Florida 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 05, 2022 | Bradenton, FL | 0.7 CEUs Category A


IMG Academy
5650 Bollettieri Blvd
Bradenton, FL 34210

Hosted by:
Sara Terrell, PhD, CSCS,*D


Event Itinerary - Saturday, November 5
7:45 AM - 8:45 AM
Check-in & On-site Registration
8:45 AM - 9:00 AM
Welcome and Introductions
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Unpredictability Can Be a Good Thing! Incorporating Heart Rate Variability Into Your Training Practice
by Erica Marshall, PhD, CSCS

By the end of this lecture, attendees will be able to:
• Describe changes within the autonomic nervous system (ANS) from rest to exercise
• Understand the role of ANS in health and disease
• Assess and interpret quantitative markers of the ANS (i.e., heart rate variability (HRV))
• Implement effective strategies to improve HRV

10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Strongman Training Applications for the Elderly, Special, and General Populations
by Garett Reid, MS, CSCS

Learning Objectives:
• Recognize the benefits of strongman training for elderly, special pops, and general pops
• Review and learn real case studies
• Identify the primary types of strongman training along with proper execution
• Learn how to implement strongman training into your client's program

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Challenges and Best Practices for Starting a Human Performance Program in Law Enforcement
by Tony Soika, MS, CSCS,*D, TSAC-F,*D, RSCC

Learning Objectives:
• Conduct a positional needs performance analysis
• Discuss general health concerns with this population
• Adapt periodization concepts to the organization by exploring the right way, the wrong way, and the reality of working in law enforcement

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Lunch (provided)
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Teach Perfect Form Every Time: Simplifying Complex Movement Coaching
by Gustavos Ramos, MS, CSCS

Learning Objectives:
• Identify movement errors during an exercise
• Implement movement corrections specific to perfecting exercise form
• Recognize when a client needs mobility or strength to improve exercise form
• Execute purposeful movement coaching through precise cueing
• Plan an appropriate movement progression for any exercise

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
The Toronto Blue Jays Approach to Developing Minor League Pitchers
by Aaron Spano, MS, CSCS, RSCC

Learning Objectives:
• Examine the Toronto Blue Jays approach to holistic athlete development centered on assessment driven programming
• Explore how our strength and conditioning team "bridges the gap" from the weight room to the baseball field
• Examine case study examples to better understand application of our training model and process

3:15 PM - 4:05 PM
Speed Dynamics: Teaching Acceleration for Team Sports (hands-on)
by Kevin Heiberger, MS, CSCS

Learning Objectives:
• Key objectives for acceleration during off-season, and pre-season training
• Using a part to whole approach for teaching acceleration (off-season)
• What general-specific exercises can be used to increase power outputs for the pre-season

4:15 PM - 5:05 PM
Holistic Shoulder Care: The IMG System for Keeping Overuse Shoulder Injuries at Bay (hands-on)
by Will Townsley, MEd, CSCS

Learning Objectives:
• Identify opportunities to maximize time for shoulder care
• Explain how to incorporate holistic shoulder care principles into your athlete's warm up/activation routine
• Understand how to work with your Sports Medicine team as a force multiplier
• Complete example exercises designed to optimize shoulder function

5:05 PM - 5:15 PM
Closing Remarks
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Event Social - Legacy Hotel at IMG Academy


Thru Oct 25 After Oct 25*
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).

Register online above or use our PDF registration form and email to conferences@nsca.com.


5450 Bollettieri Blvd.
Bradenton, FL 34210
941-245-1900 / info@imglegacyhotel.com

Mention NSCA for discounted rate.


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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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