2019 NSCA National Conference

Advance alongside your strength and conditioning peers with the latest knowledge and research in the field at the 2019 NSCA Conference.

July 10 - 13, 2019 | Washington, D.C. | 2.0 CEUs Category A

NSCA National Conference

As a strength and conditioning professional, you owe it to your athletes, clients, team, and students to connect and grow with the best in the industry. This only happens in one place and one time: NSCA’s 2019 National Conference in Washington DC. Grow your professional expertise by:

  • Learning about the latest strength and conditioning research and its hands-on application
  • Connecting one-on-one with top industry leaders from around the globe
  • Discovering new ways to bring the science of strength and conditioning to athletes, clients and students

This year, show up and harness the power of collaboration.

Conference Location

Washington Marriott Wardman Park

2660 Woodley Road NW
Washington, DC 20008
202-328-2000
Hotel Rates:  $189 single or double occupancy until June 19th

Reserve Your Room

Registration Information

Conference Fees Before May 16 May 17-June 27 After June 27 Onsite Only
Non-Member Registration $470 $495 $570
Professional Member $315 $345 $405
Student Member $185 $210 $235
Prof Membership + Registration $435 $465 $525
Student Membership + Registration $250 $275 $300
Awards Banquet $30

$50

$70
       

Complete the PDF Registration form and email to conferences@nsca.com

Abstract Information

Research abstract presentations are an opportunity to present current research findings to researchers and strength and conditioning professionals at the NSCA National Conference. Learn More about how to submit an abstract and view the poster galleries. DEADLINE for 2019 National Conference submissions is March 1, 2019.

Keynote Presenter - Jon Kolb

4-time Superbowl champion and NFL All-Pro Jon Kolb spent 13 years as the left tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers, cementing himself as one of the all-time Steeler greats and strongest men in the NFL throughout the 1970s.

Since retiring from the NFL, Jon has transitioned into the world of Strength and Conditioning. He first spent 10 years as the Steelers’ Defensive Line Coach and Strength Coach. After which he has served as the Director of Fitness, Wellness, and Sports Conditioning at Sharon Regional Health System, Defensive Coordinator and Strength and Conditioning Coach and Assistant Professor of Physical Education at Grove City College, as well as Special Projects Coordinator and Vice President of Rehabilitation Services at Nortrim Corporation.

Currently, Jon is a Kinesiology Instructor at Youngstown State University and Penn State University and the Health Science Instructor at Butler Community College. In addition to numerous awards and honors, Jon has had several research papers published relating to the benefits of exercise on diabetes and other diseases. 

Jon Kolb

Schedule

Event Itinerary - Wednesday
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Renew your CPR/AED with Certified Red Cross Instructor
by Andy Terrano, CSCS

Renew your CPR/AED at reduced pricing - $50 per person, make sure to sign up through the registration process.

1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Registration and Help Desk Open
2:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Teaching Schemes for Plyometric Training
by Boo Schexnayder
  • The learner will be able to teach fundamental plyometric biomechanics
  • The learner will be able to properly sequence short-term and long-term plyometric training
  • The learner will be able to apply specific plyometric exercises to assist in the development of change-of-direction abilities.

Sponsored by Perform Better

2:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Pilates Workshop
by Patrea Aeschliman, CSCS,*D

Sponsored by Balanced Body

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Exhibit Hall Open
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Crafting Your Coaching Philosophy - A Practical Workshop
by Scott Caulfield, MA, CSCS,*D, RSCC*D, Brian Gearity, PhD, ATC, CSCS,*D, FNSCA, and Clayton Kuklick, PhD, CSCS

It is common practice in a strength and conditioning coaching job interview to inquire not only about the coach’s experience and academic background, but also about their “philosophy”. While liberal arts universities often require students to take a one- or two-semester philosophy course during their freshman or sophomore year, the study of philosophy is not required in many exercise science degree programs. As a result, most strength and conditioning coaches have little to no formal training in philosophical thinking and thus, confusion exists as to what a coaching philosophy means.
In this interactive workshop, you’ll be guided through a process to craft your personal coaching philosophy. Differentiate yourself as a strength coach and build your coaching confidence by preparing yourself to not only know your how and why but be able to articulate it to administrators, peers, and athletes/clients.

