2022 NSCA National Conference

The NSCA's flagship annual event dedicates four inspiration-filled days to advancing the profession through collaboration.

July 06 - 09, 2022 | New Orleans, LA & Online | 2.0 CEUs Category A

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Overview

Get ready to experience outcome-based learning, career-enhancing connections, and the invigorating atmosphere only New Orleans can deliver. Explore the schedule below and stay tuned for more details as the event draws near.

Conference Location: Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave, New Orleans, LA 70113

Keynote Presenters

Keynote Presenter, Meg Stone

Meg Stone, MA, CSCS,*D, RSCC*E, FNSCA*E

Meg Stone is a two-time Olympian competing in the discus for Great Britain. Meg has held the position of Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, the first woman to do so, at the University of Arizona and Texas Tech working with all NCAA sports, especially football. Meg moved back into full-time track and field as the Associate Head Coach at Appalachian State University and eventually returned to her native Scotland to become the National Track and Field Coach, the first woman in Europe ever to do so. Meg was recently presented with the prestigious “Legends in the Field" award by the College Strength Coaches Association the only woman to be so honored. The same month she was made a fellow of the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Keynote Presenter, Tommy Moffitt

Tommy Moffitt, CSCS, RSCC*E

A 1986 graduate of Tennessee Tech University, Moffitt began his career in 1987 as strength, assistant football, and wrestling coach at John Curtis Christian School in River Ridge, Louisiana. Moffitt was named associate strength coach at Tennessee from 1994-1997, before moving to the University of Miami for 2 seasons. Moffitt was then named strength and conditioning coordinator at LSU on January 10, 2000.

Born in Springfield, Tennessee, Moffitt is married to the former Jill Beron of New Orleans, LA and they have three children, Clay, a former pitcher at LSU, Aaron a former tight end for LSU, and Brady, a senior at Catholic High School.

Keynote Presenter, Dan Dalrymple

Dan Dalrymple, CSCS, RSCC*E

Dan Dalrymple, the NSCA's Professional Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year for 2022, has been the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for New Orleans Saints (NFL) since 2006. Dalrymple was named the NFL Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year by the Professional Football Strength and Conditioning Coaches Society in 2009 and again in 2018. Dan was named 2009 Samson Strength and Conditioning NFL Coach of the Year award from American Football Monthly. Dalrymple was the NSCA's Mid-American Conference Strength and Conditioning Professional of the Year in 1995, 1997, and 1999. He coauthored the book, “The Athletic Body Puzzle.”

Schedule

PDF Schedule. Schedule is subject to change.
Live streamed selection is pre-determined. You will receive a recording AFTER the event of all recorded sessions.

Event Itinerary - Wednesday, July 6 - Central Time Zone
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday, July 5 & Wednesday, July 6

 
2-day CSCS Exam Prep Live Clinic

This Clinic is a comprehensive review of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to successfully pass the CSCS certification exam.

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1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Registration Open
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
NSCA Store Open
2:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Long-Term Athletic Development in Action
by Rhodri Lloyd, PhD, CSCS,*D, FNSCA, Sylvia Moeskops, PhD, CSCS & Jason Pedley, PhD
  1. Explore the latest scientific evidence supporting the benefits of long-term athletic development for young athletes.
  2. Identify the key factors to consider when designing training programs to meet the needs of individual young athletes
  3. Gain practical experience of example training sessions (including relevant coaching cues, progressions, regressions and common technical errors) designed for young athletes of different technical competencies and training histories.
2:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Assessing and Improving Movement Quality in Warmup
by Boo Schexnayder, CSCS

Streamed Live

  1. Attendees will be able to plan movement based warmups.
  2. Attendees will be able to assess mobility and strength deficits by observing warmup activities.
  3. Attendees will be able to adjust warmups based upon pathological problems and movement quality deficits.

Sponsored by Perform Better

2:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Smarter not Harder: Train the Brain Strategies to Optimize Your Athletes’ Peak Performance
by Greg Myer, PhD, CSCS,*D, Jennifer Hogg, PhD, & Jed Diekfuss, PhD
  1. Detail the limitations with current Strength and Conditioning practice used for coaching for motor control and skill performance
  2. Discuss theoretical constructs that support a novel brain based approaches to coaching motor skills to optimize enhanced neuromuscular and sensorimotor control
  3. Demonstrate the efficacy of emergent technologies and data fusion methods to support novel brain based athletic development strategies
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Exhibit Hall Open
4:00 PM - 5:50 PM
The Business of Team Training
by Bill Parisi, CSCS, John Cirilo and Chad Coy

The Business of Team Training workshop is for any current or aspiring Strength & Conditioning coach or Performance coach who wants to increase their personal income by learning how to develop and operate a private team training business right out of their home or place of business.  This course provides participants with the skills to mine a market for sports teams and acquire them as training clients. This program will educate participants how to turn their coaching expertise into a successful team training business.  

  • Identify, organize, and grow your team training market
  • Develop and execute an awareness marketing campaign for your team training business
  • Understand how to utilize a proven sales process for growing a successful team training business
  • Define your team training offering and how to present it to interested parties  
  • Pricing and structure for team training offerings 

Sponsored by Parisi Speed School

4:00 PM - 5:50 PM
The Body-Sport Connection
by Greg Rose, DC
  1. Understand the connection between an athletes movements and their performance.
  2. Learn how to perform basic movement screens to identify the physical barriers that are impacting an athletes performance.
  3. Learn strategies to help optimize athletic performance.

