Georgia 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.

December 03, 2022 | Lawrenceville, GA | 0.6 CEUs Category A


Georgia Gwinnett College
Building E - LVIS Room
1000 University Center Lane
Lawrenceville, GA 30043

Hosted by:
Greg Ryan, PhD, CSCS,*D, TSAC-F,*D

Josh Wludyga, DSc, CSCS,*D


Event Itinerary - Saturday, December 3
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
Check-in & On-site Registration / Breakfast
8:50 AM - 9:00 AM
Opening Remarks
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Photobiomodulation: Using the Power of Light to Enhance Performance and Recovery
by Jennifer Novak, MS, CSCS,*D

Learning Objectives:
• Introduce the history and concept of photobiomodulation (light therapy)
• Present the evidence-based mechanisms of the modality as the basis for why red and NIR light therapy can be a viable tool in athletic and/or tactical arenas
• Provide awareness and present scholarly evidence-based applications for recovery and performance
• Increase awareness of additional areas of benefit based on the current research associated with sports medicine (bone repair, tendon repair, concussion management, PTSD assistance for the tactical/first responder population, etc.)

10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Athlete Monitoring and Assessment Tools - Emphasis on Cost Effectiveness and Efficiency for Practitioners
by Jacob Grazer, PhD, CSCS

Learning Objectives:
• Identify cost effective methods of assessing and evaluating athletes
• Discuss efficient methods to assess athletes during training to maximize time of practitioner and athlete
• Identify methods of quantifying training load and response to training that can be utilized by a wide array of practitioners with minimal additional technology
• Introduce data management technologies and methods to enhance data visualization and feedback to athletes and coaches

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Strength and Conditioning Principles for Competitive Dancers
by Josh Wludyga, DSc, CSCS,*D

Learning Objectives:
• Summarize previous literature regarding the physiological demands of dancers who perform competitively
• Illustrate the appropriateness of strength and conditioning programs for competition dancers
• Evaluate guidelines for program design considerations of a competitive dancer's strength and conditioning program

12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
KEYNOTE: Impact of a Strength Coach on Athletes
by Asher Allen

Learning Objectives:
• Ways strength coaches can improve from the vantage point of their athletes
• Motivate to effectively communicate
• Explore the use of nutrition in athletic performance and recovery

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Lunch (provided)
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Hands-on Demonstrations (4-30 min rotating sessions)
Teaching the Clean Safely & Efficiently While Knowing When to & When Not to Program It

Chris Romano, MA, CSCS,*D, RSCC*D

This session will cover the clean progression that I developed from coaching in the competitive Olympic Weightlifting world, and used to teach youth through college athletes effectivly. We will also cover approprite programing of the clean and clean variations, to hopefully help coaches who are less familiar with the clean to feel more comfortable programming it with their athletes.

Addressing Tactical Athlete Mobility

Bridget Melton, EdD, CSCS,*D, TSAC-F,*D

Tactical athletes often have restricted mobility due to personal protective equipment and overuse injuries. The presentation will highlight the common muscular skeletal injuries of law enforcement officers and firefighters. Then the participants will engaged in hands on session to address mobility in these tactical operators.  This session will target the ankles, hips and thoracic spine mobility exercises.
Athlete Movement Screens for Large Groups

John Delf-Montgomery, MA, CSCS, RSCC

Learning Objective 1) Equip coaches with a movement screen that can be done for large groups of athletes  2) Identifying what to look for developing a movement screen that can be used to improve athletic performance
Application of Mental Skills Training Techniques with Strength Training Clients Ally Claytor, MS
Learning Objective 1) Understand the importance of mental skills in strength training settings  2) Recognize the strength trainers role in applying mental skills training techniques  3) Practice hands on mental skills training to gain familiarity with implementation within strength training 
4:00 PM - 4:10 PM
Giveaways & Closing Remarks


Thru Nov 22 After Nov 22*
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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    If they are available, you will receive them via email within 2 weeks after the event.

    Will I receive a Certificate of Attendance?
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