Michigan 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.

April 08, 2023 | Rochester, MI | 0.7 CEUs Category A


Oakland University
Recreation & Athletics Center
569 Pioneer Dr
Rochester, MI 48309

Hosted by:
Dane Bartz, PhD, CSCS,*D


Event Itinerary - Saturday, April 8
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
Check-in & On-site Registration
8:50 AM - 9:00 AM
Clinic Opening Remarks
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
The Arm Swing: A Coaching Necessity for Aerobic and Anaerobic Performance
by Nicholas Mortensen, PhD, CSCS

This presentation will review the upper body's role when sprinting and running and why many coaches focus on training the arm motion for athletic development. From there, we will explore how restricting the upper body alters performance levels and the practical applications when training athletes to improve speed and endurance.

10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Program Design: Using Regression Exercise to Help Client Success
by Jeff Murphy, PhD, CSCS

Screening the movement readiness of clients and athletes is an essential part of effective program design. Athletes with less-than-optimal movement need to alter their training exercises to optimize their training adaptations, prevent injury, and help them achieve their goals. This presentation will provide trainers and strength coaches with practical methods for screening athletes' movement readiness and providing them with hands-on experience for assigning practical regression of exercises.

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Improve Performance with Perturbation Training (hands-on)
by Dane Bartz, PhD, CSCS,*D

In this practical presentation, we will discuss perturbation training and how to program it effectively with clients and groups. The speaker will explain the components of perturbation training and how to program them within training sessions. He will demonstrate appropriate regressions and progressions by utilizing different pieces of equipment. Get a practical partner and challenge your reactive control by continuously exposing yourself to postural disruptions!

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Lunch (on your own)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Panel Discussion - Michigan Moves Month: Advocacy to Advance the Profession
by Michael Stack, CSCS and Tony Moreno, PhD, CSCS,*D

Michigan Moves Month is an annual initiative with the vision and mission to promote and encourage every Michigander, of every age and ability, to embrace diverse forms of human movement in the pursuit of an active and healthy lifestyle. This panel discussion will bring together leaders from the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and the Michigan Fitness Club Association to discuss the value of, and plans for, this collaborative partnership; as well as how Strength & Conditioning professionals and Personal Trainers can get involved in the Michigan Moves initiative to enhance both their career, their profession, and healthy/active lifestyles in their community.

1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Maximizing Performance with Nutrition: Helping your Athletes Succeed
by Allison Mankowski, MPH, RDN, CSSD

This session will cover how you can help your athletes perform their best, focusing on the performance nutrition topics of nutrient timing, balance, and adequacy, as well as day-to-day adherence.

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Teaching the Clean; Basic Progressions and Regressions for Your Population (hands-on)
by Trevor Klump, MS, CPSS, CSCS, RSCC, Pedro Mendez, MS, CSCS and Whitney Fleming, MPH, CSCS

The attendees will learn a basic teaching progression of the Clean weightlifting movement, as well as regressions and tips for common faults during performance of the Clean and its variations. Alternatives to weightlifting movements will also be presented.

3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Reaching your Full Potential: A Guide to the Hockey Off-Season
by Joe Neal, CSCS,*D

The When, What, Why, and How to optimize the hockey summer off-season. Coaches will understand macro/micro cycles, training KPIs, primary qualities to chase, phase integration, and sport science-driven programming.

4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
Starting Small: Minimizing Debt while Climbing to 6 Figures in 2 Years
by Jeff Tirrell, CSCS

The speaker will share his experience about how he built his personal training business from the ground up after finding himself unemployed in June of 2020. He'll share lessons he's learned and give suggestions on strategies that allowed him to go from a half dozen clients in his backyard to owning his own studio space and training over 70 clients.

4:50 PM - 5:00 PM
Clinic Closing Remarks


Thru March 28 After March 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).

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.

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