Rediscover the days of comprehensive coaching sessions, where program manuals were shared, and events emphasized the bigger program picture. Join our 2+ day event featuring speakers sharing tangible programs in printed manuals, offering 12+ contact hours, hands-on partner presentations, catered lunches, and unique social activities for networking.


Reviving Traditional Coaching Gatherings

Event Title:
The Program: Step Back in Time and Rekindle the Coaching Spirit!

Event Description:
Recall the days of old when coaches shared their cherished ‘program manuals,’ and clinics and conferences delved into the grand scheme of things, not just the nitty-gritty details of speed, agility, mobility, strength, and power.

Now, picture this: a 2+ day EVENT awaits you, where speakers unveil tangible programs bound in classic printed manuals. Experience 12+ contact hours, engage in hands-on partner presentations, savor catered lunches, and immerse yourself in a vibrant atmosphere filled with exclusive social events and activities tailored for forging lasting connections.

Event Details:
Date: January 12-14, 2024

•  On-site at Strong Rock Christian School
•  Unique downtown southern square of McDonough, GA

Registration Information:
Hurry, because to foster a distinctive environment that nurtures professional growth and personal bonds, we’re limiting this clinic to just 30 COACHES! (10 spots have already been snatched up!)


Chris Lowe

Co-Head Strength & Conditioning Coach at Woodward Academy in College Park, GA

The Woodward Way' of Student-Athlete Athletic Development

The presentation will outline how we as a staff navigate and execute our athletic development model surrounding before-school training, class strength & conditioning, after-school training, and all logistics and philosophy encompassing our mission and vision. It will cover how we formulate training plans and programs to best prepare the student-athlete for success and long-term health. 

Chris Lowe is currently in his second year as the Co-Head Strength & Conditioning Coach at Woodward Academy in College Park, GA. Prior to Woodward Academy, Chris spent ten years in collegiate strength & conditioning, ranging from working with Division 1 student-athletes in the Big Ten and Big 12 to Division 2 programs. Chris’ positions include:

  • Baylor University – Associate Director of Athletics Performance
  • University of Illinois-Springfield – Inaugural Director of Strength & Conditioning
  • Texas A&M University-Kingsville – Graduate Assistant / Interim Head Strength & Conditioning Coach
  • Washington Capitals – Player Development Camp Baseline Testing
  • University of Iowa – Olympic Strength & Conditioning Intern
  • Towson University – Olympic Strength & Conditioning Intern

Chris is an NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist and Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coach Association – Strength & Conditioning Coach Certified. 

Joey Jacinto, MAT, CSCS

Football Strength & Conditinoing Coach, Mountain View High School, Bend OR.
Director of Strength & Conditioning, Franklin High School, Portland OR

High school strength training logistics matter, maybe now more than ever


Coach Jacinto will provide an overview of how to organize the variables involved in creating a high school strength and conditioning program. His methods will emphasize considerations related to students, facilities, equipment, and school schedules.

Additionally, Coach Jacinto will discuss how to effectively organize exercises to develop monthly programs, incorporating principles from the Tier System and various strength training methods. He will offer insights on how to group exercises in a manner that fosters student engagement and active participation.

Furthermore, Coach Jacinto will share his approach to utilizing Google Sheets for implementing repetition schemes, tracking training volume, and crafting annual programs. Valuable insights will also be provided on how coaches, like Coach Jacinto can create workout sheets that can be easily shared with students and fellow coaches.


With 15 years of experience as a strength coach and a passion for physical education, Coach Jacinto possesses a diverse background, having worked with a wide range of individuals, from professional athletes to 80-year-old stroke survivors. His recent focus has been on student-athletes, including junior high and high school students. In the private sector, he recognized that most clients were adults and select youth, motivating him to expand his outreach to youth and ensure that all students have access to top-tier strength and conditioning programs. In 2019, he decided to pursue a Master’s degree in Teaching to become a high school strength and conditioning coach.