4:00 PM - 5:50 PM
Unlocking Mobility with Functional Strength Training Strategies
by Josh Henkin, CSCS

Hands-on

  • Learn how we use the current research on movement science to apply the concepts of tension, cross patterning, grip, and ground forces to create more effective exercises. 
  • Discover how most coaches leave the concept of Progressive Overload incomplete and how a more thorough understanding increases our problem solving abilities. 
  • Understand the cues, progressions, and concepts of movement that will allow you to prescribe the most effective exercise for your client/athlete. 

 Lecture

  •  Understand how understanding what stability means and its application will enhance our strength and injury resiliency. 
  • Discover how creating proper stability drills can create instant improvements in movement capabilities and performance measures. 
  • Learn how to develop progressions and programs based upon these stability concepts to work in concert with strength and power training. 

Sponsored by Perform Better

4:00 PM - 5:50 PM
Making Money in this Industry as a Coach
by Thomas Plummer

Sponsored by Perform Better

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
First Timer's Networking

If you are new to the NSCA Conference, please join us to meet others from your area and learn how to get the most out of attending the conference.

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Kick-Off Party - All Exhibitors and Attendees Welcome

Join us for a party in the exhibit hall.  Start your conference with great food and drink and mingle with all the attendees and exhibitors. 

Event Itinerary - Thursday
6:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Registration and Help Desk Open
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
State Directors Assembly
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Functional Movement Workout
by Johnny Gillespie, CSCS, NSCA-CPT
  • Cueing that creates a kinetic connection
  • Movements that assess function
  • Sequencing that breeds function
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Exhibit Hall Open
8:30 AM - 9:20 AM
Overtraining in the Weight Room? Yeah, But What's the Big Deal?
by Andy Fry, PhD, CSCS,*D, FNSCA
  • So what exactly is overtraining, and how does overtraining show up in the weight room?  
  • While sport scientists often study how stressful training affects various physiological systems, this presentation will focus on resulting performances and training capacity.  
  • While overly intense single training sessions have been documented to affect the health of the athlete, this talk will examine the practical implications of excessive training phases in the weight room that result in impaired performances that require weeks or months of recovery
8:30 AM - 9:20 AM
Have We Discovered The Un"Beet"able Magic Bullet
by Colin Carriker, PhD
  • As an ergogenic aid, understand dosing strategies of dietary nitrate rich foods to answer the questions: How much? How long (loading period)? and How soon (before competition)?
  • Understand the anticipated performance benefits and ergogenic potential for participants ranging from sedentary to elite fitness levels.
9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
Bridge the Gap Lecture: Speed Development for Team Sports
by Boo Schexnayder

Sponsored by Perform Better

9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
End of Training Restoration & Recovery
by Dane Bartz, MS, CSCS
  • Desribe how proper restoration and recovery can prevent injury and enhance performance for athletes and clients.
  • Identify restorative and recovery techniques are useful after training and how to customize them to each athlete or client.

HANDS-ON

9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
Special Interest Group Chair Meeting
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Opening Ceremony & Keynote Presentation
by Jon Kolb

4-time Superbowl champion and NFL All-Pro Jon Kolb spent 13 years as the left tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers, cementing himself as one of the all-time Steeler greats and strongest men in the NFL throughout the 1970s. Since retiring from the NFL, Jon has transitioned into the world of Strength and Conditioning. He first spent 10 years as the Steelers’ Defensive Line Coach and Strength Coach. After which he has served as the Director of Fitness, Wellness, and Sports Conditioning at Sharon Regional Health System, Defensive Coordinator and Strength and Conditioning Coach and Assistant Professor of Physical Education at Grove City College, as well as Special Projects Coordinator and Vice President of Rehabilitation Services at Nortrim Corporation. Currently, Jon is a Kinesiology Instructor at Youngstown State University and Penn State University and the Health Science Instructor at Butler Community College. In addition to numerous awards and honors, Jon has had several research papers published relating to the benefits of exercise on diabetes and other diseases. 

