2018 NHSSCA National Conference

Noblesville High School

18111 Cumberland Road
Noblesville, Indiana 46060

Friday-Saturday, June 15-16, 2018


Arrival Day (Thursday, June 14, 2018)
8:30-10:30pm
Coaches Social Gathering
Barley Island Brewery
639 Conner Street
Noblesville, IN
*Time & Location subject to change

Day One (Friday, June 15, 2018)
Pre-Conference Event – “Spend the Day with Coach Kurtz”
Micah Kurtz, MS, CSCS, RSCC*D, USAW, FMS
Strength, Conditioning & Athletic Development Coach
AC Flora High School, Oak Hill Academy
8:00am – 3:00pm (Lunch from 12noon – 1:00pm, own your own)
Limited to first 100 coaches to register!
Cost: $50 (only applicable to registered attendees for NHSSCA Conference – must be
registered for National Conference to be eligible to attend the pre-con)

During this event, Coach Kurtz will facilitate engaging lectures, live demonstrations,
hands-on learning opportunities and open discussions on his long term athletic
development philosophy and model. Topics to be covered will highlight:
• 5 Reasons Why Every High School Should Have A Full Time Strength &
Conditioning Coach

• Using Your Position To Not Only Maximize The Athletic Potential Of Your Student-
Athletes But Also Your Entire School Community

• 5 Core Values and Philosophy

• The Workout Before The Workout- Differentiating Instruction To Meet The
Individualized Needs Of Your Student-Athletes

• Hands-On Change Of Direction, Agility & Jump Progressions

• Question and Answer Sessions as well as small group break-out discussions

Day One (Friday, June 15, 2018)
2018 NHSSCA National Conference
300-520pm Grand Welcome

• Registration Opens – Badge & Special Gift Bag for attendees
• Sponsor Booths Open

• #Family Picture event
• Special Sponsor Raffle – #1, hosted by Rich Gray, NHSSCA

Executive Director

530-745pm 1st Annual NHSSCA Awards & Celebration Dinner

(Dinner Provided Onsite in Main Hall)
Keynote Address: Mike Boyle, ATC, CFSC

Co-founder, Mike Boyle Strength and
Conditioning

“Success Secrets- Lessons from the Last 35 Years”
35 years ago Coach Boyle quit his job in order to be a volunteer strength coach. This motivational talk will describe his journey from volunteer to business owner, writer, and entrepreneur with lots of life-lessons on what’s really important.

Awards Presentation:
NHSSCA Regional Coaches of the Year
NHSSCA National Coach of the Year
Hall of Fame Ceremony: Mike Nitka, MS, CSCS*D, RSCC*E, FNSCA
NHSSCA Hall of Fame, Class of 2018
800-900pm Keynote Presentation powered by Perform Better
“What If The Way We Always Did It was Wrong?”
Mike Boyle, ATC, CFSC
Co-founder, Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning

Coach Boyle will take a look at what we as coaches believe now, used to believe in and might believe in by the end of the presentation. This engaging presentation will focus on training, both in the past and in the very near future and challenge every coach to grow as a professional.

9:15-10:00pm Fireworks & Networks!
To end the first night of events, we will head outdoors to enjoy a fireworks show and
continue to share our passion for this profession and grow our network and #Family
connections!
*A secondary plan has been made if inclement weather does not allow for firework
show.

Day Two (Saturday, June 16, 2018)
600-700am Early Bird Workout (Noblesville Millers Weight Room)
700-745am Coaches Light Breakfast & Coffee (provided)
Late Registration Booth Open
800-850am “The 1×20 System”

Tony Stewart, M.S., NSCA_CSCS
North Scott High School (Iowa)
Head Strength and Conditioning Coach

The 1×20 system is not as simple as doing 1 set of 20 reps and progressing to lower
volumes. It has flexibility in programming based on what the coach sees in his/her
teams and individuals. As High School coaches, we also must maximize the training
time/frequency we have available. The 1×20 system is designed to give athletes the
necessary amount of volume to induce adaptation that will continue to move the
needle of progress.
910-1010am Hands-On Sessions

PLEASE NOTE: All attendees will rotate through 25 minute hands-
on sessions. The rotations and times will be noted on the back of

each Conference Badge. Rotations will allow for better
engagement and smaller groups of coaches.

9:10-9:35 Session A – B – C – D
9:45-10:10 Session A – B – C – D

Session A: “Coaching Olympic Style Weightlifting Movements”
Rich Lansky, CSCS
Manatee High School (Florida)
Head Strength & Conditioning Coach

This hands-on presentation will highlight a step by step system for teaching the
Snatch and Clean and Jerk and their variations. Specific attention will be paid to how

Coach Lansky gears his instructional cues and corrections to teaching the lifts to non-
weightlifting athletes, both at the developmental and advanced levels.

