Southeast Regional Conference

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 27, 2024 | Charlotte, NC | 0.7 CEUs Category A


University of North Carolina Charlotte
Belk Gym
8911 University Road
Charlotte, NC 28223

Hosted by:
Thomas Palumbo, MEd, CSCS, RSCC*E


Event Itinerary - Saturday, April 27
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Check-in & On-site Registration
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Welcome, Intros and Sponsor Acknowledgements
10:00 AM - 11:20 AM
REDs - Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport
by Jennifer Lowrie, RDN, CSSD, LDN
  • What is REDs
  • What causes it
  • How to detect it
  • Treatment
  • Preventative measures
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Training Acceleration and Deceleration Within a Warm-up
by John Patrick, MS, CSCS, NSCA-CPT, TSAC-F, RSCC*E

The objective of this presentation is to instruct a hands-on session where practical ideas and methods will be demonstrated and instructed towards a proper warm-up as well as how the abilities of acceleration and deceleration can be included in the warm-up to improve time management as well as training quality of the individuals being worked with.

12:25 PM - 1:15 PM
Sleeping Is a Skill: A Deep Dive Into Sleep Fundamentals, Improved Strategies, and Wearable Technology
by Jacob Behara, CSCS
  • Science of sleep
  • Sleep fundamentals
  • How to improve sleep
  • Wearable sleep technology
1:15 PM - 1:45 PM
Lunch (provided)
1:45 PM - 2:05 PM
Poster Session
2:05 PM - 3:25 PM
Training Philosophy at the NBA level - Progressions and Regressions
by Adam Linens, MS, CSCS, RSCC
  • Testing and evaluation considerations in professional basketball
  • Periodization and programming considerations in professional basketball
  • Return to play considerations including speed/agility progressions
  • Strength training progressions/regressions with single leg focus
3:35 PM - 4:15 PM
Small Group Directed Discussion
by rotating each ≈ 13 minutes
3:35 PM - 3:48 PM
Emerging Trends and Technology in Sport Science
by Jay Patel, PhD, CSCS,*D, CPSS,*D, TSAC-F,*D
  • Discuss current trends in sports science
  • Discuss new technology and implementation of these technologies in the athlete population, which can be applied to all levels of performance training
  • Simplifying the verbiage and providing examples and techniques to enhance participants’ knowledge in sports science
3:48 PM - 4:01 PM
Water Into Wine: Understanding the Value of Longitudinal Testing With a Small Budget
by Troy Purdom, PhD
  • Describe limitations to testing implementation e.g.: environment, money, time, personnel
  • Discuss benefits of implementing longitudinal testing w/examples
  • Describe benefits of data analysis application using an evidence based performance model
4:01 PM - 4:15 PM
Pre- and Post-natal Training and Bias
by Vanessa Moreno, PhD, CSCS,*D
  • Discuss general training recommendations for each trimester
  • Discuss movements for pre/post natal clients
  • Discuss biases and mythes
4:25 PM - 5:35 PM
Building High Performance Teams
by Ryan Carroll, MS, CSCS,*D
  • Attendees will learn what things to consider when hiring and selecting members of a high performance team
  • Attendees will learn what high level strategies to consider when developing a high performance team
  • Attendees will learn how to navigate conflict and get the best out each member of the team and drive towards a common objective
5:45 PM - 6:30 PM
Breakout Session
by rotating each 15 minutes
5:45 PM - 6:00 PM
Beyond the Barbell: A Journey From S&C to Human Performance Data Science
by Jacob Behara, CSCS

This session will share the speakers' journey on how to navigate career change. 

6:00 PM - 6:15 PM
Performance Nutrition Q&A
by Jennifer Lowrie, RDN, CSSD, LDN
  • Exchange information: share knowledge, insights, and updates related to performance nutrition
  • Solve issues: address specific challenges or problems, seek clarification, troubleshoot issues, or seek solutions
  • Generate creative ideas: foster creativity by inviting participants to propose innovative solutions, brainstorm, or share unique perspectives
6:15 PM - 6:30 PM
Building High Performance Teams Q&A
by Ryan Carroll, MS, CSCS,*D
  • Building out a mission statement
  • Building a vision statement
  • Identifying which questions we are trying to solve for our sport coaches
  • Discussing which types of technology will aid in answering those questions
  • Selecting the right people for your team as well as handling conflict within a team setting
6:30 PM - 6:35 PM
Closing Remarks
6:35 PM - 8:30 PM
Social (TBD)


Thru April 16 After April 16*
NSCA Member Rate $75 $110
Student Rate $40 $50
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?
    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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