Sponsored by Perform Better

4:00 PM - 5:50 PM
Angular Speed
by Lance Walker, MS, PT

Streamed Live

  1. Experience first-hand practical applications of Angular Speed Training tools, techniques, and teaching progressions for athletes of all ages, sports, and ability levels that have been proven effective in both LTAD and High-Performance applications.
  2. Learn key performance indicators for successful coaching to improve technical execution of Angular Speed kinematics.
  3. Learn how to setup and execute Angular Speed Training sessions with large groups of athletes, diverse training environments, and limited equipment resources.
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
First Timer's Orientation - RSVP Required

RSVP through registration process.

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Kick-Off Party

All exhibitors & attendees welcome.
Food and drink provided.

Event Itinerary - Thursday, July 7 - Central Time Zone
7:00 AM - 8:20 AM
State/Provincial Directors Assembly
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Research Consortium Meeting
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Research Committee Meeting
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Registration Open
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
NSCA Store Open
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Unopposed Exhibit Hall Time

Breakfast provided

8:30 AM - 9:20 AM
Abstract Podium Presentations

8:30 AM | Jason Pagan | Sex-specific reliability of lower limb corticospinal excitability and silent periods
8:45 AM | Katie Kennedy | Low-intensity contractions of the quadriceps cause greater central fatigue
9:00 AM | Jonathan Beausejour | Verifying accuracy of motor unit firing rates from surface EMG
9:15 AM | Christopher Cleary | Thigh muscle cross-sectional area in rehabilitating young athletes

8:30 AM - 9:20 AM
Career Connections: Coaching in the Private Sector
by John Cirilo & Chad Coy

Grab your opportunity to connect in a small group setting with "veterans" from different areas of strength and conditioning. If you are looking for tips in coaching the private sector, join Chad & John from Parisi Speed Schools.

8:30 AM - 9:20 AM
Special Interest Group Chair Meeting
9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
The Educator's Roundtable - Developing a Community of Practice: Promoting Diversity and Collaboration in Education
  1. Identification of current methods and practice as a Strength & Conditioning Educator
  2. Discuss and identify methods for enhancing the education of S&C practitioners through the design, delivery, and assessment of university-level courses within a Strength and Conditioning program.
  3. Discuss and identify current best practices for teaching/learning strategies in the S&C program
  4. Generate researchable ideas related to S&C practitioner education
  5. Discuss the needs of Strength & Conditioning Educators
  6. Discuss and identify methods of contributing to NSCA Initiatives related to education
  7. Networking and relationship building with fellow Strength and Conditioning Educators
9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
Abstract Podium Presentations

9:30 AM | Meghan Magee | Body composition and eating disorder risk in high school athletes
9:45 AM | Jake Hudgins | Validity and reliability of a commercial running power meter
10:00 AM | Alan Burton | A meta-analysis of motor competence correlates in adolescents
10:15 AM | Susannah Reiner | Motivation and physical activity in virtual fitness users

9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
Career Connections: Opportunities in Tactical Strength & Conditioning
by Joe Denk & Annette Zapp

Grab your opportunity to connect in a small group setting with "veterans" from different areas of strength and conditioning. If you are looking for tips to break into S&C for the tactical population, join Annette & Joe.

9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
Rugby Special Interest Group Meeting

This your opportunity to connect with others in strength and conditioning who share your professional interest in Rubgy.  Come ready to share ideas and find out how to move this special interest forward.

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Opening Ceremonies and Keynote Presentation
by Meg Stone, MA, CSCS,*D, RSCC*E, FNSCA*E

Streamed Live

  1. My journey since 1985 attending and being an active member of the NSCA
  2. Lessons I have learned along the way
  3. Thoughts on being a coach who also happens to be female.
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Lunch Break

Lunch not provided.

10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Exhibit Hall Open
12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
Translating Research Findings to Program Design for Flywheel-Based Isoinertial Training (FIT)
by Lance Bollinger, PhD, CSCS

Streamed Live

  1. Describe how resistance is supplied during FIT and how this compares to other resistance training systems. 
  2. Understand how exercise technique and moment of inertia interact to affect resistance training stimulus during FIT. 
  3. Discuss potential benefits and limitations to FIT as an exercise modality. 
  4. Provide technique coaching for FIT to achieve eccentric overload.
  5. Understand how to use FIT in a periodized resistance training plan to meet specific training goals.
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Abstract Poster Session A

Located in Elite Hall (Exhibit Hall) behind Session 2

1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
High Speed Resistance Training for Elderly Populations
by Joseph Signorile, PhD

Streamed Live

  1. Understand the neurological and histological changes that present the need for high-speed resistance training in older persons.
  2. Describe the specific training protocols that can target the general and specific needs of older individuals.
  3. Recognize the biomechanical and functional dictates of loading during high-speed training of older persons.
  4. Look at the most effective equipment to maximize power gains in older persons.
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Immediate and Actionable: Applying an Autoregulatory Training & Recovery System
by Joe Denk, MS, CSCS
  1. Show the need for autoregulatory training and recovery protocols within the tactical community and also possible applications within sport, that help to promote force and team readiness, performance, and long-term sustainment.
  2. Demonstrate how difference pieces of commonly available commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) technologies can be combined into a comprehensive system that provides data-driven immediate and actionable recommendations for training and augmented recovery.
  3. Discuss how this autoregulatory approach provides programming flexibility to coaches and empowers them with a fusion of objectively measured and subjectively qualified readiness and wellness indicators to inform real-time programming and training practices.
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Designing and Implementing Depth Jumping Workouts
by Boo Schexnayder, CSCS
  1. The attendee will be able to correctly place depth jumping into the programming scheme
  2. The attendee will be able to teach the technical execution of safe depth jumping
  3. The attendee will be able to construct appropriately individualized box courses for use in depth jump training.

