Strength & Conditioning
The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics strength and conditioning program is designed to enhance the physical well being of its student-athletes. This will be accomplished through providing the student-athlete with the means to workout consistently and productively over a designated period using a safe and professional environment to prevent injuries and improve sport performance. The Director of Athletic Performance manages the operations of the strength and conditioning programs and reports to the Associate Director of Athletics for Student-Athlete Services & Compliance. The strength and conditioning assistants and/or graduate assistants will be delegated responsibility for specific sport's training programs, under the direct supervision of the Director of Athletic Performance.
All 16 intercollegiate sports teams are provided access to the strength and conditioning facilities. After a detailed needs assessment, the strength and conditioning coaches will work closely with each sport's head coach to design individual programs for every team. In general, each student-athlete follows appropriate training volumes and loads for his or her respective sport(s).
NCAA regulations and liability insurance requirements restrict the use of all strength and conditioning training facilities to enrolled student-athletes, who have completed pre-participation requirements, and approved staff. Prospect recruits who are high school student-athletes or unapproved guests may not use any strength and conditioning facilities. The Director of Athletic Performance retains the right of approval for all individuals using the University's strength and conditioning facilities.
Access to the facilities is restricted to posted operating hours. Open hours are 9:00AM to 2:00PM. All other times are reserved for team training. The Director of Athletic Performance retains the authority to limit access to the facilities and to change hours of operation as needed in consultation with the athletic administration. Head coaches are responsible for scheduling their team's workouts with the strength and conditioning staff and for reporting any team schedule changes as they occur. Scheduled team workouts take priority over individual training. The strength and conditioning facilities will generally be available for team and individual use at prescribed times. All staff should check with the strength and conditioning staff for exact availability.
At the beginning of the academic year, each Head Coach is responsible for scheduling an orientation for his/her team with the Director of Athletic Performance. The orientation is designed to familiarize the coaching staff and the student-athletes with Strength & Conditioning policies and procedures. Training schedules will be disseminated during the orientation along with all rules and guidelines governing the facilities. Student-athletes attendance is mandatory. These student-athletes must have a current physical, health history and medical insurance on file with the Sports Medicine Office and be in compliance with the NCAA through the University of the Pacific Student Services & Compliance Office in order to use the facility. Departmental staff members are permitted to use the strength and conditioning facilities on a space available basis during designated, non-peak hours.
The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics Strength and Conditioning facilities are provided for the exclusive use of currently enrolled, eligible University of the Pacific student-athletes.
With the approval of the Director of Athletic Performance and the Associate Director of Athletics for Student Services & Compliance, other individuals may be granted access to the facilities on a limited basis, provided their training does not interfere with intercollegiate athletics program requirements. Individuals who may be provided these privileges include:
- Former Pacific student-athletes who are professional or Olympic athletes who train in the Stockton area in their off-season;
- Currently enrolled Pacific student-athletes who have completed their eligibility will be extended an additional semester while continuing their education; or
- Individuals approved by the Director of Athletics for facility use.
All the above individuals who are approved to use the strength and conditioning facilities are required to sign the Informed Consent Form, releasing the University from liability in the event of injury or accident.
All student-athletes and staff members who use the strength and conditioning facilities are required to comply with the rules of operation regarding conduct and equipment use. Violators of established rules are subject to discipline and possible suspension of their privileges. Respective Head Coaches are notified of all disciplinary actions. Rules have been established to ensure a safe environment for all facilities. The following shall serve as the rules of conduct and operation in the strength and conditioning facilities:
- The facilities are locked at all times unless a trained and authorized supervisor is present. Student-athletes are to lift only when their sport is scheduled or during open-lifting periods.
- Each weight shall be returned to the specifically marked place on the rack after use.
- Weights are not to be exchanged from one station to another. There is plenty of weight at each station for each participant's use.
- The rubber bumper plates are for platform use only.
- Soft drinks, food and chewing tobacco are not allowed.
- Every student-athlete must wear shirt, shorts/pants, and athletic shoes at all times. No one will be allowed to lift in street clothes. In addition, no University logos other than University of the Pacific logos will be permitted in the facilities.
- No equipment is to leave the facilities for any reason unless a supervisor has checked it out.
- No spitting on walls or the floor.
- Chalk is to stay in the chalk bowl; hands should be kept over the bowl while chalking up.
- A strength coach or intern must be on the floor of the strength and conditioning facilities when the training of individuals or teams is in the progress.
- Student-athletes are to be mindful of the purpose of the strength and conditioning facilities and give maximum effort during workouts.
- Individuals are expected to be courteous to others and respectful of the facility (e.g. defacing of walls or equipment is prohibited). Failure to do so will result in disciplinary action.
- Student-athletes are to consult with the Strength and Conditioning staff whenever they have a training question.
- No horseplay of any type will be tolerated.
- Injuries of any type are to be reported immediately.
- Department of Intercollegiate Athletics personnel, with approval of the Director of Athletic Performance, and as designated by the Associate Director of Athletics for Student Services & Compliance, may use the facilities for personal workouts provided they do not interfere with the needs of the student-athletes using the facilities.
- The sound system is controlled by the Supervisor and subject to volume or content change. Offensive or vulgar music will not be tolerated.
Disciplinary action will be based on the severity of the rules infraction. The Director of Athletic Performance will consult with the individual's Head Coach when discipline is deemed appropriate.