Alabama State Clinic / IN-PERSON

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.

November 13, 2022 | Birmingham, AL | 0.8 CEUs Category A


Hyatt Regency Birmingham
1000 Riverchase Galleria
Birmingham, AL 35244

Hosted by:
Stacy Bishop, PhD, CSCS,*D

This clinic is being held in conjunction with the ASAHPERD Fall Conference.


Event Itinerary - Sunday, November 13
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Check-in & On-site Registration
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Putting It All Together - A Practical Guide to Collegiate Planning and Programming
by Zach Mathers, MEd, CSCS,*D, RSCC*D

Learning Objectives:
• Give examples of the factors to look at when you program
• Show how to utilize technology to your advantage
• Show how to create athlete profiles to determine needs and deficiencies and how to utilize them
• Give examples of periodization plans and how to create them

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Programming & Coaching Multiple Sports
by Brad Bowen, MEd, CSCS

Learning Objectives:
• Understanding sport culture
• Differing training priorities
• Programming for different energy systems
• Exercise selection
• Periodization
• Interaction

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Female Athletes Deserve Better: Training Female Athletes
by Christina Myers, MS, CSCS

This presentation will go into the misconceptions and strategies for training female athletes, including an overview of program design as well as training female athletes of different sports.

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
In-Season Training for American Football: Getting Stronger as You Go Longer
by Zac Woodfin, CSCS

Learning Objectives:
• How to program a high intensity, lower volume training program
• How to monitor fatigue and write prescriptions during an in-season training block using force plates
• How to utilize VBT for auto regulation in season

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Lunch (on your own)
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Heat Mitigation Strategies
by Courteney Benjamin, PhD, CSCS

Learning Objectives:
• Understand mechanisms for human heat exchange
• Recognize the various ways to assess hydration and discuss methods most applicable to use in a field setting
• Understand the impact of cooling on performance and discuss the pros and cons of various methods
• Understand heat acclimatization and how this training strategy can be used to optimize performance and safety during exercise in the heat

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Strength Training After Orthopedic Surgery
by Amit Momaya, MD

Learning Objectives:
• Participants will obtain a better understanding of the subtle differences between types of orthopedic surgery procedures
• Determine what type of exercises are safe immediately after surgery
• Help patients better recover from their injury

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speed and Movement System for Field & Court Athletes
by Brandon Herring, USAW

Learning Objectives:
• Cover the foundations and mechanics of max velo, acceleration, deceleration, and COD.
• Drills and assessments for each area.

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Touchdown: Eccentric and Landing Training for Middle School Athletes
by JT Smith, CSCS

Learning Objectives:
• Learn proper technique on Step-Downs to prevent knee valgus
• Understand the need for a prep phase prior to introducing high intensity plyometrics
• Design a progressive landing training program to help decrease the likelihood of ACL tears


Thru Nov 1 After Nov 1*
NSCA Member Rate $85 $125
Student Rate $30 $40
Non-Member Rate $105 $145

*If sufficient quantities are unavailable, onsite and late registrants may not receive lunch, t-shirt, etc. (if applicable).

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  • 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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