NSCA Tactical Annual Training

Get prepared to lead your tactical athletes to mission-ready performance at the 2019 NSCA Tactical Annual Training.

August 20 - 23, 2019 | San Antonio, TX | 2 CEUs Category A

At the NSCA Tactical Annual Training, building up to mission-ready performance is the top goal for hundreds of tactical performance professionals. If you’re committed to the same endgame, get prepared with us.

In 4 days, you’ll get the latest in strength and conditioning knowledge for making quality coaching advancements that directly impact your tactical athletes’ performance.

  • Prioritize your athletes’ mission demands with relevant science and current information
  • Strategize for your teams’ programs with adaptive, actionable training approaches
  • Get insight and immediate feedback from leaders in the field during 50+ lecture and hands-on presentations
  • Get involved in opportunities to network with performance professionals in the tactical setting

Hotel Information

Grand Hyatt San Antonio - SOLD OUT

Conference Location:
Grand Hyatt San Antonio
600 East Market St.
San Antonio, TX 78205


Additional Rooms Now Available at the San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk 

889 East Market St.
San Antonio, TX 78205

Government Rate still applies - $126/night

Book at Marriott Riverwalk

Keynote Presenter - Dale King Co-founder of Some Assembly Required

Dale is a proud family man who believes in faith, fitness, and the free market. He is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom III & IV who returned home to open a gym, which led to co-founding a non-profit, and opening up other businesses in his hometown.

He has a passion for helping others through fitness and business development. He believes through the persistent conquering of challenges a more successful and strong person is built. 

Dale King Keynote

Registration Information

Online Registration for In-Person attendance will close 8/18/2019 5PM MT | On-site registration will be available

Online Registration for Live Stream will close 8/20/2019 10AM MT 

Registration April 2-July 12 July 13-August 5

After August 5-Onsite

  $365 $415

$465

Conference Schedule

Event Itinerary - Tuesday, August 20
1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Registration Open
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Sorinex Stress Lanes

To open 2019 NSCA Tactical Annual Training, Sorinex Exercise Equipment is hosting a stress event where participants navigate obstacles and engagements that simulate the physical and mental stress of combat scenarios while biomonitoring provided by Zephyr records actionable feedback.  Attendees can actively partcipate or spectate.

Sponsored by Sorinex

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Tactical Training Is a Program Not a Workout

Following the stress event, established human performance professionals that work in the tactical setting will describe how their respective roles of mental performance, athletic training, dietetics, and strength and conditioning help support the tactical operator in preparing for his or her mission.

To conclude the event, an operator will share his perspective on the mission relevant value of human performance personnel within the tactical setting.

Sponsored by Sorinex

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Pool Party

All Exhibitors and Attendees Welcome - please join us for food, drink and fun.

Event Itinerary - Wednesday, August 21
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Registration Open
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Exhibit Hall Open - Light Breakfast served in Foyer
8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Store Open
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Opening Ceremony and Keynote Presentation
by Dale King
11:30 AM - 12:50 PM
Lunch
1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Sleep - The Only True "Fixall" for Health and Performance
by Brandon Marcello, PhD, CSCS,*D, TSAC-F, RSCC*E

This course will provide attendees with a current, evidence-based understanding of sleep and its role in the health and wellbeing of humans.  Attendees will leave with a knowledge of the function of sleep, basic sleep architecture, sleep debt, sleep mythology and the impact (positive and negative) of sleep on athletic performance, brain health, and immune function.  The course will finish with providing insight into wearable sleep technology and sleep strategies for patients and/or themselves.

LECTURE

Sponsored by Perform Better

1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Leveraging Nutrition Professionals in Traditional Military Units
by Paul Rosbrook, MS, RD, CSCS, TSAC-F
  • Review roles and capabilities of Dietitians directly integrated into Army maneuver units
  • Discuss practical tips to maximize collaboration between strength & conditioning professionals and Dietitians in Army units

LECTURE

1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Loading and Unloading Strategies: Managing All Variables within a Comprehensive Program
by Joel Raether, MAEd, CSCS,*D, TSAC-F,*D

This session will take a closer look at how all variables within a program must be addressed to account for cumulative fatigue, density of variables within your program and how to manage stressors for the tactical athlete with high demands for physical, mental, physiological and emotional stress. 

