2017 CSCCa National Conference: Hotel, Registration And Speaker Info Now Available!

The 2017 CSCCa National Conference will be held in Orlando, Florida, May 10-12, at the Walt Disney World Coronado Springs Resort and Convention Center.  We have a great conference planned with outstanding speakers. 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.  Please review the included tentative national conference itinerary.

Exhibit Hall

We already have over 275 confirmed exhibit booths this year. Please refer any potential exhibitors to the CSCCa National Office. Exhibitor Registration forms and additional information can be found here.


The Exhibitor/Member Coaches Opening Social will kick-off at 6:00 pm Wednesday evening in the exhibit hall.  Please schedule your arrival to allow you to be in attendance, if at all possible.  You won’t want to miss this exciting event, which includes food, beverages, and prizes

As a reminder, the speakers have put a great deal of time and effort into preparing their presentations, and they have valuable information and experience to share. Please schedule all travel arrangements to allow you to remain at the conference until the last speaker sessions conclude at 1:30 pm on Friday afternoon so that you do not miss out on these valuable presentations!  We have an outstanding speaker line-up on Friday.  Be sure and check out the conference itinerary.

Holding the 2017 CSCCa National Conference at Walt Disney World provides a great opportunity to extend your stay through the weekend and to bring the family along for a fun-filled get-a-way at the Walt Disney World Parks!

Conference Registration

Conference registration can be completed on-line through the CSCCa website, or a conference registration form can be submitted to the CSCCa (additional forms available on the CSCCa website). As a reminder, the early-bird registration rate ends Wednesday, March 15, 2017.  While it is no longer required to be a CSCCa member to attend the national conference, please be aware that CSCCa members receive a discounted national conference registration fee.  Please be aware that a non-compliance fee will be assessed after Monday, April 3, for those individuals who have not paid their annual membership dues but who have received discounted pricing for conference registration.   You can pay all dues and fees on-line or over the phone by credit card, or a check can be sent into the CSCCa National Office. Membership renewal forms should be completed annually online or by printing off a hard copy from the CSCCa website and submitting it to the CSCCa National Office. We require membership renewal forms (online or hard copies) in order to maintain current contact information for our members.

Conference Events RSVP Information

There are several food and beverage events that are included with the national conference fee.  We encourage all members to be in attendance at these events.  There are also two breakfasts for specific member groups of the CSCCa:  the MSCC Breakfast & Meeting and the Female Strength and Conditioning Coaches Breakfast & Meeting.  It is necessary to provide the caterers with accurate numbers for each of these events prior to the conference so they can adequately prepare.  Please keep in mind that the CSCCa is financially responsible for the number of attendees that we provide the caterers – whether or not that number is actually in attendance at the event.  An RSVP section is included on the conference registration form to help us determine our numbers.  Please indicate whether or not you will be in attendance at each of the applicable events, and please be in attendance if you indicate you will do so.

Award Nominations

The CSCCa is accepting nominations for the Lance Vermeil Award.  Please see the information below to learn more about this prestigious award and how to go about making a nomination for the 2017 award.

The Lance Vermeil Award

This award was established in 2012 and was developed in partnership with MF Athletic/ Perform Better in memory of Lance Vermeil, who was an extremely qualified and dedicated young strength and conditioning coach.  Coach Vermeil was committed to the profession of collegiate strength and conditioning and, most importantly, to serving and protecting the student athlete.

CSCCa-approved mentors are encouraged to submit nomination letters for students, interns, or part-time strength and conditioning coaches on their staffs who they believe are deserving of receiving this $1,500 scholarship.  These individuals must have shown a commitment to pursuing a career in the field of strength and conditioning on the collegiate and/or professional level and must have demonstrated tremendous potential and inclination for this unique profession.  Nominations should be emailed to the CSCCa National Office at info@cscca.org and must be received by Monday, April 17, 2017.

