Washington 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 | Ellensburg, WA | 0.8 CEUs Category A


Central Washington University
400 E University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926

Hosted by:
Federick Brooks, MS, CSCS


Event Itinerary - Saturday, October 28
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Check-in & On-site Registration
8:30 AM - 9:20 AM
Running Form Analysis and Return to Run Training Progression Made Easy
by Nathan Carlson, DPT, CSCS

Learning Objectives:

  • Ability to analyze running form using a smartphone or tablet
  • Ability to design an individualized return to run training progression that will prevent injury
9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
Running Form Teaching
by Nathan Carlson, DPT, CSCS

Learning Objectives:

  • Ability to teach a client/athlete how to make meaningful changes to their running form based upon their individual video analysis
10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
Nutritional and Exercise Consideration for the Female Athlete
by Ariel Aguiar Bonfim Cruz, MS and Ann Brown, PhD, CISSN

Learning Objectives:

  • Increased depth of understanding female physiology
  • Exercise and nutritional considerations for female athletes
  • Metrics and tools to monitor female athlete health
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Lunch (provided)
12:30 PM - 1:20 PM
Beyond the Training Room Applied Sports Psychology: Practical Applications for Strength Coaches & Athletes
by Natalie Ribble, MS, CSCS

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand models of emotional regulation, arousal, stress, and emotions and their part in performance
  • To have tangible tools to implement in training and on game/competition day to help athletes create a plan for optimal game/competition day performance.
1:30 PM - 2:20 PM
Building an Athletic Foundation for the High School Athlete
by Joshua Gray, CSCS

Learning Objectives:

  • How to build an offseason, in-season, and preseason strength and conditioning program
  • How to create assessments that actually transfer to the sport
  • Proper exercise progressions to ensure continual progress
2:30 PM - 3:20 PM
Dynamic Stabilization and Force Production Cycling
by Rory O’Brien, MS, CSCS

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the concept of Dynamic Stabilization and Force Production Cycling as a novel approach to strength training program design
  • Learn how to strategically vary exercise selection based on criteria such as limbs utilized, foot-to-ground stabilization, additional resistance, and core stabilization demands
  • Gain knowledge on how to progressively challenge the proprioceptive system to enhance athletes' ability to produce more force in unstable and sub-optimal positions
3:30 PM - 4:20 PM
TSAC Program Development with Local Police and Firefighters
by Andrew Shim, EdD, CSCS,*D, FNSCA

Learning Objectives:

  • TSAC and competitive athletes definition
  • Current practice vs. Evidence based practice
  • Recently completed TSAC research performed by CSM Kinesiology faculty
  • Outcomes of the TSAC studies
  • Practical applications to apply to your TSAC population based on findings
4:30 PM - 5:20 PM
Collegiate Baseball Off-Season Training
by Noah Langley, CSCS

Learning Objectives:

  • Program design/planning of a collegiate off-season phase
  • Importance of speed development with baseball players
  • Individualization of both speed and strength training
5:30 PM - 5:45 PM
Wrap Up


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).

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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