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February 19, 2014 • Strength & Conditioning

CSCCa National Conference set for May

The 2014 Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches association (CSCCa) national conference will be held May 8-9 in Salt Lake City, Utah, at the Salt Palace Convention Center.

Last year saw the highest attendance ever at a CSCCa national conference and even more are expected to attend in 2014. The conference will include speakers, activities and events, including an exhibit hall with more than 175 booths showcasing the latest strength training, conditioning, speed development and nutritional products.

First-day conference presentations deal with various aspects of strength and conditioning applicable to all strength and conditioning coaches — no matter what sport or gender they coach — including, among other topics, Olympic-style lifting, speed and power development, team building and motivation, health and safety, and achieving excellence in strength and conditioning coaching. Day-two sessions include a variety of presentations by CSCCa member coaches regarding various aspects of their respective strength and conditioning programs, including sport specific programs, training tools, methods and philosophies.

Gatorade will host a free pre-conference Sports Nutrition Symposium on May 7 to discuss how food and nutrition enables athletes to train harder and recover faster. Attendees will be updated regarding the latest in training and nutrition by exercise researcher Keith Baar, and the Gatorade Sports Science Institute and will learn best practices from an NFL strength coach and sports dietitian team. The precon will wrap up with a hot-topic panel discussion moderated by a leading sports dietitian from the Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitians Association (CPSDA).

More information can be found at www.cscca.org or by calling the CSCCa national office at (801) 375-9400.


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