Northwest 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.

August 15, 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 August 14th, 12pm MT.  

Zoom - Instructions HERE

Hosted by:
Catherine King, MS, CSCS, NSCA-CPT

Foundations of Coaching Lifts - Cancelled


Event Itinerary - Saturday, August 15 - Pacific Time Zone
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Online Check-in
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Opening Remarks
by Catherine King, MS, CSCS, NSCA-CPT
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
The Language of Coaching
by Nick Winkelman, PhD, CSCS, NSCA-CPT

Attendees will learn about the intersection between attention and learning.
Attendees will learn about the impact of coaching language and cueing on motor skills learning.
Attendees will learn about an evidence-based model for crafting cues that support movement performance and coordination.

10:20 AM - 11:20 AM
Training the Trainers Eye: Adopting Methods of Qualitative Analysis in Personal Training Education
by Jeff Aker, MEd, CSCS

Objective of this lecture is to bridge models of qualitative biomechanical analysis found in sport to complement the interdisciplinary requirements of a Personal Trainer. This will include ways of preparing for coaching sessions in addition to programming for it, observational strategies on the gym floor, evaluation strategies and appropriate interventions for current or prospective clientele.

11:25 AM - 12:25 PM
The Role of S&C in Fall Prevention
by Hayley Legg, MRes, CSCS

Identify associated risks and contributors to fall risk in older adults.
Discuss suitable assessments and tools available for S&C in fall prevention.
Discuss the role of the S&C practitioner in reducing fall risk and related injuries.

12:25 PM - 12:55 PM
Lunch Break
12:55 PM - 1:55 PM
Short-term and Long-term Nutrition Strategies for Making Weight
by Marc Morris, PhD, CSCS

Define body composition and its relationship with sports performance.
Describe what matters most and what matters least between nutrition and body composition.
Explain two things an athlete could to change their body composition.

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Sports Speed: Changing Velocity in All Directions
by Paul Gamble, PhD, CSCS

We will present relevant theory on the essential mechanics that govern each element of
multi-directional acceleration and changing direction when in motion. From this starting point we will go on to explore how this shapes our approach when developing the necessary qualities and coaching the component movements.

3:05 PM - 4:05 PM
Gait Retraining: Friend or Foe?
by Jenevieve Roper, PhD, CSCS

Gait retraining is a popular strategy used by clinicians for the treatment/management of various running related injuries. It has been shown to significantly reduce knee pain as well as treat other conditions of the lower extremity. While this can benefit many runners, it could also potentially affect running performance. Therefore, this presentation will target the following learning objectives: gait retaining and its use in the clinical setting, gait retraining's effect on running performance, whether coaches and clinicians should implement gait retraining on athletes. It is hoped that attendees will better understand the complete impact gait retraining may have on athletes and make better recommendations regarding its use.

4:10 PM - 5:10 PM
Mastering the Deadlift: Pulling Lessons from Powerlifting (hands-on)
by Marc Morris, PhD, CSCS

- Describe similarities and differences between the main Powerlifting deadlift styles: sumo and conventional
- Verbally cue an athlete through both deadlift movements
- Discuss causes and solutions to common deadlift errors


Thru Aug 4 After Aug 4 
NSCA Member Rate $85 $125
Student Rate $40 $50
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 8-4-20. NO REFUNDS will be given after 8-4-20.

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