North Carolina 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 29, 2023 | Morrisville, NC | 0.7 CEUs Category A


Athletic Lab
110 Competition Center Dr, Suite 150
Morrisville, NC 27560

Hosted by:
Demetrius Bailey, MS, CSCS

Abstract Presentations


Event Itinerary - Saturday, April 29
7:00 AM - 7:45 AM
Check-in & On-site Registration
7:45 AM - 8:00 AM
Opening Remarks / Announcements
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
Research, Inform, and Innovate: Interdisciplinary Applications for Female Athlete Sport Science
by Abbie Smith-Ryan, PhD, CSCS,*D, FNSCA and Sam Moore, MS, CSCS

Learning Objectives:
• Defining sport science for the female athlete
• Discuss details of an interdisciplinary team to identify and overcome barriers while also improving facilitation
• Facilitate implementation by addressing specific examples from professional experience and discuss common hurdles and barriers

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Establishing a High Performance Model in a Small University Setting
by Alex Keough, MA, CSCS and Andrew Carter, EdD, CSCS

The goal of this presentation is to show that implementing a model that involves collaboration with all key constituents (sports medicine, sport coaches, sports performance colleagues, student-athletes), the use of data assisted decision making, holistic training prescription, and training to optimize sport specific KPIs and mitigate risk of injury is possible at any level.  Specific processes, protocols, and systems will be presented and discussed in detail. 

10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
From the Weight Room to the Board Room: Lessons Learned Over a Career in Tactical Strength and Conditioning
by Ryan Carroll, MS, CSCS,*D

Learning Objectives:
• Learn proper ways of networking
• Learn why everyone is a salesperson and how to use that to your advantage
• Learn what you can do now to prepare for a lengthy career in the tactical setting

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
How to Make Nutrition a Competitive Edge for Your Athletes
by Melissa Crowson, MS, RDN, CSCS

Learning Objectives (how to):
• Generate buy-in with your athletes
• Educate
• Empower your players to take ownership of their nutrition

12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
Lunch (provided) / Poster Session
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Assessment, Adjustment, and Individualization in Large Group Settings
by Kyle Jacksic, MS, CSCS

Learning Objectives:
• Large group flow and design and understanding your 'big rocks'
• Dynamic Warm-Up Movement Assessment and its key points of emphasis
• The kinetic chain's connection to assessment
• Isaac Newton's principles and how it affects us as S&C coaches
• Individualizing programs in the same room at the same time

2:30 PM - 3:20 PM
Dynamics of Versatile, Athlete-Centered Training Programs
by Erin Bratcher, MS, CSCS

Learning Objectives:
• Environment; physical space, tech availability, and time allocated
• Communication; learning styles, training ages, feedback + motivational factors
• Individualization; needs analysis, rehab/prehab
• Relationships; network with providers in other scopes of practice

3:30 PM - 4:20 PM
Making Your Force Plate Work for You
by Rodney Hill, MS, CSCS

Learning Objectives:
• Gain a better understanding of what a force plate is/what it does
• How to implement a force plate into your program
• Better understanding of some metrics/trends
• What a force plate report should look like

4:20 PM - 4:30 PM
Closing Remarks


Four Points by Sheraton Raleigh Durham Airport
1200 Claren Circle Morrisville, North Carolina

$119 + taxes  |  Book by:  April 14, 2023



Thru April 18 After April 18*
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).

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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?
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    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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