Connecticut 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.

June 03, 2022 | Storrs, CT | 0.6 CEUs Category A


University of Connecticut
Student Union Building
2110 Hillside Road
Storrs, CT 06269

Hosted by:
Joel DeMarco, MEd, CSCS, RSCC


Event Itinerary - Friday, June 3
8:00 AM - 8:40 AM
Check-in & On-site Registration
8:40 AM - 8:50 AM
8:50 AM - 9:00 AM
Amp Human/Momentous - Event and Lunch Sponsor
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Anatomy of a Sports Performance Program
by Mike Ericksen, MS, CSCS, RSCC*E

Learning Objectives:
• Present philosophy and methodology of the CCSU Sports Performance program and how it developed.
• Examine challenges and solutions for a Mid-Major program.
• Discuss how the profession has changed and tools to adapt to those changes.

10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Return to Play: How Do We Know? When Do We Know?
by Julie Burland, PhD, CSCS

The goal of this presentation is to gain an advanced understanding of the importance of utilizing standardized return to play guidelines for progression back to sport after injury. We will focus on concepts surrounding return to play/sport guidelines and objective testing across multiple body segments. The course will integrate foundational concepts with current literature related to return to play testing that are commonly utilized for various musculoskeletal injuries.

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Technology’s Edge in a High Performance Football Model
by Chris Grautski, MS, CSCS

This session will highlight the all-encompassing tactics that keep a football program performing at its highest potential and most importantly, keeping them available for practice and games!

12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
Lunch (provided) - Sponsored by Amp Human/Momentous
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
An Integrated Approach to Developing the Elite Throwing Athlete
by Brian Donofrio, CSCS

Learning Objectives:
• Assessment – learning the story of the individual, how their movement tells the narrative
• Corrective Strategies – mobility vs stability
• Training – motor learning, physical quality development, skill acquisition
• Mental Skill Development

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Programming and Progression of Specificity
by Josh Pratt, CSCS, TSAC-F

What is specificity and how can it help the athlete or general population? This presentation will aid in determining needs of the individual/function with practical examples including enduro mountain biking, football, and the average weekend outdoorsman.  Program development will be addressed to form a base to build upon through mobility, ROM, form & technique, while programming models, such as linear and undulating, will introduce progressions of complexity vs. isolation as well as overall specificity within an undulating routine.  It will also examine risk vs. reward principles and ingrained neural patterning over the long haul.

3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
The Contrariety of Championships
by Andrea Hudy, MBA, MS, CSCS,*D, RSCC*E

With the opportunity to be part of 3 top-tier championship basketball programs throughout my coaching career, this presentation will focus on the consistencies and disparities between the experiences through the lens of a sports performance coach. Specifically, the commonalities of what makes great teams great, and the unique challenges that are faced.

3:50 PM - 4:00 PM
Wrap-up Event


Thru May 24 After May 24*
NSCA Member Rate $65 $95
Student Rate $30 $40
Non-Member Rate $85 $115

*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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