Strength and Conditioning
Strength and speed training has become a vital part of on the field success in sport. Ravenscroft’s Strength and Conditioning program is focused on developing young athletes to be highly competitive in their sport. Under the guidance of a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, athletes train to increase endurance, strength, speed, and power as well as sport specific abilities. The basis for the program is rooted in sport and exercise science as well as Olympic lifting and functional movement preparation. The overall goal is to increase sport performance while at the same time minimize the risk of sport related injuries. Athletes in grades 7th through 12th are introduced to our strength and conditioning program through planned team workouts during their sport season and are encouraged to participate in an off season program when not participating in a team sport.
Ravenscroft's weight room is 2500 square feet and houses cardio and weight machines as well as a full array of free weight racks, dumbbells, kettle bells and Olympic platforms for athletes to build strength and power. The weight room is adjacent to the auxiliary gym where athletes can perform plyometric and agility workouts. The facility is open to all students Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 3:45 to 5:45 p.m.
Bo is a former football player. He played college football at Valdosta State University, where he played defensive line and started at defensive end for the Division II 2007 National Championship team. Following that season, he was an assistant coach on the defensive side of the ball for his last semester in college.
He has his Masters of Exercise Science with an emphasis in performance enhancement and injury prevention from California University of Pennsylvania. Bo is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Also certified through USA- Weightlifting, NASM- Performance Enhancement Specialist, and NASE.