As a seasoned strength coach and health teacher, Coach Jacinto has had the opportunity to work with athletes from various sports, gaining direct coaching experience in football, baseball, and softball. His teaching approach emphasizes building strong relationships with student-athletes and providing them with an orderly, productive, and safe environment for holistic growth—physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially. Coach Jacinto ardently advocates for equitable access to quality strength and conditioning programs for all students.

Julie Brentzel

Head Strength and Conditioning Coach and Upper School Physical Education Department Chair at The Lovett School in Atlanta, GA

Empowering Her Strength: Effective Strength and Conditioning Programs for Female Athletes


This presentation will delve into the intricacies of developing a specialized strength and conditioning program designed specifically for female athletes. She will share real-world examples from experience, highlighting success stories and lessons learned in implementing effective strength and conditioning programs for female athletes. You will leave with a deeper understanding of the nuances involved in empowering and maximizing the potential of female athletes through strategic and targeted strength and conditioning interventions.


Julie Brentzel currently serves as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach and Upper School Physical Education Department Chair at The Lovett School in Atlanta. Julie plays a pivotal role in aligning K-12 physical education programs and redesigning the Upper School physical education model.

She holds a Master of Science with a specialization in Strength & Conditioning from Armstrong State University and a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Kentucky. Certified by NSCA as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), USA Weightlifting Level 1 Coach, Precision Nutrition Level 1, GGS Certified Women’s Coaching Specialist, Julie brings a solid educational foundation to her work.

Before her current position, Julie worked at the Savannah College of Art and Design and Armstrong State University as a Strength and Conditioning Coach. Additionally, she gained experience through seasonal work at Tybee Island Ocean Rescue as a supervisor, where she designed and implemented tactical strength and conditioning programs for the emergency rescue staff.

Michael Doscher

Head Strength and Conditioning Coach and Upper School Physical Education Department Chair at Tift County High in Georgia

Baseball Strength and conditioning development


Training baseball players on the block system during the school-year and summer. 


Michael Doscher, a seasoned expert in strength and conditioning, has taken on a pivotal role as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach and Upper School Physical Education Department Chair at Tift County High. With a background rooted in college-level sports, Doscher has made a seamless transition to the high school arena, earning accolades for his work with athletes across various sports, from soccer to softball.

In his short time at Tift County High, Doscher has witnessed the growth of both students and the athletic department as a whole. He emphasizes the importance of strength and stamina in addition to technique and skills, fostering an environment where students enthusiastically embrace physical conditioning. Sessions under his guidance run throughout the day, starting early in the morning, with athletes displaying dedication and commitment to their workouts.

Doscher’s journey to high school sports comes after an illustrious career working in college settings, with his expertise honed through experiences at various institutions across America. His passion for preventing injuries and helping athletes reach their full potential has been a driving force throughout his career. Doscher’s dedication to his work and love for watching young athletes develop remain unwavering, making him a valuable addition to the Tift County High School community.

Nick Ficker

Director of Strength & Conditioning at Asheville Christian Academy, North Carolina

Mountain Air Raid – Developing Multi-faceted Players


Taking students who want to play football yet have no experience and making them football players in a system that thrives on athleticism. In this presentation, we will discuss how we develop our football players in our summer program to prepare them to play on both sides of the ball. We will discuss strength training, conditioning, and speed development, including how we implement aspects of our programming into daily practice.


Nick Ficker is the Director of Strength & Conditioning at Asheville Christian Academy. He has been at ACA since 2014 and built the strength program from the ground up during his time there. Nick was the NHSSCA Southeast Coach of the Year in 2019 and has been a member of the NHSSCA since its inception. Coach Ficker holds his CSCS & RSCC certifications from the NSCA. He is married to his wife Crystal (14 years) and has two kids, Hunter (12) & Aubrey (10).

