Audience: Students ages 12 to 19
Method: In-person Instructor-led
Duration: 4 weeks or 8 weeks
Preparing to compete at the high school or college level takes dedication and training. Creighton’s summer Strength and Conditioning Camp guides athletes through a training regimen, while also teaching proper lifting techniques and exploring nutrition related to sport performance and healthy weight management. The camp is facilitated by Creighton University’s Applied Neuromechanics and Sport Performance Laboratory.
Participants will meet Monday through Thursday for 1.5 hours a day. A variety of time slots are available, so students can fit workouts into their schedules. We’ll also provide a variety of training and educational materials to campers and parents. Each camper will receive a personalized performance report from the pre- and post-testing sessions.
The first half of the training sessions will focus on strength, conditioning and technique. The second half will focus on speed and power, conditioning, and technique. Parents are invited to attend three informational sessions on nutrition and training during the first week.
Athletes can sign up on their own, or we can partner with schools and coaches to provide training for small or large groups.
Meet the Strength and Conditioning Coach
Leland Barker, PhD, CSCS
Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Exercise Science and Pre-Health Professions
Dr. Barker began his career as a Creighton undergraduate, where he worked as a strength coach intern under current Husker Football Strength and Conditioning Coach, Zach Duval. After receiving his Master’s degree in Kinesiology at California State University, he moved to Las Vegas where he began working for Cirque Du Soleil as a performance scientist and strength and conditioning coach while pursuing his PhD in Kinesiology at UNLV. His research is focused on jumping, landing, and strength and conditioning biomechanics. Dr. Barker is eager to give back to the Omaha community by helping youth athletes reach their potential in the highest levels of competition.