2019 NHSSCA Mid America Regional Conference March
22-23, 2018
Omaha Westside High School
8701 Pacific St, Omaha, NE 68114

Host:
Craig Secora Rob Brokaw
secora.craig@westside66.net brokawr2@gmail.com
Cell- 402-990-5885 Cell- 402-490-0122

Cost:
NHSSCA Non-Member $150
NHSSCA Member $100
NHSSCA Student Member $25

Day One (March 22, 2019)
Mid America Regional Conference

400-520pm Registration, Attendee Gift Bags & Sponsor Booths Open

530-620pm “LTAD: It’s Not an Acronym, it’s Good Coaching & Teaching”
Tobias Jacobi CSCS*D, USAW-L1, TPI-L1, USAT&F-L1,
NHSSCA Georgia State Director
2018 National HS Strength Coach of the Year
Strength & Conditioning Coach, Strong Rock Christian School

Coach Jacobi will guide us in an In depth discussion of Long Term Athletic Development as it
pertains to the American system of sports and some complications that arise. He will speak on
empowerment of those who follow sound teaching pedagogy when it comes to the realm of
physical development. He will also provide examples of modeling used to cope with multi-sport
athletes physical development.

630-720pm “Self Analysis: My Checklist for a Complete S&C Program”
Kevin O’Neill, MS, CSCS, USAW
NHSSCA Massachusetts State Director
Director of Strength & Conditioning, The Noble and Greenough School

Coach O’Neill will discuss how he self analyzes his program to ensure it is living up to the mission
statement and core values. He will also chat about the physical and personal development of this
athletes along with his ongoing self development as a coach.

730-820pm “Creating a Legacy: How to Be A Part of Something Bigger Than Yourself”
Gary Schofield, MAT, ATC, CSCS*D
NHSSCA Co-Founder, Athletic Trainer, Strength & Conditioning Coach
PLAE – Southeast Director

Using his philosophy of Educate-Engage-Empower Coach Schofield will walk attendees through the
process of creating self identity, building authentic and meaningful engagement and providing a
platform for others to become the great people they were created to be. Specific worksheets,
demonstrations and examples will allow coaches to create their own strategy to positively impact
their community.

Day Two (Saturday, March 23, 2019)
Mid America Regional Conference

630-730am Early Bird Workout (Westside Weight Room)

700-750am Coaches Light Breakfast & Coffee (provided)
Day Two – Late Registration & Booths Open

800-9:50am- “The 2019 Nebraska High School Annual Strength Plan”

This new segment of the conference will feature four of the best strength coaches in the state of
Nebraska. Each Coach will be sharing a nine to ten week plan so that you can all gather some
great insight into different versions of programming for one of the four seasons throughout the
year. The Coach will then give a 20-25 min explanation of their programs. You will leave this
segment with a years worth of programming from different styles of coaching.

Summer- Matt Bertsch, CSCSLincoln Public Schools Sports Performance Coach
Fall- Amber Burson, ATC Lexington High School Strength Coach
Winter- Craig Secora, CSCS Omaha Westside High School Strength Coach
Spring- Stewart Venable CSCS, USAW- Lincoln North Star

1000-1050am “Considerations Maximum Vertical Jump training”
Micah Kurtz, MS, CSCS, RSCC*D, FMS, USAW, NASE-CSS
Assistant Athletics Director & Director of Sports Performance Windermere
Preparatory School

Coach Kurtz will lead us in a discussion on training for an improved vertical jump across your
student athlete population. Coach will cover all facets of training including assessment,
programming and exercise selection. With his experience training student athletes Micah will
provide us with excellent insight on what we can do to improve our vertical jump numbers across
the board.

1100-1150pm High School Athlete Nutrition 101, powered by Gatorade

12:00-1:20pm Lunch Provided Exhibitor Showcase

130-220pm Dual Sessions (Attendees Choose 1)
“So you Want to be A High School Strength Coach”
Rob Brokaw, CSCS*D, USAW
NHSSCA Nebraska State Director
Head Strength Coach
North Bend Central High School

This student centered session will show prospective high school strength coaches how
they can obtain, maintain and excel teaching and training at the high school level.
Coach Brokaw will give those in attendance a solid blueprint with worksheets to
organize your teaching and coaching profile. Coach will share tremendous resources that
will aid you in personal development as well as discuss how the NHSSCA Family can help
you along the way.

“Developing Leadership in the Weightroom”
Brandon Mimick Ed.D, CSCS
Head Strength Coach
Bennington High School

Recognizing the unique opportunity a weight room provides students with to develop multiple
skills and abilities outside of just strength, it becomes important to also recognize the potential
we have as strength coaches to purposefully create an environment which cultivates and fosters
positive leadership skills. Whether we are intentional with the climate and culture we create or
not, it is important we understand what it is we stand for as coaches, the standards we set in our weight rooms,
and the influence our space has on our students. This presentation will examine

leadership in the weight room and how we, as strength coaches, have the potential to empower
students and more positively enhance their leadership abilities.

2:30-3:20pm Hands On/Demo Session Rotation #1
A- “Speed, Agility and Quickness Training in High Volume Setting”
Trent Clausen, CSCS, USAW
Head Strength Coach
Connestoga High School

Coach will take the audience through a series of SAQ Drills. Additionally Coach Clausen
will include a 10 week SAW Program to round out the Nebraska High School Annual
Strength Plan. His proven tactics will be sure to help develop your student athletes
speed!!

B- “Box Squat: From Beginner to Big Dawgs”
Kevin O’Neill, MS, CSCS, USAW
NHSSCA Massachusetts State Director
Director of Strength & Conditioning, The Noble and Greenough
School

Kevin will discuss how he uses box squats within his program, specifically:
– the risks associated with box squats
– introducing the squat
– fix broken squatting patterns
– develop strength and explosiveness
– vary box height in my program
– the benefits of in-season box squats

3:30-4:20pm Hands On/Demo Session Rotation #2
C- “Dynamic Movement Prep AKA The Warmup”
Micah Kurtz, MS, CSCS, RSCC*D, FMS, USAW, NASE-CSS
Assistant Athletics Director & Director of Sports Performance
Windermere Preparatory School

Coach will take you through his unique take on the warm up, and how he uses this time
to help develop overall athleticism of his student athletes. This series is sure to make
you rethink your warm up.

D- “Non Traditional Strength Training and Competitions”
Tobias Jacobi CSCS*D, USAW-L1, TPI-L1, USAT&F-L1,
NHSSCA Georgia State Director
Strength & Conditioning Coach, Strong Rock Christian School

Coach Jacobi and Friends will take you through a selection of non traditional strength building
exercises and show how you can incorporate them into your program while adding a competitive
feature to your training.

420-430pm Closing Remarks
Hotel Accomodations TBD

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