Midwest Regional Conference / 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.

April 02, 2022 | Fort Worth, TX | 0.8 CEUs Category A


TCU University Recreation Center
3005 Stadium Dr.
Fort Worth, TX 76129

Hosted by:
Ryan Keller, MS, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D


Event Itinerary - Saturday, April 2
8:00 AM - 8:15 AM
Check-in & On-site Registration
8:15 AM - 8:30 AM
Introduction by NSCA Midwest Regional Coordinator, Ryan Keller
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Tactical Strength and Conditioning: What You Don’t Learn in a Textbook
by Jay Dawes, PhD, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, TSAC-F,*D, FNSCA

Over the last decade the interest in Tactical Strength and Conditioning has become increasingly popular. However, there are numerous considerations and challenges when attempting to apply the"Tactical Athlete" training concept within first responder and military populations. In this lecture, these challenges will be discussed and practical solutions to overcome these obstacles will be provided.

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Long Term Development with Youth Athletes
by Joey Bergles, MS, CSCS

• Identify 1-3 behavioral components that are paramount to success within any S&C program
• Explain the importance of feedback within a training program, specifically in the early stages of learning & development
• Identify 2 ways in which efficiency can be maximized within a middle/high school training program

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Tracking Body Composition in Athletes: Importance, Challenges, and Best Practices
by Grant Tinsley, PhD, CSCS,*D

• Understand the potential importance of tracking body composition
• Appreciate the challenges associated with tracking body composition
• Apply best practices in body composition assessment of athletes

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
How HIIT Helps: The Physiological Benefits of HIIT Compared to Endurance Training
by Alexander Hutchison, PhD, CSCS

• Learn the fundamental elements of HIIT training.
• Learn how the cardiovascular, neurological, and cognitive systems benefits from HIIT, beyond what is experienced during traditional endurance training.
• Learn how to easily incorporate HIIT training into your workout routine with little or no equipment.

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Lunch (provided)
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Return to Sport: Bridging the Gap Between Rehab, Performance, and the Field
by Jacob Rivera, CSCS

• ACL mechanism of injury and overall research review
• Overview the biomechanical and neuromuscular deficits seen in the injury
• Strategies and frameworks for progressing impact, speed, agility and lifting programs for return to sport after ACL

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Training Todays Elite Athletes: Collegiate / Professional / Olympic Level
by Renee Balconi, CSCS

• Encompass the whole world of elements, holistically and in the fitness world
• Unseen or unknown loads to consider
• Specific training for the sport and each athlete
• Today's athletes life vs 5-10 years ago

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Focus on Plyometrics: Proper Application, Progressions, and Regressions
by Ramiro Alvarez, CSCS

• Learn how to appropriately apply plyometrics to a strength and conditioning program
• Determine when to progress to more intense methods and when to regress back to more foundational drills
• Analyze the difference between drop jumps and depth jumps, and decide when and how to utilize each


Thru March 22 After March 22*
NSCA Member Rate $85 $125
Student Rate $40 $50
Non-Member Rate $105 $145

*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.


  • Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment

    National Strength and Conditioning Association is dedicated to providing a harassment-free and discrimination-free experience for everyone at NSCA events. NSCA seeks to provide an event environment in which diverse attendees may learn, network and enjoy the company of colleagues in a professional atmosphere. NSCA does not tolerate discrimination or harassment of attendees in any form.

    To report an incident or problem at NSCA's 2022 Midwest Regional Conference:
    NSCA Onsite Contact:
    Ryan Keller, Midwest Regional Coordinator
    Phone: 325-665-5509 or r.keller@tcu.edu 

    Fort Worth, TX Contacts:
    Emergencies: 911

    Closest Hospital:
    Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center - Fort Worth
    1400 8th Ave
    Fort Worth, TX  76104
    Phone: 817-926-2544

    Policy & Procedures
  • Cancellation Policy

    All refund requests must be submitted in WRITING and should include the reason for cancellation. NO refunds will be accepted via phone. A 50% refund will be granted on or before the early registration date. NO REFUNDS will be given after the early registration date. 

    You can submit your request to: conferences@nsca.com  

  • 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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