Know Before You Go!

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 tentative 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 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.

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, but please plan on attending all conference sessions and events.

2017 CSCCa National Conference Registration

Conference registration can be completed on-line through the CSCCa website, or a conference registration form can be submitted to the CSCCa National Office (additional forms available on the CSCCa website).  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 for those individuals who have not paid their annual membership fee 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 registration 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.

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

Wednesday, May 10 @ 2:00pm-5:00pm

Today the convergence of science 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. To register, click here.

2:05pm-3:00pm: “One Size Does Not Fit All:  An Individualization of Training and Treatment”
Presented By: Don Reagan, PT, DPT, CSCS, Performance Physiotherapist at Mountain River Physical Therapy

3:00pm-3:55pm: “From Data to Dishes: Translating Nutrition Information into Effective Fueling”
Presented By: Mindy Black, MS,RD,CSSD, LDN, ‎Director of Performance Nutrition at Jacksonville Jaguars

4:05pm-5:00pm: “Get Your Athletes on the Fast Track to Success – Tracking with Limited Resources”
Presented By: Ryan Carr, SCCC, CSCS, USAW, NASM-CES, Strength and Conditioning Coach at Seton Hall University

2017 Master Strength & Conditioning Coaches (MSCC) Dinner & Ceremony

The 2017 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 11, at 7:30 pm in the Fiesta Ballroom in the Coronado Springs Convention Center. Please be seated in the Ballroom by 7:25 pm. Doors will open at 7:15 pm. The attire for this event is coat and tie for men and nice dress/skirt/dress pant for women. 

Conference Registration Desk Information

The conference registration desk will be located directly across from the Veracruz Exhibit Hall.  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 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

Registration Desk Hours
Tuesday – 1:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Wednesday – 9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Thursday – 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Friday – 7:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

Exhibit Hall

We have almost 300 confirmed exhibit booths this year! Please refer any potential exhibitors to the CSCCa National Office, as there are still booth spaces available.

The Exhibitor/Member Coaches Opening Social will kick-off at 6:00 pm Wednesday evening, May 10, 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!

2017 CSCCa Hotel Reservations

Hotel reservations can be made by calling (407) 939-4686 or through the official link provided here. 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)

*Note: The discounted rate is applicable for May 5-15, 2017. 

*** 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.

Overflow Hotels

Due to the tremendous response we have received for this year’s national conference, we have run out of available rooms at Coronado Springs.  Fortunately, we have been able to secure additional rooms at other Disney resort properties: first at the Animal Kingdom Lodge, and most recently at the Grand Floridian.  These additional rooms are available at the same group rate as Coronado Springs.  Please make your reservation as soon as possible as there are a limited number of rooms available.  While the cutoff date for the CSCCa discounted group rate is Friday, April 14, 2017, there is no guarantee that we will have rooms available until this date.  Don’t wait to make your room reservation!

Shuttle Service

A shuttle will be provided for conference attendees and exhibitors from these overflow hotels to the Coronado Springs Convention Center.  More information will be provided as we get closer to the national conference.

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 your Disney Resort.

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.

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

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