Southern California 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.

April 21 - 22, 2023 | San Diego, CA | Clinic 0.8 CEUs Category A


Southern California State Clinic - Saturday, April 22

Point Loma Nazarene University
Balboa Regional Center
9055 Balboa Avenue
San Diego, CA 92123

Hosted by:
Antonio Squillante, MS, CSCS,*D,

Foundations of Coaching Lifts Course - Friday, April 21

Point Loma Nazarene University
Balboa Regional Center
9055 Balboa Avenue
San Diego, CA 92123

Hosted by:
Antonio Squillante, MS, 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 - Friday, April 21 - 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
Event Itinerary - Saturday, April 22 - S CA State Clinic
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Check-in & On-site Registration
8:30 AM - 8:55 AM
Introductions - Dr. Brent Alvar, NSCA BOD President
9:00 AM - 9:55 AM
Embedded Sport Science: Building a Monitoring Program From the Ground Up
by Jacob Goodin, PhD, CSCS, CPSS and Erik Pedersen, MS, CSCS,*D

Learning Objectives:
• Highlight perspectives from both a sport scientist and a strength coach and the lessons they've learned in creating a thriving sport science program from the ground up
• Establish the three essential tiers of success for an embedded sport science program
• Address potential lack-of-funding issues with the cornerstone technology idea
• Explore a conceptual framework for implementing a sport science program at their university with limited personal and/or funding

10:00 AM - 10:55 AM
The 10 Commandments of Being an Elite Sports Performance Coach
by Joshua Heidegger, CSCS

This session dives into a practical look at how we can consistently drive high performance in our training spaces through communicating and connecting more effectively with our athletes and teams. This conversation will help someone new to the industry lay the foundation for a great career in performance coaching and or serve to remind or stimulate growth in those of us that have been in the industry for some time looking to take our coaching from good to great.

11:00 AM - 11:55 AM
Going With the Flow: Force Profiling and Periodization Through Menstrual Cycle Based Training
by Wanda Sihanath, MSc

Learning Objectives:
• How force plates can be used as a measure of performance capacity and functional state
• Background on menstrual cycle and how it may impact training and functional state
• Framework for structuring strength programming around menstrual cycle

11:00 AM - 11:55 AM
Enhancing Game Speed: Targeting Key Mechanisms
by Matt Hank, MS, CSCS,*D, RSCC*D

Learning Objectives:
• Understand how improving folding, falling, and rolling abilities can enhance sprint performance
• Demonstrate the proper sequence and timing of the leg switch in the gait cycle
• Learn applied drills and coaching cues that enhance sprinting performance

12:00 PM - 12:55 PM
Objective Measurements in Strength and Conditioning: Bridging the Gap
by Anthony Sinacore, DPT, ATC - VALD

Learning Objectives:
• Intro to objective metrics: force plates and hand-held dynamometry
• Jump testing: strength, power, and rate of force development
• Isometric testing: muscle imbalances, asymmetries, and injury prevention

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Lunch (provided)
2:00 PM - 2:55 PM
Nutrition and Head Impact Injuries: What We Know and What We Don’t
by Craig Moore, MS, RD, CSSD

Attendees will be presented with a thorough review of the pathophysiology of concussions to lay the foundation necessary to understand the impact nutritional interventions may have on the pathology of concussions and repetitive sub-concussive impacts.  An honest discussion addressing the limitations of the current body of evidence will be provided, all the while prompting practitioners to consider what level of evidence is needed for a nutritional intervention to be implemented.

2:00 PM - 2:55 PM
Return to Lifting After Injury: A Constraints-Led Approach to Rehab
by Quinn Henoch, DPT

Coaches might be familiar with the Constraint-Led Approach (CLA) as it pertains to motor learning & sports performance, but can this model be applied to injury management? Yes, it can. This presentation will help bridge the gap between injury rehab and performance, and help coaches develop a framework for returning athletes back to lifting after injury.

3:00 PM - 3:55 PM
Exercise Pathophysiology-A New Frontier in Athletic Performance and Recovery
by Brent Kay, MD

Learning Objectives:
• Understand the general structure of exercise immunology
• Understand the function of inflammatory mediators in relation to exercise training
• Learn useful and practical strategies in relation to inflammatory mediators to optimize performance and recovery in athletes

3:00 PM - 3:55 PM
Kettlebell Swing! Regressions and Progressions to Correctly Learn the Kettlebell Swing
by Yoana Teran, PT

Learning Objectives:
• Intro to the kettlebell swing: set up, proper mechanics, bracing, and breathing
• Regressions: addressing flows in technique and potential structural/functional limitations to put safety first
• Progressions: how to safely progress the swing to increase eccentric overload, maximize power output, and work on asymmetries

4:00 PM - 4:55 PM
Understanding Interval Training: Chasing Zatopek
by Jason Karp, PhD

This presentation delves into the nitty gritty details of interval training, including the history and research on HIIT, reveals the secrets of work periods and recovery intervals, shares the three best interval workouts, and explains how none of this would be a topic of conversation if not for a runner from Czechoslovakia named Emil Zatopek.

5:00 PM - 5:55 PM
Exercise Programming for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
by Tom Cormier, MSc, CSCS,*D, CSPS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D

Learning Objectives:
• Define Polcystic Ovary Syndrome and discuss pathophysiology
• Discuss exercise management strategies to improve the prognosis of the syndrome
• Evaluate exercises and assessment for the best approach regardless of client phenotype

5:00 PM - 5:55 PM
Purposeful Programming: Zeroing in Our Process
by Jon Gregory, MA, CSCS

Learning Objectives:
• What does success look like for you as a practitioner?
• Are we prescribing training or writing programs?
• Are we deliberately moving the needle or hoping for the best?


  Thru April 11 After April 11* FCL (add'l)
NSCA Member $85 $125 $150
Student $30 $40 n/a
Non-Member $105 $145 $200

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

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    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.

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