The University of South Florida’s Athletic Performance staff seeks to provide a well-designed training program based on scientific principles that are geared to the needs of each individual athlete and team. Our goal is to guide each USF student-athlete and each USF team to reach their highest level of competitive performance.
Our training methods will increase strength, physical endurance, and mental toughness while improving static and functional flexibility, injury resiliency, and recovery. All training protocols are designed and implemented with the same underlying structure to ensure cohesion. All student-athletes will be provided a consistent, safe and productive way of training.
Rules of Conduct
All student-athletes and staff members who use the weight room are required to comply with the rules of operation regarding conduct and equipment use. The posted rules have been established to ensure a safe environment for all who use it. Violators of established rules are subject to discipline and possible suspension of weight room privileges. Respective head coaches will be notified of all disciplinary actions.
Enhance Performance: strength, speed, explosion, agility, flexibility, mental toughness, confidence, nutrition and conditioning in specific sports.
Injury Resiliency: Well-trained/conditionedmuscles and joints decrease the possibility of injury.
Overall body strength
Emphasize hip and core strength
Develop explosiveness with correct form
Specificity in training
Stimulate muscles at different angles and intensity
Variation of exercises within program
Improve athleticism with complimentary exercises
Guiding Principles of Nutrition
Meal planning and focused food choices
Nutrient timing for optimal performance and recovery
Using nutritional supplements as ergogenic aids to enhance athletic performance
Muscle development (weight gain) and fat loss (weight loss) strategies
Proper daily calorie requirements based on training volume and intensity
Maintaining hydration and electrolyte balance
Going to the grocery and not eating out = eating smarter and cheaper
Strength and Conditioning Opportunities
For information on internships or volunteering with the USF Department of Athletic Performance, please contact the Director of the Athletic Performance internship program at firstname.lastname@example.org.