Nebraska State Clinic + FCL Course / 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. **Join us for the Foundations of Coaching Lifts 1-day certificate course, held at College of St. Mary.**

January 14 - 15, 2023 | Omaha, NE | NE State Clinic 0.6 CEUs Category A


Nebraska State Clinic - Saturday, January 14, 2023

College of Saint Mary
Gross Auditorium
7000 Mercy Road
Omaha, NE 68106

Hosted by:
Andrew Shim, EdD, CSCS,*D

Foundations of Coaching Lifts Course - Sunday, January 15, 2023

College of St. Mary
Lied Fitness Center
7000 S. 72nd St.
Omaha, NE 68124

Hosted by:
Andrew Shim, EdD, CSCS,*D

Foundations of Coaching Lifts

Build Competence and Confidence as a Strength Coach

NSCA's Foundations of Coaching Lifts is here! Gain proficiency and confidence in coaching essential lifts in this one-day certificate course. Taught by CSCS-certified experienced coaches, you'll learn:
• Coaching fundamentals applied to core lifts (bench press, push press, squat and power clean).
• How to effectively apply variations of these lifts with athletes and clients.
• Where to look for technique errors and how to apply effective coaching cues.
• Ways to leverage your strengths as a coach and improve on weak areas.

Register today as spots are limited. || NSCA members: $150 / Non-members: $200 || Earn up to 2.0 CEUs


Event Itinerary - Saturday, January 14 - NE State Clinic
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Check-in & On-site Registration
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
The Client/Athlete and Coach Relationship (hands-on at fieldhouse)
by Anthony Morando, MA, CSCS,*D

Learning Objectives:
• The 5 stages of the client and coach relationship
• Lesson in remembrance
• Hand up
• Stay humble / get help

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Postural Restoration and the Benefits of Implementing This on Your Athletes
by Gibbie Duval, CSCS, RSCC*D

Learning Objectives:
• What is PR?
• Background on the benefits on athletes
• Assessing athletes before PR
• Providing baseline measures
• Techniques to implement depending upon the sport
• Modifications on how to perform PR with specific athletes

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
The Potential Influence of Focus of Attention Instructions on Performance & Training
by Charles Smith, PhD, CSCS

Learning Objectives:
• Define Focus of Attention
• Understand how Focus of Attention Instructions are commonly used in the gym or in the field
• Understand the history behind the importance of where focus is directed
• Define and Understand the OPTIMAL theory of motor learning, its supporting literature, and challenges to it
• Apply focused instructions to the gym/field and discuss potential future investigations

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Managing Sports Nutrition for Clients and Athletes for Pre-game, Competition, and Post-recovery Meals
by Sarah Ashman, MBA, RD

Learning Objectives:
• Understanding how the body absorbs nutrients
• Time elements for storage and usage of carbs, fats, proteins
• Is there such a concept called 'window'?
• Positive and negatives towards pre-game meals
• Digestive issues for carb consumption during competition

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Lunch (provided)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
The Client/Athlete and Coach Relationship
by Anthony Morando, MA, CSCS,*D

Learning Objectives:
• The 5 stages of the client and coach relationship
• Lesson in remembrance
• Hand up
• Stay humble / get help

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Time Efficient Training: Methods and Practical Programming Applications
by Ian Bonder, MS, CSCS

Learning Objectives:
• Gain an understanding of the different terminology used to describe time-efficient training
• Learn about the main principles that are used to design time-efficient programming
• Be able to differentiate between the different methods considered time-efficient
• Considerations for practical application of the methods presented

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Annual Programming and Training Considerations for College Football
by Derek Van Blarcom, MA, CSCS

Learning Objectives:
• Talk through annual planning for college football, what to prioritize and when
• Talk through speed training / conditioning, what to prioritize and when
• What are some injury risks and considerations when training football

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Culture in the Weight Room
by Walter Norton Jr

This discussion will detail professional athletes to professional celebrities and the delicate methods of training these clients in the gym. The audience will understand how different people are motivated beyond just a paycheck or for fame. Techniques will be by case study basis and will help the strength coach develop methods for training high priced client as well as the low paying general population.

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Focus on Fundamental Movement Skills
by Larry Meadors, PhD, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D (Retired)

Regardless of the sports organization, the most important elements are teaching proper physical literacy and improvement of athleticism through proper skill movements learned in a sequential and progressive program design. These components will help an athlete become less susceptible to injuries, improve an athlete's ability to perform technical and tactical skills more effectively, and assist the athlete to cope with the demands of the sport. Without these components of training, individuals might never reach optimal athletic development.

6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Awards - Raffle Prizes - FCL Info - Closing Remarks
Event Itinerary - Sunday, January 15 - FCL Course
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
8:00 AM - 8:15 AM
Course Overview
8:15 AM - 10:00 AM
Hands-on: Squat
10:05 AM - 11:00 AM
Hands-on: Push Press
11:05 AM - 12:00 PM
Hands-on: Bench Press
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Lunch (on your own)
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Hands-on: Power Clean
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Q & A and Wrap-up
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Performance Assessment


Thru Jan 3 After Jan 3* FCL Course (Additional)
NSCA Member Rate $85 $125 $150
Student Rate $30 $40 $150
Non-Member Rate $105 $145 $200

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

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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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