The primary goal of the Saint Louis University Sports Performance Program is to produce highly skilled athletes through designing and administering structured programs, which improve athletic performance and reduce the occurrence of athletic injuries.
Each program is designed for sport specific training to achieve peak physical performance. Methods used include strength, stretching, aerobic, anaerobic and plyometric exercises.
The staff develops training programs based on physical evaluations in order to bring about desired results. Factors such as body composition, flexibility, muscular strength, muscular endurance and cardiovascular endurance are taken into consideration.
Saint Louis University's student-athletes benefit from a comprehensive and individualized strength and conditioning program designed to ensure the highest level of athletic performance.
The SLU Sports Performance coaches provide instruction specific to the individual, both in and out of season, and in collaboration with the Saint Louis athletic training and medical staffs.
The Saint Louis University Sports Performance Program challenges our student- athletes in the aspects of Leadership, Work Ethic, Winning Attitude, Attendance and the Above Average Ability to Follow Instructions. Athlete(s) that exemplify the highest levels of the five-point criteria become eligible for National Strength and Conditioning All-America honors.