National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Tactical Strength and Conditioning (TSAC) Practitioners Course

21-24 June 2018 (Tactical Research Unit, Bond University, Gold Coast) 

This course is designed to introduce the tactical facilitator to the basics of strength and conditioning through hands-on repetitions and scientific principles of strength and conditioning to help decrease injuries and worker compensation claims as well as increase performance, readiness, and longevity of the tactical athlete’s career. The tactical facilitator will spend time in lecture settings learning about strength and conditioning concepts before receiving hands-on training in execution and correction of movement and exercise.

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Tactical Conditioning Optimisation (TACOPS) Short Course

Next course:  26-28 June 2018 (Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore)

The course will deliver topics ranging from physical assessment requirements, to the occupation lifespan (i.e. special ops, fireman) and to considering occupational specific requirements (e.g. load carriage). Using an approach focused on translating research evidence to practice, the course considers the latest scientific literature as well as a pragmatic approach to implementation.

This course is suitable for SAF, SCDF, HomeTeam, private special operations providers, sports coaches and fitness instructors.

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Screening and assessment for tactical professions 

  • Validity and reliability
  • The different purposes of screening and assessment for tactical populations
  • Types of assessments
  • Selecting assessments

Revising the science of conditioning

  • Optimised resistance training 
  • Optimised metabolic conditioning
  • Overload, specificity and SAID principles

Movement orientated training

  • Understanding movement and 'functional' training
  • The real 'core' training
  • Synergy in action, balance profiles and potential for movement

Designing conditioning programs for trainees

  • Influential & risk factors 
  • Periodisation types and application
  • Factors influencing the conditioning process
  • Injuries common to new trainees
  • Short term injuries & long term rehabilitation considerations

Designing conditioning programs for qualified and specialist personnel

  • Kinetic versus cyber personnel
  • Influential & risk factors
  • Factors influencing the conditioning process
  • Periodisation types and application
  • Injuries common to qualified personnel
  • Short term injuries & Long term rehabilitation considerations
  • Environmental considerations and conditioning for extreme conditions

Specific topics

  • Part time versus full time force  
  • Gender differences
  • Older personnel
  • Training the tactical athlete versus training the person
  • Health and Wellbeing: From shift work to sedentary behaviour

Tactical load carriage: impacts and conditioning 

  • Historical basis
  • Scientific basis
  • Injuries associated with load carriage
  • Performance impacts associated with load carriage
  • Conditioning for load carriage

Conditioning groups

  • Applying the exercise science 
  • Ability based training
  • MOT - Base exercises and movement