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.

August 01, 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 change the format to a virtual event via Zoom. We will notify you by e-mail with more details. Please visit the link below for Zoom Instructions.

Registration will close July 31st, 12pm Mountain Time.

Zoom - Instructions HERE

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


Event Itinerary - Saturday, August 1 - Pacific Time Zone
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Online Check-in
8:30 AM - 9:20 AM
Game Pace Training
by Pat Mediate, MEd, CSCS

This presentation will showcase the evolution of an intgrated, task oriented approach for the high school athletes to Train Like the Game.

9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
Power & Strength Development at USC
by Tim Ojeda, MS, CSCS

Learning Objectives:
• Long term goals
• Teaching proficiency
• Theoretical application of the overload principle

10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
Impact of Load Carriage on Lumbar Spine Kinematics
by Karen Kelly, PhD

Learning Objectives:
• Demonstrate impact of back-loads (back-packs, firefighting tanks etc) on the lumbar spine
• Show how different positions impact the spine under load
• Show adaptations of musculature to carry loads over time

11:20 AM - 11:50 AM
Lunch Break
11:50 AM - 12:40 PM
Athletic Performance From the Ground Up: Assessing and Training the Role of the Foot in Athletic Performance
by Joel Smith, MS, CSCS

Learning Objectives:
• Discussion of the foots function during athletic movement
• Torque – foot driven rotational power
• Single leg training – including plyometrics/jumps
• Speed development – acceleration vs. top end speed foot mechanics
• Kinetic chain – upstream vs. downstream focus – ground reaction forces

12:50 PM - 1:40 PM
Breaking the Barriers to Performance Under Pressure: Achieving Stability, Power and Mindset for Performance Readiness by Integrating PFT
by Veera Asher, DMA, CSCS and Matt Hank, MS, CSCS,*D, RSCC

Learning Objectives:
• Introducing target goals and performance metrics of the PFT training tool
• Integration of the training tool in specific skills or practices
• Before and after comparisons based on challenges specific to performance track (elite athlete, collegiate athlete, fitness enthusiast)

1:50 PM - 2:40 PM
Enhancing On-Field Movement
by Scott Salwasser, MS, CSCS

Learning Objectives:
• Discussion about speed and force profiling for on-field training
• Value of teaching sport agility absent of sport stimuli
• Movement stimuli in drills; colors, lights, teammates, implements, etc.
• Key factors for speed development – practical solutions
• Minimal effect dose for speed and agility training
• Periodization: yearly movement (on-field) training plan

2:50 PM - 3:40 PM
Utilizing MAS for Field Sport Athletes
by Jill Zeller, MEd, CSCS

- Understanding MAS (Maximal Aerobic Speed) as a method for conditioning
- How to utilize it in a team sport setting
- Implementation for in season training


Thru July 21 After July 21 
NSCA Member Rate $75 $110
Student Rate $40 $50
Non-Member Rate $95 $130


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 7-21-20. NO REFUNDS will be given after 7-21-20.

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