"Train the body, teach the mind"

The quote summarizes the philosophy of the Coastal Carolina Strength and Conditioning Program. The program is designed to help each team/individual reach his/her fullest potential as an athlete through the entities of strength and conditioning. Success is achieved through a well-designed performance enhancement program that is well coached and positively reinforced by the strength and conditioning staff. It is the methods not the exercises that will effectively enhance performance. Athletes will be challenged to work hard and give their maximum effort in training in order to reach their full potential. The difference between a successful and unsuccessful program is often how well each coach prepares, both mentally and physically, every athlete in his or her program.


A. Train the athlete to be the best -most physically complete player they can be- as opposed to making them bodybuilders, power lifters, or Olympic lifters. Develop the athlete's physical attributes to enhance athleticism and reduce injuries to meet the specific demands of the sport, which include:

  • Strength

  • Explosiveness
  • Power
  • Lineal Speed
  • Lateral Speed and Agility
  • Balance
  • Coordination
  • Anaerobic Conditioning
  • Mobility
  • Mental Toughness
  • Proper Nutrition and Recovery

B. Prepare the athletes physically so they can remain healthy and continue to perform throughout the season.

C. Help to restore injured athletes to a complete level of physical health and confidence so they can excel.


Coastal Student-Athlete Workout Information
Adkins Field House Strength and Conditioning Center
Director of Speed Strength & Conditioning Josh Stoner
Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach Sonya Woods
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