2019 NHSSCA National Conference
June 28-29, 2019
Battle Ground Academy Campus

Nashville, Tennessee

Cost:
NHSSCA Non-Member $200 (includes membership)
NHSSCA Member $125
NHSSCA Student Member $35

Pre-Conference Event $50 (in addition to Conference Registration)

Day One (Friday, June 28, 2019)
Pre-Conference Event powered by Perform Better – “Complete Youth Training”
Mike Boyle, ATC, CFSC
Co-founder, Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning
8:00am – 3:00pm (Lunch Provided from 12noon – 1:00pm)

Limited to first 125 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 Boyle will facilitate engaging lectures, live demonstrations, hands-on learning opportunities and open discussions on his youth athletic development philosophy and model.

Day One (Friday, June 28, 2019)
2019 NHSSCA National Conference

300-430pm  Registration, Attendee Gift Bags & Sponsor Booths Open
Grand Welcome with a #Family Picture taken of all attendees
Special Sponsor Raffle, hosted by Rich Gray, NHSSCA Executive Director/Co-Founder

430-745pm Annual NHSSCA Awards & Celebration Dinner 
(Dinner Provided Onsite in Main Hall starting at 430pm)
Note: Rich Gray to Announce Joe Kenn

530-620pm Keynote Address:
Joe Kenn, CSCS*D, RSCC*E, MSCC, SCCC, YFS
Head Strength and Conditioning Coach
Carolina Panthers (NFL)

630-730pm Awards Presentation:
NHSSCA All-American Athletes
NHSSCA Athletes of the Year – Male & Female
NHSSCA State Coaches of the Year
NHSSCA Scholarship Awards
NHSSCA Regional Coaches of the Year NHSSCA National Coach of the Year

730-750pm Hall of Fame Ceremony
NHSSCA Hall of Fame, Class of 2019
800-930+pm Special Opening Presentation: “The Tier System”
Joe Kenn, CSCS*D, RSCC*E, MSCC, SCCC, YFS
Head Strength and Conditioning Coach

Carolina Panthers (NFL)

Day Two (Saturday, June 29, 2019)
2019 NHSSCA National Conference

600-700am Early Bird Workout (BGA Weight Room)

700-800am  Optional Coaches Breakfast
Sponsored by Athletes in Action
Clif Marshall, Guest Speaker

805-855am  “Why Block 0?”
Eric Cash, Ph.D, SCCC
Head Strength and Conditioning Coach
Dorman High School (South Carolina)
NHSSCA South Carolina State Director
In this lecture, Coach Cash will take an in-depth look at his Block 0 Training System with specific attention to its specific programming and the positive effects on relative strength and decreased ACL injury risk factors.

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: “Developing A Linear Acceleration Progression”
Nick Brattain, CSCS, FMS
Director of High Performance
Isidore Newman School (New Orleans, LA)
NHSSCA Louisiana State Director
In this 25 minute hands-on session, Coach Brattain will lead volunteers through his current acceleration progression for team sport athletes. He will also discuss the assessment process and implementation of additional drills based on his assessment of mechanics.

Session B: “Lateral & Multi-Directional Speed Teaching Model”
Jeremy Evans MS, SCCC, USAW, FMS, XPS
Director of Athletic Performance
The King’s Academy (Florida)
In this 25 minute hands-on session, Coach Evans will demonstrate how to teach you athletes speed and movement skills from Technical to Pre-Programmed to Random. Coach Evans will show us his system that he picked up while working at EXOS for three years and how he has modified it for the high school athlete.

Session C: “The Squat is Not Just a Squat”
Doug Bull, MS, CSCS
Strength & Conditioning Coordinator
Deer Park (Texas)
NHSSCA Southwest Regional Board Member

Monte Sparkman, MEd, CSCS, USAW, USATF-2
Director of Athletic Performance
Richland High School (Texas)
NHSSCA Texas State Director
2018 NHSSCA Southwest Regional Coach of the Year
NHSSCA Southwest Regional Strength Coach of the Year Monte Sparkman and Regional Board Member Doug Bull will discuss and demonstrate the various types of squats and weigh in on the pros and cons of the different variations.  This 25 minute Hands-On Session is geared towards providing more tools for the coaches toolbox based on what their needs are and the different logistics that they may be dealing with.