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Women's Lunch

Reservation Required

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Abstract Poster Session A
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
The Youth Physical Development Centre: Science and Practice Working in Synergy
by Rhodri Lloyd, PhD, CSCS,*D
  • Examine the role that growth, maturation and training have on the development of athleticism in young athletes.
  • Explore the reciprocal manner in which science and practice inform one another to help direct programming within the Youth Physical Development Centre.
  • Identify program design considerations for young athletes of varying training histories, offering practical examples from training programs delivered within the Youth Physical Development Centre.
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Topics in Sports Nutrition
by Josh Keller, CSCS, JP Anders and Taylor Dinyer, CSCS

Join us for short topics in sports nutrition to prepare you for the Jeopardy game to follow at 2:00

Sponsored by GNC

1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Bridge the Gap Practical: Speed Development for Team Sports
by Boo Schexnayder

Sponsored by Perform Better

HANDS-ON

1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Women's Committee Meeting
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Special Interest Group Meeting
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
International Affiliate Meeting
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
The Stimulus to Fatigue Ratio and its Selected Implications
by Mike Israetel, PhD
  • Be able to understand the Stimulus to Fatigue Ratio (SFR) concept.
  • Be apply to assess and approximate the SFR or various exercises and training methods.
  • Be able to understand the centrality and importance of the SFR concept in organizing effective training.
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Gary Dudley Lecture: Physiological Stress and its Impact on Training and Performance: Endocrine and Performance Interactions
by Tunde Szivak, PhD, CSCS,*D

Describe hormonal implications of physiological stress. Describe the negative effects of stress on performance. Describe training and recovery strategies to mitigate stress.

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Pre Warm-up to Variations of Traditional Fitness Testing: Short Term Athletic and Neuromuscular Development
by James McFarland, MEd, CSCS,*D, RSCC
  • To practically explore the concepts of physical literacy and and long term athletic development as it relates to effective coaching
  • To practice effective strategies that are principle driven, emphasize a positive culture, and reflect current strategies

HANDS-ON

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Youth Strength and Conditioning Coaches Special Interest Group Meeting
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Abstract Poster Session B
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Physique vs Sports Nutrition: Are They Contradictory?
by Shawn Arent, PhD, CSCS,*D
  • Identify different nutritional strategies for optimizing performance vs optimizing body composition
  • Describe the current research evidence for various nutritional approaches commonly promoted to athletes and physique competitors
  • Understand trends in nutritional recommendations
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Strength and Conditioning for the Track and Field Athlete
by John Cissik, MBA, MS, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D
  • Identify the strength and conditioning needs of each event in track and field.
  • Design programs that improve event-specific track and field performance while minimizing injury risks.
  • Design programs to improve the ability to exert force in the horizontal direction. 
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Force Plate Assessment for Strength and Conditioning - What to Use, Why You Should Use It, and What You Should Avoid
by Jason Lake, PhD
  • Describe appropriate techniques for collecting accurate force-time data from vertical jump and resistance exercise performance
  • Identify appropriate variable to describe vertical jump and resistance exercise performance depending on one's goals
  • How to calculate these variable from recorded force-time data
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Let's Play Jeopardy with Sports Nutrition
by Josh Keller, CSCS, JP Anders, and Taylor Dinyer, CSCS

Come ready to play Jeopardy and compete against your friends - what do you know about Sports Nutrition?

Sponsored by GNC

3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Early Stage Strength and Conditioning Activities for Young Athletes
by Rhodri Lloyd, PhD, CSCS,*D
  • Examine the key athletic qualities to target in the early stages of a S&C program for youth
  • Identify suitable exercises and activities and their associated progressions/regressions
  • Consider common technical errors displayed by young athletes during such activities

