NWC Performance Clinic

Saturday, May 4, 2019
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Juffer Fieldhouse, Northwestern College
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Cost: $50 early bird before April 15 | $75 after April 15 | $25 students
Lunch included      

The 3rd annual Performance Clinic features sports performance experts sharing cutting-edge information for professionals in strength and conditioning, athletic training, physical therapy, coaching, physical education and other professionals who work with performance athletes and active populations. Take away strategies to effectively motivate and enhance their performance. Clinic sessions will offer relevant topics in both presentation and hands-on training. 

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Continuing Education Credit 

NSCA continuing education

National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)  0.7 CEU(s) for certified individuals attending this event. 

Schedule & Topics

7:45 – 8:20 am


8:20 – 8:30 am


8:30 – 10:00 am

Guiding Skill Adaptation – Hands On | Tyler Yearby 
Are you looking for an approach that helps facilitate on-field athletic performance? A framework will be presented to help you better understand how to develop agility activities that provide athletes with more ownership of their movements. This undoubtedly will help them become more effective at solving ever-changing sporting problems. A practical portion will demonstrate how to develop a learner-centered approach that will produce more dynamic and creative movers! 

10:10 – 11:30 am

Bought In: Engineering Outcomes Via Behavioral Based Approach | Brett Bartholomew 
The success of an attempt to influence the attitudes and behaviors of others largely depends on the specific type(s) of behavior used to exert influence. Additionally, social, environmental and psychological variables which underpin their reactions and perceptions are also major factors. Coaching- at its heart- is a social endeavor that is less about "acts and facts" and more about understanding the nuances of what drives those we are trying to lead in a common direction. This talk will explore many of these variables along with sharing practical science-backed strategies for how coaches can better adapt to any situation that may arise through the inherently unpredictable realm of human performance.

11:30 am – 12:45 pm

Lunch | provided in NWC cafeteria

12:45 – 1:45 pm

Navigating the ACL Rehab Process with a Sports Performance Perspective: A Constraints Led Approach | Julie Eibensteiner

Unfortunately, ACL injuries are all too common in today’s sporting environment. With that in mind, this talk will create an understanding of the current ACL epidemic as well as provide effective strategies to decrease injury risk. For those who may work with injured or previously injured athletes, practical rehab strategies for a movement solution-based approach that accounts for the individual athlete, the environment, and the task will be explored.

1:55 – 3:10 pm

Leaps, Landings and Lunacy: A Strategic Overview of Plyometrics – Hands On | Brett Bartholomew  
"Transfer" is a term that many of us hear thrown around in the performance realm despite the fact that it can be one of the most difficult constructs for us to truly define and quantify. Plyometrics have proven themselves to be a reliable mainstay in that regard and their strategic use helps our athletes not only move more efficiently but also more effectively. This presentation will pay homage to the history of plyometrics, while also including hands-on, practical strategies that can be deployed by the strength and conditioning professional regardless of the resources or time available. Progressions, regressions and transitions will be covered, as well as detailing which are believed to be most effective based on your athletes’ needs and the time of year.

3:20 – 4:20 pm

Training the Basketball Athlete | Tyler Janota 
This session will cover how to assess the needs of basketball athletes across multiple levels of competition. A year-long training model will be presented with special consideration given to developmental and low training age athletes. Additionally, practical applications and strategies for how to implement sports science technology in any setting will be provided.

4:30 pm



Brett Bartholomew, NWC Performance Clinic

Brett Bartholomew, MS, CSCS*D, RSCC*D  
Strength & Conditioning Coach, Author, Consultant, Founder, The Bridge Human Performance®   

Brett Bartholomew is a strength and conditioning coach, author, consultant, and Founder of the performance coaching and consulting company, The Bridge Human Performance®. His experience includes working with athletes both in the team environment and private sector along with members of the United States Special Forces and members of Fortune 500 companies.

Brett has coached a diverse range of athletes from across 23 sports worldwide, at levels ranging from youth athletes to Olympians. He’s supported numerous Super Bowl and World Series Champions, along with several professional fighters in both boxing and the UFC. His book, Conscious Coaching: The Art and Science of Building Buy-In (Amazon), achieved “Best Seller” status in the categories of “Sport Coaching” (#1), “Business/Money” (#8), and was ranked in the “Amazon Top 100 Books Overall” in 2017. It is currently being used by several universities as source material used to help guide future coaches and professionals. 
Brett earned his bachelor's degree in Kinesiology from Kansas State University and master's degree in Education, Exercise Science with an emphasis on motor behavior, cueing, and attentional focus in human performance from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.

julie-eibensteiner, NWC Performance Clinic

Julie Eibensteiner, DPT, MS, CSCS 
Physical Therapist, Strength & Conditioning Coach, Laurus Rehab & Performance

Julie is a doctor of physical therapy and strength & conditioning coach at Laurus Rehab & Performance in Minneapolis, MN. She specializes in ACL rehab and return to competition protocols. Additionally, Julie serves as the assistant women’s soccer coach for St. Thomas University. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology, master's degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Sports Psychology, and Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Minnesota.

  Tyler Janota

Tyler Janota, CSCS     
Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach for Men's Basketball, University of Texas 

Tyler Janota enters his second season as an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for Men’s Basketball at The University of Texas. During his initial year with the Longhorns, Janota worked closely with Daniel Roose in the physical development of Mohamed Bamba, the No. 6 pick in the 2018 NBA Draft by the Orlando Magic. Prior to coming to Texas, Janota worked as the assistant strength and conditioning coordinator at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. In that role, he programmed and designed all aspects of training for Lamar’s men’s basketball, women’s basketball and baseball teams. 

Janota spent the 2015-16 season as a graduate assistant strength and conditioning coach at Belmont University in Nashville. During his time at Belmont, he designed all aspects of the training program for the men’s soccer, women’s tennis and cheerleading squads. Janota also coordinated training sessions for the men’s basketball team under the supervision of the head strength and conditioning coordinator.
Janota received his bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Northwestern College (Orange City, Iowa) and a master’s degree in sports administration from Belmont University. He served as a volunteer assistant in the Northwestern College Athletics Department during his undergraduate career, where he designed all aspects of training for the men’s basketball program and worked with all 15 of the school’s varsity sports programs. He also completed an internship at Baylor University.

Tyler Yearby

Education & Development Specialist, Sport Movement Coach, Life Time

Tyler is an Education & Development Specialist, Sport Movement Coach at Life Time in Minneapolis, MN. With more than 12 years' of experience, Tyler has taught over 150 training courses in over a dozen countries on various topics including movement, agility, and kettlebell training. He is a former strength and conditioning coach for the University of Minnesota football program where he earned a master’s degree in kinesiology. In his time between Minnesota and Life Time, Tyler was the Director of Performance for Inspire Movement and Inspired Athletx where he trained a wide variety of athletes from youth to professional, as well as anyone who wanted to enhance their daily performance.