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trainers, and other health professionals working in the strength and conditioning
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Each year, the NSCA brings together the top leaders in education, research, and fitness to one location to present you with an opportunity to network and learn from the best. National Conference is the premier strength and conditioning event, with over 70 hours of cutting-edge sessions led by renowned professors, strength coaches, and personal trainers.
Some of the talent you can find at this year’s conference include coaches, trainers, and consultants from the NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL, MLS, Olympics, D1 NCAA athletics, and more.
Enjoy the expertise of professors and doctorates from across the world who will present on topics including:
- Evidence-Based Exercise Prescription for Clients with Shoulder Disorders
- Resistance Training for Endurance Athletes: Research and Practical Application
- Intermittent Fasting: Science or Fiction
- And more!
National Conference 2013 will run from Wednesday, July 10, through Saturday, July 13, 2013.
The conference will feature two celebrated keynote speakers - Olympian Alicia Sacramone and NFL Quarterback Brady Quinn, both of whom will be speaking at the Opening Ceremonies. Alicia will also address the Women's Luncheon.
All NSCA Conferences and Events are subject to changes in location and date; as well as possible cancellation without notice.
Like many athletes, Brady and Alicia's training trajectories
weren't straight lines. But their athletic performance levels reached new
heights under the direction of Loren Landow (CSCS). Loren was instrumental in
training them through injuries and plateaus to success in the NFL and world
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Indicate that you wish to be under the National Strength and Conditioning Association room block. Hotel reservations made after June 7, 2013 will only be confirmed on a space-available basis. Be sure to explore Vegas outside of the National Conference.
The Paris Hotel & Casino has everything you love about Paris in the entertainment capital of the world! Sunbathe in the two-acre pool by a replica of the Eiffel Tower, relax in the hotel spa, workout at the fitness center, or dine in one of the many gourmet restaurants. Right at the heart of the Vegas strip, the Paris offers guests all the attractions and Vegas experiences within walking distance.
15% discount on Spa and Salon services
$15 daily rate for use of Spa's amenities
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World-renowned entertainment company Cirque de Soleil is offering all NSCA National Conference attendees discounted tickets to many of their shows. Please use the provided link to access these special discounts.
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Hertz is offering all NSCA National Conference attendees discounts on a a variety of rental vehicles.
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All NSCA Conferences and Events are subject to change location and date; as well as possible cancellation without notice.
Cutoff dates are by postmark
All attendees will be receiving an electronic version of the conference program/speaker handouts before the conference. If you would like to reserve a printed version of the conference program/speaker handouts there will be a $35 charge and you will receive it when you check-in.
All refund requests must be submitted in WRITING and should include the reason for cancellation. NO refunds will be accepted via phone.
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A number of distinguished speakers will be presenting at National Conference 2013. View the complete list.
John Cronin is a Professor in Strength and Conditioning at the Auckland University of Technology (AUT) and an Adjunct Professor at Edith Cowan University in Australia. He has published over 150 peer-reviewed papers, with his research focused on strength and conditioning for injury prevention and improved sports performance. Cronin has been involved in the preparation of world champion athletes and teams and he now spends most of his time supervising students and consulting to a number of national and international sporting organizations.
Joe Kenn has been an active Member of the National Strength
and Conditioning Association (NSCA) since 1986. A Certified Strength and
Conditioning Specialist® since 1990, he was named the NSCA 2002 National
Strength and Conditioning Professional of the Year. He was the 2000
Professional of the Year for the Mountain West Conference as well as the 1998
Professional of the Year for the Big West Conference. Kenn earned emeritus
status as a Registered Strength and Conditioning coach in 2012. He has served
the NSCA as a State Director in Idaho, Arizona, and Kentucky. He received the
Bronze award from the NSCA Certification Agency in 1999. Kenn is currently the
Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Carolina Panthers of the National
Football League (NFL). He has lead programs on the collegiate level at Boise
State, Utah, Arizona State, and Louisville. Kenn has been published numberous times
and has authored two books, “The Coach’s Strength Training Play Book” and
“Push, Jump, Punch: A Developmental Process of Teaching Athletes the Power
Jimmy Radcliffe received his Master’s degree in Exercise
Movement and Science at the University of Oregon, and his Bachelor’s degree in
Physical Education and Health from Pacific University. He currently works at
the University of Oregon Athletic Department as well as the Physical Activities
and Recreation Department. He coached at Aloha High School from 1978 to 1982.
He has authored and consulted for various books and videos including,
“Functional Training for Athletes at all Levels” and “High-Powered Plyometrics.”
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Pre-workout nutrition: The importance of energy-what it is and how much you need:
By: Jenna Bell - Energy is a term that is often used to describe a particular attribute about certain foods and other dietary products. However, this term is often misunderstood and misused. In this session we will define energy and take a look at that the types of foods that should be consumed to get the proper amount. More specifically, we’ll discuss the best time to consume energy and how different types of energy impact one’s ability to exercise.
Optimizing Resistance Training Practices for Acceleration and Speed
By: John Cronin and Bret Contreras - Acceleration and speed are perhaps the most coveted qualities in ground-based sports. However, many strength and conditioning coaches are unaware of the resistance training considerations for maximizing acceleration and speed. This session will review terminology and scientific formulae related to speed training; provide information on speed development for youths; investigate the changes in ground reaction forces (GRFs), joint torques, and muscle activation as speed increases; discuss the differences between acceleration and maximum speed sprinting; and review what is known about elite sprinters. Varying methods of developing acceleration and speed will be explored from a practical standpoint so attendees can “learn by doing.”
Optimal muscle recovery after exercise: The latest in nutrition and timing
By: John Ivy - This lecture will present a general overview of nutrition and evidence based research/information that will assist the trainer/coach in understanding the nutritional requirements of the fitness enthusiast or athlete. Nutrient timing (ie, when specific foods are consumed) is also a very important new dimension of helping individuals maximize their exercise potential and recover from strenuous exercise.
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Friday, July 12, 2013
Saturday, July 13, 2013