Session D: “Non Traditional Training: Strongman Options”
Adam Lane, CSCS, USAW 1& 2, FMS
Head Strength Coordinator
Lawrence Central High School (Indiana)

During this 25 minute hands-on session, Coach Lane will demonstrate functional STRONGMAN movements with detailed examples of how to incorporate these movements into your strength and conditioning program. He will discuss why primal movement patterns are vital in the development of all athletes and you will understand how to challenge your athlete’s max effort with heavy, hard, and competitive fun.

1030-1120am  “Curriculum Design: How To Build an Effective School Program”
Ryan Johnson, MEd, CSCS*D, RSCC*D
Wayzata High School
NHSSCA Mid America Regional Board Member
2017 NSCA High School Strength Coach of the Year
 
1130-1220pm Special Interest Mini-Session Breakouts (facilitator(s))
        • Training The Female Athlete (Jessica Gust & Amanda Berg)
        • LTAD: What it IS and what it is NOT (Gary Schofield & Larry Meadors)
        • Private Sector Coaching & Business Development (Drew Massey)
        • Nutritional Education for the HS Athlete (Gatorade)
        • Fundraising Ideas & Opportunities (Tobias Jacobi)
        • Coaching Q & A (Kevin Vanderbush)
        • Career Advancement & Professional Development (Fred Eaves)
        • Safety & Liability Issues (Mike Nitka)
These 25 minute sessions were designed to allow specific topics requested by the membership to be discussed in a small group setting. The short block will allow 2 sessions to be attended in the 50 minute time block.  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

200-250pm  “Creating a Championship Culture”
Brian Clarke, MEd, CSCS
Head Strength & Conditioning Coordinator & Wellness Dept Chair
Noblesville High School (Indiana)
NHSSCA Great Lakes Regional Board Member
NHSSCA Board Vice-Chair

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: “Developing A Linear Acceleration Progression”
Nick Brattain, CSCS, FMS
Director of High Performance
Isidore Newman School (New Orleans, LA)
NHSSCA Louisiana State Director
In this 25 minute hands-on session, Coach Brattain will lead volunteers through his current acceleration progression for team sport athletes. He will also discuss the assessment process and implementation of additional drills based on his assessment of mechanics.

Session B: “Lateral & Multi-Directional Speed Teaching Model”
Jeremy Evans MS, SCCC, USAW, FMS, XPS
Director of Athletic Performance
The King’s Academy (Florida)
In this 25 minute hands-on session, Coach Evans will demonstrate how to teach you athletes speed and movement skills from Technical to Pre-Programmed to Random. Coach Evans will show us his system that he picked up while working at EXOS for three years and how he has modified it for the high school athlete.

Session C: “The Squat is Not Just a Squat”
Doug Bull, MS, CSCS
Strength & Conditioning Coordinator
Deer Park (Texas)
NHSSCA Southwest Regional Board Member

Monte Sparkman, MEd, CSCS, USAW, USATF-2
Director of Athletic Performance
Richland High School (Texas)
NHSSCA Texas State Director
2018 NHSSCA Southwest Regional Coach of the Year

NHSSCA Southwest Regional Strength Coach of the Year Monte Sparkman and Regional Board Member Doug Bull will discuss and demonstrate the various types of squats and weigh in on the pros and cons of the different variations.  This 25 minute Hands-On Session is geared towards providing more tools for the coaches toolbox based on what their needs are and the different logistics that they may be dealing with.

Session D: “Non Traditional Training: Strongman Options”
Adam Lane, CSCS, USAW 1& 2, FMS
Head Strength Coordinator
Lawrence Central High School (Indiana)

During this 25 minute hands-on session, Coach Lane will demonstrate functional STRONGMAN movements with detailed examples of how to incorporate these movements into your strength and conditioning program. He will discuss why primal movement patterns are vital in the development of all athletes and you will understand how to challenge your athlete’s max effort with heavy, hard, and competitive fun.

430-520pm  “Organizing High School Strength and Conditioning Programs”
Carlo Alvarez, MEd, CSCS
Director of Strength and Conditioning
University School (Ohio)
This presentation will focus on how to engage administrators, coaches, athletes and parents as you integrate standards, expectations and programming guidelines. We will discuss how to empower and enhance your coaches and athletes knowledge, as you implement your process, define your core principles and implement key program components.

530-700pm Sponsor Thank You Dinner & Special Raffle
BBQ Dinner
Live Music, Wes Cook Band
Special Sponsor Raffle!!!
Hosted by Rich Gray, NHSSCA Executive Director/Co-Founder

Hotel Accomodations
TBD
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