Indiana 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 30, 2023 | Terre Haute, IN | 0.6 CEUs Category A


Indiana State University
401 N 4th St
Terre Haute, IN 47809

Hosted by:
Nate Brown, MA, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D


Event Itinerary - Saturday, September 30
7:15 AM - 8:00 AM
Check-in & On-site Registration
8:00 AM - 8:15 AM
Introduction / Welcome
8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
Adaptations for Paralympic Athletes: Enhancing Strength Training in the Weight Room
by Larry Judge, PhD, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, RSCC*E, FNSCA

Learning Objectives:
• Understand the unique considerations and adaptations required when designing strength training programs for Paralympic athletes in the weight room
• Learn effective strategies and techniques for modifying exercises and equipment to accommodate various impairments and maximize training benefits for Paralympic athletes
• Gain knowledge of evidence-based approaches to optimize strength, power, and functional performance in Paralympic athletes through targeted strength training protocols and progressions

8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
Speed and Agility Training In and Out of the Weight Room
by Jason Nunn, MS, CSCS and Bram Wood, MS, CSCS

Learning Objectives:
• Weight room dynamics to improve speed and agility
• Exercises to improve performanc
• Practical applications

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
The Business of Personal Training
by Danielle Durochik

Learning Objectives:
• First impressions
• Aquisitions and follow up
• Retention
• Best practices
• How to run a people business

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Indoctrinating the College Freshman: Exercise Progressions for Optimizing the Squat, Deadlift, & Clean Variations
by Josh Wildeman, MA, CSCS

In this presentation, I am going to discuss and demonstrate the progressional exercises for the squat, deadlift, and clean exercise variations that are utilized in the University of Southern Indiana Strength & Conditioning Department. These progressions and coaching cues prepare athlete's to safely apply progressional overload and optimize hypertrophy, strength, and power throughout their career.

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Psychological Aspects of Injury Prevention
by Alex Bianco, PhD

Learning Objectives:
• Understand the strengths and limitations of contemporary models surrounding sport injury occurrence
• Understand the role that stress and other psychological factors play in sport injury occurrence
• Learn psychosocial strategies that athletes and strength and conditioning coaches can use to reduce the rate of sport injury

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Potentiation: A Big Word With Big Results
by Nate Brown, MA, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D

Learning Objectives:
• Information on pre and post activation potentiation
• Teach how to develop power using exercises together
• Hands-on demonstration of examples currently utilized to develop high caliber athletes

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
Lunch (provided)
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
The New Core and How to Train It
by Brian Watters, DC, CSCS

Learning Objectives:
• Define what the core is
• New core training ideas, exercises
• Creating resiliency for injuries

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Building a Championship Culture in the Weight Room
by Kevin Konopasek, MS

Thoughout this presentation I will speak on what I believe the 4 key steps are to build a championship culture in the weight room, but can also extend out beyond those four walls. While explaining these four steps to builidng a culture I will speak on my own experiences over the last decade to help relate to other members in the audience that may be outside of the college/team sports setting.

1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
Building Muscle and Getting Leaner the Scientific Way
by Dawn Weatherwax, RD, LD, CSCS

This session will include how to use sports nutrition, testing & supplementation to customize your training programs for MAXimum success.  This includes athletes as young as 11yo to elite!

1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
Implementing Athlete Testing and Monitoring
by Heather Abbott, PhD, CSCS

The objective of this presentation is to demystify the process of athlete testing and monitoring by reviewing sound data collection, analysis and interpretation procedures.

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Low Back Pain and the Athlete
by John Kiesel, DPT, CSCS

Learning Objectives:
• Understand the difference between nociception and pain
• Compare and contrast current models of managing low back pain
• Discuss the role pain plays on motivation, performance, and motor control
• Explain the influence of psychosocial factors on physical funtioning in a person with LBP

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The Way We Move
by Craig Ray and Chris Stevenson

Yes, we will talk about the way we move weights. Yes, we will talk about how we program and move down a track or on a field. But we will also hit on how we move our student-athletes from a relationship-building angle. Moving weights and moving fast are important, but they are inconsequential to the way we move our kids emotionally. It is an integral part of what we do, and it is one of the things that people who visit us note upon leaving. Plus, culture is a topic we enjoy talking about. We love hearing about how coaches are intentional about building relationships within the framework of their program(s) and hope this leads to an enlightening Q & A session at the end.

4:15 PM - 4:30 PM


Thru Sept 19 After Sept 19*
NSCA Member Rate $65 $95
Student Rate $30 $40
Non-Member Rate $85 $115

*If sufficient quantities are unavailable, onsite and late registrants may not receive lunch, t-shirt, etc. (if applicable).

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