LECTURE

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Store Open
2:30 PM - 3:20 PM
Weightlifting Variations & substitutions: Sport or Training Tool?
by Hunter Schurrer, CSCS
  • Determining if weightlifting is right for your population. 
  • Weightlifting variations to help maximize results and minimize risk 
  • Substitutions for the weightlifting movements

HANDS-ON

2:30 PM - 3:20 PM
A Police Department is Not a Laboratory
by Robert Lockie, PhD, TSAC-F and Jay Dawes, PhD, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, TSAC-F,*D, FNSCA

• Understand the reality of conducting research that is not laboratory-based, with law enforcement populations that may not always prioritize the need for research.
• Recognize the need for scientific rigor within law enforcement research, and practices that can be made to optimize this considering the practical reality of this environment.
• Identify the importance of law enforcement research for individuals and larger departments, and why it is necessary to work through the obstacles and challenges that may be faced by both law enforcement and academic personnel.

LECTURE

2:30 PM - 3:20 PM
Understanding Best Practices for Returning a Soldier to Duty after Injury
by Jan Redmond, PhD, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D
  • Understanding factors influencing musculoskeletal injury and the recovery process.
  • Understanding and recommending appropriate physical assessment for return to duty recommendations.
  • Understanding the role and the importance of the clinician and tactical facilitator/coach in the recovery process.

LECTURE

2:30 PM - 3:20 PM
Chalk Talk: Global Approach Considerations for Enhanced Programming Outcomes
by Joel Raether, MAEd, CSCS,*D, TSAC-F,*D

 

Interactive

3:30 PM - 4:20 PM
Downregulation - Methods to Enhance Global Recovery and Downregulation of the Nervous Systemof the
by Brandon Marcello, PhD, CSCS,*D, TSAC-F, RSCC*E

This session will explore a few regenerative methods that can be used to optimize recovery and downregulate the nervous system. During the hands on, attendees will be exposed to and try these methods. Attendees will walk away with an understanding of when and how to implement these strategies into their programs. 

HANDS-ON

Sponsored by Perform Better

3:30 PM - 4:20 PM
Tactical Sports Medicine: A New Approach to Integrative Health within Public Safety
by John Hofman, MS, CSCS,*D, TSAC-F,*D and Michael Fanning, DC, DACBSP, CSCS
  • Introduction of the traditional occupational medicine model and the inefficiencies that are often associated within public safety.
  • Understanding SCU TSM model and how “front loading” can lead to improved focus on patient-centered care and the needs of public safety.
  • Application of specific movements and utilizing pneumatic-resistance technology to improve quality reconditioning programs for both lower and upper extremities.

LECTURE

3:30 PM - 4:20 PM
Planning to Fail: How Energy Deficits Impact the Tactical Athlete's Performance
by Dr. Lee Margolis, PhD, CSCS
  • Identify the situations that create the greatest energy deficits.
  • Know the expected impacts of varying levels of energy deficits on performance.
  • Understand different strategies to potentially mitigate energy deficit driven performance decrements

LECTURE

3:30 PM - 4:20 PM
Chalk Talk:Programming Weightlifting and Its Variations in the Tactical Athlete's Training Calendar
by Hunter Schurrer, CSCS, USAW Level2

Learn proper prescription to utilize weightlifting effecively for your desire result

Interactive

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Exhibitor Reception

All Attendees and Exhibitors Welcome - please join us for food and drink and see the latest and greatest offerings from our exhibitors

Event Itinerary - Thursday, August 22
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Registration Open
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Light Breakfast in the Foyer
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Exhibit Hall Open
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Career Connections

Major Donny Bigham | Chief of the Human Performance Office at Fort Benning, GA

Jay Dawes | Assistant Professor of Applied Exercise Science at Oklahoma State University

INTERACTIVE

8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Store Open
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
Tactical or Functional Strength: Which Do You Need to Perform Your Job?
by Steve Morgan, CSCS, TSAC-F
  • Learning how a single movement can have tactical and functional implications toward overuse as well as performance.