Sponsored by Perform Better

1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Abstract Podium Presentations

1:00 PM | Taylor Dinyer-McNeely | Muscle activation following repetitions completed to failure
1:15 PM | Marissa Brunner | Head position and muscle activation during the squat
1:30 PM | Greg Ryan | Seasonal anthropometric and field test variation in professional soccer players
1:45 PM | Jonathan Hamil | Comparing high-speed running and sprint distances in college soccer

1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Career Connections: Training Special Populations
by Robert Linkul, MS, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, FNSCA

Grab your opportunity to connect in a small group setting with "veterans" from different areas of strength and conditioning. If you are looking for tips to train clients in the special populations arena, join Robert for this session.

1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
High School Coaches Professional Development Group Meeting

This your opportunity to connect with others in strength and conditioning who are also High School Coaches.  Come ready to share ideas and help move this professional group forward in the industry.

1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Figure Skating Special Interest Group Meeting

This is your opportunity to connect with others in strength and conditioning who share your professional interest in Figure Skating.  Come ready to share ideas and find out how to move this special interest forward.

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Gary Dudley Lecture: The Challenges of Player Development in Collegiate Sports
by William Kraemer, PhD, CSCS,*D, FNSCA

Streamed Live

  1. Be able to identify the major physiological principles governing exercise training as it relates to player development from profiles to outcomes.
  2. Be able to identify the linkages needed in program implementation for successful outcomes in player development.
  3. Be able to understand the physiological challenges and cost-benefit demands for developing athletes at the collegiate level.
  4. Understanding the challenges of workout evaluations and individual program monitoring and accountability.
  5. Understanding the use of testing evaluations as they relate to improvement in athletes' potential for performance.
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Unlocking Mobility Problems
by Greg Rose, DC
  1. Learn the latest research in what causes mobility restrictions.
  2. Learn how to treat mobility problems with exercise.
  3. Differentiate mobility problems by asking the right questions.

Sponsored by Perform Better

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Deceleration and Landing: Building the Brakes
by Matt Ibrahim, MS
  1. Build a better understanding of athletic performance skills: deceleration, force absorption and landing mechanics.
  2. Develop sound exercise selection and training program strategies.
  3. Review practical weight room and field/court progressions and regressions.
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Career Connections: Females in the Coaching Profession
by Molly Binetti & Meg Stone

Grab your opportunity to connect in a small group setting with "veterans" from different areas of strength and conditioning. If you are wanting guidance as a young female in this profession, join Meg & Molly for some sage advice.

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Special Populations Special Interest Group Meeting

This is your opportunity to connect with others in strength and conditioning who share your professional interest in training special populations.  Come ready to share ideas and find out how to move this special interest forward.

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Strongman Special Interest Group Meeting

This is your opportunity to connect with others in the strength and conditioning who share your professional interest in training the Strongman. Come ready to share ideas and find out how to move this special interest forward.

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Accreditation Informational Session- CASCE Accreditation- From Application to Decision

Accreditation adds value to a program and institution.  Colleges and universities with programs seeking to be leaders in strength and conditioning education, choose the Council on Accreditation of Strength and Conditioning Education (CASCE-pronounced kass-key) accreditation.  The high-level quality assurance of accreditation provides students (prospective, current and graduates) the confidence in their choice of institution, ensuring the industry is supplied with professionals who know how to safeguard their athletes, while elevating the credibility and necessity of the profession in the eyes of the public.  Learn from CASCE Board Members how accreditation can benefit your program, including each step of the accreditation process, from application to decision. 

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Abstract Poster Session B

Located in Elite Hall (Exhibit Hall) behind Session 2

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Exercise/Sports Psych Special Interest Group Roundtable and Meeting

Body Image: Its Components & Effects on the Athletic and General Population and General Recommendations

 Strength and conditioning coaches, sport coaches, and personal trainers are in position to identify individuals at risk for body image dissatisfaction and related disorders. Therefore, the NSCA Exercise and Sport Psychology Special Interest Group will present the components of body image and how these components effect athletes and general population. We will be discussing risk factors, signs and symptoms, correlates of body image (e.g., overtraining, perfectionism), plus recommendations to help combat negative body image.