Rich Burnett

President of Training Operations, Triple F Sports Training (TN)
Co-Founder/CEO, Athletic Assessment Technology (Plyomat)

Breaking Down the Triple F System


At Triple F we use the statement: Train Like a Pro, and we mean it. We believe in providing world class methods and resources to developing athletes in 5-12th grade on a long-term basis. Our program identifies and objectively tracks 8 key athletic qualities on a quarterly basis to hold all persons and areas accountable to improvement.


Rich Burnett is the President and Director of Athletic Development for Triple F Elite Sports Training in Knoxville, TN. He is also the Co-Founder and CEO of Athletic Assessment Technology, known more commonly as Plyomat. Rich came up with the idea to start Plyomat in the Spring of 2020 to be able to quantify Plyometric tasks in a simple and affordable way for himself, his athletes, and coaches all over the world to use. 

Rich came to Knoxville after a 6 year stint at Greater Atlanta Christian School outside of Atlanta, Georgia. At GAC, Rich trained 300+ High School student-athletes a day as Head of GAC’s renowned Performance Training program, which he took over from his mentor Gary Schofield Jr. 

Prior to joining the Spartans of GAC, Rich spent 5 years at the Division 1 level in his hometown of Corpus Christi, TX. He began his professional career as an Islander in 2010 as a Graduate Assistant S&C Coach. The Athletics Director then created a position of Assistant S&C Coach in order for Rich to stay in 2012, then Rich was eventually promoted to Head S&C Coach for the TAMU-CC Islanders from 2014-2016. During this span, Rich saw the program grow to be one of the premier programs in the Southland Conference. As a product himself of the Island University, Rich also worked in the NSCA-recognized Kinesiology department as an Adjunct professor and researcher, growing the S&C profession through sport science and curriculum design.

Rick Huegli

NHSSCA Hall of Fame
Director of Strength & Conditioning, Lakeside Academy (WA)

The Lakeside Strength & Conditioning Program


The Lakeside Strength & Conditioning Program. Lakeside School is a private, highly academic school in Seattle, WA.  Navigating the demands of school and the opportunity of the strength & conditioning program, what’s offered and how it fits together is the broad perspective being presented.  Year-round training and the principles and philosophy, are the nuts and bolts for this unified approach training program.


Rick Huegli has been a strength & conditioning coach for more than 40 years, including the last 15 years as the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach at Lakeside School in Seattle.

Huegli was named Head Strength & Conditioning Coach at Wake Forest University in 1979 and served in that position for two years.  In 1981, he was hired as the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach at the University of Washington, a position he held for more than 18 years.  At Washington, Rick was responsible for the design, development, implementation and administration of the strength and conditioning programs for more than 650 athletes in 23 sports.  He established policies, managed training, and oversaw the strength staff and facilities.

Rick served as Sports performance Director at Velocity Sports Performance in Seattle for six years beginning in 2003.  He managed and trained performance coaches for the company and oversaw the coaching program, administering new training methods and protocols to help improve speed, balance, agility, and power.  He became the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Lakeside in September 2009, where he has been helping high school students maximize their potential as athletes and individuals.  

Rick was inducted into the NHSSCA Hall of Fame in 2022 and is a former Board of Directors member.  In 1992 he was named the NSCA’s National Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year.

Ryan Liccardo

Head Olympic Sport Strength & Conditioning Coach at Buford High School, GA

Buford Basketball Weight Training


Understanding the demands specific to the team and coach, we put together a year-round program to emphasize speed, strength, power, but most importantly movement. Taking the year-round athlete and keeping them healthier to compete at the biggest levels.


Ryan Liccardo has accumulated fourteen years of experience in the field of Strength & Conditioning. Holding a degree in Corrective Exercise with a specialization in Rehabilitative Sciences, he possesses a range of certifications from USAW, NASM, and FMS. Ryan’s professional journey includes a background in Physical Therapy, where he served as a PT Technician and acted as the Strength & Conditioning consultant for six years. During this time, he also contributed to Buford High School’s Athletic Training Room and Weightroom.

