Alberta Provincial 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.

June 04, 2022 | Edmonton, AB | 0.7 CEUs Category A


SVPT Fitness
4456 97 St NW
Edmonton, AB T6E 5R9

Hosted by:
Jeff Aker, MEd, CSCS


Event Itinerary - Saturday, June 4
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Check-in & On-site Registration
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
From the Field to the Beat - Career Paths in Strength and Conditioning
by Patrick Szpak, MA, CSCS,*D, RSCC

Learning Objectives:
• Provide an overview of the strength and conditioning profession as it currently stands in the professional/collegiate sport and tactical settings, and a discussion on the various areas of specialization that are available to both up and coming, as well as experienced coaches.
• A step by step look at the necessary requirements, from an educational, certification, and experience standpoint that will be needed to compete for strength and conditioning roles within Canada and beyond.
• Discuss resources that are available to coaches looking to pursue professional, collegiate, and tactical strength and conditioning roles.

10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
So You Want to Be a Fitness Writer?
by Andrew Coates

Learning Objectives:
• To showcase how fitness professionals can develop writing skills and explore avenues to write
• Explore the benefits of becoming a writer to your career
• How to get published on fitness industry websites and potentially become a published author

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Load Management and Training Considerations for the Elite Tactical Athlete
by Marc Lavallee, CSCS

Learning Objectives:
• Comparing tactical athletes to sports athletes and highlight the differences
• Seeing what fills there "cup" stresses, on call work, night shift, poor diet choices, caffeine use, training
• Looking at how full their cup is and how can we train while avoiding injury? Load management strategies
• Workouts using extended warm-ups, priming, ramp-up sets
• Reverse order workouts for load management

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Lunch (on your own)
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Integrating the Strength Professional into the Rehabilitation Process
by Matt Yaworski, CSCS

Learning Objectives:
• Identify the key stakeholders of the rehabilitation process
• Identify stages of the rehabilitation process and the role of the strength professional in each
• Identify components of late stage return to performance that can be supported by the strength professional

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
The Female Strength Athlete: Considerations for Programming and Coaching Women in Strength Sports
by Hannah Gray

Learning Objectives:
• Gain an understanding of differences in pelvic floor anatomy, breathing and bracing strategies for heavy lifting that will promote pelvic floor health
• Adapting the program for optimal performance during various phases of the menstrual cycle
• Rebuilding strength postpartum
• Special considerations for menopausal athletes

3:30 PM - 5:15 PM
Implementation of Velocity Based Training (VBT) with Athletes
by Barry Butt, CSCS

The objective of this presentation is to explain what VBT is and how to implement it into a training program. We will discuss:
• At what age using VBT is appropriate
• How to use VBT in Baseline testing
• Creating Load/Velocity Profiles
• Normative velocity scores for strength and power exercises at different % 1RM
• Daily jump testing for readiness
• Program Design and Implementation
• Using VBT to make daily adjustments to training
• Using VBT in conjunction with RPE/RIR
• Using VBT to teach technique and Intent


Thru May 24 After May 24*
NSCA Member Rate $75 $110
Student Rate $30 $40
Non-Member Rate $95 $130

*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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