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Tactical Athletes, Operators and Facilitators at the Ready for the 2013 TSAC Conference

The National Strength and Conditioning Association presents the 4th Annual Tactical Strength and Conditioning (TSAC) Conference in Norfolk, VA, April 16-18, 2013.

Key leaders in the military, law enforcement and fire/rescue professions are poised to present some of the most cutting-edge research and direct application for physically training tactical personnel. Located in the heart of the historic district at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott, conference attendees will engage in hands-on and lecture sessions broken into tracks geared specifically for each profession. Each track features a State of the Union lecture as it relates physical fitness in each field where attendees can have open discussion regarding the current status of health and physical wellness of their colleagues.

Conference goers are encouraged to get physical and break a sweat in Hands-on Sessions. These include important topics like Training with Limited Resources & Space, High-Intensity Training, Speed & Power Development. Attend lectures from leaders in their respective fields including Mark Stephenson, Mick Stierli and Jill Napoletan Craig, and more:

Paul Davis – Creator of the Firefighter Combat Challenge (in its 19th season) and the Army’s Best Ranger Competition.

Syl Lemelin – Manages and administers occupational physical abilities testing for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Frank Palkoska – Director of the U.S. Army Physical Fitness School and developed the physical readiness training doctrine for the Army.

Gray Cook – Creator of the Functional Movement Screen, a widely used assessment tool with Tactical populations.

Media Note: For additional information on NSCA’s 2013 Tactical Strength and Conditioning Conference visit or to make arrangements for an interview, please contact Greg Nockleby at 719-632-6722.


About the National Strength & Conditioning Association

The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) is an international nonprofit educational association founded in 1978. Evolving from a membership of 76, the association now serves more than 30,000 members in 52 countries. Drawing upon its vast network of members, the NSCA develops and presents the most advanced information regarding strength training and conditioning practices, injury prevention, and research findings.

Unlike any other organization, the NSCA brings together a diverse group of professionals from the sport science, athletic, allied health, and fitness industries. These individuals are all in pursuit of achieving a common goal—the utilization of proper strength training and conditioning to improve athletic performance and fitness.

Central to its mission, the NSCA provides a bridge between the scientist in the laboratory and the practitioner in the field. By working to find practical applications for new research findings in the strength and conditioning field, the association fosters the development of strength training and conditioning as a discipline and as a profession.

Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the NSCA serves as a valuable resource for its members, the fitness industry, general public, and the media. The association provides a wide variety of resources and opportunities designed to strengthen, build, advance, and unify.


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