Great Lakes / Mid-Atlantic / North Central Regional Conference – VIRTUAL

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Great Lakes / Mid-Atlantic / North Central Regional Conference – VIRTUAL

April 11, 2021

$40 – $130

The NSCA wants to assure you that your health, safety and well-being is our highest priority. We have determined it best to change the format to a virtual event via Zoom. We will notify you by e-mail with more details. Please visit the link below for Zoom Instructions.

Hosted by:
Renée Hoppe, MS, CSCS,*D /
Sean Collins, PhD, CSCS,*D /
Jed Smith, MS, CSCS /

Event Itinerary – Saturday, May 22 – Central Time Zone
7:30 AM – 8:00 AM
Online Check-in
8:00 AM – 8:50 AM
Essential Flexibility and Mobility Utilizing Pilates Methodology for Performance and Health
by Sean Vigue
This session will go over what, in the presenter’s mind, are best practices in pilates to be used for improving performance in sport as well as an enhanced quality of life.

9:00 AM – 9:50 AM
Deceleration & Landing: Building the Brakes
by Matthew Ibrahim, MS
The skills of deceleration, force absorption and landing mechanics make up the essential building blocks that must be properly trained and developed to help your athletes build strength, durability and injury resilience.

10:00 AM – 10:50 AM
Resume Writing and Interview Skills for S&C Professionals
by Scott Caulfield, MA, CSCS,*D, RSCC*D
This presentation will provide you tips, ideas, and suggestions to present your experience to an employer via your resume to get you noticed and into the interview room, as well as feel more confident in your interviewing skills for the big day.

11:00 AM – 11:50 AM
Taking NCAA DIII By Storm: A Guide to Resourcefulness, Reciprocity and Relationship-Building for the DIII Strength Coach
by Lyndie Kelley, MS, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D
This presentation will discuss the ways in which Strength Coaches at the DIII level can utilize the resources around them (and even create them) to build and continue to enhance their existing program.

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
Lunch Break
12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
Philosophy, Methodology, and Programming Principles of the Development of an Elite Sprinter: The Jamaican Way
by Victor Thomas, MS
This lecture will go over Coach Thomas’s long term athletic development principles for how an elite sprinter is developed over time.

1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
Teaching Progressions for Best Sprinting Mechanics & Drills for Practice: The Jamaican Way
by Victor Thomas, MS
In this practical session, Coach Thomas will go over best practice in developing proper sprint mechanics in an athlete. He will go over key points in drills coaches and athletes can use to enhance running mechanics in order to increase an athlete’s running speed.

2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
Coaching Behaviors: The Key to Effective Coaching
by Mary Kate Feit, PhD, CSCS
You will learn about the research behind coaching behaviors, determine the best way to assess your own coaching behaviors, and leave with specific action steps as to how to coach more effectively.