HANDS-ON

3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Personal Trainers Special Interest Group Meeting
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Diversity Committee Meeting
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Finance Committee Meeting
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
Muscle Weakness is the New Smoking
by Mark Peterson, PhD, CSCS,*D
  • Identify the health risks associated with muscle weakness among adolescents and adults. 
  • Describe the how muscle weakness contributes to disability and early mortality, and highlight the potential biological mechanisms.
  • Define optimal screening metrics for monitoring strength capacity across the lifespan.
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
The Pregnant and Post-Partum Athlete: Training and Safety Considerations
by Helen Binkley, PhD, CSCS, NSCA-CPT, FNSCA
  • Explain and integrate the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology recommendations and guidelines; as well as, the NCAA guidelines and Title IX regulations.
  • Identify the contraindications and precautions to exercise for safety of mother and child.
  • Recognize and describe the benefits of exercise for pregnancy and post-partum.
  • Recommend exercises with safety considerations through pregnancy and post­partum to maintain conditioning.
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
Utilizing Whole-Body Vibration to Improve Performance
by Nicole Dabbs, PhD, FNSCA
  • Describe previous literature that utilizes whole-body vibration treatment for performance enhancement and muscle recovery.
  • Apply the utilization of whole-body vibration to specific populations
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
A Simple Method for Assessing Tri-Planar Core Stability
by Stephen Rassel, CSCS,*D, RSCC
  • Explain the importance of addressing training from a tri-planar perspective, and from an internal vs. external loading standpoint
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
Figure Skating Special Interest Group Meeting
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Membership Committee Meeting
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Exhibitor Reception - All Attendees and Exhibitors Welcome
Event Itinerary - Friday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Registration and Help Desk Open
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Research Consortium Breakfast
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Functional Movement Workout
by Johnny Gillespie, CSCS, NSCA-CPT
  • Cueing that creates a kinetic connection
  • Movements that assess function
  • Sequencing that breeds function
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Research Committee Meeting
8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Exhibit Hall Open
8:30 AM - 9:20 AM
Preventing Metabolic Adaptation During Weight Loss
by Todd Miller, PhD, CSCS,*D, TSAC-F,*D, FNSCA & Stephanie Mull, CSCS
  • Identify methods of assessment necessary to design a nutrition plan for fat loss.
  • Create a macronutrient prescription to fuel activity and preserve lean body mass while in a calorie deficit.
  • Develop a sample resistance training workout designed for simultaneous fat loss and muscle growth. 
8:30 AM - 9:20 AM
Would You Work for You? How to Get and Retain Quality Employees
by Mike Rickett, CSCS,*D, CSPS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, RCPT*E
8:30 AM - 9:20 AM
A Practical Path for NSCA's Education Recognition Program at Your College
by Mike Martino, PhD, CSCS,*D and Jake Grazer, PhD, CSCS

CAREER TALK

8:30 AM - 9:20 AM
The Arsenal Academy Physical Development Framework
by Des Ryan

• The development of the facilities at the Academy
• Building and developing a sport science team
• Physical Development Framework Levels

LTAD Track

9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
Functional Medicine Paradigm Shift
by Arianne Missimer, DPT, RD, CSCS
  • Identify modifiable lifestyle factors.
  • Learn when and who to refer to help a client achieve optimal wellness.
  • Learn a client-centered assessment and treatment approach. 
9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
Running with Power
by Joe Drake, MS, NSCA-CPT,*D
  • Power is a measure of resistance and speed. The faster you run, or the more resistance you face your power will in turn increase.
  • Having a full understanding of running power allows you to determine your overall effort in comparison to your personal overall maximum power output.
  • Through innovative smart technology you can now test and track your running power in order to maximize your training efforts.

Sponsored by Technogym

9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
Social Media Success System
by Scott Rawcliffe
  • Learn what platforms to use to reach your target demographic so you don't waste time on ineffective marketing.
  • Learn how to develop a simple plan to reach your target market using the different social platforms.
  • Discover how to turn fans/followers into paying clients using social media.

CAREER TALK

9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
Screening for Injury Risk: Tools and Techniques for the Strength and Conditioning Coach to Target Training
by Greg Myer, PhD, CSCS,*D
  • Synthesize in vivo, in vitro and in silica data to delineate the most common mechanism(s) of injury in sport 
  • Sequence the pathways which common risk factors likely compound “high risk” mechanisms.
  • Detail neuromuscular “field” screening techniques that can be used to identify “high risk” athletes.

LTAD Track

10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
High Protein Intake: Body Composition, Microbiome and Genetic Influences
by Jose Antonio, PhD, CSCS, FNSCA
10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
Bridge the Gap Lecture: Strengthening Student-Athletes' Leadership Skills in the Weight Room
by Whitney Moore, PhD, CSCS,*D and Val Smith, MA, CSCS
  • Learn evidence-based motivational strategies and leadership behaviors for optimizing athlete motivation
  • Learn relationship building strategies used by expert strength and conditioning coaches to increase athlete motivation
  • Describe different levels of informal leadership training opportunities
10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
Training Loads and Exposure in Late Specialization Sports; Challenges and Solutions
by Ben Jones
  • How to quantify the training loads of youth athletes
  • How to manage and monitor training loads practically in youth athletes
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Abstract Poster Session A
11:30 AM - 12:20 PM
Fundamental Considerations for Developing a Successful High School Strength & Conditioning Program
by Darnell Clark, MS, CSCS,*D, RSCC*D

Whether you are starting a new program or want to improve an existing program, this presentation is designed to give you a blueprint for developing a systematic approach for the process.  Participants will be provided with the tools to develop or evaluate their school's strength and conditioning program.

