Strength & Conditioning

Grounded in National Cathedral School’s mission and core values of excellence, courage, service, and conscience, the strength and conditioning program seeks to maximize the potential of each individual student-athlete to build a strong body, mind, and spirit.
 
Philosophy
The NCS Strength and Conditioning department seeks to:
  1. improve athletic performance by developing programs specific to each team through gradual progression of training intensity,
  2. decrease the potential for injury through evidence-based team workouts, dynamic warm-ups, and cool down stretching routines, and 
  3. provide a variety of nutritional information and guidance to improve physical and mental preparation.

NCS Strength and Conditioning Programs

Upper School Personal Fitness
  • Promotes the importance of physical activity, nutrition, and healthy cognitive function.
Middle School Personal Fitness
  • Implements fun and creative exercise programs to promote health and fitness in adolescent youth.
  • Integrates sports skills, movement based training, and fitness exercises.
Middle and Upper School Strength and Conditioning 
  • Helps athletes reach their optimal strength, movement, and cardiovascular level for their specific sport.
Lower School Long-Term Athletic Development
  • Teaches the importance of form running, athletic position, core strength, and movement technique to improve athletic ability.
Faculty/Staff Strength Exercise Programs
  • Promotes healthy lifestyles through group strength training and nutrition talks.

List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Paul Berry

    Paul Berry 

    Director of Strength and Conditioning; Physical Education Teacher
    202-537-5457
  • Photo of Erin Maguire

    Erin Maguire 

    Health and Wellness/Fitness Instructor
    202-537-5238

The France-Merrick Fitness & Weight Room

This 4,000-square-foot facility has over 5,000 pounds of free weights, 30 training stations, and a full line of variable resistance machines. Its cardiovascular equipment includes treadmills, bicycles, rowers, stair-steppers and elliptical machines. The fitness and weight room also has a 10-yard stretching area and is equipped with speed-development and plyometric equipment including medicine balls, boxes, and resistance bands.