Strength & Conditioning
The MSU Denver Strength & Conditioning Program and its coaches are tasked with the training and development of 230 athletes, spread across 16 NCAA Division II varsity teams who compete for the MSU Denver Athletics Department. Daily, 160 athletes utilize our training program, equipment and facilities, beginning at 5:00 am, with our final team leaving the weight room at 6:30 pm. Our program has 1 committed volunteer, part-time assistant and 1 full-time head strength and conditioning coach with a tenure of 4 years in the position, in addition to another 3 years as a human perfomances and sport medicine adjunct faculty member.
It is our vision to become a premiere program nationwide but, we understand that we have to “crawl before we can walk.” In order to achieve our vision, we know that we will have to adhere to our mission statement daily, as well as market our program to visionaries who might consider lending the support needed to obtain tangible resources for premiere program building.
The purpose of THIS project is to create a fully functional and fully equipped weight room within the confines of the current room. MSU Denver Strength and Conditioning wasn’t fully equipped during its inception. Basic everyday needs (ie lifting belts, med balls, bands, etc) where grandfathered from a random mix of previous sport’s supply within the past 5-10 years. Also, due to the bidding process, the higher quality equipment was replaced with cheaper equipment, and that equipment is begging to break after one year. Full funding of this project would provide MSU Denver Strength and Conditioning with the top quality infrastructure to assure the current weight room can optimally, and safely handle our 600+ athlete a week workload.