3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Performance Integration: But Did it Make Them Perform Better?
by Forrest Griffin

Streamed Live

  1. Potential ways that athletes can integrate with nontechnical (the support services of a particular sport).
  2. Relationship models between technical (the sport coach) and nontechnical coaching.
  3. Employing a non-technical service support model.
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Performance Enhancing Drug Use in Sport: How Many Athletes are Being Caught, What They are Taking and How the World Anti-Doping Agency is Doing to Prevent it
by David Hooper, CSCS,*D
  1. Identify the most commonly used performance-enhancing drugs
  2. Identify the sports most commonly associated with adverse analytical findings
  3. Describe the Athlete Biological Passport
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Playing with Fire: Building a Business on the Thin Red Line
by Annette Zapp, MS, CSCS,*D, TSAC-F,*D
  1. Accumulate intel to mastermind a solution for Fire Department challenges and create a sizzling proposal to capture a contract opportunity from thin air
  2. Construct an operating system approach; run quietly in the background providing consistent and smooth health and wellness solutions
  3. Justify ongoing existence by building strong relationships and exemplifying enhanced value beyond testing metrics
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee Meeting

 

3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Finance Committee Meeting
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Lacrosse Special Interest Group Meeting

This is your opportunity to connect with others in the strength and conditioning who share your professional interest in Lacrosse. Come ready to share ideas and find out how to move this special interest forward.

4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
Training for Muscle Hypertrophy: A Summary of Expert Consensus
by Brad Schoenfeld, PhD, CSCS,*D, CSPS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, FNSCA

Streamed Live

  1. Understand the manipulation of resistance training variables for maximizing muscle hypertrophy
  2. Understand the role of advanced training methods in resistance training for muscle hypertrophy
  3. Understand the potential interactions between aerobic and resistance training, and their combined effects on muscle hypertrophy
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
Do the Work: Health, Fitness, and Strength & Conditioning Research and Practical Application for First Responders
by Robert Lockie, PhD, TSAC-F
  1. Comprehend the current research analyzing the health and fitness of first responders, and how this can infuence their performance during their training academy and what they do when working in the field.
  2. Identify how health and fitness changes for first responders from the training academy to the workforce, and what training practices could be applied for trainees/cadets/recruits and incumbent first responders
  3. Recognize the practical application of the current literature relative to the helath and fitness of first responders, and the positive role that strength and conditioning practitioners can play in the job performance and lives of first repsonders.
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
Applying a Business Mindset into Collegiate Coaching
by Marisa Davis, CSCS
  1. Cultivating relationships and how they can benefit your future.
  2. Creating a plan for improvement of self and department; relying on your strengths.
  3. Establishing your reputation through words, actions and social media.
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
Membership Committee Meeting
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
Sport Science and Performance Technology Special Interest Group Meeting

This is your opportunity to connect with others in the strength and conditioning who share your professional interest in Sport Science and Performance Technology. Come ready to share ideas and find out how to move this special interest forward.

4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
NSCA’s Guide to High School Strength & Conditioning Roundtable Discussion

Discuss topics that are common to S&C professionals who work in a high school setting.  This is a follow-up to the roundtable held at the January 2022 NSCA Coaches Conference.

Brought to you by Human Kinetics

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Food with Friends Networking Dine-Around

What is a dine-around? Dine-arounds are informal dinners at local restaurants that provide an opportunity for networking, stimulating conversation and peer learning.  This special option is limited to groups of no more than 10.  Each diner is responsible for his or her own meal.

Sign up sheets will be available in the registration area.

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
RSCC Happy Hour - RSCC and RSVP Required

RSVP through registration process.  This is a private party for those with RSCC designation.  NSCA's RSCC are CSCS Coaches that have demonstrated experience and knowledge working in team sport or tactical performance units. Registered coaches apply advanced knowledge to assess, motivate, educate, and train athletes for the primary goal of improving sport performance. Every registered coach participates in annual training and assessment beyond what is required of their peers and is held to the highest standards of professional education and practice in the industry. The RSCC Coaching Registry serves as verifiable proof of a strength and conditioning coach’s experience, professionalism, and subject mastery. 

Event Itinerary - Friday, July 8 - Central Time Zone
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Registration Open
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
NSCA Store Open
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Past President's Meeting
8:30 AM - 9:20 AM
Optimizing Strength & Conditioning Practitioner Education
by Brian Gearity, PhD, ATC, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT, FNSCA, Chris Szedlak, PhD & Bettina Callary, PhD

Streamed Live

  1. Articulate an understanding of key terms and evidence-based strategies to enhance S&C pratitioner preparation.
  2. How-to locate and adapt the scholarship of teaching and learning to their context.
  3. How to design, deliver, and assess a university-level course or professional development course.
8:30 AM - 9:20 AM
Marketing Strategies to Help You Advance in Your Profession
by Katherine Roberts
  1. Crafting and cultivating your personal brand.
  2. Understanding the needs of the economic buyer.
  3. Create your point of differentiation, Exploring the unique challenges facing female coaches.

Sponsored by NSCA Women’s Committee

8:30 AM - 9:20 AM
Strength Coach Transition to Physical Therapy
by William Hanney, DPT, PhD, ATC, CSCS
  1. Identify common professional characteristics that strength coaches and physical therapists share
  2. Describe the necessary academic prerequisites in order to apply to physical therapy school
  3. Discuss potential career opportunities for an individual trained both as a strength coach and physical therapist.
8:30 AM - 9:20 AM
Abstract Podium Presentations

8:30 AM | Erica Goldstein |Isocaloric drinks effective for promoting recovery in masters class athletes
8:45 AM | Nile Banks | Acute energy drink effects on exercise performance
9:00 AM | Matthew Cuthbert | Traditional versus micro-dosing in-season strength training
9:15 AM | Harry Cintineo | Minimal-equipment blood-flow restriction training

8:30 AM - 9:20 AM
Career Connections: Opportunities for Sport Scientists
by Paul Comfort

Grab your opportunity to connect in a small group setting with "veterans" from different areas of strength and conditioning. If you are wanting to break into the growing field of sport science, join Paul to learn more.

