Strength & Conditioning

Strength & Conditioning Program

At a Boosters meeting early in 2018, someone asked a simple question: “How can we help our student athletes train so they become stronger, faster, more agile, and less prone to injury?”

This simple question sparked an idea that caught fire, and for the last few years, the focus of our Fund-A-Need fundraising efforts has been to develop better training programs for our athletes.  Boosters made this idea a reality in 2018-19 with the first-ever Strength & Conditioning Program at Acalanes.  Boosters partnered with the Acalanes Football Foundation and the Acalanes School Administration to purchase a variety of new S&C equipment for athletes to use in their workouts. The program was a huge success, with most of our sports programs taking advantage of the initial program.   Now, more programs want to join in, and more team hours and resources are being added. 

This Strength & Conditioning program will provide every Acalanes athlete the opportunity to train for their sport and elevate their fitness and performance while decreasing their risk of injury.  Athletes are encouraged to participate with their team, both on and off-season, or to work out during other teams’ available times in the Acalanes weight room.

Here are some frequently asked questions about the Acalanes S&C program:

Any Acalanes athlete is eligible to sign up.

Yes, coaches will engage in the S&C program as a team. The student-athletes on those teams will receive instructions from their coach and the S&C about team-specific workouts.

Yes! If you are an individual athlete who doesn’t have team time available, you are welcome to work out with other teams.  Talk to our athletic trainer Chris Clark about an open team time that works for you.

Your coach will be trained on the workouts and will also be supervising the athletes and tracking their workouts. However, once athletes are comfortable with their workouts, they can perform them anywhere.

Besides athletes who have team S&C times, other athletes are free to come to those workout times with approval from that team’s coach. Then the athlete is free to work out during those hours or take those workouts to another gym elsewhere. 

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