Ryan’s primary focus centers on comprehending sports-related injuries to enhance athletes’ performance and well-being. In 2014, he assumed the role of Assistant Coach in the weightroom under the mentorship of Stan Luttrell, a position he held for four years. In 2018, he transitioned to the Head Strength & Conditioning position at St. Pius X Catholic High School for four years before returning to Buford High School as the Head Olympic Sport Strength & Conditioning Coach, where he is currently in his second year.

Outside of his professional pursuits, Ryan enjoys a fulfilling family life with his wife, Katy, and their three children, Landon, Haley, and Lucas.

Tobias Jacobi

Head Strength & Conditioning Coach at Strong Rock Christian School, GA

Strong Rock Christian School Youth / Middle School Athletic Development System


In this presentation, attendees will have the chance to learn about a vertically aligned structure of training for the Youth / Middle School athlete.  Attention will be given to the organization of training with the focus placed upon our 5 fundamental movements, along with emphasis on varying muscular contractions to elicit an ideal physical response.  As progression is made through the program, there will be an intentional transition to developing efficient technique in our primary movements within our High School programs.  Come enjoy and engage in a real-world program that is implemented with Youth / Middle Schools athletes daily.


Since the 2014-2015 school year, Coach Jacobi has served as the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach at Strong Rock Christian School. Prior to this role, he enjoyed over 15 years of coaching at the collegiate level across multiple universities. In addition to his coaching responsibilities, he has held positions as an Assistant Athletic Director and Physical Education department Chair at Strong Rock.

Throughout his career, Coach Jacobi has had the privilege of working with over 25 different championship-winning programs. In 2018, he received recognition as the 1st NHSSCA National High School Strength & Conditioning Coach of the Year. He pursued his undergraduate education at Cumberland University (TN), where he played football and earned a BS in Physical Education with a minor in Nutrition.

Currently, Coach Jacobi is enrolled in the Coaching Performance Master’s program with Setanta College (Ireland), with an expected graduation date in the fall of 2024. He holds several prestigious certifications, including Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist with Distinction (CSCS*D) by the NSCA, Registered Strength & Conditioning Coach Emeritus (RSCC*E) by the NSCA, Level 1 Certified Coach by TPI, USAW, USAT&F, and High School Strength Coach Certified (HSSCC) by the NHSSCA.

Coach Jacobi has actively contributed to the field of Strength & Conditioning by serving as the NHSSCA Southeast Regional Board Member, Editor of Print & Video Content, Senior Editor of Certification Manual, Author of the NHSSCA Newsletter, and leader of the Qualified High School Strength & Conditioning project. He has also served the NSCA as a State Advisory Board Member in both North Carolina and Georgia.

Tobias Jacobi’s expertise extends to presenting at state, regional, and national level events on various subjects related to Strength & Conditioning. He is a published author on multiple websites and has been featured in numerous podcasts. Beyond his professional endeavors, Coach Jacobi is a devoted husband to April Banks Jacobi and a proud father of two daughters, Sydney and Millie.

William Fly

Director of Athletic Performance at Mallard Creek High School, NC

“I’ve got friends in small spaces”: Training the Mallard Creek Way


Year round look into Mallard Creek Maverick Football Athletic Performance Program showing how we progress freshman/novice athletes through our Block system, how we utilize the Tier system to layout structure to where movements occur within our tight training space, & how we utilize Triphasic principles to maximize time at the rack.


William Fly currently serves as the Director of Athletic Performance at Mallard Creek High School (Charlotte, NC).  He oversees all athletic development & program implementation for all classes during the school day & after school.  William Fly also serves as the Youth Athlete Head Coach at Discover Fitness, Strength & Conditioning in Mooresville, NC.  William Fly owns Fly Performance & Wellness where he provides remote programming solutions for individuals & individual sport teams.  William Fly was named 2020 NHSSCA North Carolina Coach of the Year & has served the organization as state advisor board member, a state director & interim region director.

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