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College sport and coaching science experts featured in upcoming state seminar

Faculty from the West Virginia University College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences will host a workshop focused on sport and coaching science and long-term athlete development. WVU faculty will conduct the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) West Virginia State Clinic on the WVU Morgantown campus in early February. 

Strength and conditioning coaches and educators will provide scientific and applied based presentations and roundtable discussions on February 3, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. in the WVU Mountainlair Gold and Blue rooms. The Center for Applied Coaching and Sport Science at CPASS will sponsor the event. 

Guy Hornsby, CPASS athletic coaching education teaching assistant professor, serves as the NSCA WV state director and state clinic director. Kristen Dieffenbach, athletic coaching education associate professor, and Sean Bulger, professor, physical education teacher education, will participate in the roundtables.    

“This is an incredible opportunity for coaches and strength coaches in the state and surrounding area. We will truly have some of the world leaders in the field of strength and conditioning and sport science attending and presenting the state clinic. Additionally, it is a tremendous opportunity for students,” Hornsby explained. 

Industry professionals include Mike Stone, former head of physiology at the United States Olympic Committee and current director of exercise and sport science at East Tennessee State University (ETSU), Meg Stone, two time Olympian and director, Center of Excellence for Sport Science and Coach Education at ETSU, Josh Nelson, director of Applied Performance at Baylor University. 

Additional speakers include Dan Wathen, former NSCA president and a recipient of the NSCA Lifetime Achievement award and Rick Howard, long-term athlete development and resistance training expert. 

Topics will cover sport and coaching science, resistance training, strength and conditioning and long-term athlete development. 

The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) is the world-leading membership organization for thousands of elite strength coaches, personal trainers and dedicated researchers and educators. The organization brings together top strength and fitness professionals, while offering collaborative opportunities for professionals and students in the field. 

NSCA provides events, career development, certification in personal trainer and strength and conditioning programs, educational material and professional publications covering a wide breadth of health, fitness and strength and conditioning topics. 

Deadline for early registration is Jan. 23, 2018. 

For more details or to register: https://www.nsca.com/events/state-and-regional-events/West_Virginia_state_clinic/

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