Room Reservations @ Coronado Springs

Reservations at the Coronado Springs Hotel can be made by calling the hotel directly at (407) 939-4686 or through the official link provided on the CSCCa website under “National Conference.” If you make your reservation by phone, please be sure to mention that you are with the CSCCa National Conference to receive the following discounted rate plus applicable state and local taxes:

  • Single Occupancy Room: $159/night
  • Double Occupancy Room: $159/night
  • $15 per additional adult/night (18yrs and older)

Rooms may be reserved at the discounted rate any nights between May 5-15, 2017.  Please be aware that these discounted rates are only available until Friday, April 14, 2017, or until our room block is full, whichever comes first.  We have a specific number of rooms available in our room block at these rates, and once those are taken, we may not be able to secure additional rooms.  Please make your reservation well in advance of this date!

*** Important Information Regarding Required Room Guarantee***

Please be aware that in accordance with hotel policy, each individual room reservation must be confirmed and guaranteed by the attendee with a deposit equal to the full price of the room for one night. Should an attendee cancel a reservation, refund of the deposit and/or cancellation fees will be in accordance with the Hotel’s general policy at that time (currently a refund is given if an individual’s reservation is canceled at least five days before arrival).

WARNING: Please be aware of “room poachers”—third-party organizations that fraudulently pose as affiliates of organizations hosting conferences and other events. Their method of operation is to trick conference attendees into reserving rooms through them instead of through the official methods offered by the host organization. These groups often offer nonexistent rooms or false pricing. The CSCCa and its affiliated conference sites will NEVER solicit you for room reservations. Do not book hotel reservations through any third parties that may contact you. Please only book hotel reservations for the conference by calling Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort directly or through the official link provided on the CSCCa website.  If you have any questions or concerns about this, please contact the CSCCa National Office at 801-375-9400.

Complimentary Airport Transfers

Disney’s Magical Express is a complimentary shuttle and luggage delivery service that takes you from the Orlando International Airport to Disney Resort Hotels. After receiving your guest room confirmation number, you have the option of going online or calling directly to make a reservation.

Prior to arrival, guests will be mailed an Airport Transportation Booklet containing special luggage tags which you can attach to your luggage before departure. Your luggage will go straight from the plane to your room. Please note your luggage will not be delivered to your room for approximately four hours. This service is only offered to guests whose plane arrives prior to 10:00pm. After 10:00pm guests will need to pick their luggage up at baggage claim. You may also choose not to use this service and pickup your bags at baggage claim.

Upon arrival at Orlando International Airport, proceed directly to the Disney Airport Welcome Center in Terminal B where you will board a complimentary deluxe motor coach transportation to Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort.

FREE Pre-Conference: The “I” in Team: Individualized Approaches for Maximum Performance Fueled by Gatorade

Wednesday, May 10, from 2 – 5 p.m.

Today the convergence of science, technology and sport is moving forward more rapidly than ever before. We’ve seen how quickly customization and personalization have become the next frontier, opening up new opportunities for individualized training and treatment. This pre-conference will explore how you can use a customized approach with each athlete – even when you have many athletes – to maximize your team’s performance in everything from nutrition to training to recovery. (Participants will receive 3 CEUs in addition to those obtained for attending the CSCCa National Conference.)

Theme Park Tickets

You can purchase discounted tickets to Disney’s four Theme Parks here as well as find additional information about Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, Disney’s Magical Express and many other amenities available at the Walt Disney World Resort. By clicking on the “Buy Tickets” button at the top of the Disney page, you will be redirected to a website where you can purchase an array of discounted tickets to all of the Disney Theme Parks.

We wanted to remind you that Walt Disney World Theme Park Ticket prices have changed. Although prices have changed, they are pleased to be able to provide CSCCa National Conference Attendees with a “Grace Period”. If you would like to purchase your Disney tickets at 2016 prices you may do so until Saturday, March 11th 4 PM EST.  After this date, the new ticket offers and pricing will go into effect.

For more information or to order your tickets by phone, please call 407-566-5600.

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