Name: University of Colorado
Private or Public: Public University
Location: Boulder, Colorado
Size: ~28,988 in 2007 (24,473 undergraduates & 4,515 graduate students)
Director of Strength and Conditioning: Jeff Pitman
Program Overview: Click Here
Overview: With 8 men's athletic teams, 8 women's athletic teams and over 30 collegiate "club" sports, the University of Colorado is an athletic mecca located in the heart of one of the most beautiful states in the country. Colorado competes in the Big-12 conference
and is consistently one of the most competitive universities in the conference year-over-year. With 23 NCAA championships and consistent top 40 finishes in the Sports Academy Directors' Cup ranking the nation's top athletic programs, this Tier 1 research institute is where top collegiate athletes turn to when they desire the ideal combination of academic and athletic excellence.
Jeff Pitman, the Director of Strength & Conditioning, and his staff
of 3 assistant "speed-strength and conditioning" coaches oversee a strength and conditioning program designed to maximize a student-athlete's athletic potential. Through a combination of Plyometrics, Olympic Lifting, Power Lifting, Core and Stability Training, Jeff and his staff concentrate on developing the "complete" athlete. Moreover, a truly customized conditioning program is implemented for the over 300 student athletes who participate in the structured speed-strength and conditioning program. Within the 10,000 square foot training facility, a "sport specific" foundation is honed to the needs and natural abilities of each student-athlete. By the performance of the teams on the field, it is clear that Jeff and his staff have established a method of ensuring that each student-athlete maximizes her/his natural talent during their tenure at the University of Colorado.
for an overview of the University of Colorado athletic program.