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Weightlifting Coaches Special Interest Group Meeting and Roundtable

The NSCA weightlifting SIG will hold its 2022 meeting at National NSCA with a portion of the meeting devoted to a unique hands-on segment. After a brief introduction an interactive, audience-driven demonstration will take place in which designated coaches of the SIG will teach two athletes a proper progression for hang clean execution. One of the athletes will be a novice, while the other a seasoned weightlifter, allowing the audience to view differences between the two. Afterwards, the SIG meeting will conclude with an open discussion forum between the weightlifting SIG’s executive council and those in attendance.

8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Exhibit Hall Open
9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
From Marathon to 1 RM - The Study of Elite Sport Performance and How to Get There
by Andy Fry, PhD, CSCS,*D, FNSCA*E & Mike Hahn, PhD, CSCS

Streamed Live

  1. Learn about recent developments and initiatives in the world of sport science.
  2. Understand how the endurance athlete is being studied for elite performance at the Bowerman Sport Science Center.
  3. Describe how sport science is approached at the Jayhawk Athletic Performance Laboratory.

Sponsored by Wu Tsai Human Performance Alliance

9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
Stop Holding them Back! How Can we Better Prepare our Staff and Athletes?
by Corliss Fingers
  • Exam the value you add to your staff and athletes.
  • Strategies to serve diverse populations.
  • Exploring how your values impact the student and client experience.

Sponsored by the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
Instructional Techniques for Coaches
by Allison Randall, PhD, CSCS
  1. Identify cognitive processes associated with psychomotor skill learning in athletes.
  2. Provide instructional strategies to facilitate efficient skill acquisition during training sessions.
9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
Abstract Podium Presentations

9:30 AM | Christopher Proppe | Blood flow restriction exercise performed to failure versus 75 repetitions
9:45 AM | Matthew Hermes | The effect of accentuated eccentric loading on bench press performance
10:00 AM| Paola Rivera | Isotonic blood flow restriction exercise and training status
10:15 AM| Conor Cantwell | Multiple set AEL force and velocity characteristics

9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
Career Connections: Opportunities in Strength & Conditioning Academics
by Brandon Roberts & Abbie Smith-Ryan

Grab your opportunity to connect in a small group setting with "veterans" from different areas of strength and conditioning. If you need advice on the steps to academia, join Abbie & Brandon.

9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
Performing Arts Coaches Special Interest Group Meeting

This is your opportunity to connect with others in the strength and conditioning who share your professional interest in training the Performing Arts athletes. Come ready to share ideas and find out how to move this special interest forward.

9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Special Interest Group Meeting

This is your opportunity to connect with others in the strength and conditioning who share your professional interest in Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. Come ready to share ideas and find out how to move this special interest forward.

10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
Developing Gamespeed – Ensuring Context in Speed and Agility Training
by Ian Jeffreys, PhD, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D FNSCA, RSCC*E

Streamed Live

  1. This presentation looks at how a Gamespeed approach, focusing on the goal of speed and agility application, can help shed light on the best way forward.
10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
Making Sense of Asymmetry in Sport Performance and S&C Research
by Chris Bailey, PhD, CSCS,*D, RSCC
  1. This session will describe and evaluate asymmetry quantification and how it can be practically applied in athlete monitoring programs.
  2. Special attention will be paid to the identification of the common issues and obstacles associated with monitoring asymmetry including measurement reliability, validity, and task specificity.
  3. Methods to prevent and avoid these issues will also be discussed.
10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
Abstract Podium Presentations

10:30 AM| Baron Thompson | Individualized volume progressions on strength adaptations in trained men
10:45 AM| Christopher Bonilla | Practice effect on ACFT performance
11:00 AM| Jasmin Jenkins | MDL EMG and hemodynamics in hypoxia
11:15 AM | Dan Omcirck | The load-velocity profiles of different landmine punch throw variations

10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
Career Connections: Pursuing a Graduate Degree in Strength & Conditioning
by Brian Gearity & Rachel Larson

Grab your opportunity to connect in a small group setting with "veterans" from different areas of strength and conditioning. If you are considering a graduate degree, talk with Rachel & Brian about their journey.

10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
NSCA Foundation Data Blitz
by Malia Blue, CSCS, Erica Goldstein, MS, RD, CSCS, Paul Comfort, PhD, CSCS,*D, Andy Fry, PhD, CSCS,*D, FNSCA*E and Emily Tagesen, CSCS

The Data Blitz will consist of individuals that the NSCA Foundation has supported with Grant funding and allow them to present their research results from the funded study. The Data Blitz will be a series of 5-minute fast-paced talks, each covering just a bite-sized bit of the NSCA Foundation funded research. 

  1. Dr. Malia Blue- Validity of Body Composition Assessment in Racial and Ethnic Minorities
  2. Erica Goldstein- Sport Nutrition Knowledge Between Parents and Adolescent Female Athletes
  3. Dr. Paul Comfort- Micro-Dosing Strength Training in Soccer: A Randomized Cross Over Feasibility Study
  4. Dr. Andy Fry- Losing Power in the Weight Room-“Does Adrenaline Play a Role in Overreaching?
  5. Emily Tagesen- Does Menstrual Phase Affect the Recovery from Exercise Induced Muscle Damage?
10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
Personal Trainers Professional Development Group Meeting

This your opportunity to connect with others in strength and conditioning who are also Personal Trainers or Private Sector Coaches.  Come ready to share ideas and help move this professional group forward in the industry.

