CSCCa National Conference: Know Before You Go

The 2021 CSCCa National Conference is just around the corner and will be held in Fort Worth, Texas, May 5-7, at the Fort Worth 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 national conference itinerary.

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 session concludes 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 to check out the Friday conference itinerary to see the speakers and topics which will be addressed.  In addition, please be aware that we will be holding only one presentation during the final session which runs from 12:30 – 1:30pm and that there will be a drawing for a prize at the conclusion of the session.  The winner must be in attendance to be eligible to claim the prize. Lance Walker from the Michael Johnson Performance Center will be speaking on “15 Years of International High Performance Sport: Learnings that Apply to the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coach.”  We hope to see you there!

Transportation

It has been brought to our attention that due to the ongoing pandemic, our usual transportation service, Super Shuttle, is no longer in business. However, we have found the following options that can assist you with transportation to and from the airport and hotel.

Uber – www.uber.com

Lyft – www.lyft.com

Group options:

ACCESS Texas – ACCESS Texas Flyer

2021 CSCCa National Conference Registration: 

We strongly encourage conference attendees to register and pay for the National Conference prior to arrival, as this will expedite the registration process and help us facilitate social distancing. Conference registration can be completed on-line through the CSCCa website, or a conference registration form can be submitted to the CSCCa. (PDF forms available on the CSCCa website.)

While it is no longer required to be a CSCCa member to attend the National Conference, CSCCa members do receive a discounted national conference registration fee. Please be aware, however, that a non-compliance fee will be assessed for those individuals who have not paid their annual membership dues but who have received discounted pricing for conference registration, before being allowed to check in at the conference. You can pay all dues and fees on-line or over the phone by credit card by calling the CSCCa National Office at 801-375-9400. Please be aware, however, that the CSCCa National Office will close on Friday, April 30th, at 4 PM MDT, for the 2021 CSCCa National Conference, and will reopen Tuesday, May 11th at 9 AM MDT.  You also have the option of paying by check. DO NOT, however, mail any checks later than Friday, April 23rd. If you have already mailed a check and it is not received by the CSCCa National Office by Friday, April 30th, you will be required to pay any unpaid balances with a credit card at check-in. Your mailed payment will then be returned to you upon our return to the CSCCa National Office on Tuesday, May 11, 2021.


2020-21 Membership Renewal Forms

CSCCa Membership Renewal Forms should be completed annually online or by printing a PDF form from the CSCCa website and submitting it to the 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. Please be in attendance if you have indicated that you will do so, as the CSCCa is financially responsible for the count we provide conference food caterers whether or not that number is actually in attendance at the event.

Health & Safety Precautions

Following CDC guidelines, when visiting any CSCCa sponsored event, all attendees, vendors, and visitors are required to:

  • Practice safe social distancing with a minimum of 6 feet of separation
  • Wear a face covering at all times—you will be provided with one at check-in
  • Practice healthy hygiene by washing hands frequently with soap and water and utilizing hand sanitizer stations
  • Monitor own health and follow CDC guidelines and CSCCa Best Practices

These practices are consistent with CDC guidelines and are expected to be followed by attendees and participants throughout the duration of the CSCCa 2021 National Conference.

FREE Pre-Conference Symposium:

Pre-Conference Clinic: Building Blocks for SCC Success

Hosted & Sponsored by Gatorade—Please Pre-Register Here!

When: Wednesday, May 5 @ 3:00 – 4:30pm
Where: Fort Worth Convention Center Ballroom C

  • The Effect of Sleep Restriction on Protein Synthesis – Stuart Phillips, Ph.D., FCAHS, FACSM, Professor and Tier 1 Canada Research Chair, McMaster University
  • Tailoring Protein Recommendations for Athletes with Unique Dietary Needs – Jennifer Brunelli, MS RD LDN, Sports Dietitian/Nutritionist and Owner, Sports RDpro LLC
  • Getting Athletes to Follow Dietary Guidance – Samantha Partida, MS, RD, CSSD, LD, Assistant Sports Dietitian, University of Texas

Conference Registration Desk Information:
The conference registration desk will be located by Room 102 of the Fort Worth Convention Center. Please note that each individual must pick up his or her own name badge and be prepared to show photo ID.  Also, in order to receive CEU credit for attending the National Conference, you must pick up your own name badge.  We encourage you to keep your name badge until you have confirmed that you have been awarded CEUs for your attendance.  Confirmation of awarded CEUs can be found by logging onto your account at www.cscca.org.

