization scheme with high school athletes
- Illustrate how to design a periodized plan

9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
Slow Down and Ask Better Questions: How Trauma Theory Can Make Us Better Coaches
by Jeff Bramhall

This presentation will provide an overview of how psychological trauma can impact the brain. It will then discuss how as coaches and practitioners (specifically not mental health professionals), we can create environments that are sensitive to the varied backgrounds of individuals we face while maintaining our scope of practice and safe boundaries.

10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
The Demands of the Game: What it Takes to Perform at Baseball’s Highest and Lowest Levels and Every Level in Between
by Ryan Faer, MS, CSCS

Drawing from experiences accrued working in both the professional and amateur settings, we will compare and contrast the demands of baseball across multiple levels of competition. Questions we will look to answer: how different is the game from one rung to the next, what sets an athlete apart as the progression, and what can we learn from the professional ranks to apply to amateur player development?

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Directing the Return to Competition Protocol
by Jordan Nieuwsma, MS, CSCS, NSCA-CPT

Learning Objectives:
- A timely and successful rehab should be the rule not the exception
- Developing a high performance model
- Developing a return to competition protocol for the most common regions of the body
- Where to start and where to finish
- Your scope of practice may start sooner than you think
- Landmark driven not timeline driven
- Working backwards from the game to return ready to compete at the highest level

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Lunch Break
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Velocity Based Training
by Tyler Friedrich, MS, CSCS

Learning Objectives:
- Define velocity based training
- Define the objectives with implementing VBT
- Outline use cases for VBT
- Talk about practical applications

2:10 PM - 3:10 PM
Long Term Athletic Development: A Strength Coach’s Playbook
by Rudy Thomas, MS

- A comprehensive approach to the Athletic Development Model
- How taking a step back in exercise complexity can actually lead to longer term gains
- Why meeting an athlete where they're at may be better for their overall athletic development
- Why sticking to the basics may be best
- The six basic human movements and why all programs should have each represented
- Why strength is a skill that must be practiced, similar to practicing a sport skill
- Extensive lists of variations of the six primary human movements

3:20 PM - 4:20 PM
Managing the Training Process of the UFC Athlete During a Fight Camp
by Matt Crawley, MS, CSCS,*D, RSCC

Preparation for a fight camp entails many details. It's easy to know where you want to go, but how do you get there? There are many ways to skin a cat in the training process, but pre-intra-post testing diagnostics, weekly meetings, and pre-intra-post briefing are not always utilized. Key Performance Indicators play a KEY role in each individualized training program. This session will include the global high performance team dynamic and specialized approach the UFCPI S & C discipline use to prepare a UFC fighter for their big competition day.

4:20 PM - 5:20 PM
Leadership and Motivation for the 21st Century Athlete
by Ron McKeefery, MA, CSCS,*D, RSCC*E

In this talk Ron will discuss how athletes are different now and how they should be reached. The old school method of simply yelling no longer works. Athletes have different needs and styles as a result of changing culture and the coach must be able to approach them in the most appropriate means to get them to train as hard as possible.

5:20 PM - 5:30 PM
Closing Remarks


Thru June 16 After June 16
NSCA Member Rate $85 $125
Student Rate $30 $40
Non-Member Rate $105 $145


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 6-16-20. NO REFUNDS will be given after 6-16-20.

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