HANDS-ON

8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
Advanced Programming Methods in the Transfer of Training for the Tactical Athlete
by Calvin Dietz, CSCS
  • Understanding Training is a process 
  • Most Applicable Adaptation for Tactical Performance
  • The Most Effective Applications for Tactical Performance

LECTURE

8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
Human Performance Optimization (HPO) on a Shoestring: How to Build a Program with Limited Funding
by Joseph Dulla, TSAC-F
  • Attendees will be able to list at least three main components of an effective HPO Program.
  • Using their unique operating environment, attendees will analyze at least three ways they can obtain assistance for creating/sustaining an HPO Program using existing/local no-to-low cost resources.
  • Using their unique operating environment, attendees will develop a plan for wining one heart, one mind, and one injury at a time while scaling for future program growth.

LECTURE

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Performance Breathing for Warriors
by PJ Nestler, CSCS
  • Learn to assess and correct breathing mechanics at rest and during activity
  • Discover Pre-Workout breathing reset routines
  • Utilize intra-workout recovery breathing to enhance performance

HANDS-ON

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Vision Training for Tactical Populations
by Dyana Bullinger, CSCS

• Explore the research behind vision training in relation to performance and concussions.
• Understand the implementation of vision training and how to apply it to different populations.
• Learn different vision exercises that are available and what they are used for.

LECTURE

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Compartmentalizing Physical Training: The Data is on the "Floor"
by Rob Hartman, MAEd, CSCS
  • Learn how coaching the moment can still provide all the data you need. 
  • Learn how to use that data to understand the population and the individual 
  • Learn how to use the data to understand yourself and coaching efforts.

LECTURE

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Chalk Talk: Foundational Coaching Methods to Implement in Tactical Population for Performance and Injury Prevention
by Calvin Dietz, CSCS

Interactive

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Career Connections

Hunter Schurrer | Strength and Conditioning Specialist (KBR contractor) at 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne)

Bob Lockie | Assistant Professor in Strength & Conditioning and researcher at Cal State Fullerton

INTERACTIVE

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Career Connections

Annette Zapp – Lieutenant and Strength & Conditioning Coach with FireSQFitness

Rob Orr – Leads Bond University’s Tactical Research Unit

INTERACTIVE

10:00 AM - 11:20 AM
Hybrid Training: Combining Physical and Mental Performance
by John Mackersie, CSCS

Why train both? How to train both. Hands-on application for immediate exposure.

HANDS-ON

10:00 AM - 11:20 AM
CBP Marine Interdiction Agent Occupational Safety and Health Study
by Tim Doyle, PhD, CSCS and Garth Spendiff, MS, CSCS, TSAC-F
  • Identify the risks and hazards associated with marine operations
  • Identify the vibrational and peak forces experienced during marine operations and the potential acute and long term risks associated with these forces
  • Identify general recommendation

LECTURE

10:00 AM - 11:20 AM
Underwater Tactical Warrior
by Anthony Abbott, CSCS,*D, CSPS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, TSAC-F

Many tactical warriors become involved with the specialized training required for underwater operations. Frequently law enforcement and fire service personnel must undertake search and recovery operations during which they are exposed to the hazards of underwater environments coupled with the stress of submersible water pressures. Military personnel may also engage in search and recovery operations as well as utilizing the underwater environment for infiltration purposes and access to marine targets. 

LECTURE

10:00 AM - 11:20 AM
Chalk Talk: The Data is on the Floor: Now Step into My Office
by Rob Hartman, MAEd, CSCS

Interactive

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Career Connections

Bruce Seidman | Strength and Conditioning Specialist (KBR contractor) at 3rd Ranger Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment

Lieutenant Joe Dulla | 31-year LA County Sherriff’s veteran who oversees Recruit Training Unit

INTERACTIVE

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Lunch Break
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Career Connections

John Hofman | Director of TSAC, Fitness, & Human Performance at Southern California University

Brian Schilling | Professor of Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences and researcher with UNLV

INTERACTIVE

1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Vision Training for Tactical Populations
by Dyana Bullinger, CSCS

• Discuss the research behind vision training in relation to performance and concussions.
• Understand the implementation of vision training and how to apply it to different populations.
• Learn different vision exercises that are available and what they are used for.