Conference Registration Desk Hours

Tuesday      1:00 – 9:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am – Noon & 1:00 – 8:00 pm
Thursday    7:30 am – 4:00 pm
Friday         7:30 am – Noon

*A photo ID will be required to check in

Mondo Footspeed Event

The Mondo Footspeed Event has been postponed.

Exhibit Hall
We have many exhibiting companies this year! We ask that you bring business cards to provide exhibitors from whom you would like a follow-up outreach.

The Exhibitor/Member Coaches Opening Social will kick-off at 5:30 pm Wednesday evening, May 5th, in the Fort Worth Convention Center Exhibit Hall A-C. You won’t want to miss this exciting event, which includes food, beverages, and prizes!

Exhibit Hall Bingo Challenge

In an effort to increase contact between our member coaches and exhibitors, we are implementing an Exhibit Hall Bingo Challenge! Participation is available to all strength and conditioning coaches in attendance. Participants who complete their bingo card will be placed in a drawing for exciting grand prizes donated by this year’s incredible exhibitors. You will have the chance of winning cutting-edge strength and conditioning equipment, technology, nutrition products, recovery tools, and much more for your university or institution!

How to participate:

  1. Completely fill out contact and shipping information on the back of the bingo card found in your registration packet.
  2. Visit each of the 25 exhibitor booths on your card. When you visit the booth of a company listed on your card, ask them for a sticker, and they will place one over their company name.
  3. Turn in your completed card by 9:30 am on Friday, May 7, to CSCCa Staff at the registration desk. In exchange, you will receive a CSCCa-branded prize just for turning in your completed card.
  4. You will then be entered into the drawing!

The drawing will commence at 10am in the exhibit hall on Friday, May 7th. You do not need to be present to win. If you win, you will be notified via text and your contact information and institution shipping address will be provided to the correct exhibiting company. The exhibiting company will ship the prize to your institution no later than 30 days after the conference ends.

Below is a list of the participating exhibiting companies and the prizes they will be donating:

Company Name Bingo Prize Dollar Value
TrueForm TrueForm Trainer $3,500.00
Samson Equipment Samson Pro Barbell, 2-45Ib Samson Competitive bumper plates $865.56
Total Strength and Speed Tsunami Bar Speed $549.00
Cherrish 5 cases of Cherrish 3oz pouches $450.00
Hologic Remarkable $300.00
Sorinex Exercise Equipment The Bulldog Pad $299.00
Vald Performance Airbands wireless BFR cuffs(upper limb pair) $190.00
ZYN – Immunity & Recovery Hydration Master-pack of ZYN(4 cases) and 2 hats $150.00
1080 Motion 1080 t-shirt and kit of direction belts $140.00
Spud, Inc. Tug o’ war strap $105.00
The FlipSled Sweatshirt(FlipSled Hoodie) $59.99

 


2021 Master Strength & Conditioning Coaches (MSCC) Dinner & Ceremony:
The 2021 Master Strength and Conditioning Coaches (MSCC) Dinner and Ceremony, which is the highlight of the National Conference each year, will be held Thursday evening, May 6, at 7:00 pm in the Texas Ballroom in the Omni Fort Worth Hotel. We will also be recognizing those individuals in the 2020 MSCC Class who are in attendance at the event.

Doors will open at 6:45pm. Please be seated in the Ballroom by 6:55 pm. The attire for this event is business casual, no jeans/shorts/t-shirts.


Miscellaneous Notes

Please be aware that the weather in Fort Worth at this time of year is unpredictable. Please check the weather forecast and pack accordingly and travel safely! Please contact the CSCCa National Office with any questions or concerns at 801.375.9400 or by email at info@cscca.org. We are excited to see you there!

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