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Avila Strength and Conditioning

Strength & Conditioning Mission Statement:

Our Mission is to foster an environment that develops high quality athletes that can then use their newly developed attributes towards their specific sports for the overall success of their team, the athletics department, and Avila University as a whole.

We will do this by not only developing the novice to advance athlete but by also bridging the gap between returning from injury and peak pinnacle performance. This will be accomplished by developing strength and conditioning programs that focuses on a holistic philosophy that incorporates athletic promoting/injury reducing movements based upon proprioceptive/multi-directional patterns, nutrition, competition, and sports psychology.

Finally, we will take a proactive approach to assessing our athletes through movement screens while also continuously assessing recovery methods to insure reductions in overall cumulative stress to the athlete's body and therefore optimizing athletic potential.




Kinesiology Faculty/Director of Strength and Conditioning

Phone: 816-501-3736

Email: [email protected]

Office: O'Reilly 217E



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Before you use any supplement you should ask yourself is it S.A.F.E.?

S = Supposed benefits. What claims are being made to aid in your training and performance? Is this the best option?
A = Acceptable. Is it legal? Is it banned by the NCAA? Are there side effects or risks associated with this product?
F = Funding. Who is paying for it? Is it worth the money? Will you be able to afford it consistently?
E = Effective. Is there scientific research and evidence to support the supposed benefits?



How we train:


1)     Development of foundational strength

2)     Power development through the Olympic Lifts

3)     Emphasis on hip strength for power development and transferred through the core

4)     Improve landing technique and deceleration mechanics

5)     Upright gravity based exercises when possible to simulate playing conditions

6)     Exercise variety to train the muscles from multiple angles and intensity

7)     Conditioning Specificity


We focus on these 10 components of fitness:


1)     Cardiorespiratory Endurance

2)     Muscular Endurance

3)     Strength

4)     Mobility

5)     Power

6)     Speed

7)     Coordination

8)     Agility

9)     Balance

10)  Accuracy



General Nutrition Guidelines:


F.A.S.T.E.R.- How to Eat

F= Fill up with fruits and vegetables

A= Always hydrate

S= Start with breakfast

T= Think lean protein

E= Eat often

R= Rest and Recover



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2. Password: naialive5

This site is your resource for NAIA Drug Program Information and Confidential Dietary Supplement Inquiries.



Strength, Conditioning, and Nutrition Online Resources:

National Strength and Conditioning Association

Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association

American College of Sports Medicine

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

International Society of Sports Nutrition

Gatorade Sports Science Institute (GSSI)