Colorado Springs, CO – Strength and conditioning and tactical professionals from across the nation will converge on the NSCA’s TSAC Annual Training April 2-5, 2018 in Norfolk, VA to discover cutting-edge research and practical applications in strength and conditioning, presented by the industry’s most elite and respected experts.
One of the many exciting events that will be held during the conference is the Award Ceremonies where distinctive honors are given to individuals for outstanding achievement. During the Opening Ceremony, the NSCA recognizes award winners in two categories, facilitator and practitioner, with winners selected by a volunteer committee, the NSCA’s TSAC Task Force, who determine the winner based on their contributions to the NSCA, their community, and the profession.
Accepting the TSAC Facilitator of the Year Award is MAJ Karen Daigle, MS, RD, CSCS, TSAC-F. Daigle currently serves as a Clinical Operations Staff Officer at U.S. Army Forces Command at Fort Bragg, NC. She previously worked as co-manager and performance dietitian for the U.S. Army Special Operations Command’s Tactical Human Optimization, Rapid Rehabilitation and Reconditioning (THOR3) program, which is now part of the U.S. Special Operations Command’s Human Performance Program.
Prior to returning to the military after a break in service, Daigle worked as a sport physiologist and dietitian for the U.S. Olympic Committee. During her 20 years of military service, she has served as an enlisted aircrew member in the U.S. Navy, as an aircraft maintenance technician in the Louisiana Air National Guard, and now as a medical specialist corps officer in the U.S. Army.
She is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitator, Registered Dietitian, and Certified Specialist in Sport Dietetics. Daigle received her bachelor’s degree in Dietetics from Louisiana State University and her master’s degrees in Movement Science and Food and Nutrition from Florida State University. Her primary area of focus is human performance optimization related to metabolism, physiology, and program management.
Accepting the TSAC Practitioner of the Year Award is John Hofman, MS, CSCS,*D, TSAC-F,*D. Coach Hofman is one of leading experts in the field of Firefighter Health and Wellness and currently serves as the Tactical Strength & Conditioning Specialist at Southern California University Health System.
Prior to joining SCU, Coach Hofman spent 10 years as the strength and conditioning coach for the Sacramento Fire Department, where he developed and implemented their Health, Wellness, & Injury prevention program, coordinated the department’s medical and fitness assessments, oversaw recruit fitness training, pre-employment medical and fitness evaluations and assisted with the department’s 20-certified Peer Fitness Trainers.
“Congratulations to our TSAC award winners for their hard-earned achievements,” said Nate Palin, the NSCA’s Tactical Strength and Conditioning (TSAC) Program Manager. “Both professionals have tirelessly enacted far-reaching initiatives that provide enhanced opportunities for all stakeholders within the growing field of tactical strength and conditioning.”
For more information regarding the NSCA and their awards, please visit www.nsca.com.
About the National Strength & Conditioning Association
The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) is an international nonprofit professional association founded in 1978 and is dedicated to advancing the strength and conditioning profession around the world.
The NSCA advances the profession by supporting strength and conditioning professionals devoted to helping others discover and maximize their strengths. The organization disseminates research-based knowledge and its practical application by offering industry-leading certifications, research journals, career development services, and continuing education opportunities. The NSCA community is composed of more than 45,000 members and certified professionals who further industry standards as researchers, educators, strength coaches, personal trainers, and other roles in related fields.
Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the NSCA serves as a valuable resource for its members, the fitness industry, general public, and the media. The association provides a wide variety of resources and opportunities designed to strengthen, build, advance, and unify.
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