Southwest Regional Conference + FCL Course/ 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. **Join us for the Foundations of Coaching Lifts 1-day certificate course, held at CSU Long Beach.**

December 09 - 10, 2022 | Long Beach, CA | SW Regional Conference 0.6 CEUs Category A


Southwest Regional Conference - Saturday, December 10, 2022

CSU Long Beach
1250 N Bellflower Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90840

Hosted by:
Whitney Leyva, MS, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, RSCC

Foundations of Coaching Lifts Course - Friday, December 9, 2022

CSU Long Beach
1250 N Bellflower Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90840

Hosted by:
Antonio Squillante

Foundations of Coaching Lifts

Build Competence and Confidence as a Strength Coach

NSCA's Foundations of Coaching Lifts is here! Gain proficiency and confidence in coaching essential lifts in this one-day certificate course. Taught by CSCS-certified experienced coaches, you'll learn:
• Coaching fundamentals applied to core lifts (bench press, push press, squat and power clean).
• How to effectively apply variations of these lifts with athletes and clients.
• Where to look for technique errors and how to apply effective coaching cues.
• Ways to leverage your strengths as a coach and improve on weak areas.

Register today as spots are limited. || NSCA members: $150 Non-members: $200 || Earn up to 2.0 CEUs


Event Itinerary - Friday, December 9 - FCL Course
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
8:00 AM - 8:15 AM
Course Overview
8:15 AM - 10:00 AM
Hands-on: Squat
10:05 AM - 11:00 AM
Hands-on: Push Press
11:05 AM - 12:00 PM
Hands-on: Bench Press
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Lunch (on your own)
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Hands-on: Power Clean
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Q & A and Wrap-up
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Performance Assessment
Event Itinerary - Saturday, December 10 - SW Regional
7:30 AM - 8:15 AM
Check-in & On-site Registration
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
How Modern Shoe Wear Correlates to Foot and General Body Dysfunctions: Silent Pandemic?
by Jimmy Guzman, MA, ATC, FMS

This presentation will talk about how certain shoe wear styles are correlated to certain and specific bio-mechanical issues and easy ways to spot these common problems. Also included, we will be trying to bridge the gap between an athletic trainer's injury perspective and a strength and conditioning coaches use of that information.

9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
Intrinsic and Extrinsic Performance Motivation: Turning Athletes’ Attitudes From ‘Have to’ Into ‘Want To’
by Jenna Werking, MS, CSCS

Learning Objectives:
• Defining and understanding intrinsic and extrinsic performance motivation
• Establishing impactful relationships with our athletes
• Changing attitudes to achieve successful outcomes along with individual accountability

9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
The Kettle Bell Swing: Easy Power (hands-on)
by Analisa Naldi, MS, CSCS

Learning Objectives:
• Understanding the foundation positions and optimal alignment in the kettlebell swing
• Identifying how to establish and apply tension, utilize breathing, and safely execute the kettlebell swing
• Practice how to apply force efficiently to generate power

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Little Things Matter: How Making Subtle Changes With Specific Exercises Makes a Difference
by John Hofman, MS, CSCS,*D, TSAC-F,*D

Coaching is in the details and how we communicate and educate our athletes will determine if their success is temporary or long term. This hands-on session will cover specific exercises that will take your tactical athlete from reconditioning to performance. Specific progressions and coaching cues will be shared that increases the learning experience for the tactical athlete.

12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
Lunch (on your own)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Optimizing Pelvic Floor Health in Training: Approaches to Make a Difference
by Brooke Winder, DPT

Learning Objectives - by the end of this session, participants will be able to:
• Understand basic anatomy and functions of the pelvic floor as it relates to exercise and impact
• List common symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction and how these issues may impact exercise and sport participation
• Incorporate screening questions to understand a client's potential pelvic floor concerns and initiate collaboration as needed with other practitioners
• Implement movement approaches and exercise options to help clients manage pelvic floor symptoms and progress confidently through training

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
The Role of Nutrition Practitioners in the Sports Performance Team
by Kari Oliver, MS, RDN

This session will deal with how to integrate the role of a sports nutritionist and/or registered dietitian into the dynamics of a professional team setting looking at a multi-disciplinary, athlete-centered approach that includes strength and conditioning specialists, athletic trainers and coaching staff.

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
How to Develop Muscle and Athleticism When You Have Low Back or Knee Pain
by Chad Waterbury, DPT, PT

Learning Objectives:
• Be able to quickly assess the trunk, hips, knees, and ankles
• Be able to activate key stabilizer muscles throughout the trunk, hips, and lower extremity
• Be able to progress or regress numerous variations of the squat, lunge, split squat, and deadlift
• At the end of this hands-on seminar you should be able to program lower body, core and full body exercises that spare the low back or knees and improve joint stability and mobility

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
13 Weeks to Peek: How to Structure the Training Program for the Multi-Sport High-School Athlete
by Nick Garcia, MS, CSCS

Often times there is a conflict of interest between fall sports and spring sports in relation to training and the multi-sport athlete. The session will allow the athletes to be ready for their important spring sport competitions while performing effective training for their fall sport. This will help insure that both fall sport and spring sport coaches will feel confident about how the athlete is training.


Thru Nov 29 After Nov 29* FCL Course (Additional)
NSCA Member Rate $65 $95 $150
Student Rate $40 $50 $150
Non-Member Rate $85 $115 $200

*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


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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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