Minnesota 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.

January 21, 2023 | St. Paul, MN | 0.8 CEUs Category A


University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Ave
St. Paul, MN 55105

Hosted by:
Chris Rousemiller, MA, CSCS


Event Itinerary - Saturday, January 21
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
Check-in & On-site Registration
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Performance Analytics; Application for Force Velocity Curves and Factors That Influence Them
by Justin Geijer, PhD, CSCS

The presentation will cover the role of the sport scientist at an NCAA Division II program. We will be discussing how the Performance Analytics students evaluated the Women's Basketball program at Winona State University and the outcomes and implementations resulting from their analyses.

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Making Academics & Athletics a Team Sport - Sports Science, the Relationship Between Research and Application
by Paul Mellick, PhD and Jaime Jaeger, MS, ATC, CSCS

Academics and athletics are often siloed in universities. At St. Thomas, we have created a partnership that utilizes data collected in our exercise science lab to collaborate with coaches, student athletes, sports medicine, and strength and conditioning staff. Here, we present the intricacies of that partnership and how the lab can be an important tool in athletic performance and injury risk reduction.

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Gut Health and Performance
by Christina Jax, MS, RDN, LDN

This presentation will present factors that influence gut health and performance.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Implementing Eccentric Training for Hypertrophy, Strength, and Power: Training Considerations
by Tim Suchomel, PhD, CSCS,*D, RSCC

This session will discuss the benefits and limitations of eccentric training methods, highlight specific training considerations when implementing eccentric training, and provide example programming to benefit hypertrophy, strength, and power.

12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
Lunch (provided)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Intersection of Rehabilitation and Strength and Conditioning: From Aches and Pains While Training to Restoration of Performance Upon Return From Surgical Intervention
by Dan Ogborn, PhD, CSCS

This talk will address the role of the strength and conditioning practitioner in the rehabilitation-performance continuum by 1) outlining common performance-limiting conditions encountered by athletes in regular training, 2) identifying management strategies including when to refer out (performance to rehabilitation) and 3) strategies to restore performance following prolonged rehabilitation for musculoskeletal injury (rehabilitation to performance). This will include discussion of performance data from athletes recovering from anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction and the strength and conditioning strategies used.

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Sandbag Training - Alternative Methods to Build Hip Extension Strength (hands-on)
by Brad Gillingham, MS, CSCS

Learning Objectives:
• Identify how to incorporate sandbag training into a functional strength training program
• Identify the correct method to pick up a sandbag, walk with a sandbag, and squat with a sandbag
• Obtain information from peers regarding sandbag training
• Hands on sandbag training will be incorporated

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Performance Cycling - Moving Through the Cycles of Training and Performance
by Cal Dietz, MEd, CSCS

This presentation will highlight the method of performance cycling for the structuring of workouts for athletes. Then we will rethink the structure of your workouts for athletes. Most programming foundation is from weightlifting powerlifting and bodybuilding. These are small changes in the structure of a workout that will benefit athletes the most. The coach doesn't need to change their program exercise to get results and benefits for the athlete.

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
The Female Athlete; Differences in Nutrition and Training
by Elizabeth Bronk, MS, RD, LD

This session will discuss topics female athletes experience during training and nutrition that differ from male athletes: including nutrient needs and adaptations to exercise stress.


Thru Jan 10 After Jan 10*
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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