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Training Philosophy

Cumberland University’s Strength and Conditioning program is primarily directed at helping athletes reach their maximal performance level. It is also directed toward injury prevention. At the base of all training there are staples; we incorporate those staples with sport-specific auxiliary exercises to achieve our primary directive. An intense and diverse method of resistive, callisthenic and core work periodized year-round provide programs that implement safety, strength, flexibility, endurance, speed and agility. Also we believe it is fundamental to train the mind as well as the body and utilize team and character-building drills to assist in the development of discipline and work ethic in our athletes.

Mission Statement

Cumberland University Strength & Conditioning is focused on providing our student-athletes an opportunity to develop work ethic, discipline, pride and a well-rounded program. Our athletes train systematically and by design. We provide a well-managed, clean facility with the basic essential equipment and promote a safe and professional environment. Through improvising and creativity our athletes can achieve a complete training regiment. Our emphasis is injury prevention and to enhance athletic performance. We believe that strength and conditioning are inseparable from a successful athletic program and a healthy lifestyle upon our students’ collegiate endeavors. Through continued research, development and implementation of diverse training techniques, we strive to give athletes the coaching to reach their athletic potential.

Coaches and Athletes,
Coach Lokey will be nominating one (1) female and one (1) male student-athlete from Cumberland University for NSCA All-American honors this year. It will be based on overall performance on and off the field and academics while mostly looking at work ethic and improvement. The student-athlete will need a starting cumulative grade-point-average (beginning of semester) and a mid-term grade from registrar and the specific sport coach’s endorsement. Coach Lokey will make the final judgment because the award is for strength and conditioning. Any Cumberland student-athlete is eligible.

Nominate your 2012 NSCA All-American Strength & Conditioning Athlete of the Year
Deadline: December 15, 2011
The NSCA All-American Strength and Conditioning Athlete(s) of the Year program recognizes high school and collegiate athletes whose athletic accomplishments, in the opinion of the strength coach, reflect dedication to strength training and conditioning. These athletes are also recognized for their academic achievement, personal accomplishments and their integrity. If you are a current member of the NSCA and a strength or team coach at the high school or collegiate level, you may nominate one male and/or one female candidate for this prestigious award. All athletes submitted will be recognized. All athletes will receive an NSCA All-American Strength and Conditioning Athlete of the Year personalized certificate and press release. To view the 2011 NSCA All-American Strengths and Conditioning recipients visit http://www.nsca-lift.org/Awards/2011_All_American_Book.pdf.