Missouri 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.

September 24, 2022 | Fenton, MO | 0.7 CEUs Category A


1st Phorm
2091 Fenton Logistics Park
Fenton, MO 63026

Hosted by:
Victor Kizer, MS, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, TSAC-F,*D


Event Itinerary - Saturday, September 24
7:00 AM - 7:50 AM
Check-in & On-site Registration
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
Breathing for Life / Breathing for Performance
by Michael Keane, CSCS

This presentation will deal with how the breath can influence the body biomechanically and biochemically at rest and during activity for optimal performance.

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Resisted Athleticism
by Brendan Thompson, DPT, PT

Learning Objectives:
• What is it?
• Be able to list different types of resistance tools and pros / cons of each
• Know how to incorporate each tool to overload and train various movements
• Learn how to implement the tools to develop different aspects of the athlete
• What are you looking for when identifying faults and how might you correct them?
• Be familiar with various training methods used to obtain results (contrast vs resisted only vs resistance and release models)

10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
A System for Individualized Training in the High School Setting
by Ty Van Valkenburg, MS, CSCS, RSCC

Attendees will get an overview of a comprehensive system that is designed to accommodate and optimize the long-term athletic development of all high school student-athletes from the 5th string incoming freshman to the D1 college recruit. Special attention will be given to the implementation and overarching objectives of the system, as well as detailing utilized assessments, exercise selection, teaching progressions, and periodization.

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
10 High Priority Strategies to Fuel High School Athletes
by Chad Kerksick, PhD, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, FNSCA

Learning Objectives:
• Practically discuss key considerations for parents and coaches to best understand fueling needs of high school athletes
• Compare and contrast fueling recommendations for athletes and non-athletes
• Discuss key considerations to achieve optimal carbohydrate and protein intake
• Provide practical recommendations and guidelines to help improve fueling habits and practice

12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
Lunch (provided)
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Case Scenario: Just Ruck It!
by Gerald Larson, PhD, CSCS,*D

Learning Objectives:
• Identify violations of rucking best practices and select appropriate solutions
• Demonstrate how you would employ kinematic and kinetic measures of rucking to reduce injury risk and improve performance
• Develop ruck training programs for practical fitness and performance

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
So You Want to Implement VBT: Challenges to Overcome and Obstacles to Avoid
by Brian Ciolek, MS, CSCS,*D, TSAC-F,*D, RSCC*D

Learning Objectives:
• Selecting the best VBT device for your situation
• Understanding software needs and physical equipment considerations
• Real world implementation to smooth your transition

3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Rethinking Return to Play: An Integrated Approach to Optimize Readiness
by Mark Jamison, MS, CSCS

This session will provide a framework for the return to play process that focuses on the transition from training to sport as well as present a model that utilizes objective feedback to ensure appropriate physical preparedness and a multi-domain approach to address game speed, decision-making abilities and cognitive readiness.

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Open Discussion Q&A Ted Athleticism


Thru Sept 13 After Sept 13*
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.


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  • 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. 

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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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