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Loyola University Maryland Strength and Conditioning
The Strength and Conditioning staff will enhance each individual student-athlete’s athletic potential by increasing the athlete’s strength, speed, agility, flexibility, conditioning, and explosiveness which are all important components in the developing a highly-skilled collegiate athlete.
The primary goal of the strength and conditioning program is to minimize risk of injury by adequately preparing all athletes for the demands of competition. It is well established that effective training programs improve joint stability and joint range of motion, increase muscular strength and power, enhance movement mechanics, and increase energy system function. The end result is a heightened ability to manage the physical stress of competition.
The second goal of the strength and conditioning program is to improve the performance capabilities of each athlete and contribute to the success of each team. This is accomplished through consistent, sport-specific training that challenges each athlete mentally and physically. Specifically, movement-based training built on a foundation of proven principles is effectively periodized to prepare each athlete for optimal performance during the competitive season and maintain that level of fitness throughout the off season.
Testing and Goal Setting
I expect each individual athlete to perform to their peak ability in every aspect of the strength and conditioning program. Your effort and hard work will control what you receive from this program and how well your team does overall this season. To keep track of your progression throughout the year we will be testing and recording results on the following tests:
During the summer you should be tracking your progression with the following tests once a month and setting a goal for the end of each month to show improvement:
The summer is broken up into 4 sections last 3-5 weeks per section. This program is designed to do strengthening exercises 3 times a week, conditioning sessions 3 times a week, and core strengthening exercises 3 times a week. Each session should take between 45 and 70 minutes to complete which includes a stretch and proper warm before all sessions to avoid injury.
Below is a example of a typical week should look like:
Monday: Strengthening day 1
This schedule is specific to your strength and conditioning program and does not include any sport specific training.
Stretching & Warm-Up