Alabama 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 12, 2023 | Birmingham, AL | 0.7 CEUs Category A


Wynfrey Hotel
1000 Galleria Circle
Birmingham, AL 35244

Hosted by:
Stacy Bishop, PhD, CSCS,*D

This clinic is being held in conjunction with the ASAHPERD Fall Conference.


Event Itinerary - Sunday, November 12
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Check-in & On-site Registration
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Training Female Athletes Across the Lifespan
by Shelley Anderson, DPT, CSCS

Learning Objectives:
• Participants will learn the important considerations when training female athletes during adolescents, pregnancy/postpartum period, through menopause, and the masters athlete
• Participants will understand the importance of recognizing RED-S and the predictive risk factors
• Participants will understand the important hormonal differences when training females compared to males
• Participants will implement tangible tools when training female athletes throughout the lifespan

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Applied Velocity Based Training in a Team Setting
by Cody Hughes, MS

Velocity Based Training is not a training methodology, but a feedback tool that will instantly increase the effectiveness of your training. In this sesssion Coach Hughes takes us through his journey with Velocity Based Training and why he believes it’s the best route for strength training prescriptions.  Recommendations, implementation, and data analysis will be included. 

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Chronic External Loading During Daily Living to Improve Power
by Eric O’Neal, PhD, CSCS

Chronic external loading during daily living (ELDL) consists of wearing a weight vest for extended period of time outside of formal training sessions as a non-traditional approach to improve explosive task performance. This presentation will cover the research history of ELDL and provide evidence-based approach support for who, when, and how ELDL can be effectively implemented.

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Lunch (on your own)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Assessments and Monitoring Athlete Performance in Remote Coaching
by Alyssa Parten, MS, CSCS, NSCA-CPT

This presentation will explore the unique challenges and opportunities of assessing and monitoring athletes in remote coaching settings. We will discuss programming strategies to enhance remote coaching through athlete feedback, progress assessments, and how to track, read, and interperet performance and training data.

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Trick or Treat?: Evaluating Popular Performance-Enhancing Supplements
by Tyler Williams, PhD, CSCS and Christopher Ballmann, PhD

In this presentation we will discuss how coaches and athletes can better evaluate performance enhancing supplements and examine some of the most commonly consumed supplements by athletes and fitness enthusiasts.

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sport Science Concepts - Lessons Learned from Professional USL League One Soccer
by Greg Ryan, PhD, CSCS,*D, TSAC-F,*D

Working with professional athletes is incredibly rewarding, but presents a number of unique challenges. This presentation will focus on: 1) the development and implementation of a Sports Science department at the professional level; 2) the daily operations, machinations, adjustments, and pitfalls of data collection, analysis, and distribution; and 3) a discussion on how the lessons learned from this experience may benefit sport science professionals who work, or have aspirations to work, within a professional (or collegiate) sports organization.

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Assessing and Programming for the Rotational Athlete
by Cal Tinsley, MA, CSCS

This presentation will be an overview of how we assess each athlete at Tinsley Performance derived from my 13 years of S&C experience working with collegiate and professional organizations as well as local medical professionals.  The goal is to address key areas to evaluate when assessing the rotational athlete and how to properly program for each individual.


Thru Oct 31 After Oct 31*
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).

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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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