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The main goal of Binghamton University’s Strength and Conditioning Program is to help student-athletes reach their athletic potential. This is achieved through the athletes becoming stronger, faster, and remaining injury free. Athletes will achieve this, following structured programs, which include sport specific exercises and drills involving strength, speed, agility, plyometric, flexibility, balance, and conditioning work.
Schedule and Weight Room Use
The Events Center Varsity Weight Room is for student-athlete and athletic department staff use only. Each team will be scheduled weight room time that is conducive to the size of the weight room and the strength and conditioning staff’s time.
There will also be open hours available for student-athletes and staff use during the day. Athletes will only lift during their team lifting time unless otherwise specified by a strength and conditioning coach, and will not be allowed to train in the weight room without a member of the strength and conditioning staff or their coach present. Athletes will follow all the rules of the weight room, and show respect towards the strength and conditioning staff.
Weight Room Hours
Fall and Spring Semesters:
6 am to 9:30 am Reserved for Team lifting
9:30 am to 4:00 pm Individual and In-season Team Lifting
4:00 pm to 7:00 pm Reserved for Team Lifting
In August of 2004 the student-athlete varsity weight room in the new Events Center was opened. The Events Center Weight Room is 3,000 square feet and has been equipped with all new state of the art equipment including Olympic platforms and benches, multi-racks, dumbbells ranging from 5 to 120 pounds, cardio machines, and Olympic bars and plates to meet the training needs of every athlete.
The Events Center also contains a 200-meter indoor track where the athletes will train with various agility, speed and plyometric drills. Seating capacity for a basketball game is 6,000.
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Head Strength and Conditioning Coach
Bryan McGovern became Head Strength and Conditioning Coach here at Binghamton University in August of 2001. Bryan graduated from Springfield College in 1996 with a B.S. in Exercise Science. Following his graduation he spent a year as a volunteer strength and conditioning coach at Boston College. Starting in the fall of 1997, Bryan spent two years working as a graduate assistant in the strength and conditioning department at Ball State University in Indiana, while earning his Masters degree in Exercise Science. In August of 1999
Bryan became the Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at the University of Richmond in Virginia, and spent two years at Richmond before coming here to Binghamton. Through Bryan’s travels to four Division I institutions he has worked with many different sports, and has trained future professional athletes. At Binghamton, Bryan designed the new varsity weight room located in the Events Center, and has also started Maximum Athletic Performance Camp, which is a six-week camp, run during the summer geared towards high school athletes. Originally from Massachusetts, Bryan lives in Vestal with his wife, Libby, and their two sons Kevin and Micky.
Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach
Lori Gleason came to Binghamton as Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach in June of 2006. Lori graduated from SUNY Cortland in 2002 with a B.S. in Kinesiology: Fitness Development. She completed her Master’s degree in Applied Exercise Science in May of 2006 from Springfield College, while serving as a Graduate Assistant in the Strength and Conditioning Department for the 05-06 year. During Lori’s career she has done internships at Marist College, UConn, and Holy Cross. Lori has worked with many different sports and athletes, and will be a tremendous addition to Binghamton’s staff. She is originally from Scotia, N.Y., and currently resides in Endicott.
Binghamton University accepts applications for the position of Strength and Conditioning Intern year round for the fall and spring semesters as well as summer months. The Bearcats are a member of the America East Conference, and currently sponsor 21 varsity intercollegiate athletic programs that provide opportunities for over 350 student athletes.
Responsibilities for the successful candidate include assisting the head strength and conditioning coach in all aspects of training for 21 Division I programs. The strength and conditioning staff is responsible for the following: Program design, teaching exercise technique, nutritional guidance for student-athletes, scheduling of weight room, conducting performance testing, meeting with recruits, and weight room maintenance.
Please click below to see here to see where some of interns have gone in their careers after completing their internships here at Binghamton.
Strength and Conditioning Camp
Maximum Athletic Performance Camp, which was started in 2002, is a program designed for boys and girls from middle school to high school age. This program is designed to help improve overall athletic ability. Participants will learn proper weight lifting technique, speed training, flexibility exercises, and agility and conditioning drills that will in turn help you excel in the sports that you play.
Click on the sections below to see pictures and descriptions of many of the exercises that our student-athletes do here at Binghamton. For incoming freshmen, these descriptions will help you with the programs that are sent to you from the strength and conditioning staff. However, it is highly recommended that you still be taught these exercises by some one who is trained to do so before attempting any of the exercises by your self.