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Abstract Poster Session A

Located in Elite Hall (Exhibit Hall) behind Session 2

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Women in Strength & Conditioning: Discuss, Connect, Strategize

Sponsored by the Women’s Committee

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
JSCR Meeting
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Unopposed Exhibit Hall Time

Lunch provided

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Women’s Committee Meeting
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Abstract Poster Session B

Located in Elite Hall (Exhibit Hall) behind Session 2

1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Sarcopenia in the Aging Adult: Health and Fitness Programming Implications
by Jaynie Bjornaraa, PhD, MPH, PT, CSCS,*D, CSPS,*D

Streamed Live

  1. Define sarcopenia
  2. Identify the cellular mechanisms that may contribute to sarcopenia and how these may impact health and fitness programming.
  3. Design programs that will help offset the consequences of sarcopenia.
  4. Summarize the relevant sarcopenia literature related to health and fitness.
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Hitting "Reset" with Floatation Therapy: Exploring the Mind-Body Benefit for Athletes
by Lydia Caldwell, PhD
  1. Critically examine the literatiure based surrounding the use of flotation restricted environmental therapy in athletic performance and recovery.
  2. Identify examples of how this form of water immersion therapy may be used in mental preparation, visualization and physical recovery.
  3. Provide firsthand accounts of athlete experiences and tips for promoting relaxation in novice floaters
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Freestyle Warm-Up
by Molly Binetti, MEd, CSCS, RSCC
  1. Design creative, outside the box warm-ups that enhance all aspects of athleticism and motor learning
  2. Introduce the concept of differential learning and how that fits into the overall model of development
  3. How to incorporate games, play, and choice and the importance of doing so every day
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Abstract Podium Presentations

1:00 PM| Sally Paulson | Physical performance and sleep quality
1:15 PM| Pasquale Succi | Is a verification bout required for the determination of VO2max?
1:30 PM| Damjana Cabarkapa | Kinetic characteristics of setting motions in women's volleyball
1:45 PM | Michael Toczko | RPE as a measure of subjective fatigue in first responders

1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Soccer Special Interest Group Meeting

This is your opportunity to connect with others in the strength and conditioning who share your professional interest in Soccer. Come ready to share ideas and find out how to move this special interest forward.

1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
College Coaches Professional Development Group Meeting

This your opportunity to connect with others in strength and conditioning who are also Collegiate Coaches.  Come ready to share ideas and help move this professional group forward in the industry.

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Stem Cell Therapy for Orthopedic Conditions: Hope Versus Hype
by Morey Kolber, PT, PhD, CSCS,*D

Streamed Live

  1. Identify the types of regenerative medicine procedures that may be used for the management of orthopaedic conditions.
  2. Understand the synergistic benefits of regenerative medicine and exercise.
  3. Recall post-procedural management strategies following stem cell procedures.
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Neuromuscular Adaptations to Strength Training in Older Adults
by Kylie Harmon, MS, CSCS,*D
  1. Identify the importance of maintaining strength throughout the lifespan.
  2. Identify neuromuscular changes that negatively impact strength preservation with age
  3. Identify possible interventions to help preserve or enhance strength by targeting the neuromuscular system
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Demystifying Teaching Snatches for Sport Performance
by Anna Swisher, PhD, CSCS and Mel Herl, CSCS,*D, RSCC
  1. Learn how to implement efficient, safe, and effective teaching progression for the hang at knee power snatch in a large group.
  2. Perform assessment and progression of movements supported by USA Weightlifting best practices.
  3. Apply effective remedies for common errors in a large group setting.
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
NSCA’s Strength Training for Soccer Roundtable Discussion

All attendees welcome who want to discuss topics related to training high school, college and professional soccer athletes.

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2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Bodybuilding Special Interest Group Meeting

This is your opportunity to connect with others in the strength and conditioning who share your professional interest in Bodybuilding. Come ready to share ideas and find out how to move this special interest forward.

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Long Term Athletic Development Special Interest Group Meeting

This is your opportunity to connect with others in the strength and conditioning who share your professional interest in Long Term Athletic Development. Come ready to share ideas and find out how to move this special interest forward.

3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
What is a Sport Scientist: Past, Present, Future
by Mike Stone, PhD, CSCS, FNSCA

Streamed Live

  1. Identify Science
  2. Identify Sport
  3. Differentiate Exercise Science and Sport Science
  4. Understand the origins of Sport Science
  5. Understand where Sport Science is currently
  6. Understand where Sport Science may go
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Track and Field Special Interest Group Meeting

This is your opportunity to connect with others in the strength and conditioning who share your professional interest in Track and Field. Come ready to share ideas and find out how to move this special interest forward.

