We are pleased to share with senior families highlights of special moments from the last month as we prepared to send the Class of 2021 off to meet the future.
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 goal is to increase sport performance and minimize the risk of sport related injuries. Athletes in grades 7 through 12 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.
- Comfort and safety: With new slip-resistant flooring and the addition of air conditioning, the weight room is now safer for all student-athletes.
Open spaces: The new rack system enables more workout options within a smaller footprint. Open spaces will allow more students to use the facility at one time.
More options: The versatility of the new rack system also allows for a broader range of exercise options. Each of the eight racks allows for benching, squatting and deadlifts and includes a set of dumbbells.
Inclusiveness: A wider variety of dumbbell sizes and the addition of smaller barbells means more athletes will feel comfortable in the new space.
Updated amenities: An upgraded sound and TV system and enhanced lighting elevates the user experience, making workouts more enjoyable and increasing the likelihood that student-athletes will choose to work out here.
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.