Vermont/New Hampshire 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.

October 28, 2023 | Northfield, VT | 0.8 CEUs Category A


Norwich University - Mack Hall
158 Harmon Dr
Northfield, VT 05663

Hosted by:
Scott Caulfield, MA, CSCS,*D, TSAC-F,*D, RSCC*D


Event Itinerary - Saturday, October 28
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
Check-in & On-site Registration
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
Nutritional Strategies for High School to Collegiate Athletes
by David Ferrer, PhD

Nutrition for performance can become overly complicated and potentially difficult due to the vast amount of information available at our fingertips. The objective for today will be to simplify best practices, based on the what the science says, while also incorporating the person into the equation. We’ll cover macronutritent recommendations, timing recommendations, popular supplements and their efficacy, and behavior strategies.

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Physical and Nutrition Characteristics of Elite Operators
by Brandon Roberts, PhD, MBA, CSCS,*D, TSAC-F

Learning Objectives:
• Understand the unique physical and nutritional needs of elite military operators during training
• Discuss the role of physical fitness and nutrition in optimizing the performance of elite military operators
• Describe the challenges faced by elite military operators in maintaining physical and nutritional health
• Discuss emerging research and potential strategies for addressing these challenges

10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Taking the Warm-up by Storm: Executing a Weight Room Warm-up That Enhances Your Athletes Performance & Well-Being
by Lyndie Kelley, MS, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, RSCC

This presentation will challenge your preconceived ideas of what a weight room warm up should be! You will learn how to design a warm up that addresses the specific needs of your athletes, serves as a movement screen, reduces the risk of injury, improves neuromuscular efficiency and enhances athletic performance. We will also discuss the role of the warm up in athlete mental health and overall well-being.

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
At Risk Populations: The Strength and Conditioning Coach’s Role
by Theodore Smith, MS, ATC, CSCS

Learning Objectives:
• Understand and describe conditions that increase risk for injury and death in specific populations
• Support pre-conditioning session screening to reduce risk of adverse events
• Adapt programing/conditioning plans according to athlete screening and environmental conditions
• Develop policy and compile materials for supporting at risk populations

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Lunch (provided) - Sponsored by Hawkin Dynamics
1:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Creating a Daily Training Plan and Solving Pain Points
by Joe Kenn, MA, CSCS, RSCC*E

Learning Objectives:
• Establishing a pre activity preparation program
• Designing the main session
• The overview of a team based strength session
• Solving a coach's biggest problem - TIME!

3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Beyond Strength: SEL Strategies in Strength & Conditioning
by Jim Davis, EdM, MA, CSCS, RSCC*D

The weightroom offers one of the most powerful learning environments on campus… IF we decide to use it that way. Are we lifting weights or building grit, growth and gratitude? Are we sprinting or building self-awareness? Let’s do both! This session will share research conducted by Davis at Harvard University as well as strategies developed while training more than 30 state and national championship teams, to provide educators with a roadmap to go beyond strength and teach lessons that last a lifetime. Through a collaborative session with attendees, participants will be able to combine research-based SEL strategies with high-performance weightroom progressions.

4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
Heart Rate Variability: Assessment & Biofeedback Training Tools for Use in Strength & Conditioning
by Amy Welch, PhD

Learning Objectives:
• Expand knowledge of the evidence-base for using Heart Rate Variability (HRV) monitoring in strength & conditioning
• How to use HRV biofeedback tools in managing psychological and physical stress
• Acquire the skills to integrate HRV assessment and biofeedback into coaching practice


Thru Oct 17 After Oct 17*
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).

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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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