4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
KEYNOTE: Lessons from a Veteran Strength Coach
by Tommy Moffit, CSCS, RSCC*E

Streamed Live

  1. Discuss the lessons that I learned in 33 years of coaching that helped us build lasting relationships, avoid conflict, improve performance and win championships.
  2. I will discuss building a culture of hard work that’s needed to win games and develop strength that will last a lifetime.
  3. Discuss the planning and organization of training for our 3 National Championship football teams.
  4. Discuss communication and negotiating skills to get what you want and what the student athletes need in order to be successful.
  5. Discuss filtering through the various emerging technologies and how we determined what we would hang our hats on.
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
NSCA Awards Banquet - RSVP Required

RSVP through registration process.  Enjoy a wonderful meal with colleagues as we celebrate the best in the industry this year.

Sponsored in part by Matrix

Event Itinerary - Saturday, July 9 - Central Time Zone
7:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Registration Open
7:30 AM - 11:30 AM
NSCA Store Open
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
SCJ Meeting
8:30 AM - 9:20 AM
Bridge the Gap Lecture: Return to Sport with a Holistic and Integrated Approach To Common Lower Extremity Issues
by Loren Landow, CSCS,*D, RSCC*E

Streamed Live

  1. Introduce a holistic model for the injury process.
  2. Introduce a 6 phase return to play model that can help coaches and practitioners take the athlete from function to optimal.
8:30 AM - 9:20 AM
Evidence Based Peak Week Strategies for Bodybuilding
by Guillermo Escalante, DSC, MBA, ATC, CSCS
  1. Describe the most commonly used peak week strategies by bodybuilders.
  2. Identify effective/ineffective and safe/unsafe peak week practices used by bodybuilders.
  3. Design evidence based peak week strategies for bodybuilders.
8:30 AM - 9:20 AM
Servant Leadership: Impactful Leadership for Successful Trainers, Coaches, and Business Owners
by Ben Wax, PhD
  1. Explore the foundation needed to create an environment where Servant Leadership thrives and creates a dynamic culture. 
8:30 AM - 9:20 AM
Abstract Podium Presentations

8:30 AM | Danilo Tolusso | The influence of fatigue on reliability of performance recovery metrics
8:45 AM| Christoph Szedlak | Stakeholders of a S&C certification body identify psychosocial coaching practice
9:00 AM | Faith Brown | Analysis of in-season workloads in women's collegiate basketball
9:15 AM | Erica Marshall | Vagal recovery following high load and blood flow restriction exercise

9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
True Experimental Research for Progressing Strength & Conditioning Knowledge
by Loren Chiu, PhD, CSCS

Streamed Live

  1. Examine the current state of strength & conditioning research and how it has led to "Chaos in the Brickyard"
  2. Discuss why training intervention studies are true experimental research for strength & conditioning
  3. Explore lessons learned conducting training interventions to improve study design.
9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
Autoregulation: Using Velocity and RPE to Dictate Load
by John Odgers, CSCS
  1. How to dictate load based on velocity of the movement.
  2. The relationship between velocity and rating of perceived exertion based on repetitions in reserve.
  3. Using velocity in a large group vs. smaller groups/1 on 1.
9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
Tools to Help Your Deskbound Clients Move
by Ben Reuter, PhD, ATC, CSCS,*D
  1. Provide information to use with your clients to educate them about the importance of movement in addition to "workouts”
  2. Demonstrate exercises to help your clients develop a movement routine
  3. Deliver tools for the toolbox of movement activities for your clients to utilize
9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
Abstract Podium Presentations

9:30 AM| Chad Kerksick | Force and damage responses to high and low force producers
9:45 AM | Elisabeth Ohrnberger | Relationships between body composition and injury rates in collegiate runners
10:00 AM| Roger Kollock | The impact of anthropometrics on dynamic stability
10:15 AM | Valerie Neira | Power production asymmetry during cycling time-trial

9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
Career Connections: High School Strength & Conditioning
by Mike Nitka, MS, CSCS, RSCC*E, FNSCA,*E

Grab your opportunity to connect in a small group setting with "veterans" from different areas of strength and conditioning. If being a strength coach in the high school setting is on your bucket list, talk with Mike.

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Abstract Poster Session A

Located in Elite Hall (Exhibit Hall) behind Session 2

10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
The Effect of NSAIDs on Exercise Adaptations
by Brandon Roberts, PhD, CSCS,*D, TSAC-F

Streamed Live

  1. Learn to compare and contrast the different NSAID types.
  2. Describe the positive and negative effects of NSAIDs on muscle and bone.
  3. Understand how NSAIDs influences performance and recovery.
10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
Bridge the Gap Practical: Return to Sport With A Holistic and Integrated Approach To Common Lower Extremity Issues
by Loren Landow, CSCS,*D, RSCC*E
  1. Introduce a holistic model for the injury process.
  2. Introduce a 6 phase return to play model that can help coaches and practitioners take the athlete from function to optimal.
10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
Abstract Podium Presentations

10:30 AM | Bridget Melton | Evolution of physical training in law enforcement academies
10:45 AM | Catherine Saenz | TIAARA study: Building the collegiate dancer health and performance profile
11:00 AM | Michael Lane | Effects of wearing explosive ordinance disposal equipment on metabolic demands
11:15 AM | Robert Lockie | Age-related differences in firefighters from a health and wellness program

11:30 AM - 12:20 PM
KEYNOTE: Keys to Success and Longevity in the Strength and Conditioning Field
by Dan Dalrymple, CSCS, RSCC*E

Streamed Live

  1. Identify factors that help a person succeed as a strength and conditioning coach and conversely pitfalls to avoid.
  2. Discuss traits needed to connect with athletes other coaches and administrators
  3. Provide real world examples and guidelines for developing and maximizing the coaches personal "coaching tool box".