HANDS-ON

1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Back Off: Strong Backs from Rehabilitation to Performance
by Rob Orr, PhD, MPhTY, BFET, TSAC-F,*D

• Explain how the back is compromised by both passive and active duties
• Compare the active, passive and control systems that allow the lower back to transfer load
• Construct programs to optimizing the physical conditioning and reconditioning of the lower back in tactical personnel

LECTURE

1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Development of a Comprehensive Injury Prevention Program within a Fire Department
by Deena Kilpatrick, MS, ATC, LAT, Joe Jones, & Jill Mills
  • Discuss the various components of a comprehensive injury prevention program within a Fire Department
  • Discuss implementation strategies to create a comprehensive injury prevention program 
  • Understand the value of a multi-faceted approach for Fire and Rescue personnel

LECTURE

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Career Connections

Matt Thompson | NSCA Tactical Program Associate Manager

Brent Alvar | Professor at Point Loma Nazarene University; tactical author and researcher

INTERACTIVE

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Practical Solutions for Back Pain Relief & Prevention
by Dana Santas, CSCS
  • Learn how to effectively address back issues to decrease/prevent pain, increase durability and enhance job performance in the context of tactical career demands.
  • Determine best practices for relieving pain, building strength and mobility, and maintain

Sponsored by Perform Better

HANDS-ON

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
The Infamous Heart Rate Variability: What, Why, How (a redemption song)
by Andrew Thompson
  • Learn what HRV is and the inferences it affords 
  • Learn how to apply HRV in testing and training 
  • Learn how to transition from collection, to assessment, interpretation, and application

LECTURE

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Leadership, Lessons Learned, and Innovation During the Establishment of DoD's First-Ever Human Performance Support Group
by Ronald Stenger
  • Role of leadership - vision, stratagems, and talent acquisition 
  • Lessons learned - risk, opportunity, and ROI 
  • Innovation - it's not just about technology

LECTURE

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Chalk Talk: There's More to a Strong Back - Than a Strong Back
by Rob Orr, PhD, MPHTY, BFET, TSAC-F,*D

Discuss indirect means of placing unwanted stress on the back and how to identify and mitigate these factors

Interactive

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Store Open
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Career Connections

JD Mata | Strength Coach with 10th Mountain Division and Asst. Program Manager with REEF Systems

Logan Brodine | Strength and Conditioning Specialist (KBR contractor) at 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne)

INTERACTIVE

3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Practically Applying Neuroscience Hacks to Performance Programs
by Andrew Thompson
  • Review key points from TSAC 2018's talk, "Hacking Cognitive Neuroscience to Optimize Tactical Operators"
  • Provide demonstrations employing hacking techniques in skill acquisition and performance 
  • Perform group hands-on activities to stimulate creativity and integrate hacks

HANDS-ON

3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Block Periodization
by Paul Solberg, PhD
  • Designing programs for tactical units
  • Fitting the training program to busy work-schedules
  • Possibly overcoming the "continuity problem"

LECTURE

3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Implementing Military Strength & Conditioning within the Royal Netherlands Army
by Luuk Nissen, TSAC-F
  1. Implement a ‘Military Strength & Conditioning philosophy’
  2. Set up a platform of specialists
  3. Guarantee the quality of your coaches

LECTURE

3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Chalk Talk: Moving Through Back Pain
by Dana Santas, CSCS

-  Learn how and why tactical athletes should take a proactive, movement-based approach to relieving and preventing back pain

Interactive

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Career Connections

John Mackersie | Strength and Conditioning Specialist (KBR contractor) at 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne)

Ron Stenger | Director for T3i and spearheaded human performance upgrades in the Air Force  

INTERACTIVE

4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
Not All Miles are Created Equal
by Bruce Seidman, CSCS
  • 5 W’s of a Special Operations Forces conditioning program

  • Apply science to achieve energy system needs while providing autonomy of schedule to the soldier 

