Wisconsin 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 | Milwaukee, WI | 0.6 CEUs Category A


Divine Savior Holy Angels High School
4257 N 100th St
Milwaukee, WI 53222

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Hosted by:
Shana McKeever, MA, ATC, CSCS,*D, RSCC

Schedule with Room Locations


Event Itinerary - Saturday, April 20
8:15 AM - 9:00 AM
Check-in & On-site Registration
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Beyond Sets and Reps: It’s All About Relationships!
by John Beerbower, EdD

(Quad) The most important things that happen in a weight room have very little to do with the weights! Strength & conditioning professionals have tremendous opportunities to make a difference in the lives of young people. Success requires a relational focus, and a central understanding of how a program fits within the larger picture. This session will focus on best practices and principles for helping a teacher-coach connect within their school culture, and achieve outcomes that go beyond the physical fitness aspects of student success.

10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Practical Ways to Implement Velocity Based Training
by Travis Mash, MS


  • Explain the 5 Best Practical Ways to Implement VBT
  • How to Implement Each
  • How to Easily Monitor Each Ongoing
  • How to Respond to Each
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
TRX Suspension Training: Coaching Better Movement (hands-on)
by Shana Verstegen

(Fitness Center)

  • Gain an understanding of the background and benefits of TRX suspension training
  • Name, practice, and describe foundational movement standards and their applicaion on the TRX suspension trainer
  • Practice an exercise library of TRX suspension training exercises through regression and progression options.
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
How to Effectively Teach the Olympic Lifts as the Base Foundation for a Well-Rounded Strength and Conditioning Philosophy (hands-on)
by Spencer Arnold, MS, CSCS, RSCC

(Fitness Center)

  • Teach the three positions necessary for athlete mastery of the lifts
  • Practically work through each position with participants 
  • Discuss overall implemenation of the lifts as a part of a well rounded program
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Holistic Interventions for Recovery and Relaxation
by Brenda Smoody, NSCA-CPT, TSAC-F


  • To inform what a holistic/integrative approach is to health and wellness
  • To educate on how a holistic/integrative approach is beneficial for managing stress
  • How to apply holistic/integrative tools to manage stress on a daily basis
11:50 AM - 12:30 PM
Lunch (provided)
12:30 PM - 1:20 PM
Resistance Training and Weightlifting in Injury Rehabilitation (hands-on)
by Joe Nelson, DPT

(Fitness Center) The goal of this session is to understand the general types of injuries commonly associated with sports participation and the overall outline of a rehab program when returning from these injuries. Participants will be instructed in rehab activities ranging from early stage to late stage with a focus on resistance training and weightlifting movements.

12:30 PM - 1:20 PM
Train for Life: Strength in Aging
by Lara Shigo, MA CSCS

(Quad) This presentation will provide an overview of current research on the benefits of resistance training to adults and older adults, including an explanation of the aging process and the NSCA's position statement on exercise prescription for older adults. Attendees will strengthen their understanding of the physiology of aging and gain confidence in applying principles of resistance training to aging populations.

1:30 PM - 2:20 PM
NFL Combine Training - The Ins and Outs
by Steve Haggerty, MS, CSCS


  • Programming for sprint, jumps, and agility training, considering both field and weight room
  • The technical aspects of the performance tests for the NFL Combine
  • Biggest carryover from weight room and drills to the actual performance tests
1:30 PM - 2:20 PM
Application of Power Training for an Aging Population (hands-on)
by Nicholas Mathias, NSCA-CPT

(Fitness Center) Learn how to incorporate athletic movements like sprinting, jumping, throwing, and other explosive exercises to an aging population that doesn't get nearly enough exposure to this type of training.

2:30 PM - 3:20 PM
by Tim Suchomel, PhD, CSCS,*D, RSCC*D


2:30 PM - 3:20 PM
Exploring Work Capacity in Firefighters: Concepts and Training Considerations
by Ben Mendelson, MS, CSCS, RSCC


  • Current topics relating to the work demands of firefighting
  • Elements of work capacity that have been outlined in sport-athlete or tactical settings
  • Key gaps in the literature regarding work capacity in firefighters
  • Considerations for training based on preliminary data or previous literature


Thru April 9 After April 9*
NSCA Member Rate $65 $95
Student Rate $30 $40
Non-Member Rate $85 $115

*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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