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Strength & Conditioning

Athletic Trainer, Mike Kuta, LATC/CSCS, is the coordinator of Andover’s Strength & Conditioning program. He is certified through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). The NSCA is recognized as “the world wide authority on strength and conditioning. The NSCA supports and disseminates research-based knowledge and its practical application to improve athletic performance and fitness.”

Kuta utilizes the Roseneau Fitness Center in working with our student athletes. This facility is a state of the art conditioning complex containing numerous and varied cardiovascular and resistance equipment. The cardio area includes elliptical, treadmill, stair stepping and rowing ergometers. Resistance machines in combination with cable-cross over, dumbbells and Olympic weights are also employed.

Skeletal and muscular maturity along with resistance training history dictate the approach Kuta employs with Andover athletes. Education and technique development are the highest priority. As our students adapt to these initial stages, sport-specific programs and equipment are stressed. The emphasis is to specifically aim at the functional requirements (movement patterns, core and dynamic stabilization, power and speed development, endurance threshold) through the use of training bands, stabilization balls, slide boards, weighted balls, discs, etc.

This comprehensive approach serves the needs of our diverse community, and Kuta works closely with many Andover coaches to develop individual and team programs for the off- season, pre-season and in-season calendar. Questions? Contact Mike Kuta via email at mkuta@andover.edu.

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