Kansas 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 02, 2023 | Topeka, KS | 0.8 CEUs Category A


Washburn University
Student Recreation & Wellness Center
1726 Durow Rd
Topeka, KS 66621

Hosted by:
Gerald Larson, PhD, CSCS,*D


Event Itinerary - Saturday, December 2
7:00 AM - 7:45 AM
Check-in & On-site Registration
7:45 AM - 8:00 AM
Welcome and Introductions
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
Creating an Optimal Team Climate for Every Athlete to Thrive
by Mary Fry, PhD

This presentation will share the latest research in sport psychology on how to bring out the best in every athlete. Coaches will have the opportunity to reflect on their current program culture, identifying strengths and areas that can be strengthened, and will leave the session with strategies to consider for implementing in their programs.

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
The Tactical Athlete – A Lifetime of Learning and Service
by Major Frank Ise

Learning Objectives:
• Make the connection between physical, nutritional and mental readiness among tactical athletes
• Compare attributes of tactical athletes and professional sport athletes
• Develop a career oriented approach to tactical strength and conditioning

10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
What is the Jayhawk Athletic Performance Laboratory and What Can It Do for You?
by Andrew Fry, PhD, CSCS,*D, FNSCA*E

Learning Objectives:
• Learn the history and development of the lab
• Describe how "sport science" is not the same as "exercise science"
• Examine the challenges and opportunities in the world of sport performance research

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
K-State All-American’s Journey From High School to the NFL and Back
by Mark Simoneau, CSCS

Learning Objectives:
• Share the strength and conditioning journey of an elite football athlete from high school to the NFL
• Increase professional awareness of the physical and mental demands associated with being an elite athlete
• Examine how unique lessons learned as an athlete help shape coaching philosophy and approach to athlete development

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Lunch (provided) / Student & Practitioner Research Posters
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Enhancing Your Training Programs with Variation
by Randy Wells, MS, CSCS,*D, RSCC*E

Learning Objectives:
• Summarize ways to incorporate exercise variety into training programs from pre-work to new innovative exercises
• Explain the rationale for incorporating pelvic-hip tilt drills into a training program
• Demonstrate ways to incorporate pelvic-hip tilt drills into a training program

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Warfighter Nutrition – A Practical Approach to Health and Performance
by Gerald Larson, PhD, CSCS,*D

Learning Objectives:
• Build a performance plate for long-term health and weight management
• Summarize recommendations to optimize nutrition readiness for mission effectiveness
• Develop a nutrition plan for post-mission recovery and regeneration

3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Enhancing Performance Through Deceleration Mastery
by James Thayer, MS

Learning Objectives:
• Explain the concept of deceleration and its significance in training performance
• Identify practical applications of deceleration in various training approaches
• Empower participants to integrate deceleration training into their own practices

4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
Keeping Pace With the Profession During an Age of Acceleration
by Jim Moore EdD, LAT, ATC, CSCS

Learning Objectives:
• Identify strength and conditioning professional and personal trainer areas that have changed during the last 5-10 years
• Predict the impact of various technologies on practitioner income and expenses
• Discuss specific continuing education needs of practitioner sub-disciplines

4:50 PM - 5:00 PM
Debrief & Dismiss


Thru Nov 21 After Nov 21*
NSCA Member Rate $85 $125
Student Rate $30 $40
Non-Member Rate $105 $145

*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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  • 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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