Rhode Island State Clinic

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 20, 2024 | Kingston, RI | 0.5 CEUs Category A


University of Rhode Island - Ryan Center
1 Lincoln Almond Plaza
Kingston, RI 02881

Hosted by:
Scott Leech, MEd, CSCS


Event Itinerary - Saturday, April 20
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Check-in & On-site Registration
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Performance Relationships: Relationships Are the Key to High Performance
by Meghan Collins, MA, CSCS
  • Discuss the role of relationships as a performance aid
  • Understanding the individual: How to generate a positive experience for everyone
  • How to increase your engagement to help athletes reach their potential both as human beings and as athletes
  • How to manage and maintain the relationships you’ve established
  • Short vs long term value
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Nutrition Periodization for Athlete Health and Performance
by Timothy DiLeo, MS, RD, CSSD

This session will define nutrition periodization as the strategic adjustment of dietary intake based on training cycles and performance goals.  Key concepts will include - Highlight the importance of aligning nutrition with different training phases and - Discuss the three main phases: pre-season, in-season, and off-season. Additional areas of discussion will include macro and micro nutrients, hydration strategies, supplementation and more.

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
War Eagle Performance: Auburn Football Strength and Conditioning
by Cameron Josse, MS, CSCS

Learning objectives will be based on understanding the holistic approach to programming for strength and conditioning at Auburn University, including field-based training in conjunction with weight room exercises. A sample annual plan will be provided to show how the training unfolds across the calendar year.

12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Lunch (provided)
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
The Integration of Cognitive and Physical Training for Law Enforcement
by Mark Stephenson, MS, CSCS,*D, TSAC-F,*D
  • Highlight the role of aerobic training for tactical athletes
  • Understanding of cognitive demands (decision-making, reaction-time, speed, and accuracy) for law enforcement
  • Increase knowledge of skill based cognitive tasks during physical training
  • The need for interjecting "stress" into training
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Imposter Coach: Mental Health Strategies in Strength and Conditioning
by Dave Downey, MEd, CSCS, RSCC

This presentation will delve into the culture of college strength and conditioning, imposter sydrome, and strategies to help.


Thru April 9 After April 9*
NSCA Member Rate $55 $80
Student Rate $30 $40
Non-Member Rate $75 $100

*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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