LTAD Track

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Diversity & Inclusion Lunch

Reservation Required

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Abstract Poster Session B
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Training Strategies to Improve an Athlete's Force-Velocity Characteristics
by Tim Suchomel, PhD, CSCS,*D
  • Discuss previous literature that has examined the force-velocity curve as it relates to athletic performance.
  • Identify potential periodization and programming strategies to improve an athlete's force-velocity characteristics.
  • Provide example programs to show how to implement different resistance training methods (e.g. traditional resistance training exercises, weightlifting derivatives, potentiation complexes, etc.) to improve both the force and velocity characteristics that underpin power development.
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Re-Evaluating Performance Training: Are We Enhancing Sport Performance with Strength?
by Josh Henkin, CSCS
  • Understand how using human movement concepts will change how we think of how we construct exercises for the athlete.
  • Discover if our current measures of strength are leading to enhanced performance of the athlete.
  • Learn how the current science movement based strength training will increase the performance outcomes of your training programs.

Sponsored by Perform Better

1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
High-Intensity Functional Training: Physiological Responses and Competitive Performance
by Gerald Mangine, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D
  • Define High-Intensity Functional Training and describe its programming characteristics.
  • Review the current scientific evidence on the physiological responses to HIFT, adaptations to training, and the indicators of competitive success.
  • Provide recommendations for incorporating HIFT into training and future research.
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Bridge the Gap Practical: Strengthening Student-Athletes' Leadership Skills in the Weight Room
by Whitney Moore, PhD, CSCS,*D and Val Smith, MA, CSCS
  • Learn evidence-based motivational strategies and leadership behaviors for optimizing athlete motivation
  • Learn relationship building strategies used by expert strength and conditioning coaches to increase athlete motivation
  • Describe different levels of informal leadership training opportunities

HANDS-ON

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Training and Conditioning Games for Young Athletes
by Jay Dawes, PhD, CSCS,*D, CSPS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, TSAC

• Discuss the benefits of utilizing games for increasing athlete performance and motivation.
• Learn how to adjust the parameters of each game to ensure appropriate energy system development.
• Provide recommendations for the integration of games into a comprehensive strength and conditioning program.

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Weight Loss Vs. Fat Loss: Clinical Business Application
by Gregory Johnson, MS, CSCS
  • Understand the difference in weight loss and fat loss programming and knowing what your clients need.
  • Understanding how to assess, and program, to help for short term, and long term benefits, inluding collecting data and body biometrics, as well as interpret the data and adjust programs accordingly.
  • How to get clients in the door to educate them, and creating programs to generate leads and referrals. 
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Michael H. Stone Sports Science Lecture: Revisiting Stretch-Shortening Cycle Function: Do We Really Know How it Works?
by Jeffrey McBride, PhD, CSCS,*D, FNSCA
  • Understand sarcomere function during different types of muscle actions
  • Understand muscle fiber function during stretch-shortening cycles 
3:00 PM - 4:50 PM
The ABC's of Functional Exercise
by Gray Cook, MSPT, CSCS
  • Be able to define and differentiate functional exercise and corrective exercise.
  • Learn criteria for proper exercise selection and subsequent variation and progression.
  • Learn the four themes of the exercise hierarchy that can be applied to fundamental movement patterns.
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Injury Prevention: Evidence to Intervention for the Strength and Conditioning Specialist
by Paul Canavan, DPT, PT, CSCS
  • Be able to analyze and discuss the risk factors related to lower extremity injury.
  • Identify various strength and flexibility tests to administer for an effective off season screening.
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
The Isometric Mid-Thigh Pull - Correct Performance and Interpretation for Research and Applied Practice
by Paul Comfort, PhD, CSCS,*D
  • To explore the common errors associated with the performance of the isometric mid-thigh pull and solutions to eliminate these errors and improve the quality of the data.
  • To discuss the most important force-time variable that can be obtained from the isometric mid-thigh pull.
  • To discuss how the data can be interpreted by the practitioner and how this should influence the subsequent mesocycle.
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
Should You Focus on Double or Single Leg Training After Lower Extremity Injury?
by Dan Lorenz, DPT, CSCS
  • Review the current evidence on deficits following LE injury
  • Compare/contrast double v. single leg training
  • Highlight the current evidence on single v. double leg training in healthy athletes.
  • Provide the attendee with a framework to help guide decision making for exercise programming.
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
Data Analysis in Strength and Conditioning Research: Should We Be Bayesians?
by Joe Weir, PhD, FNSCA
  • Differentiate between "Frequentist" and "Bayesian" interpretations of probability, confidence/credible intervals, and evidence for an effect.
  • Interpret Bayes Factors in the context of strength and conditioning research examples.
  • Use free JASP software to analyze strength and conditioning research examples using both frequentist and Bayesian calculations.
Event Itinerary - Saturday
7:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Registration and Help Desk Open
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
SCJ Breakfast Meeting
8:30 AM - 9:20 AM
Examining and Developing Effective Coaching Behaviors and Characteristics in Elite S&C Coaches
by Chris Szedlak

Sponsored by United Kingdom Strength & Conditioning Association

8:30 AM - 9:20 AM
Bridge the Gap Lecture Deceleration, Change of Direction, and Reacceleration: Teaching Steps to Optimize These Qualities
by Jimmy Radcliffe, MS, CSCS
  • Understand a “Hips First” conceptual approach
  • Teach, Train, & Learn the postural control mechanisms
  • Apply the concept(s) to quality ground negotiation

 

9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
Your Brain on Exercise: Running to a More Successful, Creative, and Confident You
by Jason Karp, PhD
  • Understand how exercise goes beyond the physical and creates a platform for a better, more creative, and more succesful life.
  • Describe how exercise changes the chemistry of you brain.
  • Aspire to be more than just a coach or trainer, but rather a life changer. 
9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
Bridge the Gap Lecture: Building a 12 Week Training Continuum
by Jeff Connors, CSCS, RSCC*E
9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
Indian Clubs, Bulgarian Bags, Maces, and Other Roots of Rotational Strength
by Melody Schoenfeld, CSCS,*D
  • Attendees will learn some history and science behind various tools of rotational strength and will learn basic movements with each type of equipment. 
  • Attendees will learn how to apply movements with these instruments to various types of individuals.
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Abstract Poster Session A
10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
The Importance of Heavy Strength Training in Endurance Athletes
by David Hooper, CSCS,*D
  • To understand the various benefits of heavy strength training for endurance athletes
  • To help practitioners incorporate heavy strength training into their programs for endurance athletes
10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
Applied Science for Exercise Programming and Injury Resilience
by Andrea Hudy, MA, CSCS,*D, RSCC*E and Phil Wagner, MD, CSCS
  • Discover powerful applications using artificial intelligence and force technology software combined with a validated database of athlete injuries and movement patterns
  • Learn various dynamic movement signatures and what they mean, including the common types of injuries seen from movement patterns
  • How to enhance performance and resilience with simple exercise plans to offset injury
10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
Bridge the Gap Practical Deceleration, Change of Direction, and Reacceleration: Teaching Steps to Optimize These
by Jimmy Radcliffe, MS, CSCS
  • Understand a “Hips First” conceptual approach
  • Teach, Train, & Learn the postural control mechanisms
  • Apply the concept(s) to quality ground negotiation
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Abstract Poster Session B
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Post-Rehab Considerations for Elbow Pain
by William Hanney, DPT, PhD, ATC, CSCS,*D
  • Describe the most common conditions associated with elbow and forearm pain.
  • Design a post rehabilitation training program for the most common conditions associated with elbow and forearm pain.
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
The Art of Managing Conflicting Expectations
by Ted Leland, PhD
  • Help practitioners identify the challenges and opportunities presented by the conflicting expectations held by the many constituencies practitioners must accommodate
  • Help practitioners take a more active and effective role in creating a positive connection between their program and the athletic department
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Heat Acclimation and Hydration Strategies for Improving Aerobic Performance
by J. Luke Pryor, MS, ATC, CSCS
  • Understand when heat acclimation should be implemented, the benefits of heat acclimation, and describe evidence-based strategies for inducing and sustaining heat acclimation.
  • Identify the risks of drinking too much and too little fluid. 
  • Determine appropriate hydration strategies to optimize performance.
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Bridge the Gap Practical: Building a 12 Week Training Continuum for the Speed/Power Athlete
by Jeff Connors, CSCS, RSCC*E
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Blood Flow Restriction Training: Strategies for Effective Applications
by Gary Boros, MS, CSCS and Chris Jarmon, CSCS
  • Understand the science and research behind Blood Flow Restriction Training
  • Connect research insights in performance, rehabilitation, and general fitness
  • Discern the ideal use cases, equipment, and training protocols for BFR
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Mental Fatigue, the Perception of Effort and Implications for Performance
by Kristen Snyman, PhD, CSCS
  • Describe the difference between mental and physical fatigue and the factors impacting mental fatigue.
  • Identify the impact of mental fatigue on performance from contemporary research
  • Describe the mediators of the perception of effort and mental fatigue during exercise and their implications for exercise prescription and performance.
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Proprioceptive Training Methods
by Guido Van Ryssegem, MS, ATC
  • Identify the difference between balance and proprioception
  • Identify the difference between balance exercises and proprioception exercises
  • Be able to describe the factors involved in proprioception
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Using Resistance Exercise to Improve Post-Meal Metabolic Responses
by Nate Jenkins, PhD, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D
  • Describe the importance of post-meal responses for metabolic health
  • Discuss existing data regarding the ability of resistance exercise to influence post-meal responses
  • Discuss factors regarding resistance exercise prescription, such as volume, timing, and intensity, that may influence the ability of resistance exercise to lower post-meal metabolic responses.

Featured Exhibitor

Hawkin Dynamics

Versa Pulley

Exhibitor Information

Who Attends: Our most diverse audience of educators, researchers, collegiate and high school strength and conditioning coaches, athletic trainers and those in the sport science field.

Why Exhibit: The National Conference is the networking location for our attendees. They want to see your products and make purchases on what can benefit the field of science and research.

Complete the 2019 Exhibitor Prospectus (fillable PDF) to begin the process to exhibit. Fill in a company description for attendees to briefly learn about you. For the most up-to-date floor plan or for questions contact LaDonna Reed, Exhibit & Conference Manager at ladonna.reed@nsca.com or by calling 800-815-6826 ext. 166 

Steps to exhibit: 

  • Complete Exhibitor Prospectus (edible PDF)
  • Select your top (3) booth choices
  • Submit payment
  • Respond in a timely manner to request for communication to attendees and names for badges

Exhibitor Schedule

Event Itinerary - Wednesday
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Exhibitor Move-In/Set Up:Pick up badges before entering
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Exhibitor Break/Refresh time
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Exhibitor Hours
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Kick-Off Party

(all exhibitors and attendees welcome)

7:30 PM - 7:30 PM
ALL exhibitors and attendees must vacate the exhibit hall
Event Itinerary - Thursday
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Wake-Up Workout
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Opening Ceremonies/Keynote Speaker
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Exhibitor Break/Refresh time
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Exhibitor Hours
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Exhibitor Reception
(all exhibitors and attendees welcome)
**We will allow exhibitors
entrance 15 minutes early to
prep booths if you so choose. If
not, enjoy the party
6:30 PM - 6:30 PM
ALL exhibitors and attendees must vacate the exhibit hall
Event Itinerary - Friday
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Wake-Up Workout
8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Exhibitor Hours
2:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Exhibitors Move-Out. Work with C1 Tradeshow on packing/shipping
Event Itinerary - Saturday
8:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Conference Hours for Attendees

NO EXHIBITORS ON SATURDAY JULY 13th

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Cancellation Policy

Cancellation and Refund Policy:

All cancellation requests MUST BE submitted in writing (mail, fax, email) and should state the reason for cancellation.

NO REFUND REQUESTS ACCEPTED VIA PHONE. 

100% refund less $20 if postmarked by May 16, 2019
50% refund if postmarked May 17 - June 27, 2019
NO Refund if postmarked June 28, 2019 or later

 

 All NSCA Conferences and Events are subject to location and date changes, as well as cancellation without notice.

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