Teams at the University of Southern Maine participate in strength and conditioning programs designed to improve their on field/court performance. Different methods are used to achieve this goal. Strength is improved through the use of Olympic and power-lifting variations as well as rotational and unilateral exercises. Medicine balls and plyometrics are used to link strength improvements with speed. Lateral and linear speed are ultimately trained in an open setting to enhance the carryover to athletes' sport. Conditioning methods include use of tempo running, circuits and eventually work/rest intervals that match the demands of each sport.
Head Strength & Conditioning Coach: Jim Giroux