Session B: “The BEAR Essentials”
Adam Lane, CSCS, USAW 1& 2, FMS
Head Strength Coordinator
Lawrence Central High School (Indiana)

During this 25-minute experience, you will get a hands-on lesson covering “The BEAR
Essentials” from the Central Power program (@LC_CentralPOWER.) “The BEAR
Essentials,” are the core movement patterns that we study and master in our initial
training cycle, and continue to reinforce as the foundation to proper training
mechanics. I will discuss FIVE movements and make key points on proper body
positioning when assessing the following: Athletic Stance (Parallel & Staggered),
Bilateral Squat (Parallel & Split), RDL (Hip Hinge), Push Up (Prone Plank), & Retraction
– Protraction (Vertical & Horizontal). If you want your athletes to progress and understand the fundamentals of strength training these are essential to their long
term athletic development.

Session C: “Byrnes Speed and Strength Program”
Mike Srock, CSS, NASE, Level II, USAW, National Coach
Head Strength & Conditioning Coach
J.F. Byrnes High School (South Carolina)

Demonstration will be exactly the same drills that every sport does prior to a lifting
session. We will also include “contrast” drills for speed that can be done in your
weight room immediately after a strength set. Our Dynamic Warm-Up will include
“bouncing” and crawling” drills. Coaches will see our Bounding Progression and several
(as time permits) of our Start Drills. “Contrast” work will include our use of Speed
Sticks and Ankle Shackles for resistance that does not effect technique.

Session D: “Foundational Agility Training”
Kyle Keese, CSCS, USAW-1
Denton Guyer HS (Texas)
Director of Strength & Conditioning

During this session, Coach Keese will cover his foundational “grid” agility
progressions. The grid is used as a teaching tool to help athletes develop a basic
understanding of how to efficiently manipulate their body in game play and to
minimize non-contact injuries. This session will also be centered around effectively
training in a large group setting.
1030-1120am “Testing & Evaluation”
John Garrish Jr, MS, CSCS, RSCC, USAW

Director of Athletic Development & Performance (Florida)
The aim of this presentation is to explain and clarify the testing protocol at North
Broward Prep. Coach appreciates the old adage: “If you’re not assessing, you’re
guessing” and believes that there is far more to assessment than just placing a
quantitative value on performance. His quantitative testing battery is field-based and
involves various sprints, jumps and throws that were derived from multiple track and
field events. He tracks progress in the weight room with a unique autoregulative
approach and measures movement quality by a daily qualitative assessment as part of
the students’ daily warm-up.

1130-1220pm Special Interest Mini-Session Breakouts (facilitator noted)
• The Female HS Strength Coach (Michelle Hart-Miller)
• Curriculum Design & Development (Micah Kurtz)
• Private Sector Coaching & Business Development (Jeremy
Boone)
• Nutritional Education for the HS Athlete (Gatorade)
• Fundraising Ideas & Opportunities (Fred Eaves) • Creating System & Admin Buy In (Kevin Vanderbush)
• Developing an Internship Program (Rich Burnett)
• The Coach & Social Media (John Garrish, Jr.)

These brand-new sessions were designed to allow specific topics requested by the
membership to be discussed in a small group setting. Each session will be facilitated
by a leading professional who will collect ideas, suggestions, thoughts and
applications that can be shared with all members following the conference. These
sessions will allow future conference presentation topics to be explored for interest
and direct application!

1230-100pm Lunch Provided in Main Hall
Pick up lunch and please be seated for the special lunch session

powered by Gatorade

100-150pm High School Athlete Nutrition 101 powered by Gatorade
“The Practical Approach to Fueling the High School
Athlete: Fueling Performance in the Age of Fast Food, Skipped
Meals and Convenience Stores”
Brett Singer, MS, RD, CSSD, LD
This session will provide practical approaches to fueling high school athletes,
particularly on a tight budget. It will offer basic fueling recommendations, ideas and
strategies on how to work with today’s realities – including fast food, busy schedules,
eating-on-the go/convenience, limited resources and more.

200-250pm “Game Day & In-Season Training Programs”
Garrett Keith, CSCS, CPPS
Westminster Christian Academy (Alabama)
Head Strength & Conditioning Coach
In this session, Coach Keith will explain what he does at Westminster Christian
Academy on game days to prime his athletes to perform at their best. He will discuss
the evolution of the game day preparation used at WCA and what he has done to get

his athletes on board. In addition to game day training he will also go over the in-
season training program used by his athletes. In-season training is vital to Coach

Keith’s program because most of the student-athletes he works with participate in
multiple sports during the school year.

