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Education Recognition Program (ERP) application deadline is extended to April 30th.

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 for the Foundations of Coaching Lifts 1-day certificate course, held at Santa Monica College.

May 02, 2020 | Los Angeles, CA | 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 reschedule this event. As soon as a new date is determined, we will notify you.

Southwest Regional Conference - Postponed

University of Southern California
940 West 35th St
Los Angeles, CA 90007

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

Foundations of Coaching Lifts - May 1, 2020

Santa Monica College
1900 Pico Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90405

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

Antonio Squillante, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*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.

Register today as spots are limited.  NSCA members: $150   Non-members: $200   2.0 CEUs


Event Itinerary - Saturday, May 2 - Regional Conference
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Check-in & On-site Registration
8:00 AM - 9:20 AM
Athletic Performance From the Ground Up: Assessing and Training the Role of the Foot in Athletic Performance
by Joel Smith, MS, CSCS
9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
Physical Limitations vs Mechanical Solutions: Hitting and Pitching Mechanics Through a Strength & Conditioning Lens
by Ian Kadish, CSCS, RSCC
10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
Impact of Load Carriage on Lumbar Spine Kinematics
by Karen Kelly, PhD
11:30 AM - 12:20 PM
Enhancing On-Field Movement
by Scott Salwasser, MS, CSCS
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Lunch (on your own)
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Presenter Q & A
2:00 PM - 2:50 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
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
USC Sports Performance Training and Movement Systems
by Tim Ojeda, MS, CSCS, Darien Pyka, MS, CSCS, and Jill Zeller, MEd, CSCS
Event Itinerary - Friday, May 1 - 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


Thru April 21 After April 21*  FCL Course (add'l)
NSCA Member Rate $85 $125 $150
Student Rate $40 $50 N/A
Non-Member Rate $105 $145 $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 4-21-20. NO REFUNDS will be given after 4-21-20.

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