Arizona 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 09, 2023 | Chandler, AZ | 0.7 CEUs Category A


Chandler Gilbert Community College
Agave Room
2626 E Pecos Rd
Chandler, AZ 85225

Hosted by:
Joseph Sudimack, MS, CSCS, NSCA-CPT


Event Itinerary - Saturday, December 9
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
Check-in & On-site Registration
8:00 AM - 8:10 AM
Welcome / Intro
8:10 AM - 9:10 AM
Developing a Successful Strength & Conditioning Program That Will Positively Impact Schools, Programs, and Communities
by Nick Cornell, MA

Participants will learn various strategies, ideas, and implementations that will develop a positive and successful culture for program development, strength & conditioning, and character development that will not only impact a program and school but an entire community.

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Your Shoulder Health Is in Your Hands: How the Hand Impacts Upper Extremity Mobility and Performance
by Matthew Zanis, DPT, PT

We will be utilizing the hands to look at the shoulder through a different lens and visualize a new perspective of intention with our coaching and training to break through plateaus, move better, build bigger shoulders and put shoulder pain in the past.

10:20 AM - 11:20 AM
Performance Nutrition in Sport and Physical Performance: Strategies & Challenges From a Sports Team and Private Training Facility Perspective
by Leron Sarig, MS, RD, CSSD

This presentation will highlight the influence nutrition has in sports and physical performance and how these influences can impact athletes both in a sports team and private training facility setting. In addition to this, this presentation will cover the general nutrition needs and considerations across various sports and activity-types as well as practical strategies and common challenges relating to nutrition implementation in various settings. This presentation will also provide examples and strategies for building a nutrition program with relevant resources.

11:25 AM - 12:25 PM
The Art and Science of Mentorship
by Joseph Sudimack, MS, CSCS, NSCA-CPT

Mentorship is vital to success in every field, including the field of strength and conditioning. This presentation will define mentorship based on current literature, we will discuss why it is important within strength and conditioning, elaborate on the roles of the mentor and mentee and what we can do to assist those around us.

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Lunch (provided)
1:35 PM - 2:35 PM
Applying Functional Anatomy to Strength & Conditioning
by Rocky Snyder, CSCS, NSCA-CPT

Our conventional knowledge of anatomy and biomechanics is incomplete. We have been educated on the human frame as it relates to open chain motion. Yet when the body come into contact with the ground everything changes. Muscles move in a much different manner than what the anatomy books tell us. This course takes functional, closed chain biomechanics and applies that knowledge in the weight room.

2:40 PM - 3:40 PM
Corrective Techniques and Warm up Concepts Consideration for the Tactical Athlete
by David Pedersen, CSCS,*D, RSCC

Attendees will learn skills and techniques on how to properly program and think outside the box for tactical athletes, decide the right corrective exercises for their specific athlete, along with looking into how to program different warmup strategies.

3:45 PM - 4:05 PM
Delivering Quality Programs to Youth Athletes With Limited Facilities
by Haley Palmer, MS, CSCS and Conor Clancey, MS, CSCS

One of the largest obstacles to youth athletic development is access to proper facilities for training. In this presentation, we will outline how we have been working with two youth ice hockey programs, female and male, to deliver well rounded and meaningful training to 200+ athletes with little more than 100 sq ft of space and little to no weights. We will discuss how creativity has played a role in ensuring the proper stimuli be provided and the selection process of testing protocols to assess progress without sacrificing reliability and validity. The attendee will walk away with knowledge to better help them implement training to programs with less than idea facilities without sacrificing quality.

4:10 PM - 4:50 PM
4:50 PM - 5:00 PM


Thru Nov 28 After Nov 28*
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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    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.

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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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