Registration Pricing

PDF Registration Form
 
Through May 18
May 19 - June 29
June 30 - On-site
Non-Member
You do not have a current/active membership
$470 $495 $570
Registration + Professional Membership
You would like to register for the event and a professional membership
$445 $475 $535
Professional Member
You have a current/active professional or CPI membership
$315 $345 $405
Registration + Student Membership
You would like to register for the event and a student membership
$255 $280 $305
Student Member
You have a current/active student membership
$185 $210 $235
Awards Banquet Ticket
Friday, July 8, 6:30 PM
$35 $55 $75
Guest Pass 
Access to: Exhibit Hall, Kick-Off Party,  Exhibitor Breakfast & Luncheon. Must accompany a registered guest.
$75 $75 $75

Registration Closes:
In-Person attendance: 7/5, 5:00 PM central (on-site registration will remain open)
Online attendance: 7/7, 5:00 PM central

Accommodations

HYATT REGENCY NEW ORLEANS

601 Loyola Ave, New Orleans, LA 70113
$175 rate + plus additional taxes

Hyatt Regency hotel

Benefits of Attending

NSCA has 2 options for attending. Whichever option you choose, we strive to connect with our attendees in meaningful ways and we look forward to bringing you the features that make the NSCA National Conference unique. Below are some of the key advantages of each attendance option:

Benefits 

In-person  

Online 

Cutting-edge educational sessions 

More sessions and activities available in-person (Additional sessions, round tables, SIG meetings)

Key sessions will be made available online live during the event

Engage with Experts

Ask questions one-on-one with presenters. Participate in hands-on practical sessions – learn the technique and ques from the experts

Ask questions via the Q&A feature

Convenience 

The largest gathering of strength and conditioning professionals provides the easiest way to connect and share ideas with your peers

Gain knowledge and skills without leaving home

Company Approval Take Home Message

Take your experience, connections, new research, and techniques learned back to your company to share and immediately implement with your athletes and clientele

 

Network & Make Connections 

Career connections, networking and social events, round table discussions, and awards banquet 

 

Exhibit Hall & 2 Exhibitor receptions

Explore the latest knowledge and equipment and connect with peers over food and drink

 

Vacation in NOLA 

New Orleans is known for its food and fun.  Add a day onto your visit and spend time at the WWII Museum, Bourbon Street or many other cultural attractions

 

Awards Banquet (+$35)

Celebrate the accomplishments of some of the best in the industry over dinner and drinks

 

Access to online sessions

1 year of access to online sessions as well as additional sessions recorded at the event

1 year of access to online sessions as well as additional sessions recorded at the event

FAQS

  • Abstracts

    Abstract submissions are open yearly from November to March (exact dates change annually). Research abstract presentations are an opportunity to present current research findings to researchers and strength and conditioning professionals at the NSCA National Conference.

    Submit Abstracts
  • Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment
  • Cancellation Policy

    All refund requests must be submitted in writing (email) and should state the reason for cancellation. No refunds will be accepted over the phone.
    Email: conferences@nsca.com

    Full refund less $20 if postmarked by May 1
    50% refund if postmarked May 19 - June 29
    NO refund after June 29, 2022

  • CEU Options

    The NSCA has many options to help you in obtaining the necessary CEUs to recertify.  Please check the CEU Opportunities page for the most current information. 

    View All NSCA CEUs
  • Engagement Opportunities
    • 10 Committee Meetings
    • 1st Timer Orientation
    • 15+ Special Interest Group Meetings
    • Abstract Podium Presentations
    • Abstract Poster Defense
    • Awards Banquet
    • Exhibit Hall
    • Hands-on Sessions
    • Kick-off Party
    • Round table discussions
    • RSCC Happy Hour
    • Research Consortium
    • State/Provincial Assembly meeting         
    • Yoga
  • Exhibitors

    We look forward to highlighting you to our attendees.

    Email: exhibitors@nsca.com

    Exhibitor Information
  • Other Frequently Asked Questions

    Where is the event being held?
    Hyatt Regency New Orleans: 601 Loyola Avenue, New Orleans, Louisianna, 70113

    What does it mean when I see "Streamed Live" on the schedule?
    The sessions labeled "Streamed Live" will be just that, streamed live during the week of the conference. It's what's included with the online registration. All attendees will receive access to all of the recorded main sessions approximately 2 weeks after the event.

    How long do I have to register for the In-Person experience? 
    The online registration opportunity will close July 5th, 5 PM central. Onsite registration will remain open all week.

    How long do I have to register for the Online experience? 
    Registration will close July 7th, 5 PM central.

    As a registered attendee, will I receive a recording of the online, virtual or live streamed event? 
    Yes. You will receive a recording approximately 2-3 weeks after the event to review anything you may have missed. You will have access for one year. 

    How do I know which sessions will be streamed/included with my registration? 
    It will be indicated on Schedule.

    If I miss some of the online, virtual or live streamed event, will this affect my CEUs?
    No. You will receive a recording after the event to review anything you may have missed, therefore receiving the full Category A CEUs. 

    Will I receive a Certificate of Attendance? 
    Yes. A certificate will be emailed to you approximately 2-3 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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