  • Learn to go further and faster utilizing low intensity training

 LECTURE

4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
Redefine the Run: 2020 and Beyond
by Robert Stanley, MS, CSCS
  • Review historical perspectives of researching the run
  • Review current research and contemporary approaches,
  • Demonstrate current application of 2D kinemtatic/kinetic feedback, acceleromoter, and survey feedback 

LECTURE

4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
Chalk Talk: The Art of Programming Physical Training Related to a Very Busy and Varied Work Schedule
by Paul Solberg, PhD

-  In depth discussion of how the Norwegian special operations forces prepare their operators before exercises and deployments, and how they plan weeks with regard to intensity in relation to the stressors inherent to the work plan

Interactive

Event Itinerary - Friday, August 23
7:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Registration Open
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Store Open
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Light Breakfast in the Foyer
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Exhibit Hall Open
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
Human Optimization Model (HOM)
by Thomas Dewey, CSCS
  • Attendees will be exposed to a theoretical model aimed at enhancing all aspect of human optimization (health, wellness, performance) within a tactical environment
  • Attendees will be exposed to a complex system approach to human optimization in a tactical environment
  • Attendees understand to how to place the service member at the center of human optimization

LECTURE

8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
Androgen and Nutrition Strategies to Promote Anabolism and Enhance Warfighter Lethality
by Stefan Pasiakos
  • Identify mechanisms by which military operations degrade muscle mass and performance.
  • Define Warfighter nutrition requirements - do they differ from strength athletes?
  • This is not sanctioned competitive sports - this is war. Identify ethical and efficacious androgen therapies to enhance Warfighter lethality.

LECTURE

8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
Optimization of the Critical Speed Concept to Tactical Professionals and Load Carriage
by Nathan Dicks, MS, CSCS, TSAC-F
  • What is the Critical Speed Concept and how can the parameters be used for tactical professionals?
  • What does normative data published on critical speed in tactical professionals' populations tell us?
  • How can critical speed be modeled with load carriage for use in prescribing high-intensity interval training?

LECTURE

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Sitting and the Tactical Athlete: How Sitting is Killing Your Gains
by Tunde Szivak, PhD, CSCS,*D
  • Understand how chronic sitting affects functional task performance in tactical professionals;
  • Understand how the negative effects of sitting are exacerbated by load carriage;
  • Understand the impact of sitting on muscular imbalance, mobility and musculoskeletal pain; 
  • Identify practical strategies to mitigate the negative effects of chronic sitting

LECTURE

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Monitoring, Implementing, and Mitigating Stress to Build Physical and Mental Resiliency
by Tyler Christiansen, CSCS,*D, TSAC-F,*D, RSCC*D
  • Why to measure the holistic stresses imposed on tactical athlete 
  • How to holistically monitor stress 
  • How to implement and mitigate stress

LECTURE

Session sponsored by Zephyr Performance Systems

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Program Design for Health and Readiness
by Brett Jones. MS, ATC, CSCS
  • Difference between selection and development 
  • Philosophy and science behind the programs
  • Example programs for application

LECTURE

10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Transitioning from Firefighter to Fire Department Strength Coach
by Annette Zapp, MA, CSCS, TSAC-F
  • Gain key insight into what administrators are looking for when choosing a Strength Coach (hint: they have NO IDEA); learn to write your contract proposal to focus on those items 
  • Learn 7 ways to unlock buy-in from the personnel to ensure your contract will be renewed.

LECTURE

10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Training the Wounded Warrior Athlete: Understanding the Effects of Traumatic Brain Injuries on Sport Performance
by Tonya Butler, Ed.D, NSCA-CPT, LMT, CARSS
  • Understanding the effects of head injuries on the mental aspects of performance 
  • Understanding the effects of head injuries on the physical aspects of performance: balance, recovery, endurance 
  • Understanding the effects of head injuries on the social aspects of getting back into the game

LECTURE

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Programming for Law Enforcement: Principles First
by Matt Thompson, CSCS,*D, TSAC-F,*D, RSCC
  • List and explain the principles that have helped guide effective coaches in their program design process 
  • Explain how these (or similar) principles can help filter systems and methods to create a more effective training program

LECTURE

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Pain Neuroscience and the Tactical Athlete
by Mark Riebel, DPT, PT, CSCS and Dr. Rob Rowland
  • Understand the basic neuroscience of pain
  • Review current concepts on pain neuroscience education 
  • Learn what language can potentially enhance or impede athletes’ recovery

LECTURE

10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Returning Special Operation Forces to Duty
by Randall Lazicki, DPT, ATC, PT, CSCS, TSAC-F
  • Appraise the implication of the physical demands and musculoskeletal injury on Special Operations Forces 
  • Apply a system to improve physical performance, reduce risk of injury and return Special Operation Forces to duty. 
  • Critique evidence on the effectiveness of an interdisciplinary system within Special Operations.

