THINGS TO CONSIDER: What parents/Coaches should ask and recruits should know.
We realize that choosing a college is a difficult decision, and the more information that a prospective student/athlete can get, the easier the decision will be. We also realize the University of Connecticut isnít the only college or university that the prospective student/athlete will be looking into. With that in mind, here are some of the questions that the prospective student/athlete should know the answers to before they choose a school with a strength and conditioning program.
- Does the staff have related science degrees, more specifically, masterís degrees; and are they certified by the NSCA or the USAW to be a strength and conditioning coach?
- Will I have individualized workouts based on strength and conditioning levels?
- Will I receive constant supervision from qualified staff members?
- Will the weight room be reserved for my teammates and me or will it have open times for any student/athlete at any time.
- What type of strength training facility will I be training in?
- Will the team have their own strength and conditioning coach or is the strength and conditioning program the sole responsibility of the sport coaches.
- Does the school place student/athleteís experience as a top priority?