310-410pm Hands-On Sessions

PLEASE NOTE: All attendees will rotate through 25 minute hands-
on sessions. The rotations and times will be noted on the back of

each Conference Badge. You will be directed to the 2 sessions you
did not get to participate in the morning.
3:10-3:35 Session A – B – C – D
3:45-4:10 Session B – C – D – A

Session A: “Coaching Olympic Style Weightlifting Movements”
Rich Lansky, CSCS
Manatee High School (Florida)
Head Strength & Conditioning Coach

This hands-on presentation will highlight a step by step system for teaching the
Snatch and Clean and Jerk and their variations. Specific attention will be paid to how

Coach Lansky gears his instructional cues and corrections to teaching the lifts to non-
weightlifting athletes, both at the developmental and advanced levels.

Session B: “The BEAR Essentials”
Adam Lane, CSCS, USAW 1& 2, FMS
Head Strength Coordinator
Lawrence Central High School (Indiana)

During this 25-minute experience, you will get a hands-on lesson covering “The BEAR
Essentials” from the Central Power program (@LC_CentralPOWER.) “The BEAR
Essentials,” are the core movement patterns that we study and master in our initial
training cycle, and continue to reinforce as the foundation to proper training
mechanics. I will discuss FIVE movements and make key points on proper body
positioning when assessing the following: Athletic Stance (Parallel & Staggered),
Bilateral Squat (Parallel & Split), RDL (Hip Hinge), Push Up (Prone Plank), & Retraction
– Protraction (Vertical & Horizontal). If you want your athletes to progress and
understand the fundamentals of strength training these are essential to their long
term athletic development.

Session C: “Byrnes Speed and Strength Program”
Mike Srock, CSS, NASE, Level II, USAW, National Coach
Head Strength & Conditioning Coach
J.F. Byrnes High School (South Carolina)

Demonstration will be exactly the same drills that every sport does prior to a lifting
session. We will also include “contrast” drills for speed that can be done in your
weight room immediately after a strength set. Our Dynamic Warm-Up will include
“bouncing” and crawling” drills. Coaches will see our Bounding Progression and several
(as time permits) of our Start Drills. “Contrast” work will include our use of Speed
Sticks and Ankle Shackles for resistance that does not effect technique.

Session D: “Foundational Agility Training”
Kyle Keese, CSCS, USAW-1
Denton Guyer HS (Texas)
Director of Strength & Conditioning

During this session, Coach Keese will cover his foundational “grid” agility
progressions. The grid is used as a teaching tool to help athletes develop a basic
understanding of how to efficiently manipulate their body in game play and to
minimize non-contact injuries. This session will also be centered around effectively
training in a large group setting.

430-520pm “Building a HS Program from the Ground Up”
Mike Nitka, MS, CSCS*D, RSCC*E, FNSCA
NHSSCA Hall of Fame, Class of 2018
Coach Nitka will share how his traditional PE curriculum morphed into a popular co-ed Human Performance class that required several room expansions to accommodate the number of students and teams which asked to participate. The department was challenged to develop the ideal performance class that resulted in the development of their own program based on the philosophy that the PE and athletic department staff all wanted athletes to learn how to safely lift and develop the necessary strength, power, and speed that would allow them to be able to compete. Their efforts resulted in a simple four year LTAD model where their students learned to lift, run and jump during the school day and were trained and tested after school year round. The initial process was at times challenging but a great experience and the overall improvements with the students was incredible.

530-700pm Sponsor Thank You Dinner & Raffle
Hosted by Rich Gray, NHSSCA Executive Director

800-1100pm Coaches Social Event (Offsite)
Our Conferences are more than just another Event, they are an EXPERIENCE. The Coaches Social will provide unique opportunities to meet, greet and network with coaches and sponsors from across the country. It is where we all can decompress and discuss what we just learned. Special surprises and other events will make this a “cant- miss” close to a one-of-a-kind Conference.

Hotel Accomodations
The Fairfield and Courtyard are next door to each other and less than a mile from NHS.
Note: Coaches will need to call the Hotels and use the group code NHSSCA to get the discounted rates noted below.
*Please note that as rooms fill we will attempt to add more rooms as possible!

Courtyard by Marriott
17863 Foundation Drive
Noblesville, IN 46060
Phone: 317-770-7800
$119/night (plus tax)

Fairfield Inn & Suites Noblesville
17960 Foundation Drive
Noblesville, IN 46060
Phone: 317-776-9900
$119/night (plus tax)

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$175 Non-Member
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