LECTURE

Live Stream Schedule

Event Itinerary - Wednesday, August 21
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Opening Ceremony & Keynote Presentation
by Dale King
1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Sleep - The Only True "Fixall" for Health and Performance
by Brandon Marcello, PhD, CSCS,*D, TSAC-F, RSCC*E

This course will provide attendees with a current, evidence-based understanding of sleep and its role in the health and wellbeing of humans.  Attendees will leave with a knowledge of the function of sleep, basic sleep architecture, sleep debt, sleep mythology and the impact (positive and negative) of sleep on athletic performance, brain health, and immune function.  The course will finish with providing insight into wearable sleep technology and sleep strategies for patients and/or themselves.

Sponsored by Perform Better

 LECTURE

2:30 PM - 3:20 PM
Weightlifting Variations & Substitutions: Sport or Training Tool?
by Hunter Schurrer, CSCS
  • Determining if weightlifting is right for your population.
  • Weightlifting variations to help maximize results and minimize risk
  • Substitutions for the weightlifting movements

HANDS-ON

3:30 PM - 4:20 PM
Downregulation - Methods to Enhance Global Recovery and Downregulation of the Nervous System
by Brandon Marcello, PhD, CSCS,*D, TSAC-F, RSCC*E

This session will explore a few regenerative methods that can be used to optimize recovery and downregulate the nervous system.  During the hands-on, attendees will be exposed to and try these methods.  Attendees will walk away with an understanding of when and how to implement these strategies into their programs.

Sponsored by Perform Better

 

HANDS-ON

Event Itinerary - Thursday, August 22
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
Advanced Programming Methods in the Transfer of Training for the Tactical Athlete
by Calvin Dietz, CSCS
  • Understanding Training is a process
  • Most Applicable Adaptation for Tactical Performance
  • The Most Effective Applications for Tactical Performance

LECTURE

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Vision Training for Tactical Populations
by Dyana Bullinger, CSCS
  • Explore the research behind vision training in relation to performance and concussions.
  • Understand the implementation of vision training and how to apply it to different populations.
  • Learn different vision exercises that are available and what they are used for.

LECTURE

10:00 AM - 11:20 AM
CBP Marine Inerdiction Agent Occupational Safety and Health Safety
by Tim Doyle, PhD, CSCS and Garth Spendiff, MS, CSCS, TSAC-F
  • Identify the risks and hazards associated with marine operations
  • Identify the vibrational and peak forces experienced during marine operations and the potential acute and long term risks associated with these forces
  • Identify general recommendation

LECTURE

1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Back Off: Strong Backs from Rehabilitation to Performance
by Rob Orr, PhD, MPhty, BFET, TSAC-F,*D
  • Explain how the back is compromised by both passive and active duties
  • Compare the active, passive and control systems that allow the lower back to transfer load
  • Construct programs to optimizing the physical conditioning and reconditioning of the lower back in tactical personnel

LECTURE

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
The Infamous Heart Rate Variability: What, Why, How (a redemption song)
by Andrew Thompson, PhD, MS, CSCS
  • Clear up several common misconceptions about HRV and the inferences it affords
  • Learn how to apply HRV in tactical athlete testing and training programs
  • Identify methods for transitioning from collection, to assessment, interpretation, and application

LECTURE

3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Block Periodization
by Paul Solberg
  • Designing program for tactical units
  • Fitting the training program to busy work-schedules
  • Possibly overcoming the "continuity problem"

LECTURE

4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
Not All Miles are Created Equal
by Bruce Seidman, CSCS
  • 5 W’s of a Special Operations Forces conditioning program
  • Apply science to achieve energy system needs while providing autonomy of schedule to the soldier
  • Learn to go further and faster utilizing low intensity training

LECTURE

Event Itinerary - Friday, August 23
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
Androgen and Nutrition Strategies to Promote Anabolism and Enhance Warfighter Lethality
by Stefan Pasiakos
  • Identify mechanisms by which military operations degrade muscle mass and performance.
  • Define Warfighter nutrition requirements - do they differ from strength athletes?
  • This is not sanctioned competitive sports - this is war. Identify ethical and efficacious androgen therapies to enhance Warfighter lethality.

