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Missouri 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.


Hosted by:
Victor Kizer, MS, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, TSAC-F,*D


Event Itinerary - Saturday, December 4
7:00 AM - 7:50 AM
Check-in & On-site Registration
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
Breathing for Life / Breathing for Performance
by Michael Keane, CSCS

This presentation will discuss how the breath can influence the body biomechanically and biochemically at rest and during activity for optimal performance. This presentation will have a practical portion.

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Kinematic Differences in Med Ball Throws
by Jacob Buffa

This session will help you to first understand why the drill is being selected (developing a motor pattern to mimic sport or improve power output).  Also with knowing how to select med ball drills and apply proper constraints to get the desired adaptation.  

10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Monitoring for Enhancing Performance Culture in Team Sport
by Daniel Hicker, MS, CSCS,*D, RSCC

Build it in to build them up.  Weight room culture for team sport (or anywhere) can be tricky.  A melting pot of backgrounds, experiences, and the understanding of strength and performance principles.  Delivered correctly, objective feedback through the use of our technologies to support processes puts the athlete in the driver seat.  Find a way to educate and influence athletic development seamlessly without disrupting the natural undulations of performance and productivity through a season or career, and you've found a golden nugget for long-term success.

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Mindset, Appraisals, and Responses: The Role of Stress in Human Performance (Track 1)
by Craig Weller

Objectives:  1. Understand the stress mindsets, how they influence the stress response and coping behaviors, and ways to improve them.  2. Understand the roles of predictability and control in the stress appraisal process, and how those factors are influenced by training.  3. Understand the differences between threat and challenge-oriented stress responses, and their implications for performance and recovery.

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Step by Step Breakdown of How to Create and Adapt a Performance Nutrition Program (Track 2)
by Chad Kerksick, PhD, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, FNSCA

Objectives:  1. Relevant, focused macronutrient recommendations  2. Focused nutrient delivery and timing considerations  3. Specific examples of fueling recommendations and their timing for different athletes

12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
Lunch (provided)
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
If You Can’t Run, Ruck It
by Gerald Larson, PhD, CSCS,*D

Objectives:  1. Describe the basics of rucking. (What is it?)  2. Analyze kinematic and kinetic measures of rucking in real time. (Is it safe?)  3. Develop ruck training programs for fitness and performance. (Can I do it?)  

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Rethinking Return to Play: An Integrated Approach to Optimize Readiness
by Mark Jamison, MS, CSCS

This presentation will provide a framework for the return to play process that focuses on the transition from training to sport. Present a model that utilizes objective feedback to ensure appropriate physical preparedness and a multi-domain approach to address game speed, decision-making abilities and cognitive readiness.

3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
A System for Individualized Training in the High School Setting
by Ty Van Valkenburg, CSCS, RSCC

Attendees will get an overview of a comprehensive system that is designed to accommodate and optimize the long-term athletic development of all high school student-athletes from the 5th string incoming freshman to the D1 college recruit. Special attention will be given to the implementation and overarching objectives of the system, as well as detailing utilized assessments, exercise selection, teaching progressions, and periodization.

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Presenter Roundtable - Open Discussion Q&A


Thru Nov 23 After Nov 23*
NSCA Member Rate $85 $125
Student Rate $30 $40
Non-Member Rate $105 $145


  • Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment

    National Strength and Conditioning Association is dedicated to providing a harassment-free and discrimination-free experience for everyone at NSCA events. NSCA seeks to provide an event environment in which diverse attendees may learn, network and enjoy the company of colleagues in a professional atmosphere. NSCA does not tolerate discrimination or harassment of attendees in any form.

    To report an incident or problem at NSCA's 2021 Missouri State Clinic:
    NSCA Onsite Contact:
    Victor Kizer, Missouri State Director
    Phone: 314-757-0206 or

    Fenton, MO Contacts:
    Emergencies: 911

    Closest Hospital:
    SSM Health St. Clare Hospital - Fenton
    1015 Bowles Ave
    Fenton, MO  63026
    Phone: 636-496-2000

    Policy & Procedures
  • Cancellation Policy

    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 the early registration date. NO REFUNDS will be given after the early registration date. 

    You can submit your request to:  

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Will I receive the speaker PowerPoint presentations?
    If they are available, you will receive them via email within 2 weeks after the event.

    Will I receive a Certificate of Attendance?
    Yes. A certificate will be emailed to you approximately 2 weeks after the event.

    How do I report my CEUs?
    The NSCA will automatically apply the CEUs to your NSCA Account. If you need to report CEUs elsewhere, you may use the Certificate of Attendance.

    Can anyone register for this event?
    Yes. Anyone who is interested in an NSCA Event can register.

    Do I need a Membership to register?
    No. You only need an NSCA Account to register. If you do not have one, you can create one for free.


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