LECTURE

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Monitoring, implementing, and mitigating Stress to build physical and mental resiliency
by Tyler Christiansen, CSCS,*D, TSAC-F,*D, RSCC*D
  • Why to measure the holistic stresses imposed on tactical athlete
  • How to holistically monitor stress
  • How to implement and mitigate stress

LECTURE

Sponsored by Zephyr Performance System

10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Transitioning from Firefighter to Fire Department Strength Coach
by Annette Zapp, MA, CSCS, TSAC-F
  • Gain insight into what administrators are looking for when choosing a Fire Department Strength Coach (hint: they have NO IDEA); learn to write your contract proposal to focus on those items.
  • Identify key ways to unlock buy-in from the line personnel to ensure your contract will be renewed

LECTURE

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Pain Neuroscience and the Tactical Athlete
by Mark Riebel, DPT, PT, CSCS & Rob Rowland
  • Understand the basic neuroscience of pain
  • Review current concepts on pain neuroscience education
  • Learn what language can potentially enhance or impede athletes’ recovery

LECTURE

Exhibitor Information

The tactical performance experts including fire, police, swat and military professionals are interested in seeing and purchasing your products to assist the tactical athlete to be mission-ready.

Last years survey to attendees found that many are looking for exhibitors who have;

  • Equipment
  • Rehab/athletic training
  • Accessories/apparel
  • Nutrition/dietary supplements
  • Medical/athletic associations

Download the 2019 Exhibitor Prospectus (PDF) for more detailed information regarding pricing, contract and sponsorship opportunities.

Steps to exhibit:

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

Contact LaDonna Reed, Exhibit & Conference Manager at ladonna.reed@nsca.com or by calling 800-815-6826 ext. 166 to reserve your booth today. This show will sell out.

 

Event Itinerary - Tuesday, August 20
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Exhibitor Move-In/Set Up: Pick up badges before entering
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Pool Party (All exhibitors and attendees welcome)
Event Itinerary - Wednesday, August 21
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Exhibitor Hours:
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Exhibitor Reception (All exhibitors and attendees welcome)
6:30 PM - 6:30 PM
ALL exhibitors and attendees must vacate the exhibit hall
Event Itinerary - Thursday, August 22
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Exhibitor Hours
Event Itinerary - Friday, August 23
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Exhibitor Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Exhibitors Move-Out

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Featured Exhibitors

International Congress Soldiers

Live Stream FAQ

What kind of Internet connection do I need to view a Livestream channel?

We recommend viewing Livestream from a wired connection with a download bandwidth of at least 700Kbps. However, you may require higher speeds if the channel producer is encoding at a higher bitrate. To test your speed, go to www.speedtest.net. Bandwidth fluctuates constantly (especially on WiFi and mobile internet), so running 3 tests is recommended. As a general rule your download bandwidth must be greater than the bitrate of the channel you’re trying to view.

Does my browser require any plug-ins?

Always use the latest version of Adobe Flash. Check your version of Adobe Flash (and upgrade if necessary) at the following link: http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/

Test your ability to watch videos on YouTube. If you are able to view videos on YouTube you should have no problem viewing our livestream.

Please Note:

If the videos are jumping/skipping, please adjust the player quality

If the video stops, please refresh the page

You will not be permitted to pause the player. 

Do I have access to these videos after the event? 

Yes. You will have access to the videos in your 'Digital Content' through your NSCA Account for one year. The videos will be available approximately 30 days after the event.

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 July 12, 2019
50% refund if postmarked July 13 - August 5, 2